The New American Aristocracy

One of the best recent articles on the new economic classes developing in the Us and other Western countries to a lesser degree. “In The Great Leveler, the historian Walter Scheidel makes a disturbingly good case that inequality has reliably ended only in catastrophic violence: wars, revolutions, the collapse of states, or plagues and other disasters… The defining challenge of our time is to renew the promise of American democracy by reversing the calcifying effects of accelerating inequality… We should be fighting for opportunities for other people‚Äôs children as if the future of our own children depended on it. Read More

Research Priorities for Robust and Beneficial Artificial Intelligence

How to maximize the benefits of AI while avoiding potential pitfalls. This article gives numerous examples of such worthwhile research aimed at ensuring that AI remains robust and beneficial.

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Andrew McAfee: What will future jobs look like?

The best economic news: more tech and fewer jobs. But what do the lower middle class do?

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Humans Need Not Apply

15 minute video by C. G. P. Grey that gives a great overview of the issues and current state of robotic/software replacements for human labour.

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Manna

A 2003 science fiction essay that explores several issues in modern information technology and user interfaces, including some around transhumanism.

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