Praise the horns—damn he who takes them. Praise the ulcers—hex he that makes them. Says the throng—around the fire. Edging closer—to the pyre.
To speak sanguinely about Artificial intelligence (AI) – real and speculative – one must first ask the question: Is AI possible? Before that question can even be rendered answerable, however, one must define one's terms, especially given the proclivity for intelligence-as-such, that is, as a material process, to be conflated and constrained wholly to sapience… Continue reading Intelligence: Artificial & Otherwise
Presented below is a collection of individuals --- past and present --- who have made significant contributions to the knowledge pool (directly or indirectly) of human suzerainty and whose works are, for this reason, worthy of further attention and study. Aaron Traywick (1989-2018) --- Founder of Ascendance Biomedical. A prominent life-extension activist. Sought to democratize… Continue reading Texni Circular, 9/28/18
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(a.1) The Image of Man | Specter of Earth (continued) Assignation of The Feminine1 to The Earth2 and The Masculine3 to that-which-is-machinic is not to ascribe some intrinsic negative value to The Feminine, nor to ascribe some intrinsic positive value to The Masculine, for the Masculine has also become subsumed into the specter as well.… Continue reading The Image of Man | Specter of Earth (II)
(a) Immanence or Earth? What way went vigor? Subsumed by vice. Struggle lost to paradise. - Elimination of a concept is only a reduction of literal spatiality insofar as no parvenu concepts are there fabricated in its place. Fabrication should not come to be confused here with falsity, such as an illusion (true presentation, false… Continue reading The Image of Man | Specter of Earth
The term "technocentrism" refers to a value systems that places a exceedingly high premium upon technology (in some variants, to the extent that it is second only to survival itself) and continuous technological development. The first thing to say about technocentrism is that the ideology is implicit or explicit in nearly every facet of modern… Continue reading The Inevitability of Technocentrism