Eliezer says that there is no fire alarm for AGI and I agree that there’s no single event that would wake everyone up. On the other hand, there are a lot of possible events that could cause a significant shift in the Overton window or wake a lot of people. Since this seems strategically important, I spend ten minutes brainstorming a list. Feel free to dispute any of these or add further possibilities in the comments:
Note: Some of these things are not things people should intentionality cause to happen (Ie. An accident from auto-gpt). Of the things that might be worth trying to cause happen, they could backfire significantly if done badly. Think carefully before pursuing any of these. Even though timelines are short, you should be about to find a spare hour to think about how things could go wrong.