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My opinion of neural networks as a philosophy

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Vitalik Buterin posted a tweet about Neural Networks as philosophy:

And he further stated:

But my opinion is that human being is more complex than what computers can actually perform:

Can computers mimic human consciousness?

The short answer is “NOPE”!

Human consciousness is more complex than a deterministic system can describe. 

Mind-Body problem

We, humans, judge people according to what they look rather than what they truly are.

The computer needs input to generate output. Those inputs are what describe who you are – your data and develop through a process of algorithm humans build to determine who they categorize to be – you.

Are you a body with a mind or a mind with a body?

The question is, does our consciousness separate from our body, or does the mind control your body, or the other way around?

If your mind is a central commander, then perhaps humans can mimic this technology in the future to create a robot like humans.

So what is consciousness?

Perhaps the computer can simulate a selective function of the mind but may not include every feature humans can perform with the brain.

What makes humans aware?

One of the explanations is based on learning. 

Artificial Intelligence then programs the learning process by feeding data into the algorithm to generate results.

Those “experiences” will reach human decision-like results.

Except it seems like a human decision-making process, there are more deeper thoughts humans can do those algorithms can’t.

Like moral judgment: Tesla autopilot control cannot make a distinguishment between child human and adult human

Technology rules all

If you believe history is a human database, you will likely conclude that a society solely depends on one factor will fail miserably. 

Will the economy grow forever?

If the economy relies on growth, will the global economy grow forever?

So new technology generates new opportunities at what costs?

Will a post-growth economy preserve the harm of climate change? 

Or perhaps, we build a simulative economy in the blockchain system to test-run the future?

In conclusion

My opinion about Neural Networks is: I doubt it.

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Crypto is a good investment or not

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Many people buy crypto to believe it is a great investment. However, it may not be the case.

I asked ChatGPT about the crypto investment and here it is:

Investing in cryptocurrency can be a good opportunity, but it also comes with high risk and volatility. It is important to thoroughly research and understand the cryptocurrency market before investing. Additionally, it is recommended to diversify your investment portfolio and not to invest more than you can afford to lose.

Here are some misconceptions:

First, crypto is not a traditional investment that requires a conventional way to invest. Instead, it is a catch-or-miss investment that you really need to time the market to make profits.

Second, you do not need to hold for too long if you need money quickly. Crypto tends to perform badly long term than average assets did.

Third, high risk only sometimes has high rewards. Many crypto with high risks may not ever provide high returns eventually and many go to zero instead.

Last, do not go FOMO because you are likely to become a bagholder.

There is not missing out and it is too late in the crypto. Rather, you should always keep an eye on the market.

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Mother of all bubble

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We are heading into a bubble economy and there is one that is about to pop.

ChatGPT suggests that a financial bubble is:

A financial bubble is a situation in which the price of an asset, such as a stock or a commodity, becomes artificially inflated due to excessive speculation and investment. This can lead to a situation where the market becomes overvalued and eventually collapses, resulting in significant losses for investors. Bubbles can occur in a variety of different markets and can be caused by a number of factors, including low interest rates, economic growth, and investor sentiment.

Let’s take Tesla as an example.

Tesla CEO is Elon Musk, who purchased Twitter last year and believed the company can help Tesla to make more profits.

Does it? Or he tried to inflate Tesla instead?

If you go to Twitter, there is less opposition than a supporting voice.

Elon Musk sells Tesla cars and Tesla stocks.

People purchase cars to help pump the stock price and when stock price goes up, people want a new Tesla.

Despite all the bad reviews about the car and its questionable autopilot feature, Tesla cars sold quickly and stock goes up no question.

Is this a Ponzi scheme?

Similarly, cryptocurrency is also highly speculative.

It goes up a time to time, but people buy the narrative without further investigating how useful the crypto really is.

What if people stop buying the crypto, will that still go up?

What if the economy is so bad and the interest rate is high that people have less money to buy more crypto?

We will see how it goes.

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One more thing NFT can do

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California will have a pilot program to use NFT to record car titles as an innovation of record management. 

ChatGPT stated NFT is:

NFT stands for “non-fungible token.” It is a digital asset that represents ownership of a unique item or piece of content, such as a digital art piece or collectible. NFTs are created and stored on a blockchain, which is a decentralized digital ledger. This allows for the creation and transfer of ownership of digital assets in a secure and verifiable way.

Finally, the government has realized the use of the blockchain, and it will reduce government spending while providing more accurate information to citizens.

I think blockchain has more utilities other than money. Digital money is the first step in testing society’s compatibility, but the blockchain should focus more on providing services rather than investing to people.

That blockchain service can be essential for society later rather than simply going to moon-style investments to create unsustainable pump and dump.

Such government collaboration is the first step to making blockchain a social system.

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