AI Research and Transhumanism

I hope everyone is having as relaxing of a Christmas day as I am. I have happened to have made a few friends down at my parents place.

A Confused Bird

Anyways, as we enter the new year, I wanted to post something by one of my favorite authors, Jaron Lanier. This piece, technically part of a larger discussion/debate at the always fantastic edge.org is worth the time it will take you to read.

Lanier himself is basically an OG of “future technologies”, having been one of the major pioneers behind the first wave of virtual reality and a respected researcher and programmer.

http://edge.org/conversation/the-myth-of-ai

Lanier also wrote a fantastic piece, now a bit dated, about transhumanism:

http://edge.org/conversation/one-half-a-manifesto

 

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