Mind Expanding links 10 March 2023: a trip into the estuary🐚Roko’s basilisk🐍strange life🦠surveying lunar pit craters🌑bureau of linguistical reality✍️the last of us🧟
Grabby aliens👽or slime mold?🧫
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Links in today’s post:
🐚A trip into the estuary a first look at the latest addition to the Cynefin decision framework, Estuarine Mapping
🐍Roko’s Basilisk a classic (and mindbending) AI alignment thought experiment
🦁📈A new British purpose? A proposal to place science and technology at the heart of British public policy
💡Innovative (?!) Evidenced by its recent successes with OpenAI, a study on how Microsoft started innovating again after Satya Nadella took the reins
(Also BREAKING: GPT-4 due to arrive next week)
🦠Strange life links which make me think about the principles of life and evolution
🌋🌴Head to the islands New research on where best to survive a volcanic winter
☭ Degrowth communism a new book arguing that Marxist “degrowth communism” could halt the escalating climate emergency.
🌑Surveying lunar pit craters mapping out lunar pit craters which could become humanity’s first home on Luna
✍️Bureau of linguistical reality a new lexicon for the Anthropocene
🧟The last of us HBO’s new zombie apocalypse series kicks off
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