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"Science" is being turned into a political weapon. Not the scientific method, but the reified "science" of scientism, exemplified by the politically-motivated March For Science, the politically-biased peer review process, the politically-charged infotainment from political hacks like Bill Nye, and the politically-appointed scientific regulators who always put their corporate interests and political worldview ahead of scientific accuracy.
Those among us who fear world domination at the metallic hands of super-intelligent AI have gotten a few steps ahead of themselves. We might actually be outsmarted first by fairly dumb AI, says Eric Weinstein. Humans rarely create products with a reproductive system—you never have to worry about waking up one morning to see that your car has spawned a new car on the driveway (and if it did: cha-ching!), but artificial intelligence has the capability to respond to selective pressures, to self-replicate and spawn daughter programs that we may not easily be able to terminate. Furthermore, there are examples in nature of organisms without brains parasitizing more complex and intelligent organisms, like the mirror orchid. Rather than spend its energy producing costly nectar as a lure, it merely fools the bee into mating with its lower petal through pattern imitation: this orchid hijacks the bee’s brain to meet its own agenda. Weinstein believes all the elements necessary for AI programs to parasitize humans and have us serve its needs already exists, and although it may be a "crazy-sounding future problem which no humans have ever encountered," Weinstein thinks it would be wise to devote energy to these possibilities that are not as often in the limelight.
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Topics covered in the video include:
An explanation of love from an MBT / LCS perspective. (2:25)
- difference between love vs. need
- understanding unconditional love
- how to optimize or destroy the simulation system
- the destructive potential of grouping together
- how fear relates to love
- fear-based tendencies (13:39)
- love-based tendencies (15:05)
- qualities of a love-based life (18:35)
- qualities of a fear-based life (18:57)
- being love vs. acting out love
The energy signature and frequency of love in a simulation. (25:29)
- what is Ego and its role in love and fear
- how beliefs sabotage new insight
- fear creates Ego and beliefs
- how to identify Ego
- the 5-step process for becoming love
- the antidote to fear
- the role of observation
- the struggles we face as humans: “a struggle of fear and ignorance, against love and understanding.”
Is love a building block or by-product of the simulation? (44:00)
- an explanation of information and entropy
- how to maintain low entropy
- the fundamental nature of love
- how t…
Chomsky on power, anti-Americanism and suppression of dissent. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX_SgW_G9Us
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Transcript: Could we be living in a simulation? I think that is related first of all to the question of what we mean by a simulation. If the question is, “Could we be living inside of a computer program?” then my answer would be: of course, yes.
Because the only thing that we get with some certainty from the outside world is information. And the only thing that we find with certainty in this information is regularity. And for a system to produce regularity in information (that is, discernible differences that change in a way that is somewhat not random and somewhat predictable), for this it needs to compute. So it’s necessary and sufficient for the universe—whatever else it does—that it computes. And we cannot really know what else it does.
So in my view it’s necessary and sufficient that the universe is some kind of computer in a pretty literal sense by the way we define computers and computer science. It doesn’t mean that we know what kind of computational class this system is in, and there is I think a lot of contest and ideas in physics what kind of computational class the universe really is and what capabilities it has. W…
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Chomsky on human nature and evolutionary psychology. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGn-8eoXEfk
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