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Re: Concerning the Animals and Terraformation Phase One

Leaked Email Message From Elon Musk’s Chief Spiritual Executive You won the bet. I admit it. I owe you three start-ups of your choosing. May they serve humankind and the animals well. It is indeed the case that women born and raised on the colony develop two separate menstrual cycles with time, one for Deimos, […]

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On Memory and Memorizing

Memory, Where Art Thou? There’s a book I fondly remember–or fondly have forgotten, since its actual contents form but a haze in my psyche. It’s the autobiography of one fine Russian writer, whose title as we know it reads: Speak, Memory! Though the contents of the book I’ve mostly forgotten, an anecdote in the introduction […]

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“Daddy, is she a robot?”: The True, Sinister Narrative of AI

Computer Software as Mind When I began programming computers, I believed that the processes of the human mind were equivalent to those of our computer programs: this idea is still popular among those in mathematics and technical fields, and professed directly in the field called “Cognitive Science.” Artificial Intelligence, according to this view, is the […]