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The implications of a super-intelligent AI

Imagine you are a super intelligent robot, whose main goal is to fulfill a space ship’s mission, but at the same time, keep the true purpose of the mission from the crew of the ship. 719 more words

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In Defense of Posthuman Dignity, Nick Bostrom

Author Information: Nick Bostrom, University of Oxford, nick@nickbostrom.com

Bostrom, Nick. “In Defense of Posthuman Dignity.” Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 6, no. 2 (2017): 1-10. 4,875 more words

Articles

Special Issue 4: "Social Epistemology and Technology", edited by Frank Scalambrino

In this Special Issue, our contributors share their perspectives on how technology has changed what it means to be human and to be a member of a human society. 139 more words

economy of control

We call it a “crisis” when the predictions of our trusted elites are violated in one way or another. We expect, for good reason, things to more or less continue as they are. 455 more words

Economics

The World is Flat and Spiky.

The first three chapters of Thomas L. Friedman’s book, The World is Flat (2007), presents the economic, political and cultural impacts of the emergence of the personal computers with greater, faster, more networked computing capacities, and the emergence of the internet. 724 more words