Contaminating space

In April, 2019, Israel's Beresheet spacecraft landed on crashed into the Moon. It later emerged that it was secretly carrying a supply of live tardigrades -- microscopic creatures known for their hardiness. Naturally, many observers, joking or not, brought up the idea of accidentally contaminating the Moon with destructive Earth life. I worry about a … Continue reading Contaminating space

True AI would definitely destroy us

I've never seen a single credible reason why an artificially intelligent computer program (AI), one comparable to a human brain, wouldn't spell doom for humanity. (Please note that I'm talking about true, strong AI, which by all accounts does not yet exist. I'm not talking about a neural network that beats you at chess, or … Continue reading True AI would definitely destroy us