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 …

A Deep Dive into: Perception [pt.1] – HYPOTHETICAL: If you were born without the sense of touch, sight, hearing, taste or smell, would you understand about the world (if anything)? [Is our understanding of the world –and science– innate in any way]?

Imagine from the start of your life, that you’ve never seen, touched, heard, smelt or tasted anything… What would you understand, and what would you imagine about the world? Is it possible that maybe you could understand the universe in one way we do? Some ways? All ways? Or in …

Missing the point? + A Deep Dive into: Time [pt.2] – Schopenhauer’s idea that the past, future NOR the present can be enjoyed assumes that the past, present and future are actually things.

Time is that by virtue of which everything becomes nothingness in our hands and loses all real value. Just because my dog Chunky gets excited when I come home doesn’t mean that he remembers me. Our view of nature is skewed in a way that if it must act in …

A Deep Dive into: Marriage – if everything changes and everything that begins must end, and it’s the natural order of things, is marriage also a selfish act?

Sidenote: Now this is another potentially flammable issue that contains that pesky thing known as emotion, but I’m going to attempt to address this issue in as dispassionate way as I can, for the purposes of a valid discussion. I’ve been married, and now I’m not. So, where I previously …

A Deep Dive into: AI [pt.8] The philosophy of Peter Haas: We need a healthy scepticism to make AI both benign and useful for humanity

Humanity hasn’t faced a serious threat to its existence since the plague ravished Europe, on a smaller scale, hundreds of thousands died of  cholera (which still do in underdeveloped countries), the two world wars, or anything like the environmental calamities such as the end of the dinosaurs or the ice …

A Deep Dive into: The Future of Humanity & Why we have kids [pt.3]: My ethical conclusion

This is my opinion on my we have kids in a world where we are already the ‘dominant’ species. This is my ethical view for, and this is the against side, go here. For background on this (and what I mean by dominant), go here, part 1 of this series, and part 2. ————————— There’s over 7 billion people in this planet. …