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Benjamin Goertzel
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Cross-disciplinary scientist, entrepreneur and author; pre-transhuman; would-be immortal
Cross-disciplinary scientist, entrepreneur and author; pre-transhuman; would-be immortal

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The Thiel Fellowships, Singularity University, and the Tech-Startup Attractor
This Business Insider article on the outcome so far of the Thiel Fellowship experimen t is interesting, though not surprising.. As you may recall, Peter Thiel launched the Thiel Fellowship program as a "20 under 20" initiative, with a stated aim of showing ...

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SEMREM: The Search for Extraterrestrial, Morphically-REsonating Mathematicians
An interesting idea came up in an email thread with my dad
Ted Goertzel, his friend Bill McNeely, and my son Zar Goertzel… Suppose that morphic resonance works – so that when a
pattern arises somewhere in the universe, it then becomes more likely to appear
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MaxPat: The Maximum Pattern Creation Principle
I will argue here that, in natural environments (I’ll
explain what this means below), intelligent systems will tend to change in ways
that locally maximize the amount of pattern created.     I will refer to this putative principle as
MaxPat. The argument I ...

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Musing about inference control, biography and episodic memory
This is just some notes-to-myself type rambling about declarative and episodic memory and reasoning ... stuff I'm thinking through in the back of my mind related to some ongoing OpenCog detailed-design work.... It occurred to me last week that inference con...

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Morphics and Ethics
Reading the news about the Duterte, new Philippine leader, killing thousands of accused drug dealers and drug users without trial ... and noticing so many generally good-hearted Filipinos defend him on the grounds that he's "cleaning up the country" ... rem...

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Wild-ass shit: P-adic physics, p-adic complex probabilities and the Eurycosm
(some fairly out-there technical/cosmic musings/speculations …) This post is best read while listening to 1:39:55 and onwards of  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzBslbMJdRU I have been skimming (not yet carefully reading) some bits
and pieces of the radica...
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