All Blog Posts Tagged 'Brain' (2)

#Cyberpeacefare #The Brain #David Eagleman

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" I am sentient. When I think about who I am, there's one aspect above all that can't be ignored. I am a sentient being. I experience my existence - I feel like I'm here, looking out on the world through these eyes, perceiving this Technicolor show from my own center stage. Let's call this feeling consciousness and awareness.

Each individual brain is embedded in a world of…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on November 9, 2015 at 8:27pm — 3 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #The Pentagon's Brain #Annie Jacobsen

Excerpts from Book:

" The book begins with scientists testing a weapon that at least some of them believed was an "evil thing". In creating the hydrogen bomb, scientists engineered a weapon against which there is no defense.

 With regard to the thousands of hydrogen bombs in existence today, the US military relies on wishful optimism - hope that the civilization-destroyer is never…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on November 5, 2015 at 12:44pm — No Comments

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UC Berkley's Professor Stuart J. Russell discusses the near- and far-future of artificial intelligence, including self-driving cars, killer robots, governance, and why he's worried that AI might destroy the world. How can scientists reconfigure AI systems so that humans will always be in control? How can we govern this emerging technology across borders? What can be done if autonomous weapons are deployed in 2020?

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U.S. Global Engagement Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev notes that former Vice President Joe Biden is, in foreign policy terms, most associated with a "restorationist" approach. How does this differentiate from other candidates? What approach will resonate most with voters?

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