I've heard quite often (mainly in the writers community) that people's brain reasons primarily with stories. We need story to understand and make sense of things (they say). It's not a surprise than that you define yourself as a consumer/producers of stories.
To me, I think it's perfectly fine. I would love to contribute meaningfully to AGI understanding, but most probably I won't. I've long time ago made peace with that, and while this doesn't prevent me from trying, I'm also content to live my life consuming (and sometimes producing) stories, while trying to stay alive and have sex.
Anyway, if it's intelligence augmentation that worries you, think that with a more intelligent brain you can appreciate more complex stories...

More "Stupid" Questions

by NancyLebovitz 1 min read31st Jul 2013498 comments


This is a thread where people can ask questions that they would ordinarily feel embarrassed for not knowing the answer to. The previous "stupid" questions thread went to over 800 comments in two and a half weeks, so I think it's time for a new one.