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Musk on A.I.

By on Jan 1, 2015 in Food For Thought, Quotes | 0 comments

If there’s some digital super-intelligence, and its optimization or utility function is something that’s detrimental to humanity, it will have a very bad effect. It could be just something like getting rid of spam email. And it’s like, ‘The best way to get rid of spam is to get rid of humans’.

— Elon Musk

Lofgren on Being Childlike

By on Nov 19, 2014 in Food For Thought, Inspiration, Quotes | 0 comments

The good news is you can be young at heart. There is a lot of stuff to do that is very child-like and fun – you just have to avoid the childish stuff that gets you into trouble.

— Nils Lofgren

10 Thoughts on #GamerGate and #GamerEthics

By on Oct 30, 2014 in Food For Thought | 0 comments

Tonight, I waded into the Twitter trenches of the gaming culture war known as #GamerGate. I came out unscathed, with a more comprehensive view of the issues. But, my central premise remains unchanged. #GamerGate is no good for gaming and gamers.

Dark Dungeons and the D&D Scare

By on Oct 26, 2014 in Food For Thought, Game Design | 0 comments

Dark Dungeons and the D&D Scare

Tolkien on Trolls

By on Oct 23, 2014 in Food For Thought, Inspiration, Quotes | 0 comments

Trolls are slow in the uptake and
mighty suspicious about anything new to them.

— J.R.R. Tolkien

Boys, Girls and D&D

By on Oct 22, 2014 in Food For Thought, Game Design | 0 comments

Boys, Girls and D&D