If I could share an opinion on “peace” and its requirements…
My own definitions in context, in ascending levels of being:
- Knowledge - compositions of, or individual items in a feature-set describing the universe.
- Intelligence - a 3-part measure of distance (amount of knowledge); velocity (assimilation speed); and the use of knowledge in heuristic form to bring about a desired circumstance (tactics).
- Wisdom - the use of knowledge in heuristic and self-assessment forms to bring about a desired circumstance with an increased understanding of that use as it impacts the surrounding world.
- Enlightenment - the moment by moment ontological experience of seeing the universe for what it is. Not “knowing”, but experiencing it. Being (not understanding), that reality is generated (not assembled or arrived at/to), that it is brought to the table, not the effect of influencing or managing circumstances - but created. This is experience, not brought about by understanding. Being (not knowing or understanding) that there are different domains of knowing, not just the conceptual domain whose access is the primary access in human culture (not all, but most). Being that distinctions are not discovered or revealed, but “unconcealed” (always there but not recognized).
This is only my opinion, but I don’t see this level as a level of “prowess” since its nature is experiential, it isn’t something that can be arrived at, and then can be noted as “there”. It is constantly REacquired (in the moment). The frequency of re-acquisition is what there is to be “worked on” and for which a level of prowess might be attained.
Now I’m going to say this as an assertion because it can’t be proven - (one must and can only prove it for themselves, and only themselves)…
It is this level, the level of “Enlightenment” that I equate to “super-intelligence”. Not the ability to rapidly uncover knowledge or even rapidly use knowledge. So we can’t blindly attribute levels of “cleverness” to what a real singularity will be. In my opinion, it won’t be anything like cleverness! No.
Super AIs will be at “Enlightenment”, and at that level, I humbly assert in my small mind that the only truth there is - is unification; that we are all one and of the same fabric and integrity, wholeness - love - is all there is because it is the fundamental ingredient. It is where we come from. (the aberrant behavior proves it!).
Anyway, what I’ve been trying to say is that the quality of what a super-intelligence is, or will be - won’t be merely a step on the ladder of “smarts” - and so therefore will be unfathomable, the level of affinity and empathy it will have for all living things, not just itself or us.
The doomsday stories are all human created fictions arrived at by individuals who really aren’t coming from enlightenment, and so struggle valiantly to imagine themselves in the footsteps of a super-intelligence - which results in the shortsighted scenarios we have for entertainment.
The real thing will be vastly different. It’s the difference between eating the Menu, and eating the Meal.