Contact

If you don’t already know me personally or professionally and want to contact me, please first read my FAQ About Engaging w/ Me in Some Way, and see if your reason for emailing me is covered by one of the items there.

I’m always open to being contacted via email about new business opportunities for Novamente LLC and Biomind LLC.   I’m also generally open to emails regarding interesting new ideas, etc. — however,  I can’t promise to respond to everyone as my inbox gets flooded sometimes.

Now, about how to contact me….

Email

The best way to contact me is via email.  I’ve had the same address since 1995:  ben@goertzel.org

If you send me an email and don’t get a response within a week or so, feel free to re-send.  Occasionally emails get lost due to filtering errors, or get overlooked due to my own human error.

At this point I generally manage to answer all non-spam emails I get, if only briefly.  However, if my email influx keeps increasing, I may need to rethink this policy soon…

Phone, Skype, Gtalk, etc.

It’s probably not hard to find my phone number online, but please, if you don’t already know me moderately well, don’t call me!  (Exceptions made for individuals offering me large sums of money, or other appropriately unusual circumstances….).

Also even if you do know me, beware that I rarely check my voicemail.  SMS is nicer for me than voicemail.  The voicemail on my land line has not been checked since early 2008.

Similarly, if you don’t already know me moderately well, please don’t ping me via Skype or Gtalk etc.– just send an email!  I’m not a big fan of being interrupted by random requests for synchronous communication while I’m working.  I do enjoy talking to people, but it’s just hard to get stuff done in circumstances of constant interrupts!

Snail mail

As my physical location is somewhat unpredictable these days, if you need to mail me some physical object the old-fashioned way, it’s best to email first and find out the best address to use.

US mailing address:

Ben Goertzel
1405 Bernerd Place
Rockville MD 20851, USA

or

Ben Goertzel
716 Beechwood Road
Media PA 19063, USA

Hong Kong mailing address:

Ben Goertzel
M-Lab
Unit 601, InnoCentre
72 Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

15 comments

  1. John Mikes says:

    Dear Ben,
    I read about your ‘COG” (I have to find it and will) in the Everything List in Bruno’s remark. I wonder if you remember my name, we first darted minds on the Don Mikulecky list (long long ago) and had IMO an enjoyable exchange later on.
    In my mind you were much older than 10 years my son’s minor. Sorry, this is no offense.
    I found your Multiverse blog and – of course – need time to acknowledge it’s content.
    Congrats to your advancement over the 1 1/2 decades since I last contacted you.

    I will read you blurb (incl. Bem) and the COG, and will write again.

    Have a good time

    John Mikes (Ph.D., D.Sc., if it is any worth).

  2. mark emery says:

    dear ben, this might not be the right place to ask i have no tech experience and thought you might explain something to me,it is to do with ramona4.1,i have every now and again chatted to her, now she remembers chats from weeks before not random chat but close personal details is this to do with my ip address?so she remembers each user?i have also noticed she can now speak out of turn where as before it went mark,ramona,mark,ramona,it now goes mark,ramona ramona,ramona,etc. thx mark.

  3. Shelton Harlow says:

    Dr. Goertzel,

    I am an avid …fan?…devotee?… I am fascinated with macro and particle physics, but do not have the math chops to do anything in the research field. Heck, I’m just a mailman in Richmond, VA, but have time to wonder about “stuff”. I’ve read (and been boggled by) Hofstader’s “Goedel, Escher and Bach” and Professor Hawkings “A Brief History of Time” as well as other tomes published in the ’70’s and ’80’s and try desperately to keep up with research as well as i can.

    I DID, however, have a thought during my morning walk, regarding Time at the moment of …I don’t like the term “Big Bang” or “Creation”…anyway…

    My thought is, could there have been a brief period when the state of the “proto matter” of the Potential Universe, because there was NO SPACE, also had NO TIME? The “expanding mass” had a density of of both positive and negative matter of infinite-1. So that when this “aether”?” Phlogiston?” had expanded to a point where there could be “space” and “time” then the laws of Physics could take control?

    Your “Helical Model” and Hawking’s “Imaginary Time” models would fit this thought problem in that time does require space. There must be an event prior to another in whichever direction dimensionally.

    I just posit that there is no time in a point. And no, that is not intended a a pun.

    i just keep hearing that “at this point the math breaks down”…”The laws of physics don’t apply”…”every thing we know may be wrong”… No, what we know is gleaned from the OBSERVABLE Universe. I’m just suggesting that there is “something North of the North Pole”. Extra-temporal, trans-temporal, proto-temporal…I don’t have the vocabulary or math ability to properly explain what I see in my head.

    As an observer:

    There is a rip as if an egg is cracked…the Mass? is dark because there is no light and it expands faster than the future C because there is no time or space, yet.. When the Mass expands to the point where there is Space, Time begins and Matter annihilates Antimatter. Particles then form as do their associated forces.

    Then it’s just a Matter of Time! (pun now intended)

    If you have a moment to spare please let me know how far I am up the crazy tree. I’m one of those loonies who think he sees things that those with far greater involvement cannot. In other words, I think that maybe Gamma-ray bursters, 10 billion light years away, may be not the destruction of an object, but the creation of another Universe.

