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HOW JOBS DESTROY WORK (PART ONE)

HOW JOBS DESTROY WORK (PART ONE) by EXTROPIA DASILVA INTRODUCTION Anything that bares the title ‘How Jobs Destroy Work’ is bound to be regarded with disbelief by those who love their jobs. Such people do exist: folks who have found … Continue reading

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the true purpose of mind uploading

Mind uploading is a very useful hypothetical technology, but not in the way most commonly cited and argued over. We are used to thinking about mind uploading in terms of a possible escape from mortality. Is your body ageing and … Continue reading

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SCARCITY…?

SCARCITY…? by Extropia DaSilva INTRODUCTION Scarcity, it’s a fact of life. Whether it be lack of money, lack of time, or lack of food, we have all experienced scarcity in one form or another. It’s so fundamental in our experiences, … Continue reading

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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: WHERE TO LIVE IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM by Extropia DaSilva. Introduction. “Space”, Captain Kirk famously said, is “the final frontier”. Such words evoke the romantic image of people as explorers. Just as our ancestors built ships to … Continue reading

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COULD A ROBOT CAR BE AN AGI?

This blog post was originally my reply to a question posted on Kurzweilai forums. I do not think a car would be an artificial general intelligence. For something to qualify as being an AGI, it must have the capacity to … Continue reading

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TECHNOLOGICAL UNEMPLOYMENT: THE HORSE ANALOGY

TECHNOLOGICAL UNEMPLOYMENT: THE HORSE ANALOGY Ok, first of all I should admit that this analogy is not an invention of mine. It features in this documentary: But it is a good one so I thought I would spread the word. … Continue reading

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WHAT FIRE HAS DONE FOR US.

WHAT FIRE DID FOR US. According to Greek legend, the titan Prometheus so angered the gods, he was punished by being chained to a rock and having his liver pecked out by an eagle for all eternity. What crime was … Continue reading

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