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: 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

Hawking’s Final Black Hole Research Paper: Black Hole Entropy & Soft Hair

Stephen William Hawking's final black hole research paper before his death on Einstein's birthday, Black Hole Entropy & Soft Hair, has been released via Cornell University Library. The paper was written in collaboration with Cambridge and Harvard researchers, Sasha Haco, Malcolm J. Perry and Andrew Strominger. The paper deals primarily with the conundrum know as… Continue reading Hawking’s Final Black Hole Research Paper: Black Hole Entropy & Soft Hair

Philosophy Circular 8/18/18

W E E K L Y   P H I L O S O P H Y ARTICLES Historian and philosopher Richard Carrier has penned a fascinating article - Could Be A 38% Chance We Are The Only Civilization In The Known Universe - discussing a paper on the possibility of presently existing, otherworldly civilizations, that is EM-radiating… Continue reading Philosophy Circular 8/18/18

Occidental Origins of Race-Theory (III)

(a.3) Prominent Theorists (continued from part II) Blumenbach During the eighteen century Europeans discovered numerous inhabitants across the world who differed markedly in their physical appearance from the pale skinned and fine-boned European explorers. The anthropologist and professor of medicine at Gottingen, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach1, having discovered in the course of his studies that both… Continue reading Occidental Origins of Race-Theory (III)

Occidental Origins of Race-Theory (II)

(a.3) Prominent Theorists (continued from part I) Bernier The first comprehensive survey and classification of the races of man of which anything is known was penned in 1684 by the French wayfarer, physician and anthropologist, Francios Bernier (1620-1688) in his Nouvelle division de la terre par les différents espèces ou races qui l'habitent ("New division… Continue reading Occidental Origins of Race-Theory (II)