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originally posted by: Riffrafter
During a talk at Oxford Union debating society this week, the renowned theoretical physicist said that humanity probably only has about 1,000 years left before we go extinct.
In his 74 years, Hawking has spoken several times about our doomed fate , with the risk of things like nuclear war increasing as well as the oncoming threat of global warming. He has also warned that the development of artificial intelligence could end mankind .
Our only hope of escaping these dangers, says Hawking, is by finding another habitable planet.
Stephen Hawking: Humans only have about 1,000 years left
There has been more and more really serious people in important positions in tech, government and business discussing this topic. I don't necessarily agree with Stephen Hawking, but working with and developing AI for a living, I recognize the danger posed.
One thing I definitely do agree with, is that this is an important and necessary topic of discussion.
originally posted by: SPHARAOH
a reply to: Riffrafter
I'm just curious about your opinion about some posts thinking it would be safer to put restrictions in the hardware instead of the program.
Would that be any different on a "protection" level?
Would that prevent the AI from thinking that we're dangerous idiots and therefore pointless?
The Axlotl tanks or Axolotl tanks were living organisms within the Original Dune series and Axlotl technology is also mentioned, but not elaborated upon, in Frank Herbert's novels Destination: Void and the The Jesus Incident. Axlotl tanks are the means by which the Bene Tleilax reproduce a living human being from the cells of a cadaver, a type of cloning called a ghola as well as the creation of genetically engineered assassins known as Face Dancers
Sorry if these questions seem uninformed and are wasting your time but that's why i am asking them. Obviously to get answers and not to waste your time JIC thought otherwise.
originally posted by: Jay-morris
I was thinking more five hundred years maybe.