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Your EP Moment of the Day .... Coincidence or Causal Anomaly?

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prototyper prototyper's picture
Your EP Moment of the Day .... Coincidence or Causal Anomaly?
Just a funny bit of news with an EP flavor. Poor naming of a new supercomputer .... http://www.ornl.gov/info/press_releases/get_press_release.cfm?ReleaseNum... Guess nobody plays EP over there .... or Exsurgents are adjusting causal events.
RustedPantheress RustedPantheress's picture
OH SHI-
OH SHI-
Somebody is using bad science! Snark, facts, snark. Your body is corrupted: Cool, do more science to it. Your mind is warped: That's nice, want a cookie? What do we say to the God of Death? Not today!
bibliophile20 bibliophile20's picture
Life Imitates Art much?
Life Imitates Art much?
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -Benjamin Franklin
The Doctor The Doctor's picture
Or maybe somebody over there
Or maybe somebody over there IS a fan of Eclipse Phase.
Extrasolar Angel Extrasolar Angel's picture
Nothing new under the sun, IT
Nothing new under the sun, IT and military guys like to play jokes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_Administrator_Tool_for_Analyzing_N...
[I]Raise your hands to the sky and break the chains. With transhumanism we can smash the matriarchy together.[/i]
savanah savanah's picture
Or maybe EP was written by a
Or maybe EP was written by a Time Traveler!
prototyper prototyper's picture
Or maybe EP was written by a
Or maybe EP was written by a Time Traveler! >> Let's hope not. :-)
rfmcdonald rfmcdonald's picture
Kill it with fire!
Kill it with fire!
prototyper prototyper's picture
Your Next EP Moment for the Day ...
Found this via Engadget, but it seems real enough. Perhaps someone can provide us some more background on this. "The Cambridge Project for Existential Risk" .... http://cser.org/
Arenamontanus Arenamontanus's picture
prototyper wrote:Found this
prototyper wrote:
Found this via Engadget, but it seems real enough. Perhaps someone can provide us some more background on this. "The Cambridge Project for Existential Risk" .... http://cser.org/
They are our new rivals/colleagues in 'the other place': ideally, they will be investigating existential risk and help figure out how to understand and reduce it. Some good backing and core people, we are just hoping they get loads of funding too - then we will really have a strong anti-xrisk community here in the UK. One of the co-founders, Lord Rees, has the second coolest title I know of: Astronomer Royal (the coolest title IMHO is NASA's Planetary Protection Officer). Incidentally, just to contribute another "EP in real life" moment. We in Oxford are hosting the AGI-12 conference next weekend. Check out the program, especially the impacts section at the end: http://www.winterintelligence.org/#calendar We are doing our best to analyse how to build seed AGI, make it safe (if it is possible) and figure out uploading. Totally normal to us, but it sure must look like science fiction to outsiders. I'll see if I can turn some papers into EP adventures. The proto-Argonaut movement is growing.
Extropian
prototyper prototyper's picture
Firewall Initiative
Maybe you can sell them on calling one of the committees "Firewall" or start interest in the above mentioned "Firewall Initiative", or something similar. Just not "Project Ozma", no no.
prototyper prototyper's picture
Furthermore ....
.... Will your presentation be available for wider viewing, via youtube or similar?
Arenamontanus Arenamontanus's picture
prototyper wrote:.... Will
prototyper wrote:
.... Will your presentation be available for wider viewing, via youtube or similar?
Yes. Just like the previous winter intelligence conference ( http://www.fhi.ox.ac.uk/archived_events/winter_conference ) we will put them online eventually. I'll see how many EP references I can sneak in :-)
Extropian
savanah savanah's picture
http://www.space.com/18596
http://www.space.com/18596-mars-colony-spacex-elon-musk.html And since we already have TITANS and Firewall, why not some Planetary Consortium too?
The Doctor The Doctor's picture
savanah wrote:Or maybe EP was
savanah wrote:
Or maybe EP was written by a Time Traveler!
Not. My. Fault.
The Doctor The Doctor's picture
Arenamontanus wrote:They are
Arenamontanus wrote:
They are our new rivals/colleagues in 'the other place': ideally, they will be investigating existential risk and help figure out how to understand and reduce it. Some good backing and core people, we are just hoping they get loads of funding too - then we will really have a strong anti-xrisk community here in the UK.
I wish people in the US took the notion more seriously. We as a people seem to have our priorities very screwed up when it comes to the long term.
Arenamontanus wrote:
Incidentally, just to contribute another "EP in real life" moment. We in Oxford are hosting the AGI-12 conference next weekend. Check out the program, especially the impacts section at the end: http://www.winterintelligence.org/#calendar
I almost took the time off to go, but another trip to a conference in Barcelona has messed things up until 2013ce. Oh, well, that is what Youtube is for.
Arenamontanus wrote:
The proto-Argonaut movement is growing.
I have a few projects in development you might be interested in testing, then.
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The Doctor wrote
The Doctor wrote:
Arenamontanus wrote:
They are our new rivals/colleagues in 'the other place': ideally, they will be investigating existential risk and help figure out how to understand and reduce it. Some good backing and core people, we are just hoping they get loads of funding too - then we will really have a strong anti-xrisk community here in the UK.
I wish people in the US took the notion more seriously. We as a people seem to have our priorities very screwed up when it comes to the long term.
You think? Getting all worked up about global warming and not even having AI on the radar is screwed up? ;) It isn't just long term there's a problem. People have their priorities screwed up, period. Thinking about short or long term goals rationally are just difficult and unintuitive and requires training and probably also natural aptitude.