Tag Archives: Kurzweil

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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Why people resist new technology

Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies I am all for technological innovation and development – that is a given. I am all for having individual life, and individual liberty, of all self aware sapient entities as our … Continue reading

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Controling AI

Musk, others commit $1 billion to non-profit AI research company to ‘benefit humanity’ Advance digital intelligence in the way that is most likely to benefit humanity as a whole, unconstrained by a need to generate financial return The idea that … Continue reading

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Ray Kurzweil on the Law of accelerating returns and Intelligence

Ray Kurzweil on the Law of accelerating returns and Intelligence Ray at his logical Best Written in 2001, and still mostly accurate. A great read, with some very pertinent facts and interesting projections. And of course there are a few … Continue reading

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Millenium Project – State of the Future

Millennium Project releases ’2015–16 State of the Future’ report Still not facing the stark logical fact that an economic system based on market exchange to alleviate scarcity cannot deal with universal abundance in any meaningful way. We have the technology … Continue reading

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Climate Change

Continued destruction of Earth’s plant life places humankind in jeopardy, say researchers That is one truly weird set of mixed metaphors and invalid assumptions. Sure we have altered things. We have modified many earth ecologies towards their maximum human carrying … Continue reading

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$7M to research AI risk

Future of Life Institute awards $7M to explore artificial intelligence risks The Future of Life Institute (FLI) announced today (July 1) the selection of 37 research teams around the world I’ll be very interested to see if any of the … Continue reading

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