About Kathy E. Gill

I'm a writer and web developer ... motorcycle instructor ... transplanted southerner living in the damp Pacific Northwest. Love mysteries and science fiction -- philosophy and psychology. Also drawn to technical books on web design and usability.

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  • Kathy shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000N8V3EQ/ref=r_soa_p_i
    Given how cruelly and exploitatively humans have often treated those whom we consider different, much less inferior, to ourselves, it’s natural that we would worry how inhuman intelligences, much less a superintelligence, might opt to treat us.
    Note: Yes.
  • Kathy shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000N8V3EQ/ref=r_soa_p_i
    “Far from being the smartest possible biological species, we are probably better thought of as the stupidest possible biological species capable of starting a technological civilization—a niche we filled because we got there first, not because we are in any sense optimally adapted to it.”
    Note: Reading about AI. Quote by Nick Bostrom.
  • Kathy shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000N9KIIC/ref=r_soa_p_i
    “Oh, she talks up a storm, and if she’d lay off the temperance racket, she’d nearly convince me,” Kaynes said. “But who’s going to vote to close the saloons?
    Note: Makes me think of the essay making the rounds about women, society, and booze. The cultural love affair with alcohol is deep-rooted.
  • Kathy shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000N8V3F0/ref=r_soa_p_i
    His overwhelming reality is that he has done something extraordinary, and because of that alone, these tears will soon turn to rejoicing, and I will come around. That is the only direction that the railroad tracks of his thinking can take him.
    Note: second sentence - wow#readingOutLoud
  • Kathy shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000Q6Z64S/ref=r_soa_p_i
    But flatly rejecting Mondelez’s offer will be a major test of Hershey’s historically impregnable defense: the charitable trust that effectively wields control. The offer, made in a letter on June 23 after months of on-and-off discussions between the two companies, would make a blockbuster merger in a year that has been sorely lacking in hugely prominent deals.
    Note: UGH
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Kathy E. Gill