Infinity

Mathematicians are working on the concept of ‘infinity’ and search it somewhere ‘at the end’ of an infinite series. In that case you may search for a very long time .. Though: the end of a series is still within that series and since that series, by definition, has no end, infinity doesn’t exist within Read the full article…

What Is Morality to A.I.?

Agreed: it’s not even evident what ‘morality’ means to us. Soon comes A.I. Will it be ‘morally good’? Humans have a natural propensity towards morality. Whether we tend towards ‘good’ or ‘bad’, we have feelings and generally recognize these in others too, in humans and in animals. We share organic roots. We recognize suffering and Read the full article…

Particle-arities

Talking about ‘things’ may make something look like a ‘thing’. Does that make a ‘fundamental particle’ a ‘thing’? Mind-games forever I’m just a curious guy, I guess, who sometimes as a hobby likes to think about different ‘things’ in different ways… as a mind-game. An electron spins (turns) either to the left or to the Read the full article…

A.I. Will Be Singular

We tend to see human intelligence as what ‘intelligence’ is all about. Many humans each have intelligence. Of course, A.I. will not be bound by this. “If A.I. simulates human intelligence, is this then real intelligence, or only a simulation of intelligence?” This appears to be a merely philosophical question. It will soon be much Read the full article…

Gravity is a Hoax!

One can describe the universe ‘inside out’… as a thought experiment. Please read this text as a mind-game. It is meant to be playful. This said, maybe… Gravitation-as-attraction (in short: ‘gravity’) is derived by inductive reasoning from empirical observations. The observations are clear. The reasoning might be wrong. If so, then: Gravity is a hoax! Read the full article…

Ethical A.I.

A.I. is almost here. No doubt about it. Once mature, it will answer its own ethical questions. Right now, we can still give some guidance to this near future. Time scale It’s easy to misjudge the time scale in which this will become hugely relevant to us. It will be so to our children or, Read the full article…

What is Ultimate Truth?

We don’t know whether ‘ultimate truth’ exists. Although we think to know something about our universe – when it started, where it ends – we don’t know whether this universe is only a blink in a much wider space and time… or maybe in something completely different. And then what about ‘God as creator of Read the full article…

Will A.I. Have Its Own Feelings and Purpose?

Anno 2025: A.I. has made its entry and it’s here to stay. Human based? We generally think of ‘feelings’ as human-based. But that is just a historical artefact, a kind of convention. Does an ant have feelings? Or a goldfish, a snake, a mouse? Does a rabbit have much feelings? I think these are wrong Read the full article…