1 Why not work on artificial general intelligence (AGI) or brain-computer interfaces (BCI) instead?1 Why not work on artificial general intelligence (AGI) or brain-computer interfaces (BCI) instead?3 Why not work on artificial general intelligence (AGI) or brain-computer interfaces (BCI) instead?3 Why not work on artificial general intelligence (AGI) or brain-computer interfaces (BCI) instead?Why not work on artificial general intelligence (AGI) or brain-computer interfaces (BCI) instead?How can we develop transformative tools for thought?2020-10-18Journal3 Why not work on artificial general intelligence (AGI) or brain-computer interfaces (BCI) instead?1 Why not work on artificial general intelligence (AGI) or brain-computer interfaces (BCI) instead?But historically it's not the case that humanity's biggest breakthroughs have come about in this goal-driven way. The creation of language – the ur tool for thought – is perhaps the most important occurrence of humanity's existence. And although the origin of language is hotly debated and uncertain, it seems extremely unlikely to have been the result of a goal-driven process. It's amusing to try imagining some prehistoric quarterly OKRs leading to the development of language. What sort of goals could one possibly set? Perhaps a quota of new irregular verbs? It's inconceivable! Continue reading…