The genie is out of the bottle
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A future-proof term for a cognitive unit a mind tries to access, but is absent.
A term for all possible experience to be had in a particular universe
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From a complete description of the universe we seem to be able to exhaustively derive a totality of all facts about the universe, save for one key…
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Panpsychism is the idea that mind is everywhere and in everything. It is the view that mind or mindlike aspects are simply features of all reality or…
A decade ago AGI or Strong AI were terms that were mostly associated with crackpots. Those who work on the unattainable and bizarre goal of building an…
The strength of evolution is that it doesn’t know what it’s doing. The weakness of evolution is that it doesn’t know what it’s doing. So what you end up…
Mental Contractions is my blog on enhancing, extending, and exploring existence. The coming decades constitute a particularly turbulent transition…
Note: I use AGI and Strong AI interchangeably, both stand for human-level artificial intelligence It seems almost safe to say that the A.I. hype around…
In March 2012 Sam Harris released a short book on free will. The reception was mixed. Especially philosophers dismissed the book as shallow and…
George Dvorsky published an interview with David Pearce on io9. I have been familiar with Pearce’s ideas for a few years and I think he is an…