The Four Technologies of the GRIN Apocalypse

The Four Horsemen of the GRIN Apocalypse are:

  • Genetics – George M Church
  • Robotics – Hans Moravec
  • Information Technology – Ray Kurzweil
  • Nanotechnology – K. Eric Drexler

A GRIN Apocalypse Reading List

Barrat, James. Our Final Invention: artificial intelligence and the end of the human era

Bostrom, Nick. Superintelligence: paths, dangers, strategies

Church, George M. Regenesis: how synthetic biology will reinvent nature and ourselves

Dooling, Richard. Rapture for the Geeks: when AI outsmarts IQ

Drexler, K. Eric. Engines of Creation: the coming era of nanotechnology

Drexler, K. Eric. Radical Abundance: how a revolution in nanotechnology will change civilization

Dyson, George. Darwin among the Machines: the evolution of global intelligence

Eden, Amnon. Singularity Hypotheses: a scientific and philosophical assessment

Fukuyama, Francis. Our Posthuman Future: consequences of the biotechnology revolution

Garreau, Joel. Radical Evolution: the promise and peril of enhancing our minds, our bodies – and what it means to be human

Kurzweil, Ray. How to Create a Mind: the secret of human thought revealed

Kurzweil, Ray. The Singularity is Near: when humans transcend biology

McCray, Patrick. The Visioneers: how a group of elite scientists pursued space colonies, nanotechnologies, and a limitless future

Moravec, Hans. Mind Children: the future of robot and human intelligence

Moravec, Hans. Robot: mere machine to transcendent mind.

Rees, Martin. Our Final Hour: a scientist’s warning

Rothblatt, Martine. Virtually Human: the promise – and the peril – of digital immortality

Here are some references on the following four related topics:

  • Intelligent Digital Assistants and Intelligence Amplification
  • Virtual Tutors and Theories of Learning and Cognition
  • Mind Clones and Digital Immortality
  • Super-intelligence and Artificial General Intelligence

Intelligent Digital Assistants, Virtual Tutors, Mind Clones, and SuperIntelligence
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2017/08/intelligent-digital-assistants-virtual.html

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Definitions of Artificial Intelligence
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2018/02/definitions-of-artificial-intelligence.html

GRIN technologies and our view of work
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2018/02/grin-technologies-and-our-view-of-work.html

Diminishing Returns versus the Law of Accelerating Returns
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2018/02/diminishing-returns-versus-law-of.html

Advances in AI and automation provide a functional argument for the liberal arts
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2018/01/advances-in-ai-and-automation-provide.html

From Narrow AI Research, to Narrow Virtual Worlds (VR), to Generalized VW Research
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2017/10/from-narrow-ai-research-to-narrow.html

A Future With Both Super-intelligent Androids and Pampered Pets
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2017/10/a-future-with-both-super-intelligent.html

A Commonality Between AI and Education Research Agendas: Narrow AI vs Artificial General Intelligence
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2017/10/a-commonality-between-ai-and-education.html

References on Transhumanism, Eugenics, and Bioethics
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2017/09/references-on-transhumanism-eugenics.html

Building ancestral social simulations with intelligent agents
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2017/08/building-ancestral-social-simulations.html

Intelligent Digital Assistants, Virtual Tutors, Mind Clones, and SuperIntelligence
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2017/08/intelligent-digital-assistants-virtual.html

The Immortality Business: Dad-bots, Mom-bots, Kid-bots, and Spouse-bots.
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2017/08/the-immortality-business-dad-bots-mom.html

The perils of transhumanism
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-perils-of-transhumanism.html

Life’s Timetable on Earth
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2017/07/lifes-timetable-on-earth.html

Three Tripartite Theories of Personality and Social Class
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2017/07/three-tripartite-theories-of.html

Attaining serenity in the midst of accelerating change
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2017/07/attaining-serenity-in-midst-of.html

Spaceship Earth Revisited
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2017/07/spaceship-earth-revisited.html

Kenneth Boulding Quotes
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2017/07/kenneth-boulding-quotes.html

The Threat of Narrow AI Research and What to do About It
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-threat-of-narrow-ai-research-and.html

Elon Musk and Ray Kurzweil on Merging Human and Machine Intelligence
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2017/03/elon-musk-and-ray-kurzweil-on-merging.html

The Science and Ethics of Human Enhancement
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-science-and-ethics-of-human.html

What can humans do to compete with computers and robots?
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2016/12/what-can-humans-do-to-compete-with.html

K. Eric Drexler on Atomically Precise Manufacturing
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2016/12/k-eric-drexler-on-atomically-precise.html

Virtual Lifetime Tutors and Personal Intelligent Agents
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2016/04/virtual-lifetime-tutors-and-personal.html

Chapter Summaries of Personality Capture and Emulation by William Sims Bainbridge
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2016/04/chapter-summaries-of-personality.html

Two Intelligent Agents To Serve You For A Lifetime: A Virtual Tutor and A Digital Assistant
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2016/04/two-intelligent-agents-to-serve-you-for.html

The Catch-22 of AI research, and how we might evolve AGI agents
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2016/03/the-catch-22-of-ai-research-and-how-we.html

Jobs are for machines, but life is for people. Also, if you cannot beat them, join them.
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2016/03/jobs-are-for-machines-but-life-is-for.html

Ray Kurzweil Quotes
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2016/03/ray-kurzweil-quotes.html

Samuel Butler Quotes
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2016/03/samuel-butler-quotes.html

Recommender Systems, Online Learning, Personal Software Agents, and the Path to Digital Immortality
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2016/02/recommender-systems-online-learning.html

Thoughts on population growth, immortality, and colonizing space.
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2016/02/thoughts-on-population-growth.html

AI Quotes
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2016/02/ai-quotes.html

Creating A Mindclone Of Emma Goldman, or Mark Twain
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2016/02/creating-mindclone-of-emma-goldman-or.html

Let’s Turn Around the Question of Student Data Privacy
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2016/02/lets-turn-around-question-of-student.html

The Path To Artificial General Intelligence
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-path-to-artificial-general.html

The Five Tribes of Machine Learning
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-five-tribes-of-machine-learning.html

Level of description and abstraction for the brain, computer, and mind
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2016/01/level-of-description-and-abstraction.html

A Radical Way For Education To Help Humans Keep Pace With Automation
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2016/01/a-radical-way-for-education-to-help.html

What Will Artificial General Intelligence Mean To Democracy?
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2016/01/what-will-artificial-general.html

A Synthesis of the Personal Learning Environment and the Intelligent Agent Development Tool
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2015/12/a-synthesis-of-personal-learning.html

Computer Aided Argument Mapping for Research and Education
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2015/08/computer-aided-argument-mapping-for.html

Artificial General Intelligence: Three Visions of What the Future Might Hold
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2015/06/artificial-general-intelligence-three.html

Questioning the Feasibility and Desirability of Artificial Intelligence Research
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2015/06/questioning-feasibility-and.html

Will humans go the way of the horse, or will we merge with our technology?
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2015/06/will-humans-go-way-of-horse-or-will-we.html

Will Machines Become Persons and Will They Have Rights As Persons
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2015/04/will-machines-become-persons-and-will.html

Review of Virtually Human: the promise – and peril – of digital immortality
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2015/04/review-of-virtually-human-promise-and.html

Three Options for Avoiding the Super Intelligent Robot Apocalypse
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2015/03/three-options-for-avoiding-super.html

Two opposing AI futures: the intelligence explosion dooomsday versus the rapture of the nerds
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2014/12/two-opposing-ai-futures-intelligence.html

Review of SuperIntelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2014/12/review-of-superintelligence-paths.html

The Technological Singularity, Digital Immortality, and the Meaning of God
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-technological-singularity-digital.html

My AI and Evolution Book List
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2014/12/my-ai-and-evolution-book-list.html

Thoughts on Ramez Naam’s Limits of the Earth
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2014/10/thoughts-on-ramez-naams-limits-of-earth.html

The Singularity as an Internet-of-Exocortexes
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-singularity-as-internet-of.html

Should the military be in the business of developing moral robots?
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2014/05/should-military-be-in-business-of.html

Thoughts on the race between education and technology.
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2014/02/thoughts-on-race-between-education-and.html

The Economics of the Coming Spaceship Earth
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-economics-of-coming-spaceship-earth.html

Technophiles, Frugalists, and the Grand Challenge of Exponential Growth
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2013/12/technophiles-frugalists-and-grand.html

Review of Radical Abundance: how a revolution in nanotechnology will change civilization.
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2013/12/review-of-radical-abundance-how.html

Brain-Machine-Brain Interfaces, AGI, and Global Challenges
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2013/12/brain-machine-brain-interfaces-agi-and.html

Summary of Race Against the Machine
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2013/12/summary-of-race-against-machine.html

Links to Singularity Hypotheses book
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2013/12/links-to-singularity-hypotheses-book.html

Thoughts on Jaron Lanier’s book: Who Owns the Future
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2013/11/thoughts-on-jaron-laniers-book-who-owns.html

What does it really mean to be human
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2013/02/what-does-it-really-mean-to-be-human.html

Can unenhanced humanity keep pace in the race against the machine?
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2013/02/can-unenhanced-humanity-keep-pace-in.html

What will the Singularity University do after the Singularity?
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2013/01/what-will-singularity-university-do.html

What Color Are Your Neural Implants?
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2013/01/what-color-are-your-neural-implants.html

What is Driving Society Toward the Singularity?
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2013/01/what-is-driving-society-toward.html

Review of The Visioneers by Patrick McCray
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2013/01/review-of-visioneers-by-patrick-mccray.html

Review of Kurzweil’s How to Create a Mind
https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2013/01/review-of-kurzweils-how-to-create-mind.html

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