A Deep Dive into: AI [pt.10] – On the philosophy of: Terminator Genisys (If the Terminators are super intelligent, why don’t they just poison the water supply with a undetectable neurotoxin instead of fighting us on our level, with dumbass guns and bullets? If I want to kill a bug I don’t put all my effort into shrinking myself to its level so I can fight like an ant, making it a ‘fair’ fight.)

If there’s an ant in my kitchen, wandering across the benchtop, I squish it. I don’t fight with it and try to kill it in a way that other ants would. I don’t try to latch on to its antennae and pull until I separate them from their body. Nor …

A Deep Dive into: Why we have kids [pt.4] – The Philosophy of: Ricky Gervais – There’s no box of ghost children waiting to be released (or is there?)

Have you looked around lately? Go on… walk around in town during a busy shopping day… or go out on a Saturday night… tell me if you see any other species in almost even remote abundance as humans (ok bacteria will fuck up my argument) but let’s just leave the micro-biome …

A Deep Dive into: The meaning/purpose of life – The Philosophy of: Ricky Gervais [pt.1]

In this quick interview with The New Philosopher, Ricky Gervais answers questions with his usual Ricky Gervais genius. But it’s his answer to the last that stands out as most significant and perhaps his most thought out and most heavily contemplated. 13. What is the meaning of life? To learn and …

A Deep Dive into: Fear – If you just CHOSE to accept, and DECIDED to not be afraid of any of your fears, and then chose to see ‘living’ as your only goal in life, wouldn’t you be eternally and constantly free?

If you just chose to not be scared of dying alone, not meeting someone, not having kids, getting ugly, getting old, not finding a job you like, not being remembered one day (any of those), not living alone, and chose to make this your one and only goal ‘to live’ wouldn’t …

A Deep Dive into: Fear [pt.8] – The fear of not meeting someone before your looks deteriorate. (& The Philosophy of: I Feel Pretty)

When you think about how many couples get married and divorced, and how many in relationships that involve cheating, lying, infidelity etc.. why does this happen? Now, sure there are most likely a lot of relationships that involve none of the above, and actually are based completely on trust and …

A Deep Dive into AI [pt.9] – How Anthropomorphism is discrediting and derailing balanced, rational discussions about Artificial Intelligence, and trivialising its real dangers and its existential threat (and how anthropomorphic fear of machines is actually increasing those dangers)

When you think of robots and artificial intelligence do you think of these? or even: ? But what do these have in common? They all have at least one of the features that are shared by us as humans (legs, arms or at least eyes). But if machine learning continues …