Category Archives: Philosophy

Quora – realist

Are you an ontological realist, and do you believe in the real existence of universals? I am realist enough to accept the overwhelming evidence that whatever reality is, it seems to be very much more complex than any human mind … Continue reading

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London Futurists – politics for enhanced human wellbeing

Politics for profoundly enhanced human wellbeing Very interesting thread of discussions. Understand the need for your action David, and I agree – some interesting ideas in too much anger. And for me, the 20ft caterpillar on the coffee table is … Continue reading

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Lose all posessions to save a life

Would you sacrifice all of your earthly possessions to save the life of one person? Depends who the person is, and what the probabilities involved are. I actually received a “terminal cancer” diagnosis 8 years ago, and took steps to … Continue reading

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Quora – Ethics and technological advancement

If ethics were forgotten, what scientific advances could we see within the next 10 years? Depends what you mean by “if ethics were forgotten”! If ethics are completely forgotten, then we will most likely destroy ourselves. Contrarily – if various … Continue reading

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Deep Code – Jordan Hall

Technological Unemployment – is this time different? | Deep Code Experiments: Episode 13 Jordan Hall – Neurohacker collective Hi Jordan, Late comer but enjoyed the series largely up to this point, but this video seems to miss the major issue … Continue reading

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Foundations of Logic – “rights” thread continues

Founcations of logic – started with rights, discussion continues. Hi Pawel, Not quite. Certainly feedback and control are important aspects of AI systems, and there are many others. Often constrained randomness is an essential part of AI. Not all complex … Continue reading

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Email to Zat

Hi Zat I read and enjoyed both The future belongs to Polymaths and There are two ways to read, and while I enjoyed aspects of both, I got serious clashes from both also. In Polymath, you end with “Nothing exists … Continue reading

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