Are you in favor of artificially combining the genes of LGBT couples so that they are capable of having kids (in the sense of creating an offspring that shares 50% of the genes of each parent)? Assume that the procedure is safe and effective. Why or why not?
Is it just me, or is this a damn fine response? Apple Developer Website Update Last Thursday, an intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer website. Sensitive personal information was encrypted and cannot be accessed, however, we have not been able to rule out the possibility that some developers’ … [Read more…]
The sensation of choice can occur, yes. It can feel like we made a wrong choice. This is the whole conclusion of LessWrong-free-will. However, it turns out the actual phenomena of choosing laziness over studying cannot be made by one brain or even one galaxy.
Artificial intelligences will probably diversify and talk to each other, just like we do. So you could have communities of AIs, each with niches, all trying to propagate themselves into the future, just like we do.
This is an amazingly awesome short description of what Godel showed about the limits of knowledge. “In 1931, Godel’s two famous theorems seemed to prove that there are mathematical facts independent of persons and language formalisms. In essence, his theorems proved that nobody can set up a formal system and then consistently state _about_ that … [Read more…]