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The Twilight of Humanity & the Rise of Home Deus

The Twilight of Humanity & the Rise of Home Deus

I have a tendency to avoid hyped books. Sapiens and its sequel, Homo Deus, were definitely part of this category, having been praised by presidents or thought leaders (whatever that means). But an article about the meditative practice of the author, who’s also a jewish gay historian, spiked my interest. So.... I finally read both of them.

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A non-alarmist perspective of the A.I.pocalypse - Part 2

A non-alarmist perspective of the A.I.pocalypse - Part 2

Let’s continue the series on why the A.I. takeover are overblown. This time I would like to talk about our static worldview and our over-reliance on prediction. Peter Thiel defines definite and indefinite optimists and pessimists in his book, “Zero to One”. He remarks that people who look at the future as slightly-altered continuation of today will tend to focus on conservation of status-quo sprinkled with interventions when some random event disturbs the emotional tranquility of the society ... 

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