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Reflections on Nick Bostrom's Lecture, "Can We Reshape Humanity's Deep Future?" 7 June 2015, Santa Fe

As part of a series of occasional lectures that we’re calling Dispatches from the Edge, on June 7 the School for Advanced Research sponsored a public lecture by Professor… 713 more words

Anthropological Theory

Utopia, Dystopia, Uncertainty and Our Psychological Selves

I have just finished reading Dylan Evans’ book “The Utopia Experiment“, which chronicles the author’s doomed attempt to found a self-sufficient community in rural Scotland as a post-collapse prototype for others to learn from. 1,356 more words

Climate Change

Why we need to clarify what we want to do before going to work

1) Imagine: what if you no longer must work for money or materialistic needs.

2) And think about: what are you going to do then? How are you going to spend the time for the rest of your life? 343 more words

Philosophy

Nick Bostrom: What happens when our computers get smarter than we are?

Artificial intelligence is getting smarter by leaps and bounds — within this century, research suggests, a computer AI could be as “smart” as a human being. 96 more words

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Nick Bostrom: What happens when our computers get smarter than we are?

Artificial intelligence is getting smarter by leaps and bounds — within this century, research suggests, a computer AI could be as “smart” as a human being. 96 more words

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Suboptimal Civilizations

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When Thinking about civilization this also entails thinking about compromised forms of civilization as well as the end of civilization. Ideally, a comprehensive theory of civilization would be able to account for both civilizations that flourish and prosper as well as those that fail to flourish, and which stagnate, decline, or disappear, or which develop in an undesirable direction (flawed realization). 1,959 more words

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