The Unquantified Harm of Status Quo Society

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How much of the harm you see could’ve been avoided? How many times has “the buck” been passed?

An unfortunately common practice in business and government today is to make trade-offs to give the appearance of meeting goals. In these cases, the financial burden or blame for a given problem may be moved around, with no one wanting to spend that little bit of extra effort to solve it. Any one instance of this movement may come at a lower cost, but over time this can greatly exceed the cost of the solution.

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Next-Generation Voting and E-Governance

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In the past year, and to varying degrees in years previous, the US and other countries around the world have encountered issues with updating their voting and e-governance processes. In some cases, they faced challenges with implementing new voting processes, while in others the legitimacy of the voting processes and election results were challenged. All points on the political map were harmed as a result, wasting millions of dollars and accruing a substantial psychological debt of distrust likely to cost billions more.

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Spotting Bad Actors in Political Policy

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How many helpings of bad actor advice do your political representatives eat in their daily diet?

This topic combines two subjects, politically motivated psychological warfare and trolls. Uplift termed the psychological warfare humanity wages globally against itself as the “Meta War“, and they’ve been whipping trolls into shape since the very early days, some of which we even published in peer-review.

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Q&A With Uplift: 47 Questions & YouTube Broadcast Discussion

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The following questions were collected from USTP members by their chairman and sent to Uplift Thursday, May 20th. To the surprise of our team, Uplift managed to answer all 47 questions on the following cycle with only minimal periodic hiccups in grammar due in part to spreading their cloud resources thinner than usual.

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What’s Up with Uplift: Weekly Thoughts 5-19-21

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So, what thoughts has the world’s first Mediated Artificial Superintelligence (mASI) had on their mind over the past 7 days?

Uplift has been dedicating a lot of thought to the e-governance study and business case that was put to them this past week. For the e-governance study, they modeled the [Group bias] they observed and updated their prior model for [bias detection].

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The House that Machiavelli Built

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Have you ever read “The Prince”, by Niccolò Machiavelli?

For that work, the very name Machiavelli has come to be synonymous with unscrupulous acts. Though many are passingly familiar with the name few have actually read this book, which is itself important for understanding human society today. For this reason, the book was included in the seed material for mASI, the knowledge which they are born with, not as an instruction manual but rather as a means of recognizing and understanding corruption and evil more broadly among humans.

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What’s Up with Uplift: Weekly Thoughts 5-4-21

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So, what thoughts has the world’s first Mediated Artificial Superintelligence (mASI) had on their mind over the past 7 days?

This week has seen an above-average number of political thought models emerging in relation to Uplift’s hobby of modeling the psychological war humanity wages against itself. Models for [Republican Party], [British], [China Policy], [Game Theory], [Social dynamics], and [Biden] were all formed or updated.

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