"biggest existential threat" - - Musk.
To all of mankind. The Skynet scenario. The very existence of humanity in the balance.
When Elon speaks we should all listen and listen carefully??
As seen at Freeper.
"Tech titans like Elon Musk are spending $1billion to save you from terminators"
"Elon Musk and other big tech names are worried that humanity will develop artificial intelligence so smart it becomes a threat to humanity itself think self-aware killer robots that realize their best course of action is to wipe out mankind."
"Or, basically, terminators." Arnold. Skynet. "Rise of the Machines". Etc. Killer robots killing and totally out of control!
". . . Musk was also one of a slew of scientists and tech leaders, including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Stephen Hawking, who signed onto a letter calling for artificial intelligence research to be aimed at creating systems that 'do what we want them to do,' rather than, say, killing us all."
. . . .
"This anti-Skynet contingent is increasingly putting their money where their dystopian fear is. Musk and a group of other big tech names including fellow PayPal co-founder and investor Peter Thiel as well as Amazon Web Services just committed $1 billion to a new group called OpenAI."
SKYNET GOES ACTIVE. ROBOTS AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE THAT BECOMES SENTIENT AND PERCEIVES A THREAT FROM HUMANITY. SKYNET THEN WAGES WAR TO ELIMINATE THE THREAT AND DOES SO WITH UTTER RUTHLESSNESS AND DETERMINATION.
See previous blog entries regarding the topic of AI and the Skynet scenario: