Reggie's Blog

October 17, 2017

It's now four days ago that I have published my treatise Laws of Singularity on academia.edu. The text is with 14.300 words comparatively long for an scientific paper (usually <10.000). Yet, I didn't want it to publish in a printed scientific magazine, not only because of this restriction, but also the lengthy peer review process (3 to 12 months) and then I, as the author, would be charged 1.500 to 3.500$ if I wanted to be published with open access.

 

It took me about four weeks to write this paper on the future of artificial intelligence and super-intelligence. First, I wrote down the laws which I saw pretty clearly in front of my mental eye. Then I wrote the abstract and finally the rest. In the end, the number of laws shrunk from 13 to 10 because there were some redundancies. It was big fun then to develop the images for the Edifices of Reason. I had always been imagining Kant's philosophy in this kind of iconography since my PhD thesis, but for the first time I really drew (or rather: generated) these pictures.