Artificial Intelligence

And this will destroy jobs

16 Jul , 2011 Uncategorized

And in most cases production and manufacture jobs lost are boring jobs, so good riddance. However what we should not want is then to find a substantial portion of our population is unable to do stuff that makes a humane, dignified existence. Eventually we’ll need something like a basic income. Yes, taking money from those […]

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The Robot Revolution: Your Job May Be Next

13 Jul , 2011 Uncategorized

Without a doubt, America has reached the age of the robot. In the past few years, hundreds of robotic breakthroughs have made headlines: unmanned planes, bots in space, dancing robots, self-driving cars, a Jeopardy-playing robot. Now, the President wants even more. Last month Obama announced the National Robotic Initiative, a commitment to invest $70 million […]

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The SunTzu Dilemma

6 Jul , 2011 Uncategorized

The following is a simple challenge to anyone who assumes there will be radical progress in the near future, and who believes this (probably) will be good. In other words there are some in the technoprogressive community that still, to this very day, suggest that once we have MNT, widespread robotics, nanotechnology, widespread genetic technologies […]

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White Rabbit 09 : A Morphology of Singularities

7 Jun , 2011 Uncategorized

This will be a big one. I will be writing a BIG article with slideshows. Usual presentation in SL, hopefully a bit bigger than the usual event. I may invite other speakers. 1. Force amplifiers 2. The great galactic casino… 3. Initial parameters on planetary morphology, biology, evolution, neurology, morality, politics, scientific theory and technology. […]

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Can we develop and test machine minds and uploads ethically?

26 Apr , 2011 Uncategorized

Reprinted from here A fundamental principle of bioethics requires the consent of a patient to any medical procedure performed upon them. A patient will exist the moment a conscious mindclone arises in some academic laboratory, or hacker’s garage. At that moment, ethical rules will be challenged, for the mindclone has not consented to the work […]

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