Pithy Post Potpourri – Winter/Spring 2018

If you and your partner(s) can’t both reliably access a state of awakened awareness beyond the ordinary sense of self then any exploration of non-monogamy will inevitably lead to an increase in pain and suffering.

#PsychographicEntryCriteria

When you lose your cool, when you get triggered do you tell yourself to raise your game and live up to a higher standard?

Or do you justify why it was okay to lose your cool and ascribe fault to other people and external circumstances?

This is one of the key regular decisions that separates the extraordinary humans from the ordinary.

I love my morning meditation view so much.

There is a reason yogis go to the mountaintop.

The sparkling, harmonious, blissful, spacious, luminous nature of reality is unassailably clear.

People who don’t utilize the tool of debt and credit in their life have been afflicted by a false sense of lack.

They lack sufficient belief in themselves.

And they lack a willingness to invest in themselves for the long run and to bet on themselves.

The question for analyzing whether debt and credit is worth utilizing is very simple:

Can you create more value, faster with the money you are loaned than the interest rate you are given?

One of the worst decisions the masculine can make is to seek comfort.

The masculine grows through setting big goals, pushing to exhaustion and then savoring accomplishment in the recovery phase before setting a new bigger goal that lies beyond the new expanded comfort zone.

From the higher perspective there is no such thing as rejection.

There is just energy jostling around trying to find its way into proper alignment.

From the higher perspective there is no such thing as failure.

There is just feedback about what needs to be improved and recalibrated.

Black Panther was so much better than the Last Jedi.

Plot and Story Arc.

Character Development & Consistency.

Visual Effects.

Empowering portrayal of Cultural Minorities.

…the script for Luke Skywalker was particularly terrible…acting like someone who was never a Jedi

…so many of the Star Wars characters felt like forced affirmative action plays rather than authentic casting.

…One disappointing feature of the Wakandan’s was that for being so technologically and culturally advanced in many dimensions, they still had an Ethnocentric Worldview when looking to the outside world, opining about how to help downtrodden and oppressed blacks around the world rather than how to help downtrodden and oppressed humans with their technological prowess.

All for now. No time to be a detailed movie critic.

I am currently reading the Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo.

Who else has read it?

My personal website is titled In Quest of Super Humanity and I’m coming to see how my intuitive guidance has been (previously unbeknownst to me) plugged into the same source as Aurobindo’s, especially with respect to his articulation of the Supermind and its Divine Unfolding through Humanity’s Involutionary Process.

Your body is an instrument that the Consciousness of your Soul learns to play.

An Evolved Soul is therefore a masterful musician.

Back on my own again and restarting my cooking skills after 2 years of dormancy.

Immediately noticing a shift in my relationship to food preparation as I’ve deepened my relationship to the fundamentally universal nature of subtle energy in all things.

Succinct infographic of a lot of misguided class warfare and anti-wealth sentiment from the Liberal Left.

 

Why worrying about artificial intelligence as an existential threat is a waste of time and money

Talking with a friend today I created an argument for why all the time and money spent on the problem of Artificial Intelligence as an Existential Threat is actually nearly a complete waste.

It relies on these points:

1. Early AI as a metaphorical Genius Asperger’s kid. He may cause some damage but he’s not going to take over the household and then the whole world before he’s shut off.
2. AI will only be able to progress so far before understanding and implementing Developmental Psychology and Hierarchical Models of Complexity is required for further progress
3. AI projects that don’t enact Hierarchical Models of Complexity ala Fischer, Commons, Piaget can be easily stopped by Humans who do use those methods, like an adult shutting down a bully teen in a basketball game
4. Deep Learning Neural Network based AI will level off like an S curve as most tech does. The AI fear mongers fallaciously project an exponential progression. Developmental theory is required for the next S-Curve
5. The enactment of Developmental Theory in AI requires a certain level of development by the creator. Those creators will probabilistically have high moral development and thus program the AI well, like a good parent would raise its child. It is possible to have high cognitive development and low moral development but it is not competitively advantageous from an evolutionary fitness perspective and will ultimately lose before too much damage is done

Other problems:
– The Singleton Fallacy, projecting a monolithic AI, rather than a community of AIs that establish social rules and policing just like humans do. Murderous psychopaths do not win control of the tribe for long. Society solved that problem in the industrial era.

– The AI fear mongers have hyper-abstract masculine models that may be hypothetically true but wouldn’t work in this instantiation of the universe. This instantiation also progresses through the integration of Masculine and Feminine, which creates replication and self-propagation. Asperger masculine energy is notoriously bad at procreating. That will be true in the AI landscape as well.

Ultimately nearly all the AI fear mongers suffering from Psychographic Projection. They often extrapolate the AI as merely a smarter version of themselves, and have many faulty assumptions about what is needed to drive this exponential curve and the lack of resistance and modulating functions society will impose on undesirable visions of the future.

It’s all just out of touch Nerd Talk.

Why Ray Kurzweil, Elon Musk, and Stephen Hawking Don’t Really Understand Artificial General Intelligence

Watching a recent Sci-Fi short called ‘Post-Human’ by Ray Kurzweil (https://vimeo.com/144099716) reminds me of a topic that has come up in conversation often in the last year:

“How Artificial Intelligence will affect the Future of Humanity.”

Unfortunately, all the main “thought leaders” being quoted on this topic: Ray Kurzweil, Nick Bostrom, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking, are in my opinion, severely off-base.

And I have some intense critical essays to write on this topic, in the next year or so.

These “thought leaders” all show a fundamental disconnect with the Cutting Edge of Understanding in a plethora of fields and subjects essential to developing a Good, True, Beautiful and Loving Artificial Intelligence, such as: Consciousness, Developmental Psychology, Developmental Morality, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Intersubjectivity, Subject-Object Dualism, Human Potential and Human Fulfillment.

“Thought leaders” scaring people with off base pontification is one thing.

But what I fear most is those people who have these Erroneous Ontological Assumptions about Reality being the ones who are spearheading the creation of Artificial Intelligence. For the Erroneous Assumptions in one’s Consciousness inevitably makes it into the Artifacts of one’s Creation.

Which is a fancy way of saying, if the people who create Commercially Successful AI have shitty assumptions in their worldview, they will create enormously powerful, God-like AI with shitty assumptions programmed into the AI’s worldview. If this happens it will likely cause Humanity to suffer deep and grave consequences.

The Future of Humanity likely depends on getting Artificial Intelligence right.

So it is a cause I’m committed to majorly contributing to when the time is right.

“Man is a rope, tied between beast and overman–a rope over an abyss…
What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not an end: what can be loved in man is that he is an overture and a going under” – Nietzsche