[ExI] Did Hugo de Garis leave the field?
pharos at gmail.com
Sat Apr 16 19:57:55 UTC 2011
On Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 8:41 PM, Richard Loosemore wrote:
> Did this one slip by me unnoticed ... Hugo de Garis decided to call it quits
> on AGI?
This claims it is more like retired from wage-slavery. :)
He continues to live in China, where his U.S. savings go 7 times
further, given China’s much lower cost of living. He spends his
afternoons in his favorite (beautiful) park, and his nights in his
apartment, intensively studying PhD-level pure math and mathematical
physics to be able to write books on topics such as femtometer scale
technology (“femtotech”), topological quantum computing (TQC), as well
as other technical and sociopolitical themes.
He labels his new lifestyle “ARCing” (After-Retirement Careering),
feeling freed from wage slavery, spending (probably) the remaining 30
years of his life pursuing with passion those deep and interesting
topics that truly fascinate him, without having to waste huge amounts
of time writing an endless stream of relatively unread, un-meaningful,
short-horizon scientific papers or research grant proposals just to
receive a salary. He feels liberated from all that, and can recommend
ARCing to anyone with sufficient savings (i.e.. to take up “wage free
careering in the third of life”).
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