Monthly Archives: May 2017

“Classical” Literature

It seems to me…. “Change is the principal feature of our age and literature should explore how people deal with it. The best science fiction does that, head-on.” ~ David Brin[1]. I’ve always enjoyed reading but never have adapted to … Continue reading

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Crime And Punishment

It seems to me…. “Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man.” ~ Johnnie Cochran[1]. Prison population reduction needs to become a major U.S. priority. The federal prison system, especially, … Continue reading

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Employment And Automation

It seems to me…. “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt[1]. Major traditional … Continue reading

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The State Of AI

It seems to me…. “The purest case of an intelligence explosion would be an Artificial Intelligence rewriting its own source code. The key idea is that if you can improve intelligence even a little, the process accelerates. It’s a tipping … Continue reading

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The Anthropocene Epoch

It seems to me…. “Imagine our descendants in the year 2200 or 2500. They might liken us to aliens who have treated the Earth as if it were a mere stopover for refueling, or even worse, characterize us as barbarians … Continue reading

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