AI: Scary for the Right Reasons

Just as brokers are claiming Artificial Intelligence is as important for the future as the discovery of electricity has been for the 19th and 20th centuries, philosophers, physicists and tech leaders are warning us to consider the implications. This is a REBLOG from Medium's Hackernoon thread. By Vinod Khosla Medium: Hackernoon Artificial intelligence, AI, has…Read more AI: Scary for the Right Reasons

RECREATE

  "Recreate? That's ridiculous. No, it's outrageous in its messianic arrogance, I mean, the sheer self obsession and megalomanic craziness of it. We could emulate or copy, even attempt to repeat but recreate? I don't think so, my friend." The P.A. sighed,  a great actor but a pain in the ass.  

You are already Living in a Computer

Futurists predict a rapture of machines, but reality beat them to it by turning computing into a way of life. Suddenly, everything is a computer. Phones, of course, and televisions. Also toasters and door locks, baby monitors and juicers, doorbells and gas grills. Even faucets. Even garden hoses. Even fidget spinners. Supposedly “smart” gadgets are…Read more You are already Living in a Computer

Reading rewires your brain

Fitness headlines promise staggering physical results: a firmer butt, ripped abs, bulging biceps. Nutritional breakthroughs are similar clickbait, with attention-grabbing, if often inauthentic—what, really, is a “superfood?”—means of achieving better health. Strangely, one topic usually escaping discussion has been shown, time and again, to make us healthier, smarter, and more empathic animals: reading. Read more