A Deep Dive into: AI [pt.7] – If the purpose of every biological species is to ensure the future survival of its own, is it wrong to assume that a non-biological entity would have the same priority? (Why humanity won’t be annihilated by AI once it reaches super intelligence. Or, actually the exact reason it will.)

Why does each species exist?  The answer is in the question – To exist. And to exist into the future. Humans, Dogs, Tapeworms, Plum trees responsibility as a living organism is first and foremost to its own species. Yes, humans domesticate and care for pets, help save the whales and do conservation work …

Do you get bored of breathing oxygen? It’s possible to not get bored of doing anything (as long as it’s what you want to do)

Anyone saying ‘Don’t you get bored of ding the same thing every day/week/whenever…?’ is like saying ‘Don’t you get bored of breathing Oxygen? Wouldn’t you prefer to breathe another gas for a change?’ If the only present that exists is the present right now, then every time you do something, …

The Philosophy of: Socrates and The Mighty Boosh’s Vince Noir – Question everything. Even what the black bits in bananas are.

This is Vince Noir from The Mighty Boosh. The greatest TV character in television history of TV (television vision)? I say yes please. And just Socrates used to do (which also pissed people off), here is questioning the stuff that is assumed. Because actually if someone says they know what …

Are you suffering because of a future that may not even be bad? Or may even be far greater than you fear? Or may not even happen at all?

If something sucks, or worse, is terrible, do we suffer? Maybe you think yes. Is that situation of suffering definite (at least in your current perception of reality)? Maybe you also think yes. And is your current reality 100% certain and present (at least in your own perception)? Maybe that’s …

A Deep Dive into: AI [pt.6] – The philosophy of: The local librarian the other day (Slowing down the development of AI so it doesn’t eventually take over? ‘It’s a bit late for that.’)

After I went up to the front desk at my local library the other day, I remembered I forgot to get something else (remember to forget – does that exist?). And as I did, I left a copy of Nick Bostrom’s seminal Superintelligence on the counter (any book that has cover …

Is everything that’s subjective, everything that varies across humanity, just bullshit? And is everything that is objectively true all that matters? [On Eudaimonia)

How are you? Are you alive? And do you have enough food to survive in the near future, enough warmth, water and shelter (and an ability to rest)? Then you’re good. Happiness (at least in its contemporary context) is not important. What’s Eudaimonia? The ancient Greeks valued ‘eudaimonia, which was …