My Blog Posts

2018 21/Oct
Grand Trajectory

The “Grand Trajectory” refers to the direction of development of intelligence and sentience. If the following two hypotheses are true: The moral worth of an entity can be measured – as best we can – by the richness of its intelligence and sentience (consciousness). Humans have a wider range of emotion, creativity, memories, and capabilities than chimpanzees, […]

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2018 16/Sep
The Last Words of Alexander - and the Future of Artificial Intelligence

Alexander the Great had enough time in his 32 years to accomplish many objectives. Defeating the Persian empire, conquering the Hellenic world and large swaths of India, and so on. Succession planning, as it turns out, hadn’t been much a priority for the greatest Macedonian, and as he lie on his deathbed, he was asked: “To […]

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2018 27/Aug
The Wisest Cricket

“The Wisest Cricket” is a term used in jest (and absurdism) to refer to the human attempt to understand the universe and their place in it. The term is intended to refer to the absurdity of thinking that humans can ever acquire wisdom or genuine, complete information about the universe. The logic behind the term […]

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2018 27/Aug
Monkey Suit

The “Monkey Suit” is a term used in jest (and absurdism) to refer to the human form. As all humans are thrown into existence (Heidegger’s idea of Geworfenheit) without a say about their conditions, genetics, and surroundings, our existence is somewhat arbitrary. We find ourselves in a “monkey suit” (or a flawed vessel) with: Strange emotions […]

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2018 15/Jul
Digitized and Digested

“Digitized and Digested” is the future scenario which I consider to be a likely long-term future for humanity, should we survive the initial growing pains of the singularity. “Long-term” here could imply 200 or 10,000 years – though the real timeframe is likely to lie somewhere in between. The scenario is as follows: DIGITIZED: At […]

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2018 15/Jul

The “moral singularity” refers to how morality (a particular system of values and principles of conduct) will evolve radically once (a) human intelligence and cognition is enhanced, and (b) artificial general intelligence (AGI) enters the world.  It is my belief that a moral singularity will not result in a single, core set of values and […]

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