Ethics and Artificial Intelligence

Without further ado, let’s assume the AI has all information available and imagine a debate with the world’s foremost human intellectual. The AI will have a flawless argument that takes into account all the information in a superhuman fashion a human intellectual can never attain.
Its rational reasoning is far superior. Recall the

Aristotle and death

Death is the end, yet not the purpose of life, Aristotle said.
But when you die it has to be done right the first time.
The way you die will say a lot about your life.
But doing something right implies purpose.
What did Aristotle say about this?

Oh, you want praise and recognition and above all money. But if that was your true motive, you would have done something else. All this fame and honor is a very nice thing, as long as you don’t believe it. – Howard Nemerov

I fell in love three times

A few months ago, in a period of soul-searching that can happen to the best of us, I fell in love three times. I try to be a faithful poetic observer and report to you how exactly that happened. Why did we break up? Was I getting bored? Was I eventually overtaken by fate, that

A Meditation on power

Find a comfortable place to sit. Be aware of your posture. Is your back straight, are your knees below your waist? Breathe in calmly and deeply. Focus on the phenomenon of power. When have you experienced power over another living being or another living being exercising power over you? How did it feel? Is the