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10 year march

Did Yuli Ban or starspawn0 write this I swear I recognise the writing style. https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/zZLe74DvypRAf7DEQ/meta-programming-gpt-a-route-to-axi-or-asi
Today, 09:21 AM
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Yuli Ban

If OpenAI's secret project is trained on image data, then theoretically you could pull off text-to-image— and vice versa: image-to-text. I can see that being a popular app: take a pic and let the network describe it to you. Though I can imagine OpenAI getting in trouble when a selfie inevitably brings back some unfortunate words (probably nothing slurry, just describing a self-conscious person as "ugly")
Today, 07:10 AM
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    10 year march
    When do you think this secret project will be shown to the world? I just want to humanity keep racing exponentially towards AGI :D
    Today, 08:08 AM
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10 year march

I've gotten all the big pieces in place for my post singularity vr game I may post a draft today then fix up the numbers a bit or just post a draft and fix it up post singularity with a super AI. The game is the VR world I want to live in after the singularity happens
Today, 03:22 AM
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10 year march

from 1962-1970 in the soviet union their was the goal of creating a computer network akin to the internet (called OGAS) to automate economic planning. the goal for after OGAS was to focus on AI and robotics to fully replace human labour with robots. Instead in 1970 the USSR ended the idea and continued implementing elements of markets into the state apparatus. As a singularitarian and Marxist this is one of the worst divergences from a potential different future in history.
Yesterday, 11:47 PM
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    10 year march
    at the time their was a "cult of cybernetics" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cybernetics_in_the_Soviet_Union#Legitimisation_and_rise:_1954-1961
    Yesterday, 11:51 PM
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    Erowind
    Agreed. Project Cybersyn is a similar tragedy of the cold war
    Today, 01:37 AM
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Outlook

Corruption is such a major talking point in politics, but it's such a convoluted thing to define in political sciences that it's a subdiscipline of its own. I'm starting to believe politics is just one huge case of idiots talking about things they don't understand, and as such is a major diversion from the public to actually take the time to read theory and science.
Yesterday, 09:27 PM
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    Erowind
    One day I believe this too will shift once we are collectively intelligent enough to recognize how inefficient it is. Rich people are not truly rich and constantly metaphorically shoot themselves by hoarding capital. By depriving billions for their immediate individual benefit they lose the potential contributions of those billions who are held back by a pure struggle for survival. Among those billions are many who would cure cancer, aging, countless disease and improve the world for everyone...
    Today, 06:55 AM
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    Erowind
    everyone in a plethora of ways.

    Even in the microcosm of the dog-leash example you provided this social corruption breeds resentment and encourages bad behavior in others in turn making society more nasty for the person who thought they were benefiting themselves by gaming the system.

    In short, people who participate in corruption are short-sighted morons even by philosophical theories that would pin humans as self-interested in nature because cooperation overall is be...
    Today, 06:56 AM
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    Erowind
    better for the individual.
    Today, 06:57 AM
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Yuli Ban

The fucking sun
Yesterday, 07:23 PM
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    Yuli Ban
    I'd gladly take another year without a summer at this rate. But the only way to get one is via supervolcano or nuclear war. Damn.
    Yesterday, 07:27 PM
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    Cyber_Rebel
    Yeah, I really don't miss the South's nasty humid heat.
    Yesterday, 07:40 PM
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    starspawn0
    There's a "heat dome" underway across much of the U.S. It's caused by a high pressure system. Pressure goes up, so does temperature.
    Yesterday, 08:00 PM
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Outlook

So hot this summer. I can't even exercise outside anymore.
Yesterday, 06:48 PM
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SeedNotYetSprouted

TG, how would that not qualify under my interpretation? I would consider it an axiom to say that a neurodegenerative condition would affect the quality of one's existence. Explain otherwise.
Yesterday, 04:04 PM
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    Cyber_Rebel
    ^ I agree with you SNYS, if I'm understanding your argument correctly as this status is a "sequel" to Yuli's.

    While not "exactly" existential, a whole bunch of people with potentially new serious health conditions will put a major strain on healthcare systems. I also do not like the idea of possible brain damage or psychosis in a large portion of the population.

