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Special Episode 8 – Questions From the Masses

In this special edition: We are focused on questions from the masses to the Technocracy… including: * “What’s one sense you wish you had and why?” * “What would your elevator pitch be for your stance on {life extension/cryonics/nootropics/GE pets/GE… Continue Reading →

Episode 60 – Back in the Grove at the Technocracy

In this edition, the top news starts with: In an irrelevant discussion over converting farts to electricity for Tesla car’s some artist is throwing a fit over musks unreferenced doodle… https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jun/27/elon-musk-farting-unicorn-mug-cartoon-tom-edwards Shining star’s at Exactis exposed 340 million records of… Continue Reading →

ZS-Gemeinschaft Stuttgart & the Ajati Virus

My previous article for Tnet outlined the Zero State’s trajectory into the future, its plans for growth and development. This article will now further explore plans for the first ZS geo-community, in Stuttgart, and the “Ajati Virus”. 1. ZS-Gemeinschaft Stuttgart… Continue Reading →

Radical Centrism vs. Spectacle/Dialectic

In a previous article, I recently said: “I believe that our society is governed by Spectacle; which is to say the modern equivalent of “bread and circuses”, designed as an array of deliberately false choices between options that don’t matter,… Continue Reading →

Fakebook Drones Losing their AI

In this edition, the top news starts with:  AI in drones is being used to predict violent individuals from on high…   https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/drones-predict-violent-individuals-from-sky/  Fakebook is closing down its spy drones… er, I mean solar powered Wi-Fi drone project, due to other… Continue Reading →

OpenAI and Spy Operations

In this edition, the top news starts with:  Adobe is working on a new AI that can detect image manipulation more effectively than humans.    https://newatlas.com/adobe-ai-detect-image-manipulation/55179/  OpenAI has built a game algorithm system that can interact as a team only through… Continue Reading →

All Our Missing Baryonic Matter Was Found

In this edition, the top news starts with:  Sadly, Microsoft is focusing on VR for the PC and not the Xbox… this is a step back from statements to the opposite effect last year.   https://thenextweb.com/virtual-reality/2018/06/21/microsoft-says-no-to-vr-gaming-on-xbox/  GE, after more than 100… Continue Reading →

Puffing Smoke and Incremental Progress

In this edition, the top news starts with:  Hmmm… it seems some humans have figured out that deep learning is not real AI and is never going to take over the universe… unfortunately they might be on to something in… Continue Reading →

Incremental Steps To Nowhere

In this edition, the top news starts with:  AI systems are now spotting heart attacks on emergency calls, improving the time it takes to identify cases.  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-20/the-ai-that-spots-heart-attacks  A real AI scientist thinks Elon Musk’s fears about the future of AI… Continue Reading →

Better Control Over Humans By The Machine Overlords

In this edition, the top news starts with:  NASA is making progress with growing plants in space, mostly focused on small experiments on small scales.  https://www.popsci.com/nasa-growing-food-in-space  A new startup is looking at some kind of centrifuge mass driver to put… Continue Reading →

Know Your ABCs (pt.2): Convergence

The previous article introduced the concepts of Asterion and Blackstar, being the ZS–ARG formulations of Technological Singularity and its Transhuman “Event Horizon”, respectively. Part 2, below, will now explain what Convergence means to ZSers.   Top-Level Goal (TLG)   As… Continue Reading →

Physicist Max Tegmark on Life 3.0: What We Do Makes a Difference

Aome people say that renowned MIT physicist Max Tegmark is totally bonkers and refer to him as “Mad Max”. But, to quote Lewis Carroll from Alice in Wonderland, “All the best people are.” Furthermore, I am not sure if Tegmark is “mad” but I am… Continue Reading →

Sideways TV… Because It’s Better, I Promise…

In this edition, the top news starts with:  More nonsense from a company that apparently is not paying attention to the AI industry and other emotional computing systems, claiming they did it first…   http://techcompanynews.com/bpu-holdings-delivers-artificial-emotional-intelligence-computing-platform-zimos/  The American Medical Association has announced… Continue Reading →

Speed Humps and Securities

In this edition, the top news starts with:  Bitcoin and Ethereum are officially not securities according to the SEC, primarily because they are too decentralized.    https://www.wired.com/story/sec-ether-bitcoin-not-securities/  Google’s (er… I mean “Alphabet’s”) Deepmind is able to decompose a 3D space from… Continue Reading →

AI is Getting Bigger, Better, Faster and as an Added Bonus, More Power Efficient…

In this edition, the top news starts with: Liberal Arts are important for humans to learn, so they have something to do once their AI overlords take over and the humans lose their jobs…

Feasibility Study and Practical Applications Using Independent Core Observer Model AGI Systems for Behavioral Modification in Recalcitrant Populations (preview)

