Fiction: “The Zero Point” A Dystopian CyberNovella from 1991 About AI (Part 1 – draft)

The Zero Point PROLOGUE THE MEANING OF HYPER-TECHNO-OPPRESSION NOTE: The following are fragments recovered from a document entitled “Towards an Ethical and Humanistic use of Current A-X Technologies”, 2033 A.D., by Dr. Wayne Farmer “The worst scenario I can imagine is of a totalitarian regime, not necessarily even centrally controlled, but merely controlling, involving nanotechnologies,…

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

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 be adaptable, modular, and suitable for a wide range of environments and plant crops. This innovative system addresses the need for a flexible hydroponics solution…

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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 of Current AI Technologies”, 2033 A.D., by Dr. Wayne Farmer “The worst scenario I can imagine is of a totalitarian regime, not necessarily even centrally…

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

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 to the public? This is already happening, to some extent, in some ways – including ways we are not aware of, since it’s well, secret.…

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AI and Sentience Versus Consciousness

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), will we have to grant them all the rights of a human being, such as to not be slaves? I think it’s time we delve…

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How the AI ChatGPT Got Me Unstuck As a Fiction Writer

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 already available that can do rather remarkable simulations of things like human language, using what are called “models” run on computer-based “neural networks”. Neural net…

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

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/ New articles on non-duality, consciousness and “spiritual” stuff will appear at onbeyondzen.com. This site (eriplatt.com) will remain in its current state for a few days…

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