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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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alternative plans for the end of jobs

Work to earn a living! It’s been promoted as the best and most honourable way to gain capital, and has served us for millennia. Since time immemorial, people have wanted goods and services, and those goods and services have needed … Continue reading

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forum musings (reply to Captn)

>Capitalism aggregates the wealth of billions of people into the hands of a relatively few entities which focus that wealth on achieving the next incremental advance in technology. This wealth tends to go to those entities which have demonstrated an … Continue reading

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Thoughts on what happened to capitalism.

(The following was a response to a comment posted on Kurzweilai.net). Hiya James. I have been trying to figure out how and why capitalism degenerated into the corrupt system now in place and I think I have identified a couple … Continue reading

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