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About basicrulesoflife

Year 1935. Interests: Contemporary society problems, quality of life, happiness, understanding and changing ourselves - everything based on scientific evidence. Artificial Intelligence Foundation Latvia, http://www.artificialintelligence.lv Editor.

How Will Capitalism End?

After years of ill health, capitalism is now in a critical condition. Growth has given way to stagnation; inequality is leading to instability; and confidence in the money economy has all but evaporated. In How Will Capitalism End?, the acclaimed analyst … Continue reading

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Garry Kasparov: Don’t fear intelligent machines. Work with them

https://www.ted.com/playlists/544/what_direction_is_the_future_headed?utm_source=newsletter_weekly_2017-08-05&utm_campaign=newsletter_weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_content=playlist_button Everything nice and correct, but the machines will dream! I.V.

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The Emotion Machine by Marwin Minsky

By  Shansay This review is from: The Emotion Machine: Commonsense Thinking, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of the Human Mind Marvin Minsky, along with a small group of scientists, coined the term, “artificial intelligence.” He also wrote Society of Mind, … Continue reading

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AI, engineering approach

Abstract. In this paper author formulates definitions of basic notions and proposes definitions and conditions necessary for achieving general artificial intelligence (AGI). Author maintains that the last big hurdle in achieving AGI in robots is the fact that they don’t … Continue reading

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Scientific Naturalism: A Manifesto for Enlightenment Humanism

ABSTRACT The success of the Scientific Revolution led to the development of the worldview of scientific naturalism, or the belief that the world is governed by natural laws and forces that can be understood, and that all phenomena are part … Continue reading

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The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam

The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth rates, mass immigration, and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for … Continue reading

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Could a Robot Be President?

Yes, it sounds nuts. But some techno-optimists really believe a computer could make better decisions for the country—without the drama and shortsightedness we accept from our human leaders. By MICHAEL LINHORST July 08, 2017 President Donald Trump reportedly spends his … Continue reading

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When Will The Planet Be Too Hot For Humans? Much, Much Sooner Than You Imagine.

Peering beyond scientific reticence. It is, I promise, worse than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible, even within the lifetime … Continue reading

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5 вещей, которые в России лучше, чем в Англии

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Trump is full of lies and Putin is full of tricks. Who to believe?

At the G-20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany, Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the man whose thumb was all over the scale that delivered Trump’s victory. It was like a father meeting his offspring. Tillerson said Trump and … Continue reading

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Miris Iļja Glazunov

«Я верил, что и один смогу что-то сделать для моей России» 9 июля 2017 года умер известный российский художник Илья Глазунов. Жизненный путь основателя Российской Академии живописи, ваяния и зодчества и его главные картины — в фотогалерее “Ъ”. https://www.kommersant.ru/gallery/3350660#id=1454025

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The UN calls for an end on the War on Drugs and “prevention and treatment” as a replacement

The World Health Organization and the United Nations have called for drugs to be decriminalized, the war on drugs put to end, and a shift to a “prevention and treatment” way of addressing the problem. Pro-cannabis and anti-heroin mural in … Continue reading

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Do we matter in the cosmos?

Although Carl Sagan said to them almost before a century, that “We are a way for the Universe to know itself”, they don’t know it, they don’t understand it, they write a ‘scientific’ papers about our insignificance and missing sense of … Continue reading

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Dissolving the ego

You don’t need drugs or a church for an ecstatic experience that helps transcend the self and connect to something bigger In 1969, the British writer Philip Pullman was walking down the Charing Cross Road in London, when his consciousness … Continue reading

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What Intelligent Machines Need to Learn From the Neocortex

By JEFF HAWKINS Posted 2 Jun 2017 | 15:00 GMT Machines won’t become intelligent unless they incorporate certain features of the human brain. Here are three of them Computers have transformed work and play, transportation and medicine, entertainment and sports. Yet for … Continue reading

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Non-science or trash

https://aeon.co/essays/delayed-orgasm-the-sexual-technique-thats-better-than-sex?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=4a02c43dcf-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_06_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-4a02c43dcf-68643017 Fari Amini & others in their ‘The general Theory of Love’ show persuasively how the nearly sacred infatuation and attachment works for all mammals. Helen Fisher, Ph.D, writes that this infatuation is necessary: it gives to us the ability … Continue reading

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Making Humans a Multi-Planetary Species

Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer, SpaceX, Hawthorne, California. By talking about the SpaceX Mars architecture, I want to make Mars seem possible—make it seem as though it is something that we can do in our lifetime. There really is a way that anyone could go if … Continue reading

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Как воровали в СССР

Вопреки расхожему мнению, на бытовом уровне в СССР воровство существовало повсеместно, но при этом среди самих мелких воришек таковым не считалось. http://maxim-nm.livejournal.com/331398.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=02_06_weekly&media например обвесить в магазине или изменить состав блюд в общепите, принести с завода пару подшипников, слить десятка два … Continue reading

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Der Syrienkrieg einfach erklärt

Im Zuge des Arabischen Frühlings kam es vor gut fünf Jahren, im März 2011, zum Bürgerkrieg in Syrien. Was mit angeblich friedlichen Protesten gegen die Regierung von Präsident Bashar al-Assad begann, entwickelte sich bald zu einem komplizierten und undurchsichtigen Krieg, … Continue reading

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Garry Kasparov: Don’t fear intelligent machines. Work with them

One of the greatest chess players in history, Garry Kasparov lost a memorable match to a supercomputer in 1997. Now he shares his vision for a future where intelligent machines help us turn our grandest dreams into reality. We must … Continue reading

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Tā dzīvojam. Professor Daniele Ganser

https://doveiks.lv/2017/06/12/saglaba-un-noskaties-sveiciesa-viedoklis/ Many, who don’t like his thoughts, call them conspiracy theories. It seems to me that it is the same conspiracy as evolution theory, our primate needs and behavior. I.V. 

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Giving Away Your Billion

Recently I’ve been reading the Giving Pledge letters. These are the letters that rich people write when they join Warren Buffett’s Giving Pledge campaign. They take the pledge, promising to give away most of their wealth during their lifetime, and … Continue reading

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Curtains For Us All?

A Conversation With Martin Rees [5.31.17]: https://www.edge.org/conversation/martin_rees-curtains-for-us-all

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Carl Sagan on God

  Carl Sagan’s Best Arguments Of All Time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D4DyJHKqfg

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The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct: A Sokal-Style Hoax on Gender Studies

The Hoax The androcentric scientific and meta-scientific evidence that the penis is the male reproductive organ is considered overwhelming and largely uncontroversial. That’s how we began. We used this preposterous sentence to open a “paper” consisting of 3,000 words of … Continue reading

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