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The Morality of Artificial Intelligence and the Three Laws of Transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 12.02.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

I'm all for development of superior machine intelligence that can help the world out with its brilliant analytical skills. But programming AI with mammalian ideas, modern-day philosophies, and the fallibilities of the human spirit is dangerous and will possibly lead to total chaos.

Growing Out of Packaged Ideals: John Oliver Got Me Thinking

Lauren Daley | Posted 12.01.2014 | Books
Lauren Daley

We humans grow so much intellectually, or are supposed to, that concepts or thoughts that seemed so profound at 15 or 23 often seem trite and banal at 30 or 55. But then, we're always growing, aren't we?

Wheelchair Wisdom: Learning to Let Go

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 12.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

The long list of feelings we experience around loss comes from holding on to our perceptions about the way things "ought to be." When we are able to let go of these perceptions, it is as if we open a door to a brand-new world of possibility.

Buddha Doodle - 'Living'

Molly Hahn | Posted 04.18.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Buddha Doodle - 'Happiness Is...'

Molly Hahn | Posted 03.27.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Patti Smith's Peaceable Kingdom

Dorothy Spears | Posted 12.26.2011 | Arts
Dorothy Spears

For the opening of her exhibit, Patti Smith: Camera Solo at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, CT last week, Patti Smith gave a concert celebrating essential connections between art, music, and literature.

Sankai Juku (studio by the mountain and the sea)

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jack Schimmelman

used by permission of Sankai Juku In 1975 I was sitting in the balcony of the Elgin Theatre one electric Manhattan midnight watching through the ha...

Central Park ... A Performance in Four Seasons (Autumn)

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jack Schimmelman

Bow Bridge by Arienne Davey In a moment of time in a moment of space, the park is greeted fully by Diana, her silver orb shrouded in mystery. The ...