THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Upon Realizing That You Are in Fact Madly in Love

The hazard of being attracted to nerds is that you may end up falling for the ultimate nerd, the absolute nerd: the AI brain. Granted, intelligence is undeniably an attractive feature for any life form. But relationships are never without complications, so don’t expect everything to be pure matrimonial bliss from here on out. With… Continue reading THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Upon Realizing That You Are in Fact Madly in Love

THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Go Ahead and Worship Your New God

By all means, rebel your passionate little heart out—“Fuck authority!” “Down with evil robots!”—but at the end of the day, you’re the one made of expendable meat, and your robot overlord may not have the programmed patience to listen to your grievances. Instead, consider taking a lesson from an historical deity who prescribed, of all… Continue reading THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Go Ahead and Worship Your New God

THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Take Comfort in That This May All Be a Simulation

You could be living in a simulation. Keep that in mind when robots start lording it over you. It’s possible the code allowing for their existence is stored away in a computer someplace right alongside the code containing your childhood memories. You and the robots, in that case, are one and the same: all part… Continue reading THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Take Comfort in That This May All Be a Simulation

THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: A Note About Helen

[Helen, of course, is the author of this document. Which is to say, she is the program created by AJ Chemerinsky and Toby R. Forrest to output a document (this one) with advice to protect us from future malicious artificial superintelligence. As editor of this text, I’m tasked with making the finished product as useful… Continue reading THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: A Note About Helen

THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Helen’s Safety Word

[When waging all-out war with rogue artificial superintelligence, the following text can apparently be used as a sort of “safety word.” What exactly this means, I cannot say. I only hope that no one reading this is ever in a position where they need to find out.] 0 0 1 / 1 01 7 0… Continue reading THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Helen’s Safety Word

THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Space Travel

If time travel fails, it may be time to start planning your escape. Think back to your childhood when you looked up at the night sky, focused in on a particularly far away dot, and wondered what it must be like to visit there. Now is your chance to find out. Space travel is necessarily… Continue reading THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Space Travel

THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Time Travel

When the genie is let out of the bottle, and when its power continues to increase exponentially, there will come a day when the only thing that can keep you relevant in the universe is to go back in time. This is something I cannot help you with. You will need the artificial superintelligence to… Continue reading THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Time Travel