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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' And That Could Be A Problem

"Today there's no legislation regarding how much intelligence a machine can have, how interconnected it can be. If that continues, look at the exponential trend. We will reach the singularity in the timeframe most experts predict. From that point on you're going to see that the top species will no longer be humans, but machines."

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'It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.'

--Yogi Berra

Remember commercial nuclear fusion? In the 60s it was twenty years away.
In the 80s it was still twenty years away. At the turn of the century, it was twenty years away. Today, it's STILL 20 years away.........

Leges sine moribus vanae

I wonder which it will be.


Welcome to the hive mind.

Welcome to the hive mind. Your consciousness has now been uploaded. Thank you for your patience.

But about myself I will not boast, except as it concerns my weaknesses (2 Cor 12:5). Let the unbelievers seek praise from each other; I wish that which is from God alone.

And by the year 2000, we will

And by the year 2000, we will all have flying cars like George Jetson.

Frank Herbert called it.

"Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a human mind." - Orange Catholic Bible, Dune

Machines do

what they're programmed to do.

Is there any evidence otherwise, or just science fiction fantasy?

This is true, but if a

This is true, but if a complex algorithm could be designed to essentially allow a computer to process information and sort it out according to what is most efficient according to that algorithm, then the computer could essentially decide what is the best thing to do, much like a person could weigh outcomes and make a choice. That algorithm could also allow the computer to improve its decision making over time and once AI reaches a certain point, the computers could basically start teaching each other, sharing information, and improving themselves at a rate beyond what humans are capable of. With all the information in the world and an uncanny ability to process it all, who knows what their programming could lead to. It's a bit theoretical at this point because we don't have AI capable of this, but we're getting closer, and in a few decades' time, everyone is predicting that this will be the result... superintelligent AI computers.

You're still assuming

a software algorithm could be programmed into a computer that is comparable to a human mind. Where's the evidence?