Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Political Freedom and Technology Links

Short term political action links:
http://www.lpalaska.org -the libertarian party with the best chance of a near-term electoral victory, Statewide
http://www.stomptheban.com -the political property-rights cause in Alaska whose support will gain the libertarian movement of Alaska the most short-term political success (and short term political success can be translated into long-term political success).
http://www.stomptheban.com/donate/donate.html -Donate online today, to create a libertarian victory at the municipal level. (A victory on the issue of smoker's rights today will help build a strategic partnership that will reform 'eminent domain' government land grabs in Alaska.)

Long term knowledge base links:
http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills -Prof. R.J. Rummel's documentation of mass murder by totalitarian governments (democide) "The Democratic Peace"
http://www.foresight.org/EOC -The full free online text of "Engines of Creation" the masterpiece that originated the concept of strong nanotechnology (molecular manufacturing)
http://www.lysanderspooner.org -The archived works of Lysander Spooner, abolitionist and libertarian legal scholar
http://www.aynrand.org -The Institute dedicated to maintaining the public philosophy of Ayn Rand, the great capitalist philosopher
http://www.objectivistcenter.org -A capitalist think tank dedicated to introducing competitive ideas into the central philosophical base of objectivism, Ayn Rand's philosophy
http://www.optimal.org/peter/peter.htm -Peter Voss's homepage. AI pioneer, and in general a perfect union of technological and political ideas.
http://coins.heritageauctions.com/tfi/ -The Full Free Online Text of "The First Immortal" by James Halperin - a great scientifically peer reviewed fiction novel about realistic immortality - everyone who wants to live forever should read this. The link is through Halperin's numismatic coin-trading company.
http://www.kurzweilai.net -Ray Kurzweil's excellent site regarding transformative information technologies
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7704388615049492068 -Doug Lenat's video about his AI knowledge base creation "cyc" - an AI built on predicate calculus and massive data entry around a logical framework - It answers querstions!
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-100407586383523968 Peter Voss and Eliezer Yudkowsky discuss "seed" AI or AGI (Artificial General Intelligence)

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