Friday, 22 September 2017

Automation will take all our jobs - can we avoid that?

With the recent advancements in deep learning and neural networks machines have started to reach intellectual level that have never been seen before. With that companies and has started to use automated machines instead of human employees to do their jobs cause, you know, machines are better and don't need to be paid.

"Its not 'good' that always wins, its economics." - Parmu

If this keeps on going there would be no jobs left for us! so what do we do? We could implement universal basic income in our economical systems but that is something I'm wouldn't really recommend cause if that happens, we all might become a bunch of idiots after few generations. Our complete dependency on automation mean we ourselves don't need any skill set, so we wouldn't learn them anyway.

The reason why our generations (millennium and post millennium) are so educated and are the most scientifically literate generation is not because we had some inherit curiosity. Most people take up science because it gets you a job.

So if there's no jobs left and you get paid by universal basic income then why even study anything?

This is the reason why I'm deeply worried about universal basic income.

This is what I suggest:

The reason we're unemployable is because we're weaker than machines. Our rate of improvement is way less than machines.

But what if we engineer ourselves?

Yes. I'm talking about gene editing with CRISPR/CAS9. Its hard to improve with purely natural evolution. Why not just edit our genes to be better? This way we could again be better than machines,

Ps - Elon musk's startup, Neuralink also seems a very plausible alternative to gene editing.

Tags: automation, jobs, universal basic income, elon musk, neuralink, neural nets, machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence,


Friday, 2 June 2017

Sciexpel - Science experiments channel!

Hey people! I've got something different today. My friend, Apurva and I are science lovers. We love doing science experiments and argue about our Universe. My friends recently launched his YouTube channel which is all about crazy science experiments we all love!

Check out his channel at: Sciexpel

These are some of his awesome videos worth checking out:

Potassium Permanganate and Glycerin | Thermite fire | Smoking a bottle:

Two simple and useful LIFE HACKS you need to know:

Go check out his channel!


Thursday, 1 June 2017

CPU/GPU temps of your PC depends on your surface

So I've had a lenovo Y50 for about an year and I realized that I've been having really high cpu/gpu temps (thermal throttling). I decided to repaste it with arctic silver 5 and it worked flawlessly. All was good until yesterday I was playing some Rainbow 6 siege with my friends and my temps got high again!  My gpu was reaching 93 degs and was throttling! I thought it hasn't even been a week since I reapplied tp and the problem is back again. So the next day (today) I saw my temps were good again but this time I was in an AC room and was on a different surface. So I performed an experiment to figure out what the matter was:

Stress test were done using Furmark. I only noted gpu temps but cpu temps were affected in the same way.

Test 1:

Some sort of study table to use on bed

Ambient: 27 degs
GPU temps: 79 degs

Test 2:
Dining room's main table with plastic cover on
Ambient: 32 degs
GPU temps: 93 degs (Thermal throttles here. That's where I was playing R6S)

After reaching 93 degs I, for some reason, lifted my laptop. This made my temps to rush down to 82 degs. That's when I figured out there's not much to do with ambient temps and made me conduct this experiment.

Test 3:
A light plastic table
Ambient: 32degs
GPU temps: 82 degs

That's where I suspected that it's not my laptop's ventilation but the surface.

Test 4:

A table with glass base covered with some cloth and that same plastic cover as test 2
Ambient: 32 degs
GPU temps: 93 degs (Throttled again)

Now I was certain that its the plastic cover which made temps go so high.

Test 5:
Same table as test 2 but without that plastic cover
Ambient: 32 degs
GPU temps: 77 degs

Conclusion: Keeping your laptop on a table with that type of plastic cover somehow 'chokes?' the vents and makes your temps skyrocket. So, don't keep your laptop on them.

I still don't know why this happens. If you know why this happens then please comment that below.

Lets discuss below!

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Argument: Consciousness as an abstract concept

Everything in our Universe (in principle) is explainable from the standard model of particles. The key to understand anything is to first understand the laws of nature.

So, If I were to move each of your body's atom one by one from one place to another but keep their arrangement same, would the new set be you? The answer is yes. But where was consciousness? I just placed all your atoms from one location to another. At what point was I  transferring consciousness? My answer: Conscious isn't a 'thing'. Its an abstraction that emerged from that arrangement of atoms.

What are you made up of? Cells. What are cells made of? Atoms.

When a bunch of conscious microbes get together to form a 'being'. They form a new level of consciousness. That being is a human.

But what if bunch of humans get together? They form a society. This society is made up of conscious beings we call humans. So I ask: Is the society conscious? Its completely consistent to consider a society as a being. Just like humans interact with each other, societies can interact with each other. They have different mechanisms to do what they do.

We keep listening, "USA did this" "China did this" "India did this" "Google did this". How could a nation (say usa) do something if its not conscious? You may argue its not the nation thats conscious, its it's constituents: Humans. Humans are conscious therefore it makes an illusion that nations are conscious. But what if I go even deeper and say "Humans seems conscious because their constituents are conscious. Well what are they? Microbes. Cells. They make us conscious".

Our brains are nothing more than a bunch of neurons. These neurons interact with each other. They have their mechanisms. We have ours.

The answer is all those levels are conscious. You are conscious because your constituents are conscious. Your consciousness is definitely more complex than a lower level consciousness. You can do more than bacteria. A society can do more than you.

A level 0 consciousness are the laws of nature.

Lets discuss below!

Tags: philosophy, meta physics, consciousness, abstract concept, reality