The cure for aging will come – but it will not be a silver bullet or holy grail.
Category: Complex Systems
We’ve all made the far-too-common mistake of confusing correlation with causation.
This video of a self assembling 1024 robot swarm is mesmerizing.
George Carlin once asked, “If God loved you, how come He gave you tumors?”
The Norbert Wiener conference is coming up in Boston late June 24-26. Norbert Wiener was the father of cybernetics, and this event should be very relevant to transhumanists.
There has been much speculation about the future of humanity in the face of super-humanly intelligent machines. Most of the dystopian scenarios seem to be driven by plain fear that entities arise that could be smarter and stronger than us. After all, how are we supposed to know which goals the machines will be driven by? Is it possible to have “friendly” AI? If we attempt to turn them off, will they care? Would they care about their own survival in the first place? There is no a priori reason to assume that intelligence necessarily implies any goals, such as survival and reproduction.