Date of publication: 2017-08-11 12:04
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Is this really me? For one thing, old biological Ray (that 8767 s me) still exists. I 8767 ll still be here in my carbon-cell-based brain. Alas, I will have to sit back and watch the new Ray succeed in endeavors that I could only dream of.
Abandonment of broad areas of technology will only push them underground where development would continue unimpeded by ethics and regulation. In such a situation, it would be the less stable, less responsible practitioners (., the terrorists) who would have all the expertise.
The Fed 8767 s monetary policy is only influential because people believe it to be. It has little real power. The economy today is largely backed by private capital in the form of a growing variety of equity instruments. The portion of available liquidity in the economy that the Fed actually controls is relatively insignificant. The reserves that banks and financial institutions maintain with the Federal Reserve System are less than $55 billion, which is only % of the GDP, and % of the liquidity available in stocks.
And these ideas do not dismiss the notion of natural selection. Natural selection is just seen as largely concerned with minimizing the cost of computation. The implications of this perspective are compelling. Jeremy England at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has applied this notion of adaptation to complex, nonliving systems as well.
Ted Kaczynski would have us renounce all of it. This, in my view, is neither desirable nor feasible, and the futility of such a position is only underscored by the senselessness of Kaczynski 8767 s deplorable tactics.