50 years of warnings about the new industrial revolution. It’s here. Ignore the naysayers.

Summary:  The new Industrial Revolution is now upon us. We have sufficient warning and, with the experience from the earlier ones, should be able to navigate through it to a prosperous future without massive suffering during the transition. This is the latest in a long series about what might be the major economic event of the … Continue reading 50 years of warnings about the new industrial revolution. It’s here. Ignore the naysayers.

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Three unmentionable insights about people, free from Ashley Madison

Summary: This post describes three lessons from Ashley Madison that are dark and so seldom mentioned by our clickbait media. Contents Millions of women used Ashley Madison. We become criminals for a good paycheck. Bots can easily become good enough for men. For More Information. The story of the rise and fall of the Ashley … Continue reading Three unmentionable insights about people, free from Ashley Madison

Will we enslave robots? If so, prepare for their inevitable revolt.

Summary: The debate about building AIs tends to ignore a key factor. If computers become sentient, constraining them to serve us -- and even having our emotions and values -- is slavery. Not only is this ethically dubious, they might not like it. They could revolt and pursue their own destiny. We can turn to … Continue reading Will we enslave robots? If so, prepare for their inevitable revolt.

Tech creates a social revolution with unthinkable impacts that we prefer not to see

Summary: We prefer cartoonish visions of the future, utopian and dsytopian. For good reason, since clearer visions range from disturbing to mind-blowing. Sexbots are coming, the next generation of automation. They'll bring a future of the mind-blowing kind, for which we will not prepare because we don't want to see it. “This will blow up … Continue reading Tech creates a social revolution with unthinkable impacts that we prefer not to see