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by earl, 6127 days agoComputer scientist and musician. Philosopher as well.
Author of "One Half Of A Manifesto", published at edge.
In his "Half a Manifesto" he takes on those he terms the "cybernetic totalists" who do not seem "to not have been educated in the tradition of scientific skepticism. I understand why they are intoxicated. There IS a compelling simple logic behind their thinking and elegance in thought is infectious."
To paraphrase Sam Salt (University of Derby): While studying the philosophical aspects behind AI, future and life may look a bit "gloomy." Lanier's paper provides you with some "hearty" future prospects.
On the edge's Lanier index page, links to answers to the ".5 Manifesto" from Daniel Dennett, [create Bruce Sterling], [create George Dyson], [create Freeman Dyson] and many more can be found.
A PopTech related Interview with Jaron Lanier - coiner of the term "virtual reality", they say. Lately he thinks about "phenotropics": it seems he want's to get rid of protocols to transmit information and calls for "a post-protocol formulation of computer science".
See also: Ray Kurzweil
Contributors to this snip: motz
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