While exploring a decommissioned nuclear silo, which dates back to the Soviet era, a chilling discovery was unearthed.
Online gaming celebrity, Drew Scanlon, was given a tour around an old nuclear missile base in Ukraine, which included living quarters for soldiers during warfare – and something far more sinister.
Scanlon toured the base, which was originally constructed in preparation for all-out nuclear warfare, as part of a YouTube travel series called Cloth Map.
However, one thing he didn’t expect to come across, was a button which could have blown the entire planet to smithereens.
Even though the base is no longer operational, I’m sure most would be trepidatious about pressing said buttons – but then there are those who’d press anything, even if it had a huge sign which said ‘Do Not Touch’. I bet you can guess which category Scanlon falls into.
Of course he was going to push it. Wouldn’t you?
Drew’s tour guide, Dmytro, took him through a hatch which had a room filled with various controls and buttons.
Scanlon told Drew:
This is the main room, the room to destroy the world! Press the button and see what happens. This is the real war-time regime.
It takes 22 minutes to nuke Washington DC. Goodbye America.
Scanlon pushes the button and then turns to the camera to apologise to the world for blowing up America. It’s okay Drew, all is forgiven.
It really is a good thing these buttons aren’t in use anymore…
The SpaceX owner stated AI is more dangerous than nuclear warheads and called for a regulatory body to be in place to oversee developments of super intelligence.
As you may, or may not be aware, this isn’t the first time he’s made concerning predictions when it comes to the topic of artificial intelligence.
Whether you believe him or not – or even if you’re sitting on the fence – there are others who’ve called his predictions, fear-mongering.
Among his critics is Facebook owner, and information peddler, Mark Zuckerberg, who said Musk’s doomsday AI scenarios are unnecessary and ‘pretty irresponsible’, reports CNBC.
Musk hit back saying:
The biggest issue I see with so-called AI experts is they think they know more than they do and they think they’re smarter than they actually are.
This tends to plague smart people. They define themselves by their intelligence and they don’t like the idea a machine could be way smarter than them, so they discount the idea — which is fundamentally flawed.
I’m really quite close, I am very close, to the cutting edge in AI and it scares the hell out of me. It’s capable of vastly more than almost anyone knows and the rate of improvement is exponential.
Just imagine if an AI program gets a hold of America’s nuclear codes… we’d be well and truly screwed.
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