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It’s Time for Robots to Mine the Asteroids

Counter intuitively, the primary obstacles are not technical. Rather it is government inaction, in both funding and regulation.

The Four Waves of A.I.

When it comes to AI, it's incumbent upon us to understand its monumental impact, widespread benefits, and serious challenges.

Automation will force us to realize that we are not defined by what we do

Yes, we will lose jobs  –  but AI will liberate us from routine work and push us to become more human, not less.

The Inquisition and Witch Hunts

Accused women were stripped by inquisitor priests who searched their bodies for "witch marks" where they allegedly suckled demons.

The Origin of Life on Earth and the Design of Alternative Life Forms

To understand the origin of life on Earth, we must understand the pathways that lead from chemistry to biology.

Logic Disproves All-Merciful God

Reason – logical thinking by intelligent minds – proves clearly that the compassionate, all-powerful god of religion cannot exist.

Is the Earth really overpopulated?

Yes, for two main reasons. First, people are rapidly displacing wildlife species across the globe, initiating a mass extinction event.

Alan Turing: why the tech world’s hero should be a household name

Turing was born into a world that was very different, culturally and technologically, yet his contribution has never been more important.

Population growth is a threat to the world’s climate

The curves of population growth and carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere since 1880 almost precisely follow each other.

Don’t Fear Artificial Intelligence

AI will be the pivotal technology in achieving this progress. We have a moral imperative to realize this promise while controlling the peril.

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