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Let’s Not Talk About the Dragon!

There is no good way to address populist fearmongering. The good news is that you shouldn’t do it anyway.
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Would You Suck Up to an AI Overlord?

Our reaction to the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) tells more about humans than AI. Responses include three age-old fallacies:

1) Worshiping,
2) mistaking data with knowledge, and
3) the rehashing of the central planning fallacy. tumblr_p68dfaFMOc1skkfpco1_540

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Helplessness is a many-splendored thing

The kind of helplessness that you internalize in your daily life comes in many shapes. It is involuntarily induced by state measures even at the best of times – but purposely accelerated by unscrupulous strongmen when you are ready to be slowly boiled.

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