Open Question: Augmented Humanity / Transhumanism, Good or Bad?

Open question: If you had the opportunity to expand your senses or your abilities via an outpatient medical procedure, would you do it? What about using a procedure like preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) to select among embryos for specific traits? What happens to evolution when individuals begin to self select for traits they consider desirable? … Continue reading Open Question: Augmented Humanity / Transhumanism, Good or Bad?

Who Watches the [Artificial Intelligence] Watchmen?

Open Question: What are the unintended consequences of artificial intelligence in the surveillance domain? Recently, I came across a good basic guide for finding hidden cameras and bugs with a level of detail I've never seen online before. As with everything related to security, the first question to ask is: what is your threat model? … Continue reading Who Watches the [Artificial Intelligence] Watchmen?

Frauchiger-Renner Paradox Clarifies Where Our Views of Reality Go Wrong

"The experiment, designed by Daniela Frauchiger and Renato Renner, of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, involves a set of assumptions that on the face of it seem entirely reasonable. But the experiment leads to contradictions, suggesting that at least one of the assumptions is wrong. The choice of which assumption to give up … Continue reading Frauchiger-Renner Paradox Clarifies Where Our Views of Reality Go Wrong