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Did the "Web Bot" program predict the shooting in Colorado?

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posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 06:46 PM
Hi, I was just wondering if anyone had heard if there was any prediction by the Web Bot program regarding the Dark Night Rises Shooting in Colorado. I have tried to find any info on this, but at this point have been unable to. Maybe ATS can help.

With all of the anticipation surrounding the release of the movie, I'm sure something popped up, but can't find any information.

posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 07:01 PM
reply to post by SUICIDEHK45

No. /maybe/ someone could point at the shooting in Wisconsin today and pretend that the web bots did, but most certainly /not/ the Colorado shootings.

posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 07:09 PM
reply to post by cryptographrix

If that was typed in sarcasm, I suggest you do your research on Web Bot. It's all grounded in fact and the possibilities of this "AI being" (if you were to ask me what to call it) will be infinate.

You are truly looking at a being that will be greater than ourselves as technology progresses, this thinking software will be a God within 50 years. For lack of better words..

Check it out...scary scary stuff... That is.. If you can think outside the box...

No offense intended...

posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 07:15 PM
I've never given the web bot much thought. I don't know to much about it either. Has the web bot been accurate on anything? If so if so whats its ratio on correct/incorrect predictions?

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posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 07:25 PM
reply to post by foodstamp


I subscribed since the ALTA reports, tyvm.

It's /not/ "infinite" - nothing is.

Nor is it a "being" - it's a set of Prolog-coded executables probably glued together with bash and some perl...maybe even some python in there.

It's not useless, but I roll my eyes because it's predictable, and because it's easily implemented in an Excel spreadsheet if you know what you're doing (and wake up bored enough to do such a thing on a Saturday morning).

If you have some time, you could get more and more accurate information from it by keeping the data sets in a structured format and filtering for bias, accretion of bias etc., but that would need many more coders than two guys, and you'd have to have an automated method for discovering bias accretion rates and so-on.

I'm sarcastic because so many people read it like psychics and insert "any day something will happen and when it does, the Web Bot predicted it."

Which is dumb, because the Web Bot did /not/ predict it. At best, it micromanages linguistic pattern fluctuations, at worst it's an outlet for the propaganda of two trolls.

Of course, that's what most any comments in any web forum are - generic commentators don't usually get a following for one of their rants though.

Feel free to be my first :p

posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 07:30 PM
reply to post by strafgod

The web bot cries wolf a lot. Like I said in my previous post, a lot of that is because it doesn't account for bias accretion, but that's only because it wasn't anticipated.

I imagine that bias accretion is kindof like a slow heart attack or stroke for the technology, which is unfortunate because the data it has accumulated over the years would otherwise be very useful to anyone wanting to expand on it (or fix it), but without fixing that (I imagine that the coder[s] are too busy looking for a point at which the accretion /started/), they kindof do themselves in.

The cool part is that, if they have that data set, they can fingerprint the accretion patterns to determine when it did start, which would be a lot more fun!

posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 07:32 PM
reply to post by cryptographrix

No need to continue...

You explained yourself.. You make perfect sense.. You're not who I thought you were and I'm not that guy who looks at the Web bot as a crystal ball..

So, With that.. Perhaps we can disagree somewhere else, some other time

Ps, But I think someday... It's gonna be something major, technology permitting of course.
edit on 8/5/1212 by foodstamp because: Brain fart

posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 07:36 PM
(please note: I actually have no beef with the creators, or the results, of the web bot project.

I think they have some significant bug fixes to deal with that they didn't anticipate going in that is limiting them more than anything, but I don't think that lessens the value of their field of research and innovation.

I just think that it will eventually be more obvious that they have those bugs, and that that could cause the project problems...eventually.

They can most certainly still correct for said problems and fix them, and I hope they do.

Sometimes I do think they are overcomplicating it though - I imagine that Cliff has the solution [toward simplification] right on the tips of his fingers sometimes, but he hasn't coded it yet.)

posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 07:38 PM
reply to post by foodstamp

I agree. And I'll admit that I sometimes get overly-sarcastic from time to time.

Fact is, I like the project a lot and think that the technology is useful - I just want to see the little bugs (that I'm sure they know they have) eventually get ironed out to some extent.

posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 07:59 PM
reply to post by cryptographrix

I'm no computer genius by any means. However, I do feel that quantum computing is going to take this program. Or another program spawned from this project, into a realm that we cannot even imagine right now.

I have this theory that we, as a race of human beings, Are subconciously, building our own GOD.. a HIVE mind if you will. And this Mind, or GOD, will transcend us beyond.... Into the heavens... And Web Bot is a precursor to that

posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 08:21 PM
reply to post by foodstamp

The cool part about being here is that we effect our environment as much as our environment affects us. In many ways, we set things up by the ways we perceive them.

We don't know how to account for choice in the matter, but we know that choice has an effect on the world around us.

We don't want to be alone.

Regardless of whether or not anything exists beyond this world, we are here, and, for all intents and purposes, no matter how much we can try to remind ourselves of all of the differences between us, we are all born, and all die, equal.

It is the dance in the middle that differentiates us, and even then we often pay too much attention to /how/ it differentiates us rather than what we can learn from the differentiation.

We already have a hive mind, and we don't quite understand how it works. People try to play games with it, to convince one section that another somehow thinks differently than it does, but we are all the same.

It is a difficult realization in its entirety - that, for better or worse, there is not so much that's really different between us.

We would love to have a "God" between and above us - heck, it's the reason we've let the financial industry get as large and disgusting as it is - for a time, we believed that the settlement between different cultures /alone/ WAS the "God."

We're getting there. This is a hard realization for people. The lesson is not going to be without cost, but the cost may not necessarily be in blood and tears.

Eventually we're going to realize that, even if we're not actually alone, we need to cooperate as if we are, because there's no tempting that which will not reveal itself to us.

That would be the world's largest game of chicken, unfortunately.

Technology is going to help us get there if we are willing to find ways to offset the consequential problems that happen as a result of the benefits.

A whole generation doesn't know what to do because they can't proceed, and another generation doesn't know what to do because what they foresee does not yet (and may not yet) exist.

This is a good chunk of what we have to resolve.

posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 08:29 PM
Well put my friend.

I hope that message is echoed all throughout cyberspace and every person can entertain, enjoy, and enlighten themselves with it as I just did. Thank you....

I'm going to friend you, no, I'm going to "rival" you so I will actually read what you have to say... Thank you for your insight.

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