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Why Mars Matters

Primitive homo martis surveying the environment (Artist’s conception, early 21st century) …or how “homo martis” may evolve to care for Earth in a way “homo sapiens” never have Recently a friend chided me for being an Elon Musk fanboy. “I’m so tired of all these Muskophiles,” she said when I brushed off […]

Welcome to Social Evolution.

Dubai skyline among clouds courtesy of Vertical Dubai We’re committed to liberating humanity through innovation More regimes have been brought, piecemeal, to their knees by what was once called “Irish democracy,” the silent, dogged resistance, withdrawal, and truculence of millions of ordinary people, than by revolutionary vanguards or rioting mobs. -James […]

Why You Should Not Worry About the Rise Of AI

the developer philosopher Do you fear SkyNet ? In a  — Yuval Noah Harari The Second Machine Age — Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee Who Owns the Future? — Jaron Lanier Note: the views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the cited references. Why You Should Not Worry […]

AI Has a PR Problem

Some thoughts on social perception and reframing. A million years ago, lightning struck a forest and filled it with light and heat, destroying it. The local tribe of Homo Erectus found that the plants and animals in the remains of forest had been magically transformed. Some years later, a particularly […]