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Blogging Ethics

07/30/2014 - 6:30am
In this entry, I take a look at Bostrom’s orthogonality thesis. As we shall see, this thesis is central to his claim that superintelligent AIs could...
07/30/2014 - 6:30am
Can a girl get pregnant if she has sex standing up? Will my boyfriend be able to feel my IUD? What are dental dams, and why do people use them for...
07/30/2014 - 6:30am
IEET Affiliate Scholar updates us on his Soylent exploits, complete with charts and graphs! Can we live on this stuff? Find out on this episode of...
07/30/2014 - 6:30am
“What’s the worst that could happen?” - 16 years ago Robin Hanson said: “Humanity seems to have a bright future, i.e., a non-trivial chance of...
07/30/2014 - 6:30am
Lately, I’ve been enjoying reruns of the relatively new BBC series Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, which imagines Arthur Conan Doyle’s...
07/29/2014 - 12:18pm
“But look, you found the notice, didn’t you?” “Yes,” said Arthur. “yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a...