Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Accelerating Universe – Part 2/4

In the last post (part 1), we discussed the phenomenon of the accelerating universe, namely  that the universe is expanding and all galaxies are moving away from all other galaxies. Based on the paradigm of “cause and effect,” mainstream science …

Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Accelerating Universe – Part 1/4

In this series of posts I will explain the fundamental nature of dark matter, dark energy and their relationship to the accelerating universe. Much of what I will discuss comes from my original research delineated in my book, Unraveling the Universe’s …

Will Your Computer Become Mentally Ill?

Can you computer become mentally ill? At first this may seem to be an odd question. However, I assure it is a potential issue. Let me explain further. Most artificial intelligence researchers and futurist, including myself, predict that we will …

Original Theories & Concepts Introduced In “Unraveling the Universe’s Mysteries”

In this post, I delineate original theories and concepts, which I first delineated in my book Unraveling the Universe’s Mysteries (2012).  The theories and concepts are the result of original research. To the best of my knowledge, they do not appear in any …

Frankenstein Revisited – The Successful Development of Synthetic Life

On May 21, 2010, the J. Craig Venter Institute (a team of approximately 20 scientists headed by Nobel laureate Hamilton Smith, with facilities in Rockville, Maryland and La Jolla, California) successfully synthesized the genome of the bacterium Mycoplasma mycoides from a …

Is a Terminator-style robot apocalypse a possibility?

The short answer is “unlikely.” When the singularity occurs (i.e., when strong artificially intelligent machines exceed the combined intelligence of all humans on Earth), the SAMs (i.e., strong artificially intelligent machines) will use their intelligence to claim their place at the …

Can We Control the Singularity? Part 2/2 (Conclusion)

Why should we be concerned about controlling the singularity when it occurs? Numerous papers cite reasons to fear the singularity. In the interest of brevity, here are the top three concerns frequently given. Extinction: SAMs will cause the extinction of …

Can We Control the Singularity? Part 1/2

Highly regarded AI researchers and futurists have provided answers that cover the extremes, and everything in between, regarding whether we can control the singularity. I will discuss some of these answers shortly, but let us start by reviewing what is …

When Will an Artificially Intelligent Machine Display and Feel Human Emotions? Part 2/2

In our last post, we raised the question: “Will an intelligent machine ever be able to completely replicate a human mind?” Let’s now address it. Experts disagree. Some experts—such as English mathematical physicist, recreational mathematician, and philosopher Roger Penrose—argue there is …

When Will an Artificially Intelligent Machine Display and Feel Human Emotions? Part 1/2

Affective computing is a relatively new science. It is the science of programming computers to recognize, interpret, process, and simulate human affects. The word “affects” refers to the experience or display of feelings or emotions. While AI has achieved superhuman …

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