“Many people are extremely opposed to the idea of machine that thinks”
Do you fear babies? Then don’t fear AGI-. Should babies fear you? Then don’t fear AGI+.
How do we relate to technology? How does it relate to us? These are important questions, particularly in light of the increasingly ubiquitous and often hidden roles that modern computing technology plays in our lives.
What if the Industrial Revolution never ended? What if Da Vinci was not merely a creative genius but had many teachers due to the influx of Greek scholars after the fall of the Byzantium Empire? What if the future is just a stepwise evolution from the nearest-neighbor in systematic composition while directed by correspondence, one recombination after another, pushing along what has already happened while shaped by the pull of the potential?
Is evolution a theory, a system or a hypothesis? It is much more: it is a general condition to which all theories, all hypotheses, all systems must bow and which they must satisfy henceforth if they are to be thinkable and true. Evolution is a light illuminating all facts, a curve that all lines must follow.
Dr. Kim Solez presents “The Doomsday Clock Advances: Apocalypse, Utopia, and the Future” at Future Day celebrations on March 1st, 2015, at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada as a part of the Technology and Future of Medicine course LABMP 590
A pretty wide ranging discussion of interest to transhumanists.
Exponential Medicine and Digital Healthcare — Nitish Kannan interviews astronaut Dr. Dan Barry, anti-aging scientist Aubrey De Grey and investor Vinod Khosla.
Nitish Kannan interviews astronaut Dr. Dan Barry, anti-aging scientist Aubrey De Grey and investor Vinod Khosla at the recent Exponential Medicine conference.
We are getting used to the idea of rapidly developing technologies changing what we can do and how we do things. What most people haven’t considered is how technologies affect our language and how these changes are affecting the way we speak and even the way we think.
Whatever position you take on finitism, this obscure area of the philosophy of mathematics is well worth understanding.