Date of publication: 2017-07-09 08:20
I recently visited the California ISO , which orchestrates the power grid to match energy production with consumption in realtime. The ISO exists because every megawatt that is generated at a power plant must be immediately consumed somewhere else. There’s no buffer in the system, aside from a few reservoirs where they can occasionally pump water uphill.
We will continue to build more powerful computational mechanisms because it creates enormous value. We will reverse-engineer the human brain not simply because it is our destiny, but because there is valuable information to be found there that will provide insights in building more intelligent (and more valuable) machines. We would have to repeal capitalism and every visage of economic competition to stop this progression.
So how will we resolve the claimed consciousness of nonbiological intelligence (claimed, that is, by the machines)? From a practical perspective, we 8767 ll accept their claims. Keep in mind that nonbiological entities in the twenty-first century will be extremely intelligent, so they 8767 ll be able to convince us that they are conscious. They 8767 ll have all the delicate and emotional cues that convince us today that humans are conscious. They will be able to make us laugh and cry. And they 8767 ll get mad if we don 8767 t accept their claims. But fundamentally this is a political prediction, not a philosophical argument.
I am so happy to see that this has been tweeted so much (and I will tweet again!) to share this beautiful message of being grateful. I will also be getting myself a gratitude charm to remind me even more, every day!
Hi Abhijit, thank you.
Indeed i wrote the same, just wanted an assurance (hehehe) as 8775 engendered 8776 have different meanings dictionary-wise this makes the topic itself very confusing and tough, at least i find the same.
I didn 8767 t find a single person around me who attempted this one. (Not to say that only i understood it 8767 s meaning lol)
We can 8767 t simply ask it. If it says 8775 Hey I 8767 m conscious, 8776 does that settle the issue? No, we have computer games today that effectively do that, and they 8767 re not terribly convincing.
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I know a clean-energy inventor who will browse around a treemap of global exports , as a crude way to get a feel for the “space of industry”. She’ll see, for example, “gas turbines”, and get interested in ideas for improved gas turbines. But then what? Where does she go from there?
For example, when the human genome scan started fourteen years ago, critics pointed out that given the speed with which the genome could then be scanned, it would take thousands of years to finish the project. Yet the fifteen year project was nonetheless completed slightly ahead of schedule.
Another way to use giving thanks to appreciate life more fully is to use gratitude to help you put things in their proper perspective. When things don’t go your way, remember that every difficulty carries within it the seeds of an equal or greater benefit. In the face of adversity ask yourself: “What’s good about this?”, “What can I learn from this?”, and “How can I benefit from this?”
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The chamber was silent, in part, because many senators were somewhere else x7569 attending cocktail parties and receptions, largely with special-interest donors, raising money to buy TV ads for their next campaigns. Nowadays, in fact, the scheduling of many special-interest fundraisers mirrors the schedule of votes pending in the House and Senate.
Why do you think President Obama and Congress changed their game on don&apos t ask, don&apos t tell? It happened because enough Americans delivered exactly that tough message to candidates who wanted their votes. When enough people care passionately enough to drive that message home on the climate crisis, politicians will look at their hole cards, and enough of them will change their game to make all the difference we need.