last update: 2019 04 19ability to complete a certain task.
machine has one or more abilities.
complex ability involves the use of other abilities.
Use of other abilities by communication.
Exponential increase of power is achieved by growth and parallelism (= things or operations at different places at the same time, IMO).
- Less wealth.
Knowledge and abilities will be increased slower than possible.
Risking harm or even the end of human evolution in unknown unwanted ways:
- By natural disasters of terrestrial or extra-terrestrial origin.
- By harmful beings including harmful machines of terrestrial or extra-terrestrial origin.