Open letter to Nick Bostrom

Never mind existential risk, what are your politics? An open letter to Nick Bostrom, Director of The Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University By Phil Hall Dear Nick, I think you should be using H. G. Wells’s version of futurology, the one he explores in his book Anticipations and elsewhere and move away from […]

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Opposition to Avi Loeb’s unbiased, empirical inquiry

                       Critical and logical thinking is not genuine Smart Thinking, it is merely a form of computation By Bryan Greetham In the film Free Guy a bank teller discovers he is actually just a character in a video game. This forms the basis of a question that many have asked. From Descartes ‘evil demon’, to […]

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In the end, are religion and science compatible?

Does the answer lie in the ideas of Teilhard de Chardin? By Matthew  Taylor In 2014, Pope Francis confirmed that the idea of the expanding universe (the Big Bang) and Evolution are both true and compatible with Christian belief. At a meeting at the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for the Sciences, Pope Francis said that God; […]

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Science is the Servant

Science and technology are only the means to an end, and that end is art. By Phil Hall Richard Serra’s response to the architecture of Frank Gehry was that it wasn’t art. Well, if we accept Serra’s statement then Oscar Wilde is right, art is useless. If we agree with Serra then there is no […]

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Will Eugenia Kuyda Game Us?

If capitalism really gets hold of software that can manipulate human behaviour, then game over. By Phil Hall Soviet Science Fiction authors, when they were not Communist Party suck ups, were often serious people, scientists. At the very least they were social scientists. In one story written by a Soviet author an AI becomes sentient. […]

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