Month: July 2014

Motte Buster

Gunung Whizz88

The skillful traveller leaves no traces of his wheels or footsteps; the skillful speaker says nothing that can be found fault with or blamed; the skilful reckoner uses no tallies; the skillful closer needs no bolts or bars, while to open what he has shut will be impossible; the skillful binder uses no strings or […]

There Is No Such Thing As Capitalism

Chaser: Before it is an ideological option, capitalism is a being, with an individual history (and fate). It is not necessary to like it — but it is an it. Nick Land, Outside In What is Capitalism? Where do we even begin to define it? When we find Adam Smith describing Capital (as ‘stock’) it already exists. Or does it? Capitalism is believed […]

Conscious Machines

THE FIRST CONSCIOUS MACHINES WILL PROBABLY BE ON WALL STREET

THE FIRST CONSCIOUS MACHINES WILL PROBABLY BE ON WALL STREET We must consider the possibility that intelligence, creativity and even consciousness are purely functions of the material world, with human beings as a peculiar kind of computer. In a world operating under this assumption, machines can theoretically have directed cognition, decision-making and consciousness. Even today we […]

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