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(English) William Hertling on AI Risks

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.William Hertling, author of the Singularity Series books and the recent techno-crime thriller Kill Process earlier this year shared a few of his thoughts regarding artificial (general) intelligence (AI / AGI) and the hazards as well as ethical ramifications and quandaries that the emergence of AI / AGI might give rise to. In Ten Musings on AI Risks William broaches both pragmatic subjects such as risk mitigation and deeper moral questions. In his (and ... Read more

(English) Neil Harbisson: I listen to color And The Renaissance of our Species

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Earlier this month I attended Reasons to: in Brighton. It's been a fantastic 3 days full of information, insights and inspiration, in addition to getting to know a lot of nice and interesting people. The talk that stood it in particular was Neil Harbisson's The Renaissance of our Species. Right after that talk I tweeted: Mind blown. By designing new senses cyborg Neil Harbisson is pushing the envelope of pushing the envelope Neil was born with ... Read more

(English) Possible Brexit Fallout: Decentralization

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.While some things are still certain after the Brexit vote in June, most aren't. Though the argument that won the day was all about "taking back control" of the country, at least short term a quite likely result might be that nothing much will change in terms of control and the people will have merely exchanged one aloof, self-serving elite for another. I still think that Brexit is a royally stupid idea but in ... Read more

(English) William Hertling – Kill Process

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.I've recently finished listening to the audio version of William Hertling's latest novel "Kill Process" I think it's fair to say that I'm quite a fan of his novels and his writing. Kill Process is a bit of a departure from Hertling's Singularity series in that it doesn't deal with future events and science fiction technology but mostly takes place in the present day with a few exceptions for flashbacks to previous events in ... Read more

(English) Tiny but valuable life hack: Drastically increase the lifespan of disposable razor blades

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Disposable razor blades are expensive and they usually need to be replaced after 4-5 shaves. Now, in the olden days men used special leather strips to sharpen those old-fashioned straight razors nowadays only barbers still seem to be using. These maintenance skills seem to have been lost over time leading to the current business model that's quite similar to the one for inkjet printers: The actual product is sold at a bargain price, ... Read more

(English) Expanding Human Sensory Perception

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.In this mind-blowing TED talk neuroscientist David Eagleman talks about his exciting work to extend and substitute human senses and even add completely new channels to the gamut of human sensory perception that will allow us to make more sense of an increasingly complex world more quickly and more readily: Can we create new senses for humans? Read more

(English) Supporting the Idea of an Unconditional Basic Income

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.About a year ago Scott Santens - self-declared writer and advocate of basic income for all - wrote a highly recommendable piece on why should support the idea of an unconditional basic income. In this article he debunks common myths about less desirable repercussions a basic income might have (such as suddenly nobody wanting to do any work anymore ...). He makes a few salient points as to why a basic income is the ... Read more

(English) Money is not a scorecard

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Two weeks ago I came across an interesting article on the Mr. Money Mustache blog: "What I’m Teaching my Son about Money" As is usual for Mr. Money Mustache it's a very insightful post about money, financial independence, how to achieve it and what to do with it. I love his blog because he not just tries to educate people about personal finance or money as an end to itself but about money with a ... Read more

(English) The Turing Exception by William Hertling

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.About a year ago I wrote about the "Avogadro Corp" by William Hertling, the first book of his Singularity Series. A week ago I finished reading "The Turing Exception", the fourth and final instalment and a worthy close to the series. The Turing Exception follows common patterns of the series. Avogadro Corp was set in 2015 with its sequels taking place 10 years later each. With The Turing Exception we've now arrived at around ... Read more

(English) Email as a Personal API

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Some time ago I came across a concept by Marc Bevand advocating email as a Decentralized API to Personal Information. In this post he outlines the idea that - email being such a pervasive tool to the extent that nearly everyone uses it - a personal, distributed and decentralized API layer could be built on top of it. The basic idea is this: Email could be used as a protocol for transactions and automatically ... Read more
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