Mind uploading: a link to a bunch of more links to preprints of journal articles

Compiled by Ben Goertzel here, HT to Kaj Sotala on LessWrong. Posting this partly as a note to myself so I don’t lose the link, but may be of interest to other people here. [Read more...]

LessWrong and cryonics

Since I occasionally mention LessWrong and Eliezer Yudkowsky in favorable ways, I get questions about them from people who are suspicious. One thing that makes people suspicious is apparent high levels of enthusiasm for cryonics, which Quackwatch has labeled quackery, in part reasoning that we know brain cells deteriorate within minutes after death. [Read more...]

Beta testing a book: Chris’ crazy idea about how to write a book in the 21st century

A long time ago I decided that when I finally finished writing my book, I would make it available as an ebook on a pay-what-you-want basis (where “pay-what-you-want” means “even $0″). There are a couple reasons for doing this. The first is purely selfish. As Cory Doctorow likes to say, most creative types suffer more [Read More...]

Advice on setting up Facebook timeline?

I’ve decided I finally have to set mine up. Any advice? I’m going to go post an ad on ELance, looking for someone who can design a cover for me, and redesign my blog banner while I’m at it. What else? [Read more...]

“People Make Poor Monitors for Computers”

That’s the title of a new book that I intend to try to read, time permitting. There’s sort of an encouraging thought in there: we’ve gotten so good at designing computers, that giving humans too much control over them may no longer be a good idea. [Read more...]

I really should know more about ebook formats. Help please?

I like the concept of ebooks, but I’ve never gotten a Kindle or Nook or anything like that. I just read them on my computer. So there’s a lot I don’t know about ebook readers. Like I only just now found out that EPUB is supposed to be great because you can read them on [Read More...]

It’s hard to plan 75 years into the future

Here’s another thing thing to fuels my LessWrong-inspired “trying to think about the future” kick: [Read more...]

I have officially stopped cleaning out my spam filter

When I started this blog, I initially tried to check the comment spam filter semi-regularly to see if legitimate comments were getting blocked. A few were, and I hit “not spam” on them. But as I type this, I now have 1,029 comments in the spam filter, and there’s no way I’m going to find [Read More...]

What are AIs doing right now?

Though Luke and the LessWrong crew in general, I’ve recently gotten interested in in the future of AI. This has spilled over into  an interest in what (weak) AIs are doing right now, which is why I want to highlight this fascinating story (and hilarious; via Cory Doctorow): [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X