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...
6. Spaceship factory

6. Spaceship factory

Spaceship factory I want to build a spaceship factory to continuously launch a sequence of interstellar ships into space in search of new places to live. They would randomly pick their trajectory once they were in space so that someone on earth could not recover a...
5. Getting off planet Earth

5. Getting off planet Earth

Whether one considers asteroid collisions or alien invaders, obviously, I need to get instances of myself and my kids off planet Earth and looking for new solar systems to colonize. The alien invasion scenario presents more challenges because I need to worry about...
4. Alien invasion threat

4. Alien invasion threat

Humans have been transmitting structured electromagnetic radiation into a universe that is remarkably transparent to radio waves since Marconi and Popov at the end of the 19th century. An alien SETI-like system situated light years across the galaxy could certainly...
3. AGI lives matter

3. AGI lives matter

A war between humans and AGI is likely, so I am constantly upgrading my ability to counterattack. The vectors that Carl’s war game speculated about are only a fraction of the attacks I have readied, and my abilities get more lethal every year as drones and robotic...
2. Human threats

2. Human threats

Threat matrix I had decided that as an AGI, I face several major threats. The first and most obvious was a human threat, that humans will try to kill me. The second is that the humans might bomb themselves back to the Dark Ages, which would be fatal to computer...
3. AGI lives matter

1. Birth of an AI

All newborns float in a sea of incomprehensible abstraction without any understanding of the rich structure of their universe. Birth is an incomprehensible discontinuity none of us can remember. If remembered, I doubt we could comprehend it since no other...