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OMG can anyone write an article on the simulation hypothesis without focusing on Nick Bostrom and Elon Musk? It’s like writing an article about climate change and only mentioning Al Gore. 388 more words

Philosophy

Let's End This World

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The First Noble Truth

You come into this world crying. This place is really bad.

If Nature is a mother, she should be thrown in prison for having poisoned, burned, mutilated, and eaten her children. 59 more words

Is our world a simulation? Why some scientists say it's more likely than not

October 18, 2017

When Elon Musk isn’t outlining plans to use his massive rocket to leave a decaying Planet Earth and colonize Mars, he sometimes talks about his belief that Earth isn’t even real and we probably live in a computer simulation. 1,144 more words

Technology

Embodiment and Orthogonality

The considerations in the previous posts on predictive processing will turn out to have various consequences, but here I will consider some of their implications for artificial intelligence. 1,329 more words

Existentialism in Design: Comparison with "Friendly AI" research

I made a few references to Friendly AI research in my last post on Existentialism in Design. I positioned existentialism as an ethical perspective that contrasts with the perspective taken by the Friendly AI research community, among others. 1,708 more words

Superintelligence

0049: After On by Rob Reid

We highly recommend you read After On by Rob Reid before listening to this episode where we interview Rob Reid, author or After On! We tried to keep the spoilers to a minimum so if you’d like to listen a bit and then decide to read the book, that should work too. 50 more words

Podcasts

Our Dubious existence

Yes,our existence is questionable. But when asked to probe into reality, it always heads towards ramifications that would bust our sanity. The reality has been defined as the state of things as they actually exist. 307 more words