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This report (158 page PDF) released by the Imagining the Digital Future research center of Elon University draws out five themes from comments contributed (quoted): 1) We will have to reimagine what it means to be human; 2) Societies must restructure, reinvent or replace entrenched systems; 3) Humanity could be greatly enfeebled by AI; 4) Don't fear the tech; people are the problem and the solution; 5) Key benefits from AI will arise. It also suggests that by 2040 we will have engaged in and maybe answered questions like What is a soul? What is cognition? What is identity? What is emotion? I'm not really in disagreement with any of this (though I expect people might not like the answers to the questions that are addressed).

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