Aral Balkan @aral

We still need human intelligence

A good read (but note that the feudal lords of the current system aren’t going to fix inequality).

“That is because the underlying problems with markets and private ownership of wealth and the planet’s finite resources, which give rise to inequality, are not addressed … Maybe it is time to think about how to apply new innovations to old demands for equality, direct democracy and self-governance”

mondediplo.com/outsidein/we-st

@aral Watching that video is painful. There's a long history of amusement androids going back to Vaucanson and so on, and the problem of producing lifelike movement and reflexes is quite hard because it originates from the passive dynamics of materials under energy constraints, but I was always more interested in real intelligence than amusing puppet shows.

To me the puppet show is a sad event, lacking a true life force within the shell. It's almost an admission of failure, how difficult the artificial intelligence problem really is and how many mysteries of the mind still remain to be uncovered.

@bob @aral Or other intellectual failures such as The Mechanical Turk.
Von Kempelen's and Jeff Bezos' both.

@aral forget about equality it's an unachievable ideal that will require every possible sacrifice and yet you won't achieve it.

@aral "Maybe it is time to think about how to apply new innovations to old demands for equality, direct democracy and self-governance”" - see Duniter.org project, which aims to use recent innovation to the monetary inequality problem :)