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funknotik



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:39 pm    Post subject: Technological singularity projections. Reply with quote

One of the things GITS really got me thinking about was how soon we really are to a similar future technology wise. At my most cynical I say probably not before we destroy our selves. But when I look at Moore's law and I think about how technological advancement is exponential, I realize it might be sooner than we think. Started reading the work of Ray Kurzweil and became a little more optimistic about the possibilities. Anybody else geeking out on this stuff what do you guys think?

Ray Kurzweil:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uIzS1uCOcE
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Technological singularity projections. Reply with quote

funknotik wrote:
At my most cynical I say probably not before we destroy our selves.


Ah, be optimistic! It's the singularity that WILL destroy us - so they arrive at the same time Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:54 am    Post subject: Re: Technological singularity projections. Reply with quote

Freitag wrote:
funknotik wrote:
At my most cynical I say probably not before we destroy our selves.


Ah, be optimistic! It's the singularity that WILL destroy us - so they arrive at the same time Very Happy


Yeah I figured that, damn 45 views and only one comment. I would think so many GITS fans would be fascinated by the prospect of a technological singularity. Anyway theres a movie coming out about Ray Kurzweil and you see some of the opposition (people who think he is full of shit.) Check out the trailer it's called Transcendent man http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntY01qoIdus
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well of course he's full of it.

But he and his are fun to watch and may come up with some interesting inventions along the way.

Can't watch from new office. blocked.... Rolling Eyes
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