originally posted by: AnonyWarp
Seriously people, stop the doom and gloom about things you dont understand, with all due respect, you do not understand how an AI works, and you keep
repeating "zomg,its going to kill us all"
we are FAR, EXTREMELY FAR, from having SENTIENTS AI,and believe me, its NOT goin to happen soon.
in advance apologies to the ones who are offended by my words, but its getting ridiculous.
I think you would be surprised just how close we really are...
The idea that this is something in our far future is wrong, it is in the imminent future, as in within 10 to 20 years. This prediction is also not the
product of a mind stuck in the clouds.... it is a prediction based upon current reality and the trends in technology development type, coupled with
the exponential growth of this technology.
Where we are at, right now is on the cusp of harnessing enough computational speed to be able to simulate a rat brain, in 10 years we will have the
ability to simulate a human brain... within 20 years we will have the ability to simulate concurrently more brains than have ever existed in human
This is not as outlandish a thing to say as you might think... it may sound like science fiction but it is very real.
What is also happening along side this advancement, is huge leaps of progress in nano technology, that is to say technology of making molecular
machines, that can be smaller than a human cell. These machines will be inside your body, connecting you to the net directly.
Initially this will mean expanding our brains memory capacity, and will have a number of effects for our society such as leading to the concept of
school being outdated as each and every human will carry all of human history and all skills learned, directly.
Closely following that, we will be able to inhabit virtual worlds that are of our own making where anything that could be imagined could happen, our
bodies would be maintained at peak efficiency by the nanobots.
Some may think this would mean you could lay around in a coma all day while you spend all your time online.... although I don't think this will be the
case, I do think that the distinction of realities will merge and become blurred.
So I don't think it will be the case that we will have a God like AI who will want to put Humanity out of their misery out of kindness.... We will be
God like ourselves, given the abilities we will have access to.
The dark side of this though is what will those that choose not to evolve do when this happens?? I predict there will be a lot of violence on the part
of the Natural Humans, who will do their best to maintain humanity as is.... even if it means killing all the evolved....
I predict there will be horrendous viruses that do horrible things to those that are connected... I see bombs going off at computer research
facilities... I see a whole new meaning to the term Jihad or religious war.. as Religion will be stamped upon by the existence of the evolved.
Worse of all I see Humanity starting a war that they cannot win... and eventually it will mean their extinction.... Not by design of an AI.. but by
necessity for the survival of the new post human species.
You may laugh off all of the above as science fiction, but mark my words we are not only on the path to this... we are at the very threshold!
edit on 3-11-2014 by Korg Trinity because: (no reason given)