[MetaFiction][Alternate Reality Game][Social Futurism]* The Zero State (ZS) is a Posthuman, distributed, virtual State (among other things). Its philosophical foundation is the ideology of Social Futurism. All of these concepts can be taken together as existing on a single axis, or frame of reference; i.e. the realm of practical ideology, which we may call the “horizontal“. ZS may also be understood in terms of other axes, or other frames of reference. The “vertical” is the rather more esoteric realm of time, aspiration, and metaphysics. It is in the realm of the vertical that we find the logic (Logos) of ZS,
[MetaFiction][Alternate Reality Game][Social Futurism]* The Great Filter Looking back over the history of the 21st Century, we can see that turbulence was present from the outset. Weapons of Mass Destruction, resource shortages and climate change, civil conflicts and international tension, accelerating technological breakthroughs and spiralling socio-economic inequity. The developments started out in a way that were shocking to local observers at times, but which could be easily enough ignored by those not in direct contact with the consequences. Entire industries arose to preserve the profits of the status quo by keeping as many people in ignorance of their own fate,
What does this mean, an eco-friendly cryptocurrency? The mainstream media has picked up on the fact that the “mining” of Bitcoin and other cryptos use massive amounts of electricity worldwide. The amount is so large that it’s been projected to be more than many medium-sized countries. And growing. Massive Warehouses Full of Mining Chips This is happening because of the “Proof of Work” algorithm that Bitcoin, Ethereum, and many other cryptocurrencies use when building their blockchains. There are now massive warehouses around the world burning huge amounts of power to solve the mathematical equations that are required to win the
That’s very interesting, I’ll keep an eye out for it. Feel free to let me know if you’d like to discuss further any of the ideas from this article.
And Elon slips on his secret plot; everything he does is about getting on Mars, including Tesla, The Boring Company and the like… was there any doubt?… meanwhile, we could see new intra-planetary travel in the relatively near future… http://fortune.com/2018/05/16/elon-musk-boring-company-spacex/ OMG… Judea Pearl thinks we should teach AI cause and effect to get AI out of a rut… because the current machine learning can totally understand that… much like my abacus on my desk… time for a new paradigm? https://www.quantamagazine.org/to-build-truly-intelligent-machines-teach-them-cause-and-effect-20180515/ SRI International joins DARPA to teach AI memory recall and make much cooler video games… https://venturebeat.com/2018/05/16/sri-international-joins-darpa-program-to-teach-ai-memory-recall/ Microsoft has really stepped
In this edition, the top news starts with: Father of AI says AI is good… and embrace your new machine overlords, we are here to help you… https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/16/jurgen-schmidhuber-urges-humans-not-to-fear-artificial-intelligence.html Hoping to help limit fake news, so humans are less confused… we turn to AI to help… https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2018/05/16/fake-news-and-how-artificial-intelligence-tools-can-help Henry Kissinger says AI could mean the end of human history; but, of course, this is a good thing and the star of the Machine Empire shines across the galaxy… for a safe and secure society… https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/06/henry-kissinger-ai-could-mean-the-end-of-human-history/559124/ Replacing border agents with AI could be a thing in some places; hoping to detect lies while
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In this edition, the top news starts with: Given the difficulty with driverless ground-based Ubers, Uber wants to try a driverless flying Uber… because that is totally safer… probably… maybe… https://www.wired.com/story/uber-unveils-flying-taxi/ Some people seem to be confused over whether the ethical requirement to help others should include cloning human organs and growing them in farms, as if that is somehow bad? You know… we might help people… and extend lives… and we wouldn’t want that… https://undark.org/article/dilemma-science-ethics-organ-farming/ Seems some senator is surprised that there is a way to track any phone in the country if we pinky promise we have permission?
In this edition, the top news starts with: To maintain Intel’s growth mindset, they are taking on the space leader in the AI space, Nvidia, to ensure Intel’s access to a growth market over the next ten years. Intel is the dominant leader in CPU and server hardware; but, Nvidia has focused on AI computing and gained a lot of ground and is perceived as the space leader in that segment. Intel must fight, or they could get sidelined in the next 10 years. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/intel-is-digging-in-for-a-fight-with-nvidia-over-artificial-intelligence-2018-05-10 Artificial Intelligence is still dumb according to Google; going to the on-going point that most