A Deep Dive into: The Future of Humanity & Why we have kids [pt.2]: The ethical argument FOR having more kids – Even if there’s already 7 billion of us, is it not our biological and human duty to keep having as many kids as possible (so as to minimise the probability of humanity dying out)?

This is the ethical view for further procreation in a world where we are already are the ‘dominant’ species.  For 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. ———————— Neil Strauss says (or at least he used to), that …

A Deep Dive into: The Future of Humanity & Why we have kids – The Ethical view against having more kids: Is there one conceivable motivation for having kids that is not self-serving?

This is the ethical view against further procreation in a world where we are already the ‘dominant’. For background on this (and what I mean by dominant), go here. And this is part 2 in a Deep Dive into why we have kids. Here’s part 1 and part 2. ——————– Neil Strauss says …

A Deep Dive into: The Future of Humanity (and kids) – If humans aren’t in any impending danger of losing our position as the dominant* species on earth, why do we make more kids? Wouldn’t it be more beneficial for the future of humanity to focus on helping the already alive ones who don’t have parents –or more importantly– positive guidance and support?

This is part 2 in a Deep Dive into why we have kids. Here’s part 1. –———————————- * The word ‘dominant’ in the title of this, in reference to us humans, refers to our potential (beneficial or destructive) influence in this planet. So even though plantlife or animal life may …

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 …

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 …

A Deep (but not too deep, because this shit can do your head in) Dive into: Are we living in a computer simulation? [pt.2] – This is why we aren’t. Or maybe exactly why we are. I don’t fucking know.

This is part two of an examination of Simulation theory – Here’s part 1. And to understand what the hell this is, watch this, this, or this, or read this (the latter of which started it all). —– If you play Mario Bros, this never happens: And sometimes, the designers of computer games …

A Deep Dive into: AI [pt.5] – In the brief period after AI realises it’s smarter and better at us in EVERYTHING, the only jobs left will be those that deal with the annoying thing AI won’t have, understand or give two fucks about: human emotions.

In the brief period between AI becoming smarter (and funnier) than us and can innovate better than us, process information quicker than us, do every job better than us, and the moment it realises humans are no longer needed for anything, there’s going to be little bit of time where …

A Deep Dive into: AI [pt.4] – The formula: Humans making huge inroads in AI + AI can learn at a much faster rate than we can + We understand barely anything about the brain + AI doesn’t give a fuck about emotion or sympathy = Get ready for the most ironic and awkward thing in the history of the universe ever (& the Philosophy of: Funnybot)

As humans we’ve pretty much run our course. We’ve been going thousands of years to make advances in weapons, agriculture, engineering, all to build up to getting amazing as shit at making technology that is faster, better, can do more calculations quicker and ultimately smarter than us. All this is …