John Naughton on 2015

This AI Prediction was made by John Naughton in 2015.


Predicted time for AGI / HLMI / transformative AI:

(Hover for explanation)Types of advanced artificial intelligence: AGI (AI that can perform many tasks at a human-level), HLMI (more advanced AI that surpasses human intelligence in specific areas), and Transformative AI (AI that could significantly impact society and the world)

That moment, alas, is still a long way off



Opinion about the Intelligence Explosion from John Naughton:

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Flycer’s explanation for better understanding:



The future of humanity with AGI / HLMI / transformative AI:

“The train,” he says, “might not pause or even decelerate at Humanville Station. It is likely to swoosh right by.” He’s right: I should be careful what I wish for


Flycer’s Secondary Explanation:

The speaker warns that the train may not stop at Humanville Station and could pass by quickly. The speaker acknowledges that they should have been more careful with their wishes.




John Naughton is a renowned author, journalist, and academic who has made significant contributions to the field of media and communication studies. He was born in Ireland and received his education at Trinity College Dublin, where he earned a degree in engineering. After working in the technology industry for several years, Naughton pursued a career in journalism, writing for publications such as The Observer and The Guardian.Naughton’s expertise in technology and media has led him to become a respected commentator on the impact of digital technology on society. He has written several books on the subject, including “From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: What You Really Need to Know About the Internet” and “A Brief History of the Future: The Origins of the Internet.” His work has been widely praised for its clarity and insight into the complex world of digital media.In addition to his writing, Naughton is also a professor of media and communication at the University of Cambridge, where he has taught since 1987. He has been recognized for his contributions to the field with numerous awards and honors, including the Royal Society of Arts’ Benjamin Franklin Medal and the British Computer Society’s Lovelace Medal.Naughton’s work has had a profound impact on our understanding of the role of technology in modern society. His insights into the history and future of the internet have helped to shape the way we think about the digital world, and his contributions to the field of media and communication studies have been invaluable.









Keywords: train, Humanville Station, decelerate