Schmidhuber exemplifies the path, while talking about robots:
One important thing about consciousness is that the agent, as it is interacting with the world, will notice that there is one thing that is always present as it is interacting with the world — which is the agent itself.
(Some room for quibbling, but it doesn’t get serious. This is where transcendental subjectivity comes from.)
Chinese science fiction.
The next big thing?
Compromised capital, and capital without being.
Deontologistics on computational Kantianism (video).
More on Thiel’s Girardian machinations at the Business Insider:
On a deeper level, perhaps Trump fit into Thiel’s grand historical plans. Here was a man who would disrupt the runaway mimesis caused by globalization, which encouraged people around the world to compare their lives to everyone else’s.
The thesis is certainly neat.
Previous (extended) ruminations on the topic linked here.
(I’ve noticed people missing the irony in this tweet.)
Journalistic summary of the Zero Days (2016) investigation. The movie is excellent.
In order to win the war unleashed by the Leninist revolution, Western capitalism fomented fascism against the working class. […] We know the story of what followed: Soviet communism and Anglo-American capitalism were forced into an alliance. Then democracy defeated the Soviet Union.
This might be the most garbled historical narrative I’ve ever heard.
(Piece as a whole is worth a read, though.)