Fiction from Liu Cixin:
We’re a lot more beautiful if we try.
(5:41) The Upward Spiral
(9:45) Are we getting any wiser?
(12:43) What are we trying for? To continue an aesthetic lineage.
(13:55) Kurzweil. When the machines tell us they are human, we will believe them.
(16:13) Cosmists and Terrans
(19:54) What are our machines learning from? What are our kids learning from?
What’s worth fighting for, even in futility?
TED Talk posted there.
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