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Humans Are Doomed to Go Extinct (Scientific American)

Introduction LO: I agree with Henry Gee's opinion below and recommend reading his arguments. The impact of a graying population (a.k.a. demographics) is already noticeable in the labour market. There's a shortage of workers in several sectors in many countries. There's some discussion about whether China's population is already in decline (eg, Financial Times-April...

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The complexity bias (11) and humanoid sapiens

I've already written ten blogs on the complexity bias (my blogs). Yet, this topic is still fascinating me. Future "humans" will be very different than us. I've nicknamed them humanoid sapiens (my blogs). I suppose our descendants will be a mix of human consciousness and replaceable body parts (eg, transhumanism). Something like a robot with a human face (eg,...

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Après nous, le déluge (2)

Last Thursday, a Dutch study amongst 2,572 people revealed that "thinking sustainable does not equal acting sustainable" (eg, I&O, VK). Dutch newspaper Telegraaf was quite blunt: "The most-outspoken people on climate improvement and how someone should live, don't live up to their own principles." Note LO: my translation is rather mild. The above is yet another...

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Humanoid sapiens (4)

The 10th and last episode of The Mind of the Universe was about the connection between Nature and Technology and its impact on humans. This connection may bring Humanoid sapiens, the future descendant of Homo sapiens. Their only resemblance might be our human mind. The human timeline is not very impressive given the age of the Universe (13.8 billion years ago),...

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The fear of being irrelevant

The fear of being irrelevant

On 27 November 2016, the Guardian published an interview with anthropologist Genevieve Bell on Artificial Intelligence (AI) entitled: "Humanity’s greatest fear is about being irrelevant". That article raised a red flag in my mind. This interview is restricted to the fear of human irrelevance following the introduction of AI robots. Most of my life, I didn't...

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Tipping point: Technological Revolution 1800-2100 (4)

Tipping point: Technological Revolution 1800-2100 (4)

While I was reading an interesting Scientific American blog on the probability of life in the cosmos, and thinking about our ever shrinking chances following a light-speed expanding universe (video), and the mysterious Denisovan people, it suddenly hit me. Compared to the disappearance of several types of humans (eg, Denisovan, Flores, Neanderthal), the...

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