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Paolo wrote:Radius wrote:What that a neural architecture built up ab initio could surpass the human brain?
When it comes to neural architecture the human brain is pretty good - put enough of them together and you can plan and build the artificial intelligence that exists today.
is it sufficient for a sustainable industrial society
that's the important question
would the human physiology be suitable for long-term space exploration? (the term "cyborg" was coined in 1960 by two NASA scientists for a very good reason)
Paolo wrote:The fact that intelligence is valued at all is a very anthropocentric arbitration.
most people don't care about thinking
"I am still at Trattenbach, surrounded, as ever, by odiousness and baseness. I know that human beings on the average are not worth much anywhere, but here they are much more good-for-nothing and irresponsible than elsewhere." — Ludwig Wittgenstein, in correspondence with Bertrand Russell
incidentally, Russell, who was far less misanthropic than Wittgenstein, and indeed a quintessential "secular humanist" said: "Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do."
I tend to think of intensive mental development, especially if aided by chemicals and computers, as attaining a kind of nascent superhumanity
Paolo wrote:I don't see any problem with that.
what about how people are dumbshits?