"Can that irrationality -- and maybe each step in reaching intelligence -- be compartmentalized? I knew that the god thing and religion was stupid by the time I was 14. That doesn't mean that I was "intelligent" (and…"
"I think that it is also that certain higher achieving persons begin to view themselves as something special. Combine that feeling with a lifetime of being led to believe that Homo sapiens are somehow special in some "grand order of…"
"I was really intrigued by the story's references to the boat being stitched construction. A little bit of google digging and I came up with a few sites that sort of explain how it was done and how they did it without having the craft leak…"
"I guess you'll have to read the actual full article by Hawking, computer scientist Stuart Russell, and physicists Max Tegmark and Frank Wilczek in the Independent. There are many essays about this exact fear written by people…"
"You mean like building in the forehead-slappingly-simple controls that coulda shoulda been built into the Fukushima reactor controls?
We're already mentally overwhelmed by the complexity of relatively simple software -- e.g., the recent…"
"Before machines hit the singularity point (the point at which they become self-aware) they are already going to be very self-sustaining and very very intelligent in terms of knowledge base. Think of what, for instance, Facebook and Google…"
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