Hi, I’m Kyle, an Olympian in the sport of skeleton. This is Meditations, my personal website. When I’m not racing headfirst down a mountain of ice at 90 miles per hour, I like to read, write, and code. Need to get in touch? You can always email me.
What's happening this week
Whoa, Dude, Are We Inside a Computer Simulation Right Now? – The simulation theory causes a knee jerk reaction in many people (just check out the article’s comments), but it’s so fascinating because it’s plausible. See also the work of Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom.
Michio Kaku on The Daily Show discussing his excellent book The Future of the Mind. “We are in the Golden Age of brain research”.
Humans need not apply. A video of the coming robot revolution. Neither good nor bad, just inevitable.
“You’re only given a little spark of madness, and if you lose that, you’re nothing” – Robin Williams
Google has just launched the website for Calico, its research and development company focused on health and aging (and presumably immortality).
IBM has announced TrueNorth, a brain-like chip consisting of 4096 cores, 1 million neurons, and 5.4 billion transistors. It’s the most massively parallel chip in the world, but still pales in comparison to the human brain. However with TrueNorth running software like Deep Neural Networks, scientists are closer than ever to creating a brain on a chip.
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