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Originally posted by shadowwolf0
lolthis question is repetative..... NOT YET we would need a load more reserch b4 we can sighn our own death warrant.
Originally posted by DragonsDemesne
Many people think so. I just watched a documentary called "technocalyps" that was about this very subject. Also, google terms like 'singularity', 'transhumanism', 'posthuman', and people like 'ray kurzweil', and you can read more about people who believe that machine intelligence will become dominant, possibly by humans turning themselves into machines.
Originally posted by Gren
honestly, no, I don't beleive the development of the human race will be our death warrant. all discussion of machine logic and human feeling aside, no matter how advanced a machine is, it will eventually break down with noone to repair it, and no matter how advanced robots built to repair the machine are, they also will eventully break down. plus, it's really not that logical to set out to destroy just so your kind will be dominant, that's a human trait, and humans aren't logical.
Hopefully we'll reach a point where we become one with our technology anyway, and its a moot point. I'd see the future being more like Ghost in the Shell rather than Terminator.
originally posted by: zetabeam
So to state that we need a lot more research before MI could possibly happen is taking a very, very short sighted look at the incredible speed at which we are acquiring technological sophistication/knowledge.
How long did it take to put a mobile phone in the hands of a huge percentage of the global population ? 30 years ? 20 years ? how about 10 years ?
It's got to the point that almost as soon as a new discovery/invention happens, that the entire world is almost immediately affected ... HD tv, dvd players, lasers, etc, etc.
So no, I disagree with you ... research in so many different fields is progressing so rapidly that once the minimum necessary breakthough takes place, then the technology based on that breakthrough matures almost over night so to speak.
MI is on the horizon and we as a species are rushing headlong to meet it.