Letting yourself remember, forgetting to forget—is such a thing possible, the latter? Does such imply an effect of remembering (which seems correct, to be honest; it seems more likely that things are always-remembered rather than typically-forgotten) as natural? And therein lies the question, yes: what are some of the fundamental processes by which memes (M’s) … [Read more…]
This essay is in response to The End Is A.I.: The Singularity Is Sci-Fi’s Faith-Based Initiative. In futurist circles there’s the idea of the Singularity, a point in time when artificial intelligence grows so intelligent that it can make itself even more intelligent, causing it to rapidly surpass human intelligence. The term “singularity” is inherently … [Read more…]
To think of a human as a physical body is completely backward. Humans are not bodies. Humans are minds. Humans are technology. When you pick up a rock and use it as a hammer, it’s mind that’s doing that. When you use Google to tap the intelligence of the Internet, it’s mind doing that. There … [Read more…]
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.