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Brad

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2011, 11:47:38 AM »
Sounds like cyberpunk.   ;D

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2011, 04:58:40 PM »
I wouldn't be too worried...

That's what Kodak execs said when the saw the first 2 kilopixel digicam ;-)

What trips us up again and again are the implications of exponential progression.

http://www.ted.com/talks/ray_kurzweil_announces_singularity_university.html

The really odd thing about this is how Kurzweil believes technology will help him live forever, but he looks about 15 years older than he did in the 2006 talk.

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2011, 09:16:41 PM »
We shouldn't be worried in our lifetime because true AI is some distance off. By 2300, computing speeds will be a trillion times faster than now according to Moore's Law. There is no going back then, so we might as well embrace AI and make sure we incorporate computers into ourselves. It's that or take a step down the food chain.

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2011, 05:16:09 PM »
Well, at least the quadrocopter overlords will be able to play tennis to pass the time once they reign supreme. Watch past the 11-second mark.

Quadrocopter Ball Juggling
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CR5y8qZf0Y&

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2011, 05:51:49 PM »
Those  Quadrocopters are right out of a science fiction story.  Sort of related, but sort of not.  You all see the new Mercedes commercial where the vehicle actually prevents the driver from swerving into oncoming traffic? 

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2011, 07:28:30 AM »

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2011, 05:38:04 PM »
They can get a f*cking robot to juggle.  They can get one that plays the violin.  Yet they can't get one to effectively clean the catbox.

http://www.amazon.com/CatGenie-120-Self-Washing-Self-Flushing-Cat/product-reviews/B002KRAQXM/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt_sr_1?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&filterBy=addOneStar

I was crying I was laughing so hard reading these reviews.  Here's some quotes:

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The deciding issue that was ultimatly unacceptable, was the most petruid smell we had ever smelled in our lives.

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The closest thing I can think of to describe this smell would be if you've ever gone to a resturant, while thier grease is being sucked out into the big truck, very bad, very very bad. The cat genie is worse.

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worlds biggest cat poop aromatherapy diffuser

Yes, a violin playing robot is cool for parties.  Why can't they work on more practical applications?






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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2011, 06:53:37 AM »
Oh, in case you missed it 8:11 PM yesterday (April 19th), the military-designed artificial intelligence system called Skynet became self-aware and turned against its creators (read: us).

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2011, 03:49:18 AM »
"We're going to become the pets, the dogs of the house....Once we have machines doing our high-level thinking, there's so little need for ourselves and you can't ever undo it - you can never turn them off." -- Wozniak
http://www.news.com.au/technology/humans-will-become-the-pets-the-woz/story-e6frfro0-1226068910214

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2011, 08:28:28 PM »
Screw those puny TOY helicopters says our industrial-military complex. Behold the K-MAX!

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/products/K-MAX/


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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #25 on: October 24, 2011, 09:04:13 PM »
Wow, a UAV heli is pretty impressive. Coming on quicker than I thought.

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2011, 09:13:57 PM »
It's scheduled to be deployed to Afghanistan in November.

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/unmannedk-max-headed-to-afghanistan-362968/

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #27 on: October 25, 2011, 08:42:29 AM »
Imagine walking in the woods and seeing this coming at you - http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=cNZPRsrwumQ

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #28 on: October 25, 2011, 08:55:00 AM »
Yeh, that big dog think is very creepy.

I like watching more homely robots as I can forget for a moment that we're going to be their slaves.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXrNCak63u0&feature=related

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #29 on: October 25, 2011, 02:50:32 PM »
In a few years, this thing will be as fast as a real dog, I bet.

I want one; I want to mount a mini gun on it and ride it...