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Dreams of AIXI

Dreams of AIXI

If you hold the AIXI theory for universal intelligence to be correct; that it is a useful model for general intelligence at the quantitative limits, then you should take the Simulation Argument seriously.

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Free Will and Psychological Determinism

Free Will and Psychological Determinism

I am not actually sure if “psychological determinism” is the best phrase for what I see as the mental counterpoint to libertarian free will, or “something like free will,” as I call what I believe. That said, it’s the best term available, I think.

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We Must Explore Space

We Must Explore Space

Space exploration is a challenge to human ingenuity, and celebrations this week, under the guise of World Space Week, are an ode to it.

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Reproductive Rights and Transhumanism

Reproductive Rights and Transhumanism

Individual reproductive rights and reproductive freedom should be an important principle for transhumanists, but the topic is widely misunderstood. While some argue for restricting parental rights, restrictions on reproductive rights also leads to restrictions in scientific research, medical treatments, and correspondingly, a reduction in longevity.

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Transhumanism Gets Political [updated (2)]

Transhumanism Gets Political [updated (2)]

Entering the fray just last night, transhumanist author and adventurer Zoltan Istvan is taking a page from his own book The Transhumanist Wager and announcing what he calls "The Transhumanist Party " a political party for transhumanists seemingly with Zoltan himself as the lead candidate for the presidency in 2016.

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