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#1 lkiannn

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Posted 22 April 2021 - 03:23 PM


I have found a remarkable duality between two outstanding recent books: Zeroglyph by Vance Pravat and The Transfer by Vera Tinyc.

 

On one hand, they are both serious hard-sci-fi books discussing the same topic: how to promote humanity up the next technological step while avoiding the Frankenstein-type AI disaster. On the other hand, the solutions they suggest are completely different.

 

I certainly have my preference, but believe that any person interested in humanity's future and immortality should read both books and make their own conclusions. I look forward to reading their opinions on this forum.

 



#2 lkiannn

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Posted 25 May 2021 - 02:27 PM

I have learned that the book by V. Tinyc is on Amazon's free promotion now (until May 29).



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Posted 17 June 2021 - 02:26 PM

Anatoly Karlin's article A Short History of the Third Millennium is worth a read.



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#4 lkiannn

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Posted 17 June 2021 - 03:22 PM

Thanks for the recommendation! I believe that Karlin outlines the AGI dangers quite well, but is too bad that he does not even mention the option of mind transfer - which apparently may avoid them.







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