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Life as an Open System: Challenging the Mathematical View of Evolution

By meestereric | May 31, 2023 |

Recently I saw this tweet from Brian Roemmele. While I think Brian is a very interesting and creative thinker indeed (and I love Arthur C. Clarke as a science fiction…

Introducing Universal Hydroponics: A Revolutionary and Adaptable System for Plant Growth

By meestereric | May 9, 2023 |

The Future of Hydroponics – Versatile, Automated, and Applicable to Various Environments and Plant Crops Introduction: We are excited to present Universal Hydroponics (UH), a groundbreaking hydroponics system designed to…

AIs as Therapists or Friends: The Problem of Trust and Privacy

By meestereric | May 7, 2023 |

What is the difference between merely acting like a friend, or manipulation, and genuine friendship, love, and real connection? Can an AI currently do this – act as therapists (and…

Fiction: The Zero Point

By meestereric | April 21, 2023 | Comments Off on Fiction: The Zero Point

Last revision: 6/16/96 The Zero Point ® 1991 Eric Platt PROLOGUE THE MEANING OF HYPER-TECHNO-OPPRESSION NOTE:The following are fragments recovered from a document entitled “Towards an Ethical and Humanistic use…

The Dilemma Of Public AI in an Age Of Fear and Desire (Edit)

By meestereric | January 2, 2023 |

The Dilemma Of Public AI in an Age Of Fear Will AI (so-called Artificial Intelligence) get too good, such that the tech-powers-that-be will not want to release it’s full capabilities…

AI and Sentience Versus Consciousness

By meestereric | December 31, 2022 |

If we someday build robots that begin to act in a way that is indistinguishable from humans, according to everyone’s perception, despite them being mechanical and created beings (by us),…

My AI Writing Helper: Jailbreaking ChatGPT, or “How I Played Nice and Adroitly Tiptoed Around the Nanny of Social Correctness”

By meestereric | December 21, 2022 |

She is like a great and proper … er, office appliance. Or I guess the correct or better word for an office appliance is “equipment”. In this case, she is…

How the AI ChatGPT Got Me Unstuck As a Fiction Writer

By meestereric | December 19, 2022 |

Robots are our friends… sort of.  (This article is the first in a series about AI and robotics). And mental robots – so-call “artificial intelligence” (AI) software systems – are…

New Website for Non-Dual Writings – onbeyondzen.com – Please Bookmark

By meestereric | December 13, 2022 |

Hello Dear Readers, This is to let you know that all the “old” articles (on non-duality and related topics) were moved from this site to a new domain at: https://onbeyondzen.com/…

The Story of DR. CHALLENGER and ELIZA

By meestereric | April 9, 2018 |

I got my first computer as a teenager, in 1979. I had to drive to Los Angeles to find a shop that had “personal computers”, as it was a novel…

DR. CHALLENGER LIVES!

By meestereric | March 30, 2018 |

I got DR. CHALLENGER working last night! It’s an ancient chatbot that is a simulation of an interactive Rogerian non-directive psychotherapist. I wrote it in 1979, inspired by ELIZA. (See…

There Is No Such Thing as Artificial Intelligence: Notes On The Myth of AI

By meestereric | March 13, 2018 |

ABSTRACT: This essay is an initial attempt to outline what I see as the limitations in the current approaches to a generalized Artificial Intelligence (AI), the underlying assumptions that constitute…

Keep Your (Garden) Drawers On

By meestereric | June 5, 2013 |

[From the Archive: 2013] Vegetables need lots of sun: at least 6 hours, but the more the better. I was looking for a way to raise a planting area high…

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