    That could have serious geopolitical & societal ramifications if prolific enough.
    Yesterday, 07:46 PM
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    Cyber_Rebel
    It's existential on a personal level and possibly to those around you, which makes it a potentially serious issue on one's quality of life.
    Yesterday, 07:48 PM
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    SeedNotYetSprouted
    Thank you.
    Yesterday, 07:54 PM
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10 year march

The UK Labour party sounds piss weak these days. I'm not from the UK so I wouldn't have the full picture, that's the gist I'm getting from things I'm hearing
Yesterday, 11:54 AM
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    You'll hear joe00uk and others denouncing Starmer as a champagne socialist, but the fact is, somebody as left-wing as Corbyn would never be elected in the UK today. The Tory election landslide PROVES that. I have immense respect for Joe, but he is dead wrong on Starmer.
    Yesterday, 05:44 PM
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    Labour's strategy should be: get in power FIRST, on a centre-left platform, and THEN you can pivot towards more left-wing/socialist policies. As opposed to Corbyn and his supporters who shouted from the rooftops about wanting a socialist revolution.
    Yesterday, 05:46 PM
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    Quite a few pundits loved to compare Corbyn to Bernie, it's easy to forget that Britain is actually to the left of the USA, with a bit of a different approach to democracy overall.

    I'd support him, as I don't mind SocDems. A "champagne" socialist is better than none at all. Hopefully Britain can return to some sensibility.
    Yesterday, 08:11 PM
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starspawn0

Mary Lou Jepsen tweets: "I'm asked lots about #neuralink & @elonmusk 's announcement coming Aug 28. My thoughts: 1) stop w/ brain surgery required for brain computer communication - think bolder.... Non invasive is key like Openwater. 2) why do u need 50 days of prep post $160M - who died?" https://mobile.twitter.com/mljmljmlj/status/1282168114008870917
Yesterday, 11:26 AM
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    It's possible they might not be testing with humans just yet, and want to show off an example like the "chimp" experiment listed here: https://www.futuretimeline.net/forum/topic/22664-the-possible-future-of-intelligence-enhancement/
    Yesterday, 06:19 PM
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    eacao
    Lest we forget
    Yesterday, 01:21 PM
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    Cyber_Rebel
    Can't believe the Dems were also predicted to win the senate... yeah, it's a damn good reminder that anything can change & to not become complacent.

    Tbf, things are different in that these aren't normal times and this isn't a normal election year.
    Yesterday, 04:48 PM
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    Erowind
    A Biden administration would be the weakest U.S admin in modern history second only to Henry Hoover.
    Yesterday, 04:58 PM
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10 year march

US election 2020 mail ins complicated no one can be stuffed doing them. Republicans don't fear virus and go to the polls democrats fear virus and don't go to the polls. Trump wins and Republicans get a majority in both houses
Yesterday, 09:13 AM
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10 year march

Conspiracy theorist dies of covid after deliberately catching it to prove it's a hoax. (I bet other conspiracy theorists will see this as fake news propoganda and be inspired to catch it themselves to prove the article wrong) https://metro.co.uk/2020/07/11/young-man-died-coronavirus-trying-catch-covid-party-prove-was-hoax-12976195/amp/?ito=article.desktop.share.top.twitter&__twitter_impression=true
Yesterday, 03:46 AM
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10 year march

Is there any research into how much free time you should give yourself a day? (Time not working or improving your life)
Jul 11 2020 09:44 PM
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Yuli Ban

If COVID-19 really does lead to long lasting physiological and especially neurological damage and we really aren't doing anything to contain it, then it borders on being an actual existential-level threat.
Jul 11 2020 05:19 PM
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    TranscendingGod
    Perhaps the closest analogue to your proposed scenario is industrialization. We are well aware of the effect of pollution and toxic chemicals in the environment on development and neurological capacities to the vast majority of the population and we are probably seeing a stunting of human potential, but I don't think Covid would approach the pernicious level of industrialization.
    Jul 11 2020 10:00 PM
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    Perhaps a "positive" is that it could spur more development into neurology, neuro-psychology, & even BCI? Similar to how someone here posted the lung damage could lead to more investment regarding synthetic organs.

    Of course we're likely to see the negative effects first, but hopefully we'll end up realizing how important mental health is & the science regarding it.
    Yesterday, 12:06 AM
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    Erowind
    17 replies? That's something I haven't seen a while, good on you lads
    Yesterday, 03:52 AM