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IBM's WATSON computer & using light as communication

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posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 01:56 AM
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First up..
Light communicating chips

Check out the YT vid right on the site itself... Cool or creepy?? 40gb/sec Trans rate !! Cool only in the aspect that PC/console games/3D animations will be WAY better.. Creepy in the fact that, well.. in a word .. Terminator!!


2nd up ..

WATSON computer will be able to answer any question

To me..creepy...
Is it just me or do you also get this creepy feeling with all the technology that it'll be coming to a head, and don't like what I'm seeing; or the potential of what it can be used for .. it just puts another nail in the theory the machine/robots will be up there w/ us in the next 20 or less years, if the military doesn't have it already..

if we're even here that long....

every single time I begin to shove this 'theory' to the back of my mind, and seriously, it's EVERY SINGLE TIME, I stumble upon something else that keeps turning my head back in the same direction..

Coupled with member VonDoomen's excellent thread about AI

to me...it's seriously looking like it's really taking shape even more than I realized..

some other food for thought...is Technological Singularity within reach or is it already within the grip of our hand?

Technological Singularity


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.[11][12]

It is unclear whether an intelligence explosion of this kind would be beneficial or harmful, or even an existential threat,[13][14] 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.[11]


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.[10]
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posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 04:48 AM
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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]



posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 08:24 AM
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Well, it would actually only be 5 Billion(Giga) Bytes per second, or 40 Billion(Giga) bits per second, but still...5Gigs a second broadband? We couldn't even call it broadband anymore, it would have to be something like OMGband!

That dwarfs every single broadband out to date...in fact it puts our current ability back into 14.4bps (actually more) days comparatively!

Very exciting indeed. I can't wait!

Easy Star and Flag!

[edit on 7-9-2010 by lagnar]



posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 04:36 PM
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40gb/sec Trans rate !!

There are only two words in the English language that can describe a feat like that.....

HOLY CRAP!

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?


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posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 06:21 PM
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Originally posted by DaMod
40gb/sec Trans rate !!

There are only two words in the English language that can describe a feat like that.....

HOLY CRAP!

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?


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As I read it... YES.. it is inboard.. !!



posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 06:55 PM
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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]


Hi Fran,

here's some what of a near close idea where we are at today...

en.wikipedia.org...

Please scroll down to the page stating 'GALLERY" and click on the images.. it's definite proof where we're heading..










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