Anduril founder Palmer Luckey, also founder of Oculus, aims to develop a range of AI military tools

He is a funder of the alt-right and a Trump supporter. Investors include Peter Thiel, a Silicon Valley billionaire with the same credentials.

This article is a must-read, because it is a real-life example of what worries George Soros, Elon Musk, and many other insiders warning of out-of-control tech. As long as tech giants are controlled by “benign dictators” like Mark Zuckerberg, who are not overtly political, there are many dangers for civilisation, but not yet existential ones. If AI and robotics are controlled by alt-right-leaning activists, who then marry their machine-learning power with aspiring or actual despots, then we we soon risk living in a real-world Margaret Atwood novel about a dystopian police-state future.

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