Re-reading the Name of the Rose recently, a substantial subplot involves the heretic movements that often wracked Christendom. It seems, looking at medieval and ancient history, that this sort of thing happened all the time! People would get swept up in an ideological craze, usually spearheaded by some charismatic preacher or figurehead, but often these… Continue reading Maybe Q is normal
A thought experiment Imagine if you were Josef Mengele, or someone like him (But competent, Mengele was probably a sadistic twit. You are Mengele but smart). You are entirely without any moral limitations in your search for your scientific goals. Now imagine you are highly favoured by your regime, a triumphant Nazi-like empire that has… Continue reading INVERSE MENGELE
A couple of days ago I had to remove a couple of ticks off a pet (The trick is you twist ’em round and round until they let go rather than popping them off with brute force and risking the head coming off in the skin) I was not even slightly tempted to stick ’em… Continue reading Are we missing out on something by not eating each other’s ticks?
A conservation story made possible by low grade corruption.
Friendly AI could be compared to a cat lady.
“Of course it’s not really Hillary, but it thinks it is.”
“What do you mean it thinks it is??”
What ever happened with the singularity?
Here’s a fun game you can play if you happen to live in an Everett-style branching multiverse.
CONTENT WARNING: After reading this text you will gouge your own eyes out.
(Some of these may be equivalent or the same thing!)