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The term technological singularity reflects the idea that the change may happen suddenly, and that it is very difficult to predict how such a new world would operate.
It is unclear whether an intelligence explosion of this kind would be beneficial or harmful, or even an existential threat, as the issue has not been dealt with by most AGI researchers, although the topic of Friendly AI is investigated by the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity Institute.
Futurist Ray Kurzweil generalized singularity to apply to the sudden growth of any technology, not just intelligence; and argues that singularity in the sense of sharply accelerating technological change is inevitably implied by a long-term pattern of accelerating change that generalizes Moore's Law to technologies predating the integrated circuit, and includes material technology (especially as applied to nanotechnology), medical technology, and others.
Originally posted by DaMod
40gb/sec Trans rate !!
There are only two words in the English language that can describe a feat like that.....
Ummmm AMD... We need more cores plx.... I don't think 6 will cut it...
So is this inboard communication? like CPU to Ram to HD to Optical to HDMI etc?
edit on 10-9-2010 by DaMod because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by franspeakfree
40,000,000,000 bits per second, very impressive and indeed scary, just think if they are coming out with this now, this technology must be at least a few years old to say the least. It makes you wonder what 'they' have now.
[edit on 7-9-2010 by franspeakfree]