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Has the Internet Replaced Pyschedelic Drugs?

I’ve been exploring the work of Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert, and Terrence McKenna, and I’ve been considering the legacy of the 20th century’s flirtation with counter cultures, psychedelic drugs, and mysticism. 985 more words

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Review and comment on Nick Bostrom's book Superintelligence

Back in the 1990s I spent considerable computer time training and optimizing artificial neural networks. It was hot then. Then around year 2000 artificial neural networks became unfashionable with Gaussian processes and support vector machines taking over. 730 more words

Science

Posthumanism in Film

As much as I love reading, I love immersing myself in a great film. The genre I find myself coming back to time and again is science fiction. 1,898 more words

Philosophy

Killer robots with A.I. are worrying scientists

https://seanduke.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/the-dangers-of-ai.mp3

CLICK ABOVE to listen to discussion with Keelin Shanley on the dangers of killer robots with A.I. on Today with Sean O’Rourke (broadcast 5th August 2015) 1,804 more words

Controversy

Years before Judgement Day

In dreams of the future I didn’t feel
So futile, nihilism was a mask
My words were always my revolution
After the wolves and before the elms… 122 more words

Writing

Terminator: Gynesis

Chart and verbiage from The Emerging Future.

“Eighteen to twenty years out, technological advancements will be hundreds of thousands to a million times more advanced. 530 more words

Education

Linux creator Linus Torvalds pooh-poohs fears over Artificial Intelligence

When the final history of humanity is written 2015 might turn out to be an important year.

Quite how it’s written will depend on who (or what) is writing it though, particularly if the author is a malevolent Artificial Intelligence of our own creation. 606 more words

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