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Old December 10 2011, 09:26 AM   #87
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Re: Some science fiction "firsts"

SOme here has a thread titled 'Robots have tripled since 2007'

Watch this vid:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xgj...elligence_news
Intelligent interaction with an AI, for a given value of intelligence

Scientist are now growing organs of animals, hopefully growing human ones soon from our own cells (I'm desperately waiting for this one to happen).

I prefer Damien Broderick's description, describing the Singularity as the Spike. Plot progress versus time on a graph for any human endeavour (transport or computers come to mind). And yes, PCs are coming to an end with silicon, but once upon a time we did everything we could with sail... and then steam came along, and transport continued to ramp up, in terms of speed and carrying capacity. We find ways.
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