AIs and the Impending Singularity

Superintelligent AIs are coming! They’ll far outstrip anything mere mortal minds can comprehend, and either usher us into a utopia or negligently crush us on their way to turning the planet into a giant computerized doughnut.

Or maybe not. Despite the recent uptick in news on the subject, I think the focus is misplaced.

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GMO Safety – The Wrong Argument

Genetically Modified Organisms are Safe. Science says so, and (less abstractly) Bill Nye says so. There’s no reason to think ingesting them is any worse than any other organism. With lower incidence of pests and paraistes, they might even be safer. They increase crop productivity, thus helping keep people fed all over the world.

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Old Drones & New Fears

Drones are in the news a lot these days. Whether it’s an NGIS proximately drinking and remotely driving his way onto the White House lawn, or reporters unwisely demonstrating the phenomenon that has had French security forces on high alert, drones are here to stay.

If only it were clear what a drone really was.

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On “Gun Rights for Terrorists”

This post is a much needed deconstruction and critique of a New York Times opinion piece titled ‘Gun Rights for Terrorists’, by Mary Lewis Grow. Go ahead and read it, though I’ll be quoting and paraphrasing liberally.

The author’s complaint is that ‚ÄúThose on the terror watch list are free to buy and own unlimited […]