at NOON (1200SLT), Sunday 12 june 2011, another “white Rabbit”. This is the 9th installment of “white rabbit”, the almost-weekly presentation on matters pertaining to escalatory (or escalatory) accumulative technological change. Read the synopsis of “white rabbit events” here please before you proceed. I will hold this presentation at the “Sunkilller Citadel” owned by Miss Ivy Sunkiller. That’s right here.
Update: Thanks from my PC guy for upgrading my PC to a balmy 4 gigabyte. Please anyone send me email messages of gratitude in your name I can relegate to my PC guy – I am sure he’ll be extremely puzzled when I forward these. My SL lag has now been effectively cured. Still remains the invitation to visit my site where you will see (next to the AdSense bar which I will under no circumstances ask you to press) a +1 google button… I strongly invite you all to press and Fav that. I repeat, go to my site and press the +1 Button down below down the middle. Also if you have suggestions regarding my site feel free to a href=”mailto:email@example.com”>email them to me. Yes I am aware in smaller screen sizes my site looks positively catastrophic.
Disaclaimer: This event may fill to capacity due to land constraints! If we have severe overflow issues, next meetings I might convene in public Linden Land. Also, please consider making L$ donations to me [khannea suntzu], to the landlady [laserhop rothschild] and the other landlady [ivy sunkiller]. Also consider making micro-donations to my paypal [firstname.lastname@example.org] or to my BitCoin, using 1FMovDRVxjspBo7Cwsf2ZFoXrJcrxv7owW. Thanks for any, can sure use em. If 20 people show up and they all pitch me a euro I’d have twice as much to eat this week. I do not exaggerate when I state that my health, financial and other situation IRL is pretty bad at this time, so if any of you has the imagination to provide me with a job, any job that’s so simple even a stone-drunk Ivy could explain it to a kafir imbecile raised in Saudi Arabia as a castrated harem slave, yet within my extremely narrow skill sit (and pay me for it to boot) I’d feel deeply obligated. Payment we are talking hard cash, as in Euro. I am in catastrophic need of literally hundreds of euro every single month from now on, or I will be in some serious trouble, and I am stupid like you wouldn’t believe. Show me a map toward’s a treasure 200 yards away and I’d succeed in holding the treasure upside down and walk straight away from where X marks the spot and I’d probably get lost and in trouble for months. Still – I Need Help Fast and I am kinda fed up with begging for donations I won’t EVER get. Maybe begging for slave labour will work.
Today something about Pak. This is nothing but spoilers, and if you don’t like that, please don’t proceed. In essence, it is about the “known space” stories of Larry Niven, and what I have come to regard as the absolute superior way of writing Science Fiction. As a young child I was breastfed on the marvelous and intricate ingenuity of Larry Niven, and I would emphasize one aspect of these stories that returns in several of them – it is about the wonderful and truly terrifying alien species called “Pak”, and specifically the stage of the Pak that is called a Protector. Today I will discuss what Pak are, what Protectors are, how Larry Niven structured his stories, what the basic idea behind his “known space” stories is, and just how far reaching the intelligence of Pak Protectors is.
And for those who don’t know, this is a typical pak. And this would be an interpretation of a Pak who “grew up” into Protector stage. Let me emphasize – this single wrinkly son of a bitch is more dangerous than all Giger’s alien’s, all Predators, the entire US military at peak combat efficiency and probably more dangerous than the last ten versions of the USS Enterprise, as well as Darth Vader commanding a star destroyer. I insist, a well-prepared Pak Protector would make mincemeat of all of them, and probably have the borg for snacks. In fact if the Borg ever became known to Pak, every single Pak would be dead obsessed towards genocide, and the Borg would end existence in a few decades thereafter.
Let me discuss the Pak, the implications of the Pak, and what the very idea of Pak taught me as a “gedanken-experiment”.
Let me reveal one conclusion – A Singularity will be an experiment in unconstrained intelligence couple with unbridled goals. And it has the potential to be more ruthless than Pak were ever made up be. And today’s world is already turning out to be a lot more sadistically callous and real-politik than I ever had the cynicism of believing.