The advent of machines that truly think will be the most important event in human history.
I believe in aristocracy though.... Not an aristocracy of power... but of the sensitive, the considerate. …
Despite the dark clouds approaching our civilization in 2022, here is why I'm looking forward to the future anyway. One of my favorite SF stories is one by Frederick Pohl in which the protagonist, who I'll call Ted, travels about the galaxy in his personal spaceship with an AI associate that manifests itself in the … Continue reading Rescuing the Future | Artificial Intelligence | Will Einstein come back?
In 2016, the lid of Pandora's box opened wide and a whole mob of ancient ghosts whirled out.
"What are you?" - "I am the death of all men....."
The way out is via the door. Why is it that no one will use this method? - Confucious This is another subject I've been avoiding. But reading a post last week of Cheche Winnie, a Kenyan blogger I follow (Cheche Winnie.com) because she provides an up close and interesting look into … Continue reading Rescuing the Future | climate change | first the simple answer
I still hope to one day meet and talk to a machine that is more intelligent than I am.
If someone was to ask me who I think was the greatest public speaker in our time, I would respond without hesitation, Barack Obama. This morning I listened to the speech he gave this week in Richmond, Virginia on behalf of democrat Terry McAuliffe, who is running for governor again this fall (don't ask me … Continue reading Rescuing the Future | Barack Obama vs the Culture of Meanness and Tribalism
Having posted my thoughts on our election yesterday, I guess I'm obliged to comment on the result. This is not complete though - mail in and some other ballots are still being counted. At first sight the results look similar to the last election in 2019. The media are saying this and asking 'What was … Continue reading Rescuing ourselves | Canada election 2021 | no change? Who says?