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Editor's Blog

September 22, 2013

Previously in the Pathway to the Global Brain blog series:

(Part 1/5): Introduction to Cybernetics

(Part 2/5): Waking Up

I hope you enjoy the groundwork for this work. If you want to find out more about this proposed research and/or help, visit Microryza.com.

September 14, 2013

My contribution to the discussion on the Global Brain is rooted in evolutionary anthropology. Questions about our existence and emergence have fascinated me from the start of my academic career. Specifically I spent the first period of my career focused on solving problems related to the difference between humans and chimpanzees. Now I would like to use the theory of challenge propagation to understand the nature of human metasystem transitions. How do we achieve higher order? And when will we achieve another higher level of order?

September 8, 2013

“Biological intelligence is a fleeting phase in the evolution of the universe. – Paul Davies”

July 17, 2013

Perhaps the IA path will allow us to have our cake and eat it too.

July 9, 2013

In his paper on the technological Singularity, Vernor Vinge outlined several pathways that could lead to superhuman intelligence. The one which gets talked about most often is the 'AI scenario: We create superhuman artificial intelligence (AI) in computers'. In fact, this pathway is referred to so often, it has become synonymous with the Technological Singularity in the minds of a lot of people. This seems a pity, as there are other ways in which the Singularity could be brought about and we aught to be aware of these alternative routes to superintelligence.

June 12, 2013

Human intelligence, like everything related to biological systems, is an evolving phenomenon. It has not been static in the past, and will not persist in its current form into the future.

January 25, 2013

Get involved with the Denigma Project, a “Collaborative Resource for Gerontology” and revolutionize aging research.

December 26, 2012

There is an urgent need for a new means of hybrid self-governance that reflects the diversity of human interests and capabilities. We are in the Information Era, but the United Nations (UN) and its Members are still “dumb” and unable to harness the distributed intelligence of the Whole Earth.

October 16, 2012

This past August, I spent nearly a week in Iceland – the beautiful, rugged “land of fire and ice” -- where I not only hiked on lava-coated glaciers and bathed in silica-mud-filled hot springs, but also attended the AGI & Constructivist AI Summer School organized by Kristinn Thórisson and his colleagues at Reykjavik University.

October 15, 2012

It will not take long until most people will be connected most of the time to a set of devices that can read their thought processes and emotions and record what they do and say to whom at the same time.

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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