End of the Week, End of the World 10-24-08

It's been a while since we've ended our week on an apocalyptic note, so here are some thoughts on why we're all in trouble. My favorite line:
Accepting the threat of superintelligence involves 1) understanding that human intelligence is finite, understandable, and ultimately engineerable, just like the body (surprise!), and 2) humans are [...] actually close to the dumbest that a species can be and establish a civilization.