Ben Millwood
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How can I identify potential mates (sex organs) without gender?
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It's already the case in our world that even if someone fits your genital preferences (whatever they are), that doesn't mean they are sexually compatible with you, and even if you have the ...

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What is the fastest way for a robot with superhuman capabilities to make money?
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PayPal fraud Use known (or unknown, if you're keen) security vulnerabilities in web software to harvest usernames and passwords and a botnet. This gives you access to a lot of careless payment ...

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Why would a decision making machine decide to destroy itself?
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The machine sees a sleeping dragon, and doesn't want to tickle it Such a machine is powerful. Power tends to draw attention. The machine has deduced the existence of some far greater entity ("dragon")...

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Why will we fail creating a self sustaining off world colony?
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Intrinsic risk of civilizational catastrophe from advanced technology When the Manhattan Project was being developed, some people felt it necessary to check whether a nuclear explosion could ignite ...

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Low or absent pathogenicity viral agent
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My understanding of these issues is cursory at best, but you might be interested in endogenous retroviruses. I cringe when I try to explain this because I am by no means a biologist, but my ...

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Why would warring AIs need humans?
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I think since intelligence is human's biggest and most exclusive trick, we tend to think of it as our only trick. But there are some other things that we don't yet have artificial replacements for, ...

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If the world were seriously threatened, what would happen to the economy?
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Quoting Wikipedia: In economics, a demand shock is a sudden event that increases or decreases demand for goods or services temporarily. Unfortunately, that article doesn't give a lot of detail, ...

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