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Quora – AI good or bad

Is artificial intelligence good or bad? As many others have noted, in and of itself, AI is neutral, for as Shakespeare wrote, there is nothing either good nor bad but thinking makes it so. It all depends what our individual … Continue reading

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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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Quora – Beauty

Is our concept of beauty learned or derived from survival and biological advantages? Why phrase this as an either or question? Most of what we are seems to be a combination of genetic and mimetic components (DNA and culture – … 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 – what hinders progress

What hinders AI conquering academic research given the incredible progress as demonstrated? What makes you think it has been hindered (as distinct from the economic and social pressures against reporting such progress)? And it is a very highly dimensional “game … Continue reading

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Foundations of Logic – faith, belief and skepticism

Foundations of logic – Scott Brizel’s very good distinction between faith and belief, and skepticism That captures a lot Scott, but misses some stuff also. It seems that there is an infinite set of possible logics, from the binary to … Continue reading

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