POLITICAL OPINIONS #43: RAND’S PLAN

INTRODUCTION:   As I venture into composing more philosophically themed blog entries, the premise of there being no “silver bullet” is becoming more salient to me. Working through convoluted, enigmatic, and open-ended problems is a real eye opener to how the multiple variables and angles make simple solutions improbable. Often we underestimate how nonlinear the… Continue reading POLITICAL OPINIONS #43: RAND’S PLAN

PHILOSOPHICAL RANTS#8: ETHICAL CONCERNS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

INTRODUCTION:   As technology progresses and becomes more competent, the looming fears of the perils of advanced artificial intelligence becomes more salient. While the dreary and dystopian images derived from the archetypes of the science fiction narratives paint a very vivid account of the worst possible scenario. For example a robot overlord forcing the entire… Continue reading PHILOSOPHICAL RANTS#8: ETHICAL CONCERNS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

PHILOSOPHICAL RANTS #6: AN OVERVIEW OF FREEWILL

INTRODUCTION:   One of the most common questions within the discipline of philosophy happens to be free will.  For thousands of years thinkers ranging from academics, theologians, to even scientists have analyzed whether or not humans actually possess free will.  Renown philosopher  David Hume even referred to the free will question as ” … the… Continue reading PHILOSOPHICAL RANTS #6: AN OVERVIEW OF FREEWILL