The End of the Universe According to Monkeys

On a recently podcast episode of The Infinite Monkey Cage, guest Brian Green made a claim that suggested if we were to wait long enough (and able to see the end of the universe) that a brain would manifest itself in space. Here's the transcript I took from the audio, around the 17min40sec mark. "[...]... Continue Reading →

Mark Manson Swears A Lot

Author, blogger, and internet entrepreneur - Mark Manson - has a potty mouth. Here is just a small sample of his blasphemous writings: Is No One Safe from the Bullshit?  (Subscribers Only) "Who The Fuck Am I" The Ultimate Guide to Personal Values 5 Books That Explain Why It Seems the World Is So Fucked Fuck... Continue Reading →

The 3 Factions of Artificial Intelligence

“Hydrogen…, given enough time, turns into people." -Edward Robert Harrison, 1995 There isn't a consensus on the When and What of AI. When will this change happen (if ever)? What will this change mean for the future of humans? According the physicist and cosmologist, Max Tegmark - author of Life 3.0: Being Human in the... Continue Reading →

A Message From Outer Space

"Do not answer. DO NOT ANSWER. DO. NOT. ANSWER." _____ Imagine yourself in the not-so-distant-future, you're in a laboratory late at night. You're tired, cold, and hungry from working ungodly hours - testing, upgrading, and testing - same old system maintenance. All of sudden, on one of the monitors - large, green text starts scrolling... Continue Reading →

Welcome to Lex Fridman

"I'm a research scientist at MIT, working on human-centered AIand autonomous vehicles. Also, I teach courses on deep learning. Connect with me (@lexfridman) onTwitter, LinkedIn, Medium, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. Besides research and teaching, I enjoy playing guitar, practicing jiu jitsu, and engaging in deep meaningful conversations including on podcasts both as a guest (e.g., Joe Rogan Experience) and as a host (e.g., Artificial Intelligence podcast... Continue Reading →

Beware the Hells of Self-Abuse

"If persisted in self-abuse will not only undermine but completely overthrow the health. If the body is naturally strong, the mind may give way first, and in extreme cases imbecility and insanity may and often do come as an inevitable result." DO YOU HAVE THESE TELL-TALE SIGNS? "Circles under eyes!" "Calloused fingernails!" "A stooped posture!"... Continue Reading →

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