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Sugar Cubes – Mind Uploads and the Final Form of Humanity

Sugar Cubes – Mind Uploads and the Final Form of Humanity

"Sugar cubes" - Refers to the tiny hypothetical form that human mind uploads might take when they are condensed and stored. These small cubes of computational substrate would likely contain more than our human senses, memories, and consciousness - but would permit for...

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The Most Important Questions That AGI Might Help Us Explore

The Most Important Questions That AGI Might Help Us Explore

What matters most? If we have a reasonable chance of building conscious AI and/or post-human intelligence in the next 60 years, it makes sense for us to consider where we’re headed. If we presume we have any control over our fate at all - where will we point the...

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What is the “Meaning” of the Singularity

What is the “Meaning” of the Singularity

What is the "meaning" of the Singularity? If we look forward to the potential trajectories of intelligence and sentience, we wonder: Where is the future taking us? What does the future "want"? Some people have posited theories about the meaning of the Singularity....

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The Grand Trajectory of Intelligence and Sentience

The Grand Trajectory of Intelligence and Sentience

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)....

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