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Meetup presentation: intelligence, technology, and insights into the future

David V.
HeroicLife
Shanghai, CN
Post #: 200
Greetings all,

This Tuesday, I will give a presentation on a topic of interest to me to my philosophy meetup group, and we’ll have a discussion afterwards.

I would like to consider some new ideas on our place in the universe by extrapolating some long-range trends into the future. Specifically, there are two trends I will discuss: the expansion of intelligence from the beginning the universe to the information age, and the increasing control that humans have over nature.

Here are some keywords on the topics we’ll cover and discuss after the meetup:

Technological evolution, intelligence expansion, natural versus intelligent evolution, science and pseudoscience, accelerating change, costs and benefits of technology, doomsday scenarios, Malthusianism, Kardashev scale, post-humanism, optimism versus pessimism.

We will meet in the second floor community room of the Central Market in Plano at 7pm.

If you would like to read up on some of the things I will touch upon, check out the following articles:

http://mises.org/stor...­
http://oneminute.rati...­
http://oneminute.rati...­
http://en.wikipedia.o...­
http://en.wikipedia.o...­
David V.
HeroicLife
Shanghai, CN
Post #: 204
My notes for the talk are here: http://docs.google.co...­

There is a video too..
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