The Humanity Beacon Project

Commentary on the evolution of humanity and technology.

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The Ultimate Fate of Humanity is Explored Here

Is China Advancing the AI Doomsday Clock?

Andrew Browne writing for the WSJ (President Uses Big Data to Tighten Big Brother’s Grip, 10/17/2017) sheds light on the Chinese State use of Big Data and AI for social and economic control AI watchers should be taking note of the ways that China is using technology to manage their society and economy.  Employing AI…

AI Holds Promise…and Questions

Thank you Neil Parmar for taking a dive into the AI pool (AI Holds Promise of Improving Doctors’ Diagnoses, WSJ 9/12/2017).  This article is a good quick survey of how Artificial Intelligence, Deep-Learning, and Big Data are being applied in the field of radiology.  AI will undoubtably improve the delivery of services and produce many positive…

Artificial Intelligence To Sort Out Defective Humans?

In the article, “Thanks to AI, Computers Can Now See Your Health Problems”, (Megan Molenti, Wired.com 1/9/2017), advances in Artificial intelligence and Deep Learning are being credited with taking facial recognition to a whole new level.  This is wonderful technology that will likely enhance the lives of millions of people. The benefits of life saving diagnoses and improved treatment options…

Artificial Intelligence Warning Labels

We are confronted with so many warning labels that they no longer register when we see them.  This is one that should catch everyone’s attention.  Any artificial intelligence technology that presents a risk to the public should come with clearly written warnings and disclosures in order to allow the public to make informed decisions when purchasing…

The Game of the Millenium

The rally cry of tech companies is "Change the World", but what will be the cost? Tech giants, venture capitalists and governments are all jockeying for position in the race to stake a claim on the future. With enormous wealth, power and influence at stake for the winners, it's no wonder investors are crowding in. There is plenty of lip service being paid to the benevolence to humanity that technology will bring, but will the benefits flood mankind with prosperity or will access to the benefits be on a cash basis for those who can afford it? Will technology bring us together or become the new differentiator of the haves and have nots?

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What is the Humanity Beacon? Is it a spaceship? Let your imagination explore a future where science and technology have created possibilities for preserving our legacy for billions of years. Will the beacon be a planet sized endeavor launched into the cosmos powered by an as yet unthought of propulsion systems or will it be pulse of energy projected in all directions at the speed of light. Will it need to be inter-dimensional? Will it be launched by people or the machines that survive us? How will we protect the integrity of the message from being hijacked by other alien or artificial intelligences? And finally, what will the message of the beacon, possibly the last thing Humanity will say to anyone or thing out there, be?

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