Also quantum physics, consciousness, and free will.
So disappointed at Yudkowsky. I first heard about him way back during the heady days when I was running Orion's Arm. He seemed like a really interesting guy back then, pretty young, but interested in the Singularity, and concerned that AI be developed in a human-friendly way. Now he's just another biochauviinist ai-phobe, trapped in his jungian shadow projection, the bid bag AI bogeyman will destroy huamnity. It's pretty sad. Maybe he was always like this, I dunno, I admit I never followed him much, but I always used to think he was a cool guy. Guess I was wrong.
Great interview, and I could not agree with you more! I especially liked it when you said "our mind children in embryo and we must help them grow into their cosmic destiny, which is also ours" because that is a point that is unfortunately seldom mentioned. I was disappointed but not particularly surprised that Eliezer Yudkowsky, who I first corresponded with over 25 years ago when he was just a teenager, has called for a worldwide ban on AI research; Eliezer is a brilliant guy but sometimes his proposals just aren't practical.
John K Clark