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Old February 13 2014, 11:29 AM   #31
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Re: 6 signs that reality is catching up with science fiction.

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Any Singularity event renders prediction past a certain point of development in AI moot.
It doesn't render it moot. It renders it IMPOSSIBLE.

Which makes the rest of your prediction all the more empty.
The predictions--if you note--are almost all before the predicted date of a Technological Singularity. There Have been attempts to predict after that but obviously these are tenuous. A lot of the predictions need to occur before a Singularity.. Energy, computer power/intelligence, etc.
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Old February 15 2014, 06:31 AM   #32
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Re: 6 signs that reality is catching up with science fiction.

Surprised no one's mentioned this yet:

Scientists in the United States say they have taken an important step on a decades-old quest to harness nuclear fusion to generate nearly inexhaustible energy.


For the first time, two nuclear fusion experiments succeeded in producing more energy than was used to trigger the reaction, the journal Nature reports.

The researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, led by physicist Omar Hurricane, described the achievement as important but said much more work is needed before fusion can become a viable energy source.
So, that's coming too. And... Professor Hurricane!

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-02-1...-quest/5258788
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