Monthly Archives: October 2019

To loosely guide

If strategic questions were the way to loosely guide, what form of question? Will it be overt questions or subtle? :- Doug.

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To keep on living

What’s your project? To keep on living it seems you gotta have a project. :- Doug.

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“Knockout gene”

Saw a video last night by E. O. Wilson about humanity’s “unusual genetic mutation, or “knockout gene,” that gave rise to eusociality, or the social condition that allows non-reproductive members of a species to support its reproductive members.” https://bigthink.com/videos/edward-o-wilson-on-eusociality It … Continue reading

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Do the 2-step

Do the 2-step: Take the thought further, especially when you think it’s complete. :- Doug.

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Inscrutable, but GIGO?

Perhaps what we fear most from artificial intelligence is it unintelligibility: its to us inscrutability. And its insusceptibility to our attempts to influence it. (Might we try with bad data input—GIGO?) :- Doug.

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Wouldn’t you read it?

If your eleventh generation grandfather had written a story wouldn’t you want to read? Particularly if it were addressed to you? Wouldn’t you make an effort to interpret its language and thought patterns into your own life? A story from … Continue reading

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Computer marriage

Often the conquered people take over the conquerors by way of time and intermarriage. What might happen when the computers and humans intermarry? :- Doug.

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This level of thinking

Whether or not we attain the level of artificial general intelligence, we want this level of question, this level of thinking. Maybe we can teach it to our machines, or take it with us into the merger. :- Doug.

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Territory comprehensive

I have been intuiting where to go, and that has been to the more comprehensive, and into the territory of “second wind,” and “why again:” it is to truth underneath truth. :- Doug.

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In case of explosion

What shall we do if there is artificial general intelligence and an intelligence explosion? :- Doug.

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Ask your characters

If you ask strategic questions of your characters, your story will come alive, move, go deeper. Do we want to ask such questions of the eleventh generation? :- Doug.

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Communication of the second kind

Communication of the second kind, as used by Fran Peavey, has echoes of Robert McKee’s subtext. It is what really motivates one but is seldom voiced by, or even consciously known to, that one. :- Doug.

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Those from 1719

Do those from 1719 have nothing valuable to tell us? How would we find what they have to say? :- Doug.

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Intimate with futures?

Could we become intimate with the futures, and those who live in them? :- Doug.

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Assistance?

If we could get assistance reading, say picking out the “meat” from several articles on a subject of importance, could that advance our thinking? Is there value in seeing how the writers got there? Could we get assistance with that … Continue reading

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Memory gets in the way of thinking

Memory gets in the way of thinking in two ways. Something we once thought impedes current thinking. So we won’t forget, we try to hang on to something we once thought. :- Doug.

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Consciousness singularity

Can consciousness survive a singularity? Several? :- Doug.

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