Posts Tagged ‘ai’

CRV309

Yet another meditation on sex robots, sexual politics, monogamy, and, just for giggles, Islam. Good thing this one's behind a paywall. Things could get ugly if this one managed to go viral.

Inspired by the essay Uncanny Vulvas by .

CRV297 Part 2

The continuation of KMO's conversation with Doug Lain about the potential of AI overflowed the banks of C-Realm Podcast episode 526 and into the Vault. Memory issues kept KMO from including all the podcast extras in a single file, so this episode of the Vault comes in two parts. This is part 2.

CRV 297 Part 1

The continuation of KMO's conversation with Doug Lain about the potential of AI overflowed the banks of C-Realm Podcast episode 526 and into the Vault. Memory issues kept KMO from including all the podcast extras in a single file, so this episode of the Vault comes in two parts. This is part 1.

526: Bash Bash Conversation

Will the advent of artificial superintelligence (ASI) spell the end of capitalism? Doug Lain explores that question in his new novel, Bash Bash Revolution in which an AI named Bucky creates proliferating copies of itself to work questions of personal identity and free will. Eventually, the Buckys ensnare almost all of humanity in the GameCube Economy which makes people think they are having exciting adventures when in fact they're doing boring, repetitive labor. One of the challenges that Bucky faces is getting non-gamers to put on VR headsets. Nuclear Armageddon is on the line, but fortunately, the AI understands the appeal of 90s nostalgia.

CRV 292

Here is more conversation from KMO's recent day spent with James Howard Kunstler. They talk about (and to) artificial intelligence. Jim makes his case for the possibility of a fast collapse, and KMO takes up JMG's model of catabolic collapse that plays out over lifetimes.

Later, KMO talks about the perverse outcomes of mixing the sense of identity, community and purpose that comes with being a dog rescuer with loads of cash raised online, breed-specific adoption pipelines that need filling, and dog auctions.