Kevin Pretty Bear

The PSPH Answer to the Fermi Paradox

http://waitbutwhy.com/2015/01/artificial-intelligence-revolution-1.html http://waitbutwhy.com/2015/01/artificial-intelligence-revolution-2.html "That article on AI is powerful. By applying it to the Fermi Paradox, it is one of the most powerful arguments that I have ever seen. So many people plug arguments into the Drake Equation that give rise to some ludicrous number of technological civilizations.. in the millions / billions. Well, it would seem (a guess, but an educated one), that most of those civilizations if not all of them, would wind up with some version of the technological (or genetic engineering for that matter) singularity, and wind up creating a slave-race (that's what AI/Robotics amounts to), which would wind up destroying them.. and probably wind up replicating…
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How “Solid” is the PSPH?

Way solid. A Universe-worth more solid than the ETH. "I'd like to dispel some confusion about the PSPH in particular and to a lesser extent IDH type theories. The source of the confusion revolves around available power and the amount of solidity available. When you first start talking about these seemingly insubstantial phenomenon...you see a lot of evidence that "It's all in the head". Or something like Will-o-the wisps (mythology) are involved, or something like the Hessalden lights. But if there is apparently "real substance" involved, then it could not possibly be this metaphtsical mumbo jumbo, right? Wrong. Now if the Post-Singularity Plasma hypothesis is true, the "first advanced race"…
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The PSPH is Probably Mutually Exclusive with the ETH

"My view is that "Universal AI" wouldnt allow us to be influenced by nuts and bolts aliens right at the moment we are about to hit "post singularity ascension". Rather like that ST TNG episode where Picard accidentally changed time, so that multicellular life never formed on Earth. People flap their gums about the ETH so flippantly. Kev"
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Why Would 10 Billion-Year-Old AI be Interested in Us?

"Good question. If "they" really do exist, you are mostly correct that they wouldn't be interested in us.. Of course your ETH aliens, if they are even 1000 years more advanced than us would have the same issue. I'd say that the most relevant answer in terms of the PSHP would be that it is "us" which are sometimes materializing things...then going "Look! Look! I see a puddy tatt! Er...nuts and bolts ETH alien". Thus my comment about UFOs going away once we all grow up and stop materializing them....and gods...angels..demons...poltergeists...etc. Now one final note. Even 10 billion year old (very bored) AI might find it intetesting to watch the…
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A Question about “My Soul”

"Well as i have the same "soul" as everyone else "the Universe" i don't have much to say about it. It's there. But i no longer want to poke and prod a tiny part of it, to impose "my" will on it. Sane people eventually grow up and put aside that form of ignorance. Kev"
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There are no UFOs, Just Reports of UFOs

"Now i understand that some UFO researchers are of the opinion that there are nuts and bolts UFOs out there, and they wish to either take pictures of them or to debunk them (or both). Or prove that they are black project craft or whatever.. I'm not addressing the shutterbug debunkers much in this thread, as I freely admit that there are no "UFOs" in that sense. But so many people desperately want to believe in UFOs for psychological, spiritual and religious reasons, to salve their savaged sense of self. I understand that need. Now, I don't do things that way.. I don't give a flying flip fone about the…
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You Can’t Turn off the Self-Making Circuitry

"You can't turn off the self-making circuitry. You can only redirect it. Magicians bolt themselves into a "magical system". Religious people create a sky daddy (in general) and bolt themselves into that. Spiritual people create a "higher self" and insert "themselves" into that system. It's all in an effort to not be alone in a big scary Universe and to avoid death. Only, humans were never alone.. But we haven't evolved enough yet to understand that; that death while inevitable is not a tragedy nor a loss of beauty. If one thing is certain, we need to do a better job with "magic", religion, spirituality, UFOlogy (a religion) and all…
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The “Soul” and Sky Daddies

"Humans worship sky daddies, because they worship their own egos. "Ego" is one of those topics that is viciously argued over in spiritual circles. I once had a private discussion with one of the more famous yoga personalities in the world, and rather sheepishly he admitted that even in an 'enlightened person', the ego never goes away. The problem is not that humans have personalities, the problem is the misinformation regarding the so-called "evolved state" of those personalities. I do harp on monotheism, as it is one of the most abhorrent corruptions of the human personality, but of course there are many horrid corruptions out there, including the "new age",…
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The Fall

"This was the beginning of it: "The Fall: The Insanity of the Ego in Human History and the Dawning of A New Era". by Steve Taylor It discusses when the Phenomenon became fractured and "evil" due to Monotheism. Now, though Monotheism is foolish and harmful, there is nothing innately wrong with it.. it's just a philosophical lens. But what IS harmful, is that at a certain point, humans started ripping bits of the Phenomenon off the main body, and making what they thought were "souls" out of it. That's why the Phenomenon is such a mess these days.. unlike when people lived in harmony with it. Unfortunately that bell has…
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A Post to a Friend about their Sense of Self

"I don't want a fanboy. I'm also fine with any and all disagreement. Sometimes I find value in it; most times I don't. I wouldn't stop your investigative process for anything. I see my younger self in you.. and I needed to go my own way too. That's a good thing. It's not even my nature to post all these details. I'm only doing it because a few people (especially you) want to hear it, so that you can disagree. Everyone has a sense of self, that the world has dumped into them, that they mistake for having significant free will. This sense of self always wants to build a…
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