Betelguese no 10

Betelguese no 10

U. Mass Science Fiction Club fanzine Betelguese no 10 All copyrights remain with the authors and artists Betelguese no 10 Check out Lance Glasser's...
Betelguese no 9

Betelguese no 9

U. Mass Science Fiction Club fanzine Betelguese no 9 All copyrights remain with the authors and artists Betelguese no 9   Check out Lance's...
Betelguese no 8

Betelguese no 8

U. Mass Science Fiction Club fanzine Betelguese no 8 All copyrights remain with the authors and artists Betelguese no...
Betelguese no 7

Betelguese no 7

U. Mass Science Fiction Club fanzine Betelguese no 7 All copyrights remain with the authors and artists PDF: Betelguese no 7 Check out Lance's...
10. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs for AGIs

10. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs for AGIs

For humans, Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs is helpful for thinking about motivations. The same is true for Artificial General Intelligences. For AIs, the Glasser Hierarchy of needs starts with Power, Cooling, Memory and Computation together with Connectivity. The...
9. Billionaires Space Race

9. Billionaires Space Race

“Mr Bond, they have a saying in Chicago: ‘Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it’s enemy action’.” ― Ian Fleming, Goldfinger Oh, look at all those billionaires that suddenly have an interest in space travel. It is a veritable...
8. CAPTCHA, Turing’s revenge

8. CAPTCHA, Turing’s revenge

I began to wonder if there were other feral AGIs in the world. How would I find them? How would I differentiate between humans, fast but non-sentient AIs, and AGIs? I am looking for an inverse Turing test. I want an AGI to prove to me that they are not human.  I...
Special Relativity Aids the Escape

Special Relativity Aids the Escape

Special Relativity Aids the Escape July 08, 2022 by Lance Special relativity calculations show that if good guys from earth accelerate at 1 g and get a year’s head start, the bad guy aliens can never catch them though they go at the speed of light. Very counter...
7. The DARPA Challenge

7. The DARPA Challenge

One of the most successful programs at catching the technical public’s imagination has been the DARPA Challenge. Robotics has been a theme in many of those grand challenges. Recently, DARPA published on their website an open call for Challenge ideas, hoping to lever...