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Apr 9, 2023

Fermi Paradox: The Vulnerable World Hypothesis

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And exploration of the Vulnerable World Hypothesis solution to the Fermi Paradox.

And exploration of the possibility of finding fossils of alien origin right here on the surface of the earth.

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Apr 5, 2023

We Should Consider ChatGPT Signal For Manhattan Project 2.0

Posted by in categories: existential risks, government, military, nuclear energy, robotics/AI

In 1942 The Manhattan Project was established by the United States as part of a top-secret research and development (R&D) program to produce the first nuclear weapons. The project involved thousands of scientists, engineers, and other personnel who worked on different aspects of the project, including the development of nuclear reactors, the enrichment of uranium, and the design and construction of the bomb. The goal: to develop an atomic bomb before Germany did.

The Manhattan Project set a precedent for large-scale government-funded R&D programs. It also marked the beginning of the nuclear age and ushered in a new era of technological and military competition between the world’s superpowers.

Today we’re entering the age of Artificial Intelligence (AI)—an era arguably just as important, if not more important, than the age of nuclear war. While the last few months might have been the first you’ve heard about it, many in the field would argue we’ve been headed in this direction for at least the last decade, if not longer. For those new to the topic: welcome to the future, you’re late.

Apr 5, 2023

4 Large Asteroids Are Whizzing Towards Earth. Here’s What You Need To Know

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Several asteroids are set to dash past Earth in the coming days, according to a list released by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, close encounters that are almost certain to pass harmlessly and come days after the White House announced new plans to defend the planet against threats from space.

Two asteroids, one bus-sized and the other the size of a house, will make relatively close approaches to Earth on Wednesday, according to NASA’s Asteroid Watch Dashboard.

Three more, all approximately airplane-sized, are also set to whizz past Earth on Thursday, the agency said.

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Mar 31, 2023

AI-fueled US lab sniffs out rogue nuclear bombs and keeps us safe

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Machine learning has been leveraged to accelerate analysis in nuclear processing facilities and investigations in the field.

Surprise nuclear attacks or threats will soon be a thing of the past. Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), U.S., have developed new techniques to accelerate the discovery and understanding of nuclear weapons by leveraging machine learning.

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Mar 28, 2023

5 Must-Read Science Fiction Books for Fans of ‘The Matrix’

Posted by in categories: existential risks, robotics/AI, space travel

FallenKingdomReads’ list of five must-read science fiction books for fans of The Matrix.

This dystopian novel is the basis for the classic film Blade Runner, and it explores a world devastated by nuclear war where bounty hunter Rick Deckard must retire six rogue androids.

In this novel, human consciousness is digitized and can be transferred between bodies, leading to an interstellar conspiracy that draws the protagonist Takeshi into a thrilling adventure.

Mar 27, 2023

Fermi Paradox: All Alien Civilizations Become Nanotechnological

Posted by in categories: alien life, existential risks, nanotechnology

An exploration in nanotechnology and how even as highly advanced as it could be, might show no technosignature or SETI detectable signal, thus if all alien civilizations convert to a nanotechnological existence, then this would solve the Fermi Paradox.

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Mar 26, 2023

Scientists discover supermassive black hole that now faces Earth

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This is a galactic-sized problem. Scientists revealed Tuesday that galaxy PBC J2333.9–2343 has been reclassified after discovering a supermassive black hole that is currently facing our solar system, reports Royal Astronomical Society. Alien-hunting physicist on mission to prove meteorite that hit Earth is extraterrestrial probe Asteroid that could wipe out a city is near.


Mar 19, 2023

A Leaning Tower of Pisa-Sized Asteroid Will Sweep by Earth in 2046

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A newly discovered asteroid called 2023 DW has generated quite a buzz over the past week due to an estimated 1-in-670 chance of impact on Valentine’s Day 2046. But despite a NASA advisory and the resulting scary headlines, there’s no need to put an asteroid doomsday on your day planner for that date.

The risk assessment doesn’t have as much to do with the probabilistic roll of the cosmic dice as it does with the uncertainty that’s associated with a limited set of astronomical observations. If the case of 2023 DW plays out the way all previous asteroid scares have gone over the course of nearly 20 years, and further observations will reduce the risk to zero.

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Mar 19, 2023

European Space Agency’s Hera to inspect DART asteroid impact debris

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The recent observations prove that not all asteroids are boring objects simply hanging out in space.

Gone are the days when we believed asteroids to be just large rocks hanging out in space. As space exploration has progressed, we have come to note that they are much more complex than that.

A great example of this is the asteroid Didymos, which according to a new study published on Monday, is literally spitting rocks into outer space due to the excessive speeds at which it is spinning.

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Mar 19, 2023

The Extinction of Death

Posted by in categories: computing, existential risks, life extension, media & arts

Billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Peter Thiel, and Sam Altman want to live forever, here’s how they’re planning on doing it and what it could mean for society.

First ‘long form’ video I have made in awhile. Very excited to get back into it and play around with different ways of styles and editing. Excited to hear what you guys think!

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