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The Internet represents a major step in our evolution, and is a forerunner of things to come. Artificial intelligence researcher Francis Heylighen sees huge growth as this new world-wide communication system continues to gain power from billions of humans adding to its intelligence every day. “It will get smarter,” Heylighen says, “as it morphs into a global super-organism that could one day provide solutions to most of humanity’s problems.”
Originally posted by Amaterasu
First, I don't believe consciousness has been shown to be a function of some magical number of connections (neurons). I do believe there is far more to it.
Originally posted by constantwonder
...but i think the estimate of 2030's is far to conservative id say 2010-2015