Re: What are your top 5 technologies of the next 15 years?
How do you know the motivation would be pettiness? As they say, we can't even comprehend things beyond the singularity.
True, it's only one possible option. I was being facetious about the Skynet thing. There might be many different conflicting factions among uplifted humans. Vernor Vinge also postulated that the Singularity might be unrealisable in practice.
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