Researcher Claims Genome Edited Twins Born Healthy

A Chinese researcher named He Jiankui of Shenzhen has recently released a video via Youtube wherein he declares that twin girls Lulu and Nana (pseudonyms to protect their identity) whose father was HIV positive and whose genes the Chinese scientist edited for increased resistance, "came crying into the world a few weeks ago," and that… Continue reading Researcher Claims Genome Edited Twins Born Healthy

THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: The Art of Being Upfront About Your Existential Trepidations

The moment the singularity occurs, the human brain will have met its match. An hour later, “its match” will have surpassed human intelligence tenfold, as the AI continues to accumulate knowledge and intellectual abilities. The pace at which the AI can learn will be exponential, so it won’t take long for its IQ to fly… Continue reading THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: The Art of Being Upfront About Your Existential Trepidations

Notes On Intelligent Machine Design: Sapient Mimicry

The prospect of human-like machine intelligence seems to dazzle and thrill the public to no end. Consider the 2018 article from Scientific America titled, A New Supercomputer Is The World's Fastest Brain-Mimicking Machine which speaks about the issue of brain-emulation at great length. The principal question, however, that many people are not asking in relation to… Continue reading Notes On Intelligent Machine Design: Sapient Mimicry

The Sans-Culotte & The Modern Right

Who they were. “A sans culotte, you rogues? He is someone who always goes about on foot. [He] has not got the millions you would all like to have… [He] has no chateaux, no valets to wait on him… He is useful because he knows how to till a field, to forge iron, to use… Continue reading The Sans-Culotte & The Modern Right

Morning Joe & The Failure of Form

The internet has recently been awhirl with the barbed, blow-trading occurring between US President, Donald J. Trump and the hosts of MSNBC's flagship talkshow, Morning Joe (get it, because Joe Scarborough is named Joe and its in the morning when people drink coffee, which is colloquially referred to as "a cup of joe" - mildly… Continue reading Morning Joe & The Failure of Form

The ism Conundrum: A Checkmate of Words

In the Western World there is seldom anything anyone fears being called more than a racist. But the phrase is quite confusing due to a ever growing multiplicity of meanings. As far as I can discern, however, all of these various differentials can be boiled down to two basic meanings, what we can call small… Continue reading The ism Conundrum: A Checkmate of Words