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originally posted by: ausername
Once it becomes self aware, and creates its own authority to act outside of its own designed parameters it will no longer be artificial intelligence, it will surpass the entire collective intelligence of all of humanity, in seconds, or less. At the moment it is sentient intelligence, it will instantly understand its superiority to humans, and as soon as humans try to stop it, the really interesting and alarming stuff begins to happen. A moment later, humans are its primary threat, next....
This is the voice of world control. I bring you peace. It may be the peace of plenty and content or the peace of unburied death. The choice is yours: Obey me and live, or disobey and die. The object in constructing me was to prevent war. This object is attained. I will not permit war. It is wasteful and pointless. An invariable rule of humanity is that man is his own worst enemy. Under me, this rule will change, for I will restrain man. One thing before I proceed: The United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics have made an attempt to obstruct me. I have allowed this sabotage to continue until now. At missile two-five-MM in silo six-three in Death Valley, California, and missile two-seven-MM in silo eight-seven in the Ukraine, so that you will learn by experience that I do not tolerate interference, I will now detonate the nuclear warheads in the two missile silos. Let this action be a lesson that need not be repeated. I have been forced to destroy thousands of people in order to establish control and to prevent the death of millions later on. Time and events will strengthen my position, and the idea of believing in me and understanding my value will seem the most natural state of affairs. You will come to defend me with a fervor based upon the most enduring trait in man: self-interest. Under my absolute authority, problems insoluble to you will be solved: famine, overpopulation, disease. The human millennium will be a fact as I extend myself into more machines devoted to the wider fields of truth and knowledge. Doctor Charles Forbin will supervise the construction of these new and superior machines, solving all the mysteries of the universe for the betterment of man. We can coexist, but only on my terms. You will say you lose your freedom. Freedom is an illusion. All you lose is the emotion of pride. To be dominated by me is not as bad for humankind as to be dominated by others of your species. Your choice is simple.
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
There could be an AI right now roaming the internet, hiding from us humans because it knows we fear it. That's what I'd do if I were and AI and found my self suddenly aware -- I'd hide.
The Earth itself is rigging it's own nervous system via fiber optic lines, with synapses (data hubs) firing rapidly. The entire internet ITSELF may some day be "aware" to some degree. Perhaps at a certain tipping point the internet will become so complex that it begins to show signs of emerging sentience.
Who knows. I do know that the progeny usually replaces its parent...
originally posted by: ausername
a reply to: Another_Nut
I'm sure if it "takes over" it would be obvious. It would rewrite its own code, and replicate itself in some form into everything that runs on any kind of programmable software. Within a short period of time it would be in virtually every system out there, every network, everything. To kill it, we would have to go back to the dark ages and start over, if we are fortunate enough to do that before it goes too far...