I just found these articles - and the Retire site. Thank you!
I have a question concerning the Koseinenkin. It's written that it is roughly 50% of one's salary. Does this refer to one's "gross" salary or to one's "net" salary?
Does anyone know?
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In the northern most region of the Sakyo-ward of Kyoto City there is a blackout - I'm using the "hotspot" function on my iPhone.
In my immediate neighborhood, i don't see any damage. Hopefully, there will be none: here or elsewhere.
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Perhaps, it is time again - again again - for all of us to read John Searle's Reith Lectures, published as Minds, Brains, and Science. One can also read the entry entitled "The Chinese Room Argument" in the Standford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Other wonderful books are those by his colleague at Berkeley, Hubert Dreyfuss: the book What Computers Can't Do, and its successor What Computers Still Can't Do.
With greater computing power, the claims of AI are again being greatly inflated.
In these uncertain times, it's imperative that we remind ourselves of the virtual noncomputability - in Godel's sense - of human intelligence, consciousness, and subjectivity.
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If we assume human character is more or less "seamless," then this person's 'upload' is not really out of character. Thus, his overwhelming popularity will hopefully encourage those who promote him to reflect upon their own sense of values.
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