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The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the

The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race….It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever-increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn't compete and would be super
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

The past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of p

The past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities.
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

The radiation left over from the Big Bang is the same as that in your micro

The radiation left over from the Big Bang is the same as that in your microwave oven but very much less powerful. It would heat your pizza only to minus 271.3*C - not much good for defrosting the pizza, let alone cooking it.
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we

I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

God is the name people give to the reason we are here. But I think that rea

God is the name people give to the reason we are here. But I think that reason is the laws of physics rather than someone with whom one can have a personal relationship. An impersonal God.
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and s

However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what y

Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortu

Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks.
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

It was Einstein's dream to discover the grand design of the universe, a sin

It was Einstein's dream to discover the grand design of the universe, a single theory that explains everything. However, physicists in Einstein's day hadn't made enough progress in understanding the forces of nature for that to be a realistic goal.
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

I don't have much positive to say about motor neurone disease. But it taugh

I don't have much positive to say about motor neurone disease. But it taught me not to pity myself because others were worse off, and to get on with what I could still do.
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

I don't have much positive to say about motor neuron disease, but it taught

I don't have much positive to say about motor neuron disease, but it taught me not to pity myself because others were worse off, and to get on with what I still could do. I'm happier now than before I developed the condition.
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

I believe in universal health care. And I am not afraid to say so.

I believe in universal health care. And I am not afraid to say so.
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago