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Comment: Maybe someone should give this to Kurzweil

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Maybe someone should give this to Kurzweil

...studying it is considered “academic suicide.” Pelling goes farther, calling it “kryptonite.”

Maybe he'll get sidetracked off of his current thing.

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Seriously, what an interesting story. It reminds me of Foucault's Pendulum, by Umberto Eco, which I read twice, and understood less than half of. In spite of being lost in the details, the story keeps pulling you along. Partly because you're never exactly sure what is true and what is not.

Kind of like this manuscript.

I propose we create one of these of our own, for future generations of scholars, in order to keep them busy. If the robots are going to take their jobs, they'll need something to do.

In a way, it also reminds me of this:

How computer-generated fake papers are flooding academia

More and more academic papers that are essentially gobbledegook are being written by computer programs – and accepted at conferences

What do you make of it? What do you think it is?