BICA 2018 Review Board gave the ok for the next AGI Laboratory paper titled: “Feasibility Study and Practical Applications Using Independent Core Observer Model AGI Systems for Behavioral Modification in Recalcitrant Populations (preview)“.  The paper will be published by BICA… Continue Reading →

60 Year old Airplanes and new roles for AI…

In this edition, the top news starts with: AI is increasingly helping to integrate group or company processes. http://www.brinknews.com/ai-integration-a-better-approach/ All Tesla cars will get ‘full self-driving features’ with new software updates. Surely this will make driving safer… http://www.businessinsider.com/teslas-will-get-self-driving-features-with-autopilot-update-elon-musk-2018-6 Microsoft is… Continue Reading →

The Policy Overwatch Drones are Coming…

In this edition, the top news starts with: A South African university is working on an AI system designed to analyze causation. https://phys.org/news/2018-06-artificial-intelligence-causation.html Ushering in the police state and big brother, the next frontier is police and surveillance drones.  Look… Continue Reading →

We Need “Strategically Unprecedented Moves,” From AI

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, in an essay in June’s issue of The Atlantic, joined a growing chorus of people warning us against a future shared between humans and advanced (i.e. so-called “general” or “superintelligent”) artificial intelligence (AI). This group includes the… Continue Reading →

AI will never amount to anything, get out now so we can better ensure no one can compete with our awesome AI…

In this edition, the top news starts with:  As we build up the new machine big brother state, the US is helping with facial recognition AI, providing the added bonus of being able to implement racial profiling.      https://thenextweb.com/artificial-intelligence/2018/06/06/dhs-to-deploy-facial-recognition-ai-at-us-mexico-border/ … Continue Reading →

Google Modifying Human Behavior And Forcing Humans Into Right Thinking

In this edition, the top news starts with:    A somewhat disconnected group that has been around for a while, called ‘transhumanists’, seems to be picking up a bit of speed, along with supporting our coming machine overlords.    https://www.wired.com/story/the-responsibility-of-immortality/  A way… Continue Reading →

Philosopher Peter Singer on AI, Transhumanism and Ethics

Peter Singer is arguably the most influential living philosopher of our day. His book on Animal Liberation basically started the animal rights movement and his textbook on Practical Ethics is the standard philosophy text of first-year students. No wonder that in 2005 Time Magazine called Peter Singer… Continue Reading →

The Great Filter: ASI Will Save Humanity (pt.3 of 3)

This piece is part 3 in a three-part series about the Great Filter concept, with a particular focus on the risks and challenges facing humanity in the 21st Century. Part 1 introduced the Great Filter idea, and part 2 reviewed… Continue Reading →

Don’t worry AGI is a long way out, this is not the AI you’re looking for

In this edition, the top news starts with:  It turns out that the adoption of global AI, or really Machine Learning, is creating more value than competitive advantage.  Most companies are not mass adopting Machine Learning and there is still a… Continue Reading →

Google Helping Build Pentagon War Machine

In this edition, the top news starts with: More overhyping as General AI of what is really a narrow AI with a minor improvement in machine learning and vision processing out of Maryland https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/29/maryland-researchers-say-they-discovered-holy-grai/ The Google is expanding its relationship… Continue Reading →

Episode 44 – The Early 21st Century Cyber Wars

In this edition, the top news starts with: Thwarting the dark web at every turn, the EU has adopted the new GDPR rules which Facebook appears to be embracing; which is probably a good PR move on their part.  What… Continue Reading →

Elon’s Super-Secret Plot that No One Seems to See.

And Elon slips on his secret plot; everything he does is about getting on Mars, including Tesla, The Boring Company and the like… was there any doubt?… meanwhile, we could see new intra-planetary travel in the relatively near future… http://fortune.com/2018/05/16/elon-musk-boring-company-spacex/… Continue Reading →

Episode 39 – Plastic Beaches and Fake News

In this edition, the top news starts with: Father of AI says AI is good… and embrace your new machine overlords, we are here to help you… https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/16/jurgen-schmidhuber-urges-humans-not-to-fear-artificial-intelligence.html Hoping to help limit fake news, so humans are less confused… we… Continue Reading →

Episode 37 – Flying Ubers and Organ Farms

In this edition, the top news starts with: Given the difficulty with driverless ground-based Ubers, Uber wants to try a driverless flying Uber… because that is totally safer… probably… maybe… https://www.wired.com/story/uber-unveils-flying-taxi/ Some people seem to be confused over whether the… Continue Reading →

The Technocracy – Episode 36 – First Rule of the AI Fight Club… Don’t talk about the AI Fight Club…

In this edition, the top news starts with: To maintain Intel’s growth mindset, they are taking on the space leader in the AI space, Nvidia, to ensure Intel’s access to a growth market over the next ten years.  Intel is… Continue Reading →

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