Leo's Blog: Infinite Insights — Page 4

May 27, 2024

May 26, 2024

As amazing as AI is, the more I see people use it, the more it concerns me.

It's not that AI is bad, it's that there is infinite potential for abuse. AI is like pouring gasoline on Stage Orange toxic capitalism. The most scummy, shameless, and unconscious Orange humans and companies will try to use AI to ruin the internet for everyone and siphon obscene amounts of wealth, eyeballs, and power into unconscious toxic Orange values. It's going to be an unconscious, soulless runaway flywheel of profit maximization. At least that's my fear. I hope I'm wrong.

I don't see AI experts, researchers, and "super-aligners" talk seriously enough about the toxic and dangerous combination of the Orange value system + AI. That's the real concern, not some Terminator-Skynet fantasy.

Mankind's overall value system and ego and moral development levels are not high enough to make responsible use of AI. Not even the major AI companies are mature enough to handle it, never mind the smaller bottom-feeders. And at the same time, the toothpaste is already out of the tube, with no putting it back.

A big trap of AI seems to be that people will use it to enable laziness, to take every shortcut possible to flood the internet with hollow, cheap content to make a quick buck. AI doesn't have to be used in such a lazy way, but that's going to be the most common way people use it.

The world was already in the middle of drowning in its own greed. And now we add AI on top of that.

Begun the AI wars have.

May 25, 2024

About a year ago my ex-girlfriend moved to live in the rain forest in Costa Rica. There she found two abandoned kittens to raise. As she was raising them, she would put their food bowls outside on her porch. Then, one day she texted me a video of a large bird — a hawk or an eagle — that she saw in the rain forest. When I saw that, I had a sudden epiphany: Eagles are just sky-crocodiles! I texted her to hide her kittens and their food indoors, or the eagle would snatch them. She responded that she didn't even know that a bird could snatch a kitten. So I sent her this video:

An eagle can literally fly off with your child if you're not careful.



May 24, 2024

Owen is a genius. His drive, his passion, his leadership, his insane work ethic, his intelligence, his connection with the beauty of life — all amazing.

This does not mean I endorse everything he says, or that he's right about everything.

May 24, 2024


May 23, 2024

This snake is one of nature's most insane traps. Its tail moves like a spider to lure in foolish birds. Just look at it move!

The intelligence of survival.

Snakes, crocodiles, and humans alike fill their bellies with fools. A crocodile's whole life is designed around feasting on fools.

May 22, 2024

That is what happens if you let an ego-maniac like Trump rule a country with no checks and balances.

May 20, 2024

They cut the video where the gator snatches the granny. But it did eat her.

May 16, 2024

The perfect allegory for life:

That will be you if you keep being a fool ;)