What Worry Warts Elon Musk and Geoffrey Hinton May Be Missing About AI

If the universe was malevolent and immoral, we wouldn’t even be here. So far, only humans have shown the capacity to be destructive with a purpose, so why assume superintelligence will be worse? For a limited time, get this paywalled post delivered to your email by subscribing to my free newsletter. Alternatively, if you join……...


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No UFOs; Never Has Been, Never Will Be

Do you have a burning desire to spend all your money to travel to distant jungles to strike up convos with screeching monkeys in trees? I’m not dressing up posts with header images anymore. Clean and simple. But, for this one, I’ll make an exception. It’s funny, and it drives the point home. For the…

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Scott Adams: “Everything I was told about America as a kid was a lie.”

“History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren’t there.” ~ George Santayana History is always written wrong, and so always needs to be rewritten. … What is interesting is brought forward as if it had been central and efficacious in the march of events, and harmonies are……...


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Thailand Road Trip: Nikhom Kham Soi, Mukdahan

A Taste of Hyper-Intense Thai Neighborhood Life Part 1: Thailand Road Trip: Pattaya to Mukdahan via Sisaket Preface and Summary To preface this part two of my Thailand road trip from Pattaya up to Mukdahan Province via Sisaket and back—1,540 kilometers round-trip, just shy of 1,000 miles (960 to be exact)—here’s the reaction to part……...


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The Obesity of Nations — Introduction

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of Introduction Purpose. That’s a play on the famous Scottish economist-philosopher’s tome of 1776. Adam Smith. Why that’s so will become apparent over the course of this series. It’s not just a coincidence, but a factor in the multifactorial cause of why people get fat. Because of the…

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America Is Skating on Thin Ice

It Has Lost Its Moral Compass By Abandoning The Practical for Feels Alone America was the first country founded on an idea, not just the conquest of real estate. Initially a territory for exploration, it evolved into a British colony, and with a growing population, the imperative to separate and form a unique country emerged.…

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Thailand Road Trip: Pattaya to Mukdahan via Sisaket

A Visit With The Girls; Then a Lesson in Infrastructure Development and Mom & Pop Entrepreneurship on Hyperdrive INTRODUCTION There’s a difference between sitting around, reading everyone’s hot takes, and waxing poetic about it…and actually doing some original journaling and logging and telling real stories. The latter means getting off your ass, gathering facts or……...


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A Most Awful Rant

A Peaceful Walk Up To A Shrine Turns Ugly and Sour It all started with good intentions. I looked outside and thought, “This is a perfect day.” A tropical, hot, and humid country, but at 7 o’clock in the morning, it was overcast and misting just enough to keep things cool. Ideal for a walk.…

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No-Pill #65 Two Types of Romantic-Love Relationships

Forge Your Path in Love: The Power of Individuality in Relationships No-Pill #64 Three Segments of Romantic Love No-Pill #66 Individual Uniqueness and Personal Worth “Uncover the keys to a successful relationship and personal growth through individuality. Learn how to harness your personal agency, develop your unique path, and share the journey with your partner……...


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The Mug Shot Heard Round The World

My Hot Take On The Trump Conviction It’s very early morning here in the Land of Smiles, and I got up to finish off another post. Suddenly, I see all this noise about former President Donald J. Trump being convicted on 34 counts of—what is it—fudging something in his business books or whatever that doesn’t…

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My Answers To A Critic

Methods To Madness and The Virtue of Binging About 10 days ago, I published a post and did an accompanying video. In a nutshell, it’s about spring-cleaning…ending up with every essential thing you need and nothing inessential—because you don’t need inessentials cluttering up your life. It was driven by my decision to just stop with……...


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The Occam’s Razor Covid Conspiracy That’s True

All The Elements Were All Around Us The Whole Time and Now They Come Together Never you mind. I’m on a roll. I’m just enjoying setting aside so much trouble and effort so I can simply get down to what I do best: getting aggravated or ah-ha’ed and writing about it quickly. I was going……...


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What Does America Deserve?

Making It Great Ever Again Is Going To Take A Lot More Than Electing The Same Person Who Got Duped The Last Time Yea, I know. It’s supposed to be my day off, right? So was yesterday…and the day before that, when I published [a day late] my 3rd and final installment on the intersection…

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Expanding The Definition of Consciousness: Purposeful Communication

A Wild and Revolutionary Thesis That Questions Premises In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. genesis 1:1-2 [This is Part 3. Parts 1 and 2 are here and here.] Introduction Well, here we are with the third and final……...


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Teaching 5th Graders About Hang-Gliding

Theory To Practice Here we are. I know what’s due tonight—the third installment of my miniseries on AI and consciousness, human consciousness, and the potential for digital consciousness. What is consciousness, anyway? That’s what this third installment is supposed to focus on. The second part mostly dealt with big brains, and the first installment was…

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Anxiety in the Face of the AI Revolution

From Fire to Silicon: Getting Used to Radical Advancement “As man now is, God once was; as God now is, man may be.” lorenzo snow [This is Part 2. Parts 1 and 3 are here and here.] The quote is from 1840. Snow was the 5th president of the LDS Church, the Mormons. It popped……...


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Man Created God In His Own Image

The Next Evolution of “God;” and Installing Escalators and Elevators in the Tower of Babel So man created God in his own image, in the image of man created he Him;only one true God created he Him. Neo-Genesis 1:27 [This is Part 1. Parts 2 and 3 are here and here.] Introduction Brace yourselves. What…

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Everything You Need and Nothing You Don’t

An Essentials Story This post is a continuation of this one. How much of your life is spent seeking to gain and keep inessential things? We all do it, there’s no denying it. And in a good sense, isn’t that what prosperity, happiness, and higher states of well-being are all about or at least partly…

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Just The Basic Facts — Changes to Site & Newsletter

RelaxI’ll need some information firstJust the basic factsCan you show me where it hurts? (Pink Floyd, Comfortably Numb; The Wall, 1979) Tomorrow, I’ll publish the whole soul-searching story in prose and video. For now, just the raw details because some changes have already taken place, some are happening as soon and this is published, and…

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