cars won't replace horses, horses with cars will
12 virtues of rationality:
Sounds like a fun challenge! Here are 50 ways
to send something to the moon:
1. Catapult2. Giant crossbow3. Balloon with an endless supply of helium4. A giant seesaw5. Sky elevator6. Beam of light (if the object can ride light)7. Teleportation device8. Moon magnet9. Whale blowhole10. Bubble with a perfect vacuum inside11. Tornado creator12. Inflatable space tube13. A jump by the Hulk14. Sonic boom from a supersonic plane15. Floating on a cloud machine16. Warp drive17. Ice cannon18. Rocket rollercoaster19. A super springboard20. Fling via a giant trebuchet21. Antigravity boots22. Pneumatic tube system23. Ride on a meteor24. Build stairs to the moon25. Giant hamster wheel that propels forward26. Human pyramid27. Bounce house to the moon28. A moon hook and pull system29. Jetpack30. Superfast elevator31. A gigantic yo-yo system32. Umbrella carried by solar winds33. Giant's throw34. Rocket sneakers35. Bungee cord to the moon36. Space swing set37. Moon vacuum38. Space surfboard39. Massive drone40. Launch via space trebuchet41. Space pogo stick42. Inflatable space mountain43. Magnetic repulsion system44. Time travel to when the moon was closer45. Huge space slingshot46. Giant space slinky47. An extremely powerful fan48. A chain of trampolines49. Magic carpet50. Use a giant's bow and arrow
topics: AI, sociology
thought/hypothesis: when tech is able to create brains/bodies as good or better than ours, it will change our perception of ourselves: we won't be in a separate magistra from our tools anymore. maybe people will see humans as less sacred, and value life less. if you're constantly using, modifying, copying, deleting, enslaving AI minds (even AI minds that have a human-like interface), maybe people will become more okay doing that to human minds as well.
(which seems like it would be harmful for the purpose of reducing death)
I'm surprised this has this many upvotes. You're taking the person that contributed the most to warning humanity about AI x-risks, and are saying what you think they could have done better in what comes across as blamy to me. If you're blaming zir, you should probably blame everyone. I'd much rather if you wrote what people could have done in general rather than targeting one of the best contributors.
ok that's fair yeah! thanks for your reply. I'm guessing a lot of those historical quotes are also taking out of context actually.
you know those lists about historical examples of notable people mistakenly saying that some tech will not be useful (for example)
Elon Musk saying that VR is just a TV on your nose will probably become one of those ^^
related concept: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_panspermia
video on this that was posted ~15 hours ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4Zghdqvxt4
idea: Stream all of humanity's information through the cosmos in hope an alien civ reconstruct us (and defends us against an Earth-originating maligned ASI)
I guess finding intelligent ETs would help with that as we could stream in a specific direction instead of having to broadcast the signal broadly
It could be that maligned alien ASIs would mostly ignore our information (or at least not use it to like torture us) whereas friendly align ASI would use it beneficially 🤷♀️
there remains a credible possibility that grabby aliens would benefit by sending a message that was carefully designed to only be detectable by civilizations at a certain level of technological development
oh wow, after reading this, I came up with the same explanation you wrote in the following 2 paragraphs just before reading them 😄