GLENN

It's Time to Take a Hard Look at the Ethics of AI

When humans try to cure a problem, upgrades are made and limits are pushed - sometimes to the point of abuse. Tuesday on radio, Glenn took the beginnings of a deep dive into technology and the dangers of Elon Musk's new business which merges man with machine. Transhumanism is coming and now is the time to decide if it should be stopped before it's too late.

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GLENN: Okay. I'm trying to get us to -- we need to talk about AI. We need to talk about future technology and how it's going to integrate with our society. This is more important than anything else because this will affect your life in about five years and will definitely affect our children's life. And there are really smart people -- Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates -- a long list of them, that are all saying, "This has got to be stopped." This is not some Luddite stop technology. This is really smart people saying, "This is the end of humans." Now, some really smart people on the other side are saying, "No, this is the greatest thing ever." But we don't just slide into something where the greatest minds on earth are saying, "Hey, warning, this could wipe out the entire human race." I say we don't take that casually and just slide into that technology, like we have everything else.

So I want to show you one more piece of technology. And I'll probably have to do it at the -- after the break, here at the bottom. But one more thing that will show you how we're sliding into things. And you're just not going to be able to get out. Because humans always try to cure a problem, then once they've found that cure, they want to upgrade that, and then they push and abuse that.

Everybody knows that right now -- we yesterday had a conversation about abortion. And if that's life inside of a human body. And then how much is that life worth? That was the MSNBC discussion: Yeah, but that kid, you know, could cost $10,000 a year to raise.

So what is life? And what is the value of life?

Those are two questions that Americans and the world don't want to answer because we're too busy talking about politics and who is going to be on the Supreme Court to rule pro or -- or anti-choice. Instead, we should be having the conversation of, what is life?

And you can tell that man cares about life more than anything else because anything that you read about Silicon Valley, they're all searching for one thing. And for the first time in human history, we're about to cross into it. And it is the fountain of youth. Right now, the biggest thinkers on earth are trying to cure death. As amazing and as ridiculous as that sounds, they're really trying to do it.

RADIO

Glenn Beck celebrates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11

It was only 50 years ago, on July 20th, 1969, that Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong became the first humans to actually set foot on the lunar surface -- something that just ten years prior had been unthinkable. More than 600 million people around the world listened as Armstrong spoke these immortal words: "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Watch the clip to hear Glenn tell the story and bring the historic day to life.