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Musings about free will

Red pill vs blue
pill

Sometimes when I don't have anything in particular on my mind, like when I'm on the train and I've already checked the Facebook newsfeed, or when I'm washing the dishes, I like thinking about various philo­soph­i­cal issues. I haven't studied too much philosophy, I mostly limited myself to Wikipedia, so usually I don't get too far in my ponderings. But about free will I have thought more than usual, I also read several in­ter­est­ing blog posts by other people, which have all inspired to finally put down my thoughts in writing. I am curious to see what my readers think about it too.

Can't fall asleep?

First, let's start continue.

What I think of the AI hype

During the last year there have been many articles about the upcoming sin­gu­lar­i­ty and what will happen after that. Elon Musk or Stephen Hawking have issued warnings about the impending doom, while others are more optimistic and are hoping that cures for all diseases will be found, global warming will no longer be an issue and world peace will install.

However, I think that most of these pre­dic­tions make some very strong as­sump­tions, some of which might not be true.

One of the main arguments is that tech­no­log­i­cal im­prove­ments are ex­po­nen­tial and we will get better stuff much faster then before. But there is a problem. Only the ex­po­nen­tial function grows ex­po­nen­tially in­def­i­nite­ly. continue.