Singularity or Bust

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by RAMA, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. RAMA

    RAMA Admiral Admiral

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    http://singularityorbust.com/

    Free movie available online, follows two of the major players n AI in 2009. Though the release is late and some of the info out of date it's still an interesting look into the minds of people at the forefront of making the Singularity happen.

     
  2. YellowSubmarine

    YellowSubmarine Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I don't think we exist right now. We were destroyed billions of years ago when the first wave of alien von Neumman machines came our way and sterilised Earth. Earth doesn't exist any more either. Not long after the nanobots came, it was transformed bit by bit into a part of the galactic megagrid they were building for their matryoshka brain, which is now running an integalactic version of Farmville.
     
  3. Gov Kodos

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    We never existed, there is only will and the superman. Or a stupid long eared monkey and an annoying robot, but will is definitely involved. Not sure if there's something kinky going on with the sisters, I'm hoping.
     
  4. Metryq

    Metryq Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    The moment a truly self-aware AI blinks awake, there'll be another Carrington event to wipe it out.
     
  5. RAMA

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    Not necessarily, electronics can be fairly easily shielded from such events if planned for ahead of time.

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  6. RAMA

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    Well, it's always possible that this or another variation on this is happening, but until we can prove otherwise I'm going to consider any such event as not having happened yet, OR we haven't done it yet to anyone else.

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