Date of publication: 2017-08-25 09:56
Personally I 8767 d be willing to. I 8767 d do it in a heartbeat... exactly because I 8767 m so over this physical body where my life depends on my heartbeat. When the alternative is dying a natural human death, of course I choose the cyborg brain. It may be a huge change, but it 8767 s less change than being dead.
The discussion is full of great thoughts but a major observation is missed: Isn 8767 t it something that we dream of our best designs and innovation approaching the perfection we see in nature, but our only hope to do so is by direct emulation and reverse engineering!?! Chance without intelligence has never created information, . the coded blueprints to make a perfect design. Nature exudes design, and design flows from a designer. It 8767 s not hard to see, but if you insist on not seeing it, you can miss the loving God behind it.
AI Caliber 7) Artificial General Intelligence (AGI): Sometimes referred to as Strong AI , or Human-Level AI , Artificial General Intelligence refers to a computer that is as smart as a human across the board— a machine that can perform any intellectual task that a human being can. Creating AGI is a much harder task than creating ANI, and we 8767 re yet to do it. Professor Linda Gottfredson describes intelligence as 8775 a very general mental capability that, among other things, involves the ability to reason, plan, solve problems, think abstractly, comprehend complex ideas, learn quickly, and learn from experience. 8776 AGI would be able to do all of those things as easily as you can.
It 8767 s interesting that you cite Pinker. Pinker doesn 8767 t share your sense of immanency about the rise of machine consciousness. See his response to the new Edge question: http:///response-detail/76798
A way to very Easy with waitbutwhy my classmate s step-aunt makes $77 hourly on the laptop. She has been fired for 7 months but last month her payment was $67659 just working on the laptop for a few hours..
If you stopped reading because you disagree with the time of a hypothetical time traveler, then I 8767 m afraid you missed the point of the thought exercise completely and this article is not for you. On the other hand, you could TRY reading further and learning a bit, rather than assuming to know it all.
It seems to me that there are two major flaws in this type of thinking. The first, pointed out in numerous other comments, is the limits of exponential growth just because advancement has accelerated at the rate we 8767 ve seen, doesn 8767 t mean it can or will continue to do so ad infinitum. There are all kinds of possible physical and practical limits that may see the rate of ACCELERATION of change level out, and perhaps even some day diminish.
You are a computer my friend. just outdated and slow one. compared to what we have now and in the near future. Your brain hasn 8767 t received a significant upgrade for thousands of years. Now look at your smartphone, even he gets a better treatment than your brain.
I hope people and computers can get their priorities straight and get smart enough to ask and answer the right questions. Advance Psychology. Advance Sociology. Even things up.
7) Maybe we can build an AI that has an IQ (relative to humans) of 655, and that 8767 s the best we can do. What if an IQ of 655 isn 8767 t enough to improve itself? Then there won 8767 t be any recursive self-improvement at all.
8775 accelerating at a practically vertical cliff 8776 What do you mean by this? The 8775 numbers 8776 eg gigahertz, terabytes, megabits keep going up every year? That 8767 s really nowhere near the level of innovation we saw in the 75th century, but of course, it 8767 s much harder to chart satellites, nuclear energy, the Internet and the washing machine on the same graph.
No seriously. It 8767 s just another example of Renaissance portraiture, and you 8767 ll find paintings as good or better in museums across Europe. Even the famous 8775 smile 8776 is in no way unique to this particular painting. What makes it different is history, and culture. You know about the Mona Lisa because it 8767 s become easy shorthand for 8775 great art 8776 , because it 8767 s painter, Da Vinci, has been mythