“I’ll die of boredom if to live for ever”, it is how most of humans are prone to believe.
With AI, depending on its conception, there are two polar futures/scenarios with a human challenge of reality, life, mind, consciousness, time and meaning:
the anti-human Matrix world;
the posthuman human-machine AI world.
The Matrix scenario suggests a total replacement of humanity by specialized AI machines, agents, programs, codes, algorithms, bots and robots. Humans are drugged and deactivated, deluded by simulated stimulations, sensations, emotions and feelings, as the brain in the vat hooked up to an AI computer program that can perfectly simulate experiences of the outside world, as given in Hindu Maya illusion, Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, Zhuangzi’s “Zhuangzi dreamed he was a butterfly”, and the evil demon of René Descartes.
The posthuman scenario suggests a total symbiosis of humanity with a superintelligence, with an immortal human virtual life filled with infinite stimulations and ever new personal experiences of rear and simulated realities.