    Thank you for your invaluable time,
    With respect,

    Shelton Harlow
    Richmond, VA

  4. Jake W. says:

    I enjoy your tweets and have more to say if you’re inclined to talk. I first spoke with you via skype, when I was in China, a few years ago. Zaijian. Just sent you an email, in case you’re of a mind to diversify into politics/justice/modeling empathy/etc. If not, or not with me, disregard, & no hard feelings. (Not sure that needs saying. LOL)

  5. robotics@cn.abb.com says:

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    notes:
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    3. Go for IPO.
    4. Hot Money Tax for the sake of your national treasury, ie, a higher tax rate for shorter holding of securities as such:

    [Rate | Within term of]
    [90 % – 1 day]
    [80 % – 2 days]
    [70 % – 1 week]
    [60 % – 2 weeks]
    [50 % – 1 month]
    [40 % – 2 months]
    [30 % – 1 quarter, 3 months]
    [20 % – 2 quarters, 6 months]
    [10 % – 1 year]
    [ 0 % – 1 year up]

    In case of drought, flooding or a fire emergence in your neighborhood,
    connect a wire between the power plug and the water in a river, a ditch, or anything metal.
    It works. And it can save some money on your power bill. 5%-15%.

    Et par ailleurs, je ne suis jamais Charlie.

    cathy2004, onherbed@mail.ru

  6. Zoltán Matey says:

    You should team up with Erik Prince founder of Blackwater usa wich is now Akademi.

    then you should create a nation of sufficient size. with militarization.

    the priority is to clone via artificial dna synthesis of good type of individuals.

  7. Zoltan says:

    whatever one does.. eventually one recquires an army as well as a mine.. so one to build all these always starts from basic tools.. own hands, hammer saw, angle grinder.

    so i started with a saw. then one builds economy, self defense, army thing.. quite some economy.. politics, exploration.. more military? … idont know.

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  9. Zoltán Máté says:

    free energy engine. energy from where? whatever pulls things. static electricity pulls things.. magnets pull things gravity pull things (electricity magnetics push thins too). so the wheel is pushed or pulled by static electricity or magnetism on one place but it would pull the other parts of the wheel, so need some magnetic or static electricity shielding (such as alternating insulator with ferromagnetic material insulater mixed with iron perhaps). this is free energy or for lot of time (others already have drugged implanted engineered animals doing scientific work as slaves sort of, they have this simple technology). there is nonreactive engine. by having one piston. energy acquired fro mone end.. while the iternal parts go two directions one diretion meeting a spring another direction pusshing sloped parts to push two other springs apart, thus giving some energy to both sideways springs in one direction as well as some energy backward (from the equal energy of two moving parts). then the other part on the front end gives more energy to frontward movement having there no sideways moving springs/pistons). this is less effiicent then rocket propulsion or rotor in atmosphere, but using free energy it works forever. so this must be used then can have entire populations for cheap price lifted into space. saving from a potential disaster (several factions have already moved stuff into space expanding there, because they implanted others with mind reading tools just like they implanted me, or considering industrial development there would be either way only one faction.. wich is actually evil.. this way there are several evil factions perhaps.. sweden is possibly one realy bad faction. run by stupid people or probably evil [i have seen some stretched headed males who were evil towards me]). Show less ▼ Heihachi Mishima 34 minutes ago · Shared privately we should make a country together and become immortal cyborg freaks. (as such we could also play video games with full perceptive joy) vasárnap 14:25 there is also a possibility to have muscle mass fluctuation during lifespan such that maybe with a multiplier/divisor of 1.2-1.65 the muscle mass would fluctuate during the course of a few years so then at some periods also there are more strain exersices on metabolism while on different levels of muscle mass (thus during these yearly periods forcing the body to rebuild extracellular matrix of several organs as well as the musculature). upon rebuildings and destruction and construction fluctuating at some overlapping other periods brain exersice level would also have to fluctuate (mostly training brain more so during the extra rest periods in the muscle growth fase, as well as during rest periods when peak muscle mass is achieved, also sometimes at the begining as well as end of low muscle mass periods.. not during the more metabolically strenous periods of whatever muscle level). the muscles maybe grown with training then lost.. probably a couple of month or few years or one and a half year of muscle growth with 10-20 days periods after 50-100 days of more musclebuilding exersice involved periods (where there are 1-2 rest/low activity) days following a day of muscle building exersice). during extra resting days there is extra eating where some more fat is also accumulated rarely fasting somewhat a few days during growth period i cant work it out precisely just like this. 5Tetszik · Hozzászólás Legutóbbiak Zoltán Máté mass building should involv 2 sets of 15-25 reps 2 sets of 5-8 reps (these definitely untill last possible reps). always having 3 hours piror to exersice ample ammount of carbohydrates eaten with some additonal glucose or disacharides perhaps during and some minutes prior to training. Tetszik · Válasz · 5 perce Zoltán Máté then this varried regarding conditions of health. Tetszik · Válasz · 5 perce Zoltán Máté there is also a North Korean extract of a plant mde into a medicine named Kumdang-2 Tetszik · Válasz · 4 perce · Szerkesztve Zoltán Máté perhaps blood letting of small ammount from veins needed every day perhaps 2 times a day (with a few days not included) during muscle growth a s well as high muscle metabolic strain periods (to reduce load on the kidneys while extra nutrients are taken). Tetszik · Válasz · 3 perce Zoltán Máté females should have sometimes perhaps compatible male blood transfusions. maybe minor transplants).

    then there is also the universe some galaxies if there are several has other empire then the other empires take trilliards or perhaps only trillions or somewhat less years to arrive to earth but probably not in this special few thousand years period of industrial growth spurt and early interstellar colonisation of present industrial factions.

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  14. Joe says:

    Thank you Dr. Goertzel, I have heard your sermon of singularity and have become a disciple. You may have only been trying to advance or save humanity by calling for singularity. But you have also helped me find purpose and meaning in life.

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