Tag Archives: transhumanism

If The Media Reported On Other Dangers Like It Does AI Risk

[Not actually inspired by Robert Wiblin’s recent Facebook post on this same topic, but I acknowledge the coincidence. The media has actually done a much better job than I expected here and deserves some credit, but I will snark anyway.] … Continue reading

Misperceptions On Moloch

“Human values (‘Elua’) mean hedonism and free love and namby-pamby happiness, and I’m not on board with that.” (example) Are you a human? If so, congratulations. Your values are human values. As I wrote loooong ago in the Consequentialist FAQ: … Continue reading

Meditations On Moloch

I. Allen Ginsberg’s famous poem on Moloch: What sphinx of cement and aluminum bashed open their skulls and ate up their brains and imagination? Moloch! Solitude! Filth! Ugliness! Ashcans and unobtainable dollars! Children screaming under the stairways! Boys sobbing in … Continue reading

Growing Children For Bostrom’s Disneyland

[Epistemic status: Started off with something to say, gradually digressed, fell into total crackpottery. Everything after the halfway mark should have been written as a science fiction story instead, but I’m too lazy to change it.] I’m working my way … Continue reading

Wirehead Gods On Lotus Thrones

One vision of the far future is a “wirehead society”. Our posthuman descendants achieve technological omnipotence, making every activity so easy as to be boring and meaningless. The pursuit of material goods becomes a waste. A nanofactory or a quick … Continue reading

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Transhumanist Fables

Once upon a time there were three little pigs who went out into the world to build their houses. The first pig was very lazy and built his house out of straw. The second pig was a little harder-working and … Continue reading