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The Artilect War: Cosmists Vs. Terrans: A Bitter Controversy Concerning Whether Humanity Should Build Godlike Massively Intelligent Machines

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This book's main idea is that this century's global politics will be dominated by the "species dominance" issue. 21st century technologies will enable the building of artilects (artificial intellects, artificial intelligences, massively intelligent machines) with 1040 components, using reversible, heatless, 3D, molecular scale, self assembling, one bit per atom, nano-teche ...more
Paperback, 254 pages
Published February 28th 2005 by Etc Pubns
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A.E. Reiff
Jul 03, 2016 A.E. Reiff rated it liked it
The Madness of Artilect 1.0

Hugo de Garis, mad as a super collider, resembles a tensor calculus of his reality. His twist in The Artilect Wars (2005) argues civil war between those who want to be transhuman and those who don’t. The nerve of these atheists who deny the new gods! The mind behind the transhuman view reveals two reverse fields.

The gibberish of the first field below is the conscious against the subconscious state. During the day he makes compulsive havoc with the brain machine, but at
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Clint Nolan
Mar 27, 2016 Clint Nolan rated it really liked it
Shelves: technology
In "The Artilect War: Cosmists Vs. Terrans: A Bitter Controversy Concerning Whether Humanity Should Build Godlike Massively Intelligent Machines", tech prophet Hugo De Garis has written a visionary book which belongs on the shelf right next to Kurzweil's "The Singularity Is Near."

When this book was written 2005, the rise of Godlike Massively Intelligent Machines (GMIM) was still somewhat in the realm of science fiction. Consider the ancient boardgame Go, a game which many, including myself, thou
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Gabriel
Nov 14, 2014 Gabriel rated it liked it
This is a really hard book to review. You should probably read it. It clearly is not the "best in class" for discussions of the artificial intelligence (AI) apocalypse. The author is a little bit over-optimistic about the prospects for quantum computing and nanotechnology, and goes way off the deep-end later in the book with quark-scale computing. But what makes this book interesting is it is a philosophical justification for pursuing AI as strenuously as possible on the grounds that it is almos ...more
Marco Santini
May 15, 2012 Marco Santini rated it liked it
A war between Cosmists and Terrans? No, thanks. Like many Transhumanists, I am an optimist and I believe that the complexity of reality allows solutions different from a gigadeath war.
It is almost unavoidable that humans transcend into humanoid cyborgs and by means of mind uploading, transform themselves into pure intelligences and merge with artilects. Because of this, a war appears unlikely.
It is also probable that the human species continues populating the Earth and finally plunges into the
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Anil
Aug 24, 2015 Anil rated it it was ok
Cosmist extremist here. I hope it happens (I doubt it will).
Gregory
May 26, 2009 Gregory marked it as to-read
Thinks decision whether or not to build these machines will be the political question of this century and that it will break down into war.
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