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Custom Humans

December 5, 2019 0

Opening Insights: Intelligence, Yes – Wisdom, No Extinction catches Man by surprise because no one can even imaginethat such a catastrophe can happen to an intelligent species.BILL GAEDE The internet is an incredible marvel of [...]

Google and YouTube to Elect the Next President

December 3, 2019 0

Opening Insights: Censoring Americans Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.ALDOUS HUXLEY What if I told you that the information you were looking for online existed, but it was [...]

Social Media – A Modern Blight

November 30, 2019 0

Opening Insights: Danger of Unclear Thinking The dangers of not thinking clearly are much greater now than ever before.It's not that there's something new in our way of thinking - it's thatcredulous and confused thinking [...]

Un-human Physician

November 27, 2019 0

Opening Insights: Being Human The upheavals [of artificial intelligence] can escalate quickly and become scarier and even cataclysmic. Imagine how a medical robot, originally programmed to rid cancer, could conclude that the best way to [...]

Are They Nuts, Or Do They See Reality?

November 27, 2019 0

Opening Insights: They Didn't Start the Fire So this is the way the world ends.Not with a bang but with a bunch of millennialswho don’t know how to mail things.MATT FULLER Millennials see reality, but [...]

And You Think You’re Not Being Manipulated

November 25, 2019 0

Opening Insights: What is Real? The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops that we have createdare destroying how society works—no civil discourse, no coöperation,misinformation, mistruth.... I feel tremendous guilt. I think we all knewin the back of [...]

Ditch the Smartphone

November 19, 2019 0

Opening Insights: A Brain Prosthetic The dirty little secret that nobody likes to talk aboutis that things just might have been better before the Internet.We had more time to ourselves before cell phones and text [...]

UAS for Socially Responsible Agriculture

November 17, 2019 0

Opening Insights: Cultivating People The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops,but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.MASANOBU FUKUOKA, The One-Straw Revolution Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), or drones, are changing the [...]

It’s Not Enough to Disagree

November 14, 2019 0

Opening Insights: Friends to Enemies Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere,diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.GROUCHO MARX Let's say that you and I meet at a restaurant. This [...]

Giving Google Greater Access – To YOU

November 12, 2019 0

Opening Insights: How Much is Too Much Surveillance technologies now available - including the monitoring of virtually all digital information - have advanced to the point where much of the essential apparatus of a police [...]

Online Spaces for People

November 12, 2019 0

Opening Insights: Digital Spaces Humanity moves forward when we find new waysto rely on and understand and trust each other.ELI PARISER Most of the places we go online to meet and share the human condition [...]

Replacing Human Relationships

November 11, 2019 0

Opening Insights: Artificially Human I’m increasingly inclined to think that there should be some regulatory oversight,maybe at the national and international level,just to make sure that we don’t do something very foolish.I mean with artificial [...]

Google Search Now Picks Up on Context

October 28, 2019 0

Opening Insights: Knowledge is Power Technology is, of course, a double edged sword.Fire can cook our food but also burn us.JASON SILVA Google is getting smarter. Through improvements to its search function it has taken […]

Who’s Hovering Above?

October 28, 2019 0

Opening Insights: The Future, Delivered We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology,in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.CARL SAGAN An old man sits on a creaking rocking chair […]

AI | Not What We Expected

October 26, 2019 0

Opening Insights: Artificial, Yes. Intelligence, well… By far, the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it.ELIEZER YUDKOWSKY The Artificial Intelligence (AI) of science fiction has given us […]

Robot Priest? Yup, That’s Right

September 22, 2019 0

Opening Insights: AI-Delivered Faith, Delivered Better By far, the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it.ELIEZER YUDKOWSKY The calling of a priesthood is said to be an […]

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