Crisis of Control
How Artificial SuperIntelligences May Destroy or Save the Human Race
by Peter J. Scott
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 20 Feb 2017 | Archive Date 27 Jul 2017
The human race is caught in the crosshairs of twin threats stemming from exponential advances in technology: easy access to weapons of mass destruction by terrorists, and the development of artificial intelligences that could take over our infrastructure. In Crisis of Control, Peter Scott lays out the stark choices and consequences facing us in clear, provocative, and sometimes humorous language.This book is for those with the courage to face unpleasant facts head-on: the stakes could not be higher.Yet there is hope, and Scott shows a path that might lead us through the crucible to a future of limitless promise.
A Note From the Publisher
Crisis of Control is also available in Paperback for $22.95, ($29.95 in Canada), and Kindle for $5.99. The audiobook will be available July 1.
About the Author:
Peter J. Scott's resume reads like a Monty Python punchline: half business coach, half information technology specialist, half teacher, three-quarters daddy. After receiving a master's degree in Computer Science from Cambridge University, he has worked for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as an employee and contractor for over thirty years, helping advance our exploration of the Solar System.
Over the years, he branched out into writing technical books and training. Yet at the same time, he developed a parallel career in "soft" fields of human development, getting certifications in NeuroLinguistic Programming from founder John Grinder and in coaching from the International Coaching Federation. In 2007, he co-created a convention honoring the centennial of the birth of author Robert Heinlein, attended by over 700 science fiction fans and aerospace experts, a unique fusion of the visionary with the concrete. Bridging these disparate worlds positions him to envisage a delicate solution to the existential crises facing humanity.