Category Archives: understanding

Character of Technology – nature of risk

The Character of Our Technology “We can’t influence the direction of technology, but we can influence its character,” says Kevin Kelly Excellent piece John, but from my perspective it does not explicitly address the three major areas of concern: 1/ … Continue reading

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Put up a new Page above – Risks and responses

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Responsibility

January 23-30 ’18 ~ QofDay ~ Responsible for Experiences Do you think you are responsible for what you experience in life? Depends very deeply on how one defines responsibility. It seems to me that there are three major sources of … Continue reading

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Evolution – Altruism

Response to John A. Johnson comment Dawkins has always recognized altruism and has provided explanations for it. Agreed. Richard disliked the title, but his publisher said it would sell, and it did. Selfish gene was the first coherent account I … Continue reading

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Prophets

A Modern Nostradamus – Prophecies of Himalayan Yogi Acharya Sri For me, the prophet Ray Kurzweil is the best around: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predictions_made_by_Ray_Kurzweil http://www.kurzweilai.net/predictions/download.php His predictions are based upon trends in technology that seem to be largely driving the sorts of possibilities … Continue reading

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Quantum biology

Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology Revisited Came back to this thread by a round about way, and read it again. What you see as consciousness, I see as systems. Cells know where they are … Continue reading

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Will AI become conscious?

Will artificial intelligence become conscious? Is awareness enough? Turing clearly demonstrated that any machine of sufficient complexity can do any computational task. That does not mean that it can do so in reasonable time or with reasonable energy consumption. I … Continue reading

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