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How likely is it that we have a future

How likely do you think the chances are that our high tech civilization will last? [ 12/July/22 ] My best estimate is slightly better than even chances – about 60/40. And that requires that most people are able to get … Continue reading

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Nihilistic Design and Tao

Daniel’s link to a consilience project update Technology is Not Values Neutral: Ending the Reign of Nihilistic Design“ [ 12/July/22 ] Hi Daniel, I just read the opening highlighted summary, and while it is all true in a sense, it … Continue reading

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Path to happiness?

href=”https://www.facebook.com/groups/lifeboatfoundation/?multi_permalinks=10161120282798455&comment_id=10161120501568455″>Lifeboat link to AI idenifies path to happiness [ 10/July/22 ] Why focus on happiness? Happiness is “just” a set of genetically encoded valences that did, on average, over the deep time and context sets of our ancestors, tend to … Continue reading

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Pathocratic mindsets?

Pathocratic mindsets [ 8/July/22 Mike McDermott wrote:Oh dear.Again, kindly recall what I am attempting to scrutinize here is what I term our pathocratic mindsets (to dominate, deceive, degrade, and destroy) and the environments, particularly multipolar trap ones, where those mindsets … Continue reading

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Change one thing in the world

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be? [ 4/July/22 ] I would have everyone taught this set of ideas at the earliest age possible, and repeatedly with greater detail and nuance: 1/ That the … Continue reading

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The Mind

[ 4/July/22 Paul Lowe posted – “The mind only exists in the human mind”. What do you think? True or false? Please clarify your answer.] All depends what you mean by those words. For me, it seems beyond reasonable doubt … Continue reading

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Lex interviews Demis Hassabis

Demis Hassabis: DeepMind – AI, Superintelligence & the Future of Humanity | Lex Fridman Podcast #299 [ 2/July/22 ] Brilliant interview (again) – thanks Lex. For Demis: For me, the best definition of life is recursive levels of “search”, across … Continue reading

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Nihilism and design

Daniels S posted a link to a new consilience project post. Technology is Not Values Neutral: Ending the Reign of Nihilistic Design [ 29/June/22 ] Kind of – but to me it is a very biased view. Yes -certainly, in … Continue reading

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A new page on Epistemology and survival

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On narcissism and classification

Daniel posted a link to The 15 types of Narcissism (and their characteristics) [ 18/June/22 ] Hi Daniel, A few years ago a psychologist gave me the label “Autistic” and my wife the label “Neurotypical”. To some extent, those labels … Continue reading

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