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October 8, 2013

History suggests that superintelligent AI has a better probability of finding ways to accomplish its goals with less violence.

August 8, 2013

In the future, great artists will be mute.

July 10, 2012

July 10th is a note-worthy day. It is far too often that great men pass on never to be remembered again, and very few people in the history of mankind have had the good fortune of leaving both an indelible mark on world society, as well as ensuring that the changes they’ve made are forever associated with their names. Nikola Tesla is one such man, and even though the whole scope of his contributions still may not be apparent, there are certainly many good reasons to remember him.

July 4, 2012

You forgot you had to work this morning. You’re too hungover to even pretend to care about the early meeting, and glasses don’t seem to have helped your trainer. He’s just reading his PowerPoint slides like he always has. At least now you know he’ll actually see the exasperated look you’re giving him.

June 15, 2012

When does “accessible” become a dirty word?

March 20, 2012

People are seeking to become cyborgs whether through fashion, medical improvement, or any of the areas in between. As more and more people enhance themselves we notice that humanity is becoming something greater than we ever thought possible. We are evolving into a new species.

February 13, 2012

Selfishness used to be a virtue. It was a way to advance ourselves in capitalist society. We were supposed to put ourselves before other people and this was supposed to be the gateway to success. Yet this was not the way of the future and many of us were in for quite a surprise.

January 24, 2012

When I first heard that the entire left was selling products under the Occupy name my natural reaction was disgust. I am very critical of liberals because I have experienced their hypocrisy on a firsthand basis.

January 16, 2012

"Involuntary friendliness" is censorship of consciousness akin to removing all the unfriendly words from the dictionary, making it impossible to express unfriendly ideas, which is a premise of language control proposed in the book "1984".

January 12, 2012

The Singularity to me seems to be a little bit too 'singular'. It seems to assume that all these different technologies converge and take off all at the same pace. Whereas in my view, we're more likely to see a Surge which might trail off, might slow down—in fact, maybe a series of surges.

Ben Goertzel and Hugo de Garis
January 18th, 2011

Ben Goertzel converses with Hugo de Garis on his transhumanist argument for the reality of a Creator.

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