Rationality – From AI to Zombies by Eliezer Yudkowsky

Rationality From AI to Zombies
by Eliezer Yudkowsky

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timetravel.film

Then it happened. I spent a lot of money. On a domain.

At least I think I did. It seems that dot film is reserved for people, who are part of a union of filmmakers and/or affiliated with a certain movie title.

I will argue, if it comes to that, that my time travel film list counts as a service to film lovers on both side of the fence, and as a service to all who take a specific interest in TT movies and TV series.

To this end I need help program the database:

  • I have a list of titles with separation markers, making it ready for import.
  • approx. 11 fields pr. post
  • dreaming of more fields (greater variety of search results)
  • A WP database?
  • timetravel.film is presently empty, but I will soon need to install a WP and import the list from its present location
  • I would like a line listing like the original, with movie posters and stills thrown in
  • window shade pop-down of posts containing an in-depth view of data not seen in the line-view, eg. a synopsis and screenshots
  • search results, based on keywords, with options similar to the line-view
  • easy expansion of database to accommodate more fields
  • easy administration of database
  • comments as window shade pop-down
  • stars given to different criteria of a movie

= data feels accessible as one layer, right there waiting for you; there is a lightness to search results, and time travel movies is one menu, while tt TV is another, but content can still be combined by choice

How can you help, if you are interested?

 

 

Outsider literature

Truth with a plural S

If I had an extra life, I would go deep undercover in the following list of books, essays and reviews that has come into my possession.

By Alice Bailey, 1922

These texts are – with the possible exception of some very curious titles – for people, who see deception and dis-loyalty to all perpetrated by “people or beings of power” as a normal way of the world. And written by people not tacitly accepting consensual science and systematic thinking requiring real proofs, who may, or may not, wilfully perpetuate misunderstandings, illusions, dreams, half-truths, myths, legends and direct fabrications as the real thing – for their own 15 minutes, as explanations to personal in-explicable experiences or for cold, hard cash. Continue reading “Outsider literature”

Why Are We Here On This Planet?

A question that begs answering.

Everything to humans is language.

WHY – the ability to distinguish and care about future outcome, ie. weigh memories and desires, is one mark of a highly functional survival instinct

ARE – the re-affirmation of the concept of historical plurality implies both trust in the pattern of plurality as stable system AND conscious will for it to remain so.

WE – relating to your own species in terms of self including plurality marks you as a sensitive and caring individual capable of existing as individual in a community

HERE – the spacial destinction, whether it springs from accurate astronomy or not, implies a great sense of identity, ie. Me vs. Not-Me, which by way of physical identification contains the unconditionality of existential loneliness that has often been described as a Human Driving Force towards mergence into safe communality

ON – a subset of “here”, but by implication the demonstration of astronomical awareness, and as such an underlining of trust in the existance of the human form and its difference from everything not human

THIS – another subset of “here”, but easily the essence of the totality of the question, showing the capacity for projected thought that shines the light on what is and the functionality of what is, which marks the clear distinction between simple survival AND creating life

PLANET – a word simultaneously describing the concept of “rock existing in nothingness, preferably with the ability to sustain life, preferably human life, but not necessarily”, AND the mental understanding of the totality of the human habitat with all of its complexity and challanges. Used in this context it also implies an uncertainty of “home”, ie. “possibly we can do so much better for our selves that Earth as “home” for all humans becomes a natural thing”.

And all put together it forms an image of self aware existance capable of projecting itself to a future of better conditions for all members of its species. Emphatically speaking this projection is its own fuel, and the simple frasing of the question nothing but the hose that goes into the tank: Don’t expect the question answered by anyone but yourself, but always keep it warm and in the spotlight.