Monthly Archives: December 2013

More On Morality And Ethics

My post on morality and ethics from the other day isn’t as clear as I would have liked it to be, so I wanted to say a little more to clarify some of my arguments. Many years ago I wrote … Continue reading

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Morality and Ethics

Alexey emailed me a few days ago asking me some questions, one them being, “Are you deontologist, consequentialist, of some other morality, or unsettled?” First I’ll explain what these terms mean to anyone who may be unfamiliar to them. In … Continue reading

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Asking Is Cheaper Than Spying

Edward Snowden released a Christmas statement for the world and I think his message is spot on — if the government wants to know how we feel, asking is always cheaper than spying.  Without privacy, we are not able to … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! I didn’t even get you guys a gift.  Now I feel bad.  You know what?  I’ll give you the best gift of all — free physics lectures from Stanford! Dr. Leonard Susskind is … Continue reading

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The Robots Are Coming

A new age is quickly approaching us.  I think it’s the central problem of my generation — what are we to think of these robots and computer AI systems which are increasingly able to do tasks which only people could … Continue reading

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