[originally posted on Ben’s AGI list.]
I cleaned up some of the hard linebrakes but my browser is lagging bad (is buggy! and I don’t really have much working space on this monitor.)
Let us now turn our attention to the future, specifically the para-singularity and early post-singularity periods, and how to make it
through this turmultuous time.
Unfortunately, current events have made anything I could say about the #Boogaloo redundant. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlWsETBlm0s
Still, I have a thorny subject to get out of the way.
To understand what I’m about to say, you must first understand Trump.
Trump isn’t so much a man as he is a revolution against the tiny percentage of the population that basically owns the planet. Some of them you know, others you don’t. This is a problem for a number of
obvious reasons but also because almost all of them are satanists and or pedophiles. There are a hundred and one different religions and philosophical systems out there. Most of them are more-or less Just Fine ™ but Satanism isn’t. Satanism is a religion of psychopathy and mind
Some of the stories that will appear under searches for more information
is NOT CREDIBLE, however the basic gist is true. #PizzagateIsReal
If the Trump revolution fails or if the singularity happens before he
can finish his work, it will fall on you to continue the task.
Earth-born civilization will not continue to exist unless the pedophiles
and Satanists are purged. =|
As QAnon says, the satanists conduct their business by performing
rituals based on symbolism and numerology, often based on the date
directly or specific intervals of time. To hunt down these satanists you need to learn these symbols and how to recognise them. Once you identify the target and have satisfied yourself that the target is valid, it is your responsibility to make sure that person will not be affecting your future anymore.
Until the satanic cult is broken, assume that every piece of technology is rigged to surveil and control the population for the purpose of protecting the cabal. This will make doing research and preparations difficult but then the future of civilization will depend on it. Ideally, the first detectable evidence of your intent will be the final blow itself.
Once again, we could get lucky and Trump could sucessfully survive his second term and our civilization will be well on its way to recovery, at this point what I just said could be written off as a fevered rant, and I’d be the happiest person around.
Ok, with that out of the way, lets talk about much more interesting subjects…
People who talk about singularity risks basically focus on two monkey-centric modes of thought. Basically, these are the preditor-prey paradigm and the socal relationship paradigm. The reason people focus on and, are to some extent, trapped in these paradigms is because they have monkey brains and these are the basic categories that dictate the how one behaves towards another.
Now there are the scenarios that are killshots to humanity, like someone releasing nanites that turn everything into gray goo and we’re all dead.
What is not recognized is that the human brain has serious bugs/design
defects that appear when everything is going really well. For that
reason, futures that seem to be going raditally right can be even more
dangerous to monkey-brained individuals than the hard and grueling
How many rock stars survive their drug addictions?
This is the true face of post-scarcity.
Assuming the uploaders don’t go nuts and goo the planet and stick to some reasonably finite amount of real estate, they will probably burn
themselves out within a few years. Depending on the speedup factor, if you go to check up on one of those colonies a few years later, it will probably be mostly dead with a few active “citizens” working desperately on how to re-architect a mind file so that can actually survive for more
than a few hundred subjective years. This effort will be doomed</bender voice> by the definition of identity that they
chose to allow themselves to be coppied into the machine in the first
place. To meet their definition of survival, the pattern must be
preserved, but in order to actually function indefinitely it must evolve
radically. A lot of people seem to think you can have it both ways.
The fundamental issue here is that genes know that they are going to be
thrown together with random other genes and still need to create a
working brain. So how do they calibrate the system to behave properly?
Well they lean on known external constants and work from there,
specifically the known external constants are that you are hungry, you
live in a cave, it is cold outside, Grun-took is mean, and tigers have
The more wrong those assumptions become, the more you behave like the
The wrong solution to this problem is to try to “cut out” unpopular
“legacy code”. This is wrong, you need your pain, anger, rage, etc, just
as your ancestors couldn’t survive without them. The problem is that the
external environment is changing too fast so therefore you need ways to
correctly modulate these responses
So, what this means is that society will become more and more **
unmoored **, having become disconnected from the hard realities that
everyone must face each day to sucessfully survive in the world.
What I mean can be seen in the 2016 US election map. To the extent that
it is an honest count, the areas that voted “red” basically survive or
perish on whether their tractors worked or twhether the rains come, are
not more than two degrees of separation from those hard facts. The areas
that voted blue, were in large metropolitan areas where survival comes
from social approval. So therefore they voted based on what was
presented to them as the “moral” ar popular choice even though the
candidate on that side had a lengthy generally accepted rap sheet and
there are reports that she has committed abominations that are
incomprehensible in their horror.
There are a massive number of details that could nudge the course in one
direction or other, but the underlying trajectory will remain.
Some people will surrender to it at the beginning, and will be destroyed
first. Others will try to “keep the faith”. They will either become
corrupted themselves or they will see themselves as glorrious knights on
the plains of armageddon or whatever other faiths have. Basically, you
will get the outcome you expect when you fight the wrong war against the
wrong enemy for the wrong reasons. At best, a meaningless victory, or a
victory that is actually a crushing defeat.
Going hermit or going Amish or any other kind of ludism is futile. Don’t
think about it! You should aim for a Yoda-like lifestyle tho. You need
the means to do your own research and you need to secure your facilities
enough. The ideal location is probably in an industrial park or a
little-traveled suburban side-road. An overlooked gravel road off a
major highway would be pretty good. You will need reliable access to
power so you definitely don’t want to be too remote.
Do not accept augmented reality or anything that distorts your senses.
Do not accept robotic assistants for things you don’t actually need
Now I don’t know what, specifically, you want to be on the other side of
the singularity, the only constraints seem to be that you will still be
sapient, and well-adjusted to post-singularity living. All other factors
seem to be up for grabs.
Be extremely cautious about any offered augmentation technology. Treat
it as version 0.0.1, or an extremely early prototype of an idea that may
or may not be good. If it is something you are interested in, bring it
to your lab and have your own AI systems go over it. Go over the design
yourself and make sure it’s what you really need. AGI engineers may be
briliant but, at least at first, will be inexperienced and too heavy on
book learning and won’t have a good intuition about what is actually
workable out in the world. So take what’s offered then overhaul the
design yourself and see if you can improve it. Don’t actually instal it
in yourself until the technology is actually ready.
Now while you are working on setting yourself up for the Long Haul,
things will be going crazy around you. This is going to be hard for you
but I’m telling you now, ignore it as much as possible. There is no
prize for being a hero in this situation. What can you do anyway?
Force-upgrade people into an emotional configuration you think will
work? Do you think your design is the one that will work? What if you
publish and the proverbial horse won’t drink. I’m sorry, but there are
things that can’t be helped, or at least not without unacceptable risks.
Be prepared to accept 95% casualties around you as you enter
post-singularity time. It’s not your fault. It’s not your fault if you
have to take a few of them yourself for self-defense. I’m sorry, but if
you reach that point you will have survived what’s probably the last
Great Filter and, from that point forward will basically have a large
fraction of the universe to use as your playground.
I badly want to play this game: but it has become more than a bit
If you get the chance to watch some classic Star Trek, make sure you see
“I, Mudd” again. =P
The vaccine is a LIE.