I spend nearly 100% of my time studying and working on my project. I'm looking for a girl who is intelligent and supportive of what I do.
Most of the time I feel like a terminal patient racing against time to find a cure for my disease. I hope more people will understand this and feel the same urgency.
You may think that I am unrealistic or delusional, but I am in fact very practical. I'm not the kind of person who wastes time yearning after things s/he cannot get and doing nothing about it.
Think about this: my current estimate is that AI can be built in as little as 5-10 years, and highly likely within 20 years. After that, everything will be completely automated at the push of buttons. That means we don't need to figure out how to achieve life extension, the AI will solve it.
People may say they want to grow old and die naturally but I think that is only because life extension is currently unavailable. When it is it would be as natural as brushing your teeth, taking medicine when you get ill, or getting a surgery to save your life.
I enjoy long walks on the beach and candle-lit dinners discussing business strategies and AI algorithms. In reality, most girls I know seem to be uninterested in AI or life extension. My friends are mostly guys who are AI geeks. What I need is just someone to talk to about these things (you don't have to be very good at them though of course that's a plus). (Hope I don't sound sexist here.)
(Let me add the following terms so people can find my profile: transhumanism, humanity+, singularity, machine learning, cognitive science)
I am cybernetic, immortal, and so far so good
I'm planning to start a personal blog and move my journal entries from here to there (some are not very appropriate for dating purposes).
Here is my project web site including my book on AI:
(b) movies: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Matrix (1999), Vanilla Sky (2001), Blade Runner (1982), A Scanner Darkly (2006), Waking Life (2001). Actually I find nearly all movies fun to watch.
(c) not good at music, dance, poetry, etc.
(d) food: I used to be a vegetarian (on moral grounds), but not anymore -- it was too much of a hassle and I don't like to waste time on food. I like vegetarians and vegetarian food though. Morally speaking, I am a social Darwinist (in a broad sense, which doesn't mean that I ignore things like compassion and cooperativity) and I believe in meritocracy over racism or other labels. Life is about self-interested individuals carving up limited resources. Some people's happiness is necessarily some others' unhappiness. Some have to win and some have to lose / get killed. The most natural way to decide who gets to suffer is by laissez-faire, in my opinion. I don't make the rules.
1. rise and fall of civilizations; the origin of aging and how to avoid it
2. overpopulation; why do people have kids; do women love children more than they love men?
3. morality, racism, politics, economic theory
4. AI and business
6. what makes something / someone beautiful or ugly
When I was 5-7 my mum explained to me and my younger brother that there is no heaven and no life after death etc (She has always raised us as atheists). Afterwards I started to worry about death frequently, especially when in bed at night. It seems to be natural and innate, not caused by anything traumatic.
Strangely my brother doesn't have this problem. I don't know why.
I find it hard to believe that other people can accept death easily. When you think about your consciousness ceasing to exist -- for eternity -- don't you find it very disturbing?
For a long time I did not know that life extension is a real possibility, even though I studied AI at uni. One day in 1998, I saw an episode of X-Files that happened to be written by William Gibson and was about mind uploading. That inspired me a lot.
Later that year I went to the bookstore and came across a book called "Immortality" by Ben Bova. It says that "the first immortal human beings are probably living among us today". By the time I finished reading the back cover (I didn't even buy the book), I was already sure that this will be my career and I won't be interested in anything else until I've achieved it.
You can message me for friendship, not just dating, etc.
I plan to be polyamorous but currently I'm more like nil-amorous. The economy / technology is getting to a stage where we don't need families to support children, therefore in a Marxian sense monogamy is likely to become obsolete.
PS -- I don't want to have children because of several reasons:
1. I grew up in an overpopulated city (Hong Kong) and country (China). (I hate it when people say China is not overpopulated because they still see a lot of green here. Even if the land can support more people, the quality of life would keep falling relative to more resourceful countries.)
2. I don't know about your country, but many kids in here don't even want to be born by their parents. Like this neighbor girl of mine, only about 5 years old, has been crying hysterical for months shouting to her mom "I hate you sooo much!!!" What's the point of having kids if they feel like that?
3. We'll have AI to take care of us when we're old.
4. My parents' marriage sucks. I guess if someone's parents aren't that bad then they will develop emotions that make them want to have kids. But that didn't happen to me.