Natasha Vita-More: Wisdom [Meta-Knowledge] through AGI / Neural Macrosensing

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Wisdom [Meta-Knowledge] through AGI / Neural Macrosensing

Natasha Vita-More, 2006

(»‛I believe that the creation of greater than human intelligence will occur during the next thirty years,‛ claims Vernor Vinge (1993: 1), mathematician, computer scientist and Hugo award-winning novelist. But what is the point of having more neural transmitters firing off connections if those connections do not promote wisdom?

Profound understanding, good judgment and deep insight, the elements of wisdom, are thought to be humanity’s noblest goals. Western film icon and humorist Will Rogers wisely claimed that ‚Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.‛ This insight gives credence to Buddha‛s rumination that ‚We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.‛ (Brossman: 31)

Throughout my adult years, I have thought that the promising goal in life is to achieve wisdom, and that no matter how long or trying the pursuit, wisdom would be the accumulative reward. This may be true, but it is highly likely that there is a more direct route. [...]«)

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