The Merge by Sam Altman

The Merge by Sam Altman

The incorrect assumption here is that humans and technology were ever separate to begin with. Tech is an extension of human cognition and intelligence, not some external reality that is independent of humans. The only thing changing is the mode in which we interface with the tech.


A recursive definition: an example. @CutTheKnotMath

The best software developers I know are the least sure of the code they have touched. The worst judge others for not having their arrogance.


Still others know that shipping working code on time is better than an intellectual exercise in moral judgement.

We’re in a very empirical era in machine learning…but theory is lagging behind. – Michael Jordan


Because computer scientists don’t study psychoanalysis or philosophy. A good place to start is Hubert Dreyfus. Next try Spinoza, Lacan, Foucault, Deleuze and Berkeley. What you’ll learn is that the intelligent world is explainable by interpretation, in the psychoanalytic sense. Then you realize that Turing’s imitation game is a mathematical description of this same concept of interpretation. This changes the way to look at computers, and the way to look at your own ability to think.

To regain your sanity, read Levinas.