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Why AI Will or Will Not Treat Humanity Well – A Conversation with Zarathustra Goertzel
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Why AI Will or Will Not Treat Humanity Well – A Conversation with Zarathustra Goertzel

Not that long ago I posted an article titled: Arguments Against Friendly AI and Inevitable Machine Benevolence, and it resulted in an interesting dialogue with Ben Goertzel (his comments, and…

Preventing Suffering After Mind Uploading – A Commentary on Yampolskiy and Ziesche
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Preventing Suffering After Mind Uploading – A Commentary on Yampolskiy and Ziesche

If mind uploading becomes possible, how can we prevent uploaded minds from suffering? While uploaded minds might be able to experience a hyper-intense range of super-bliss, it is obviously possible…

The Bumpy Road to Post-Human Experience – Simulation Series Interview 2019
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The Bumpy Road to Post-Human Experience – Simulation Series Interview 2019

This week my second interview on Simulation Series is live. If you aren’t familiar with Allen Saakyan’s Simulation Series video series, I recommend checking out his YouTube playlists page. Allen…

AI, Neurotech, and Human Irrelevance – A Three-Part Thought Experiment
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AI, Neurotech, and Human Irrelevance – A Three-Part Thought Experiment

I believe that it’s important to question the human-centric view of the future. In many parts of the world, humans are increasingly aware of their impact on future generations, on…

Japan is the Canary in the Coal Mine – The Great Virtual Escape
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Japan is the Canary in the Coal Mine – The Great Virtual Escape

Rich in tradition and material wealth, Japan’s reclusive youths are often completely uninterested in sex, relationships, or work. The country’s youth – especially men – are seeking escape from the…

Super-intelligent Machines May be Conscious, but Not Like We Are
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Super-intelligent Machines May be Conscious, but Not Like We Are

During my most recent UN speaking engagement in Shanghai, I wasn’t able to access Google (or my email), and was left with only a few books and the tabs I…