Philosophy

WE ARE AS GODS AND HAVE TO GET GOOD AT IT

14 Jul , 2011 Uncategorized

(Link) Funny, this is what I said in Milan, and it was regarded as outlandish and farfetched there by several Politburo transhumanists. The shift that has happened in 40 years which mainly has to do with climate change. Forty years ago, I could say in the Whole Earth Catalog, “we are as gods, we might […]

Post Democratic Sentiments

18 Jun , 2011 Uncategorized

No coincidence – I am holding a “white rabbit” brainstorm with a very strong slant suggesting a fundamental crisis of western Democracy – this thursday the club of Amsterdam is holding a meeting where the theme is more or less “Democracy is Dead”. The problem is that this can be argued in both (incompatible) directions, […]

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Khannea’s Monetary Axiomatic Statement

16 Jun , 2011 Uncategorized

Without getting to alarmist – I foresee catastrophic economic turmoil. Monetary economies are suffering major problems. Without getting bogged down in details – I think this has been caused by several conflicting mechanisms: (i) there is ambiguous global economic growth. This is no longer true as peak-oil and the (alleged) effects of resource depletion, global […]

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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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Darling, you haven’t even scratched the surface.

6 Jun , 2011 Uncategorized

Quoted from here “Hi, Silimary. I didn’t expect to see you here. I thought you’d be at your feminist group. Don’t you guys meet on Saturday nights?” “Oh hi, Thrust. I quit that group. Outgrew it. They’re determined to let outdated, defeatist mindsets rule their bodies and minds.” “Really? That’s odd – for a group […]

White Rabbit 07 – Humanities’ Hunger for Dolchstoß-Legends

28 May , 2011 Uncategorized

This is the 7th installment of “white rabbit”, the almost-weekly presentation on matters pertaining to escalatory (or escalatory) accumulative technological change. Read the synopsis of “white rabbit events” here please before you proceed. I will hold this presentation at the “Sunkilller Citadel” owned by Miss Ivy Sunkiller, at 1200 SLT on Sunday the 29th of […]

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White Rabbit 06 – Xanadu

22 May , 2011 Uncategorized

This is the 6th installment of “white rabbit”, the almost-weekly presentation on matters pertaining to escalatory (or escalatory) accumulative technological change. Read the synopsis of “white rabbit events” here please before you proceed. Have you? Cool. Then I’ll proceed. Xanadu is a prototype of something on the edge of elusive. When today I describe I […]

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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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