The NYT obit.
Marvin Minsky at Wikipedia.
His homepage at the MIT Media Lab.
Bitcoin in space, and on Wall Street. Asteroid mining 101. Silicon Valley’s smartest decisions. 21. AI almost ready for business. Jobless growth. Beyond hacked fridges. AI’s PR problem (e.g. 1, 2). Father Time is getting tired. Thiel turns to biotech.
The Dutch East India Company (video).
Cognitive Anthropocene. Fully automated luxury communism. “Fundamentally, socialist politics are rooted in the idea that democracy should be radically extended from the political sphere into social and economic life.” Against exit. Radical chic. Pointless argument. Communism (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). Tech critique needs more communism (response).
“So if you’re going to think most everyone is wrong anyway, why bother thinking they’re wrong in the old way, the way possessing the preposterously long track record of theoretical failure?”
Hidden planets of the outer solar system.
Nietzsche in Walmart. Stefan Beck on Houellebecq. Jon Ronson interviews Adam Curtis. AAF 2015 conference schedule. Opened X-files. El futuro post-intencional. Quantum techno-capitalism. Qliphothic dirt. Hating on Wes Anderson. Weekly Dark Matter bombardment (1, 2, 3, 4).
Japan is scaring people.
Jay Clayton explores the legacy of a monstrous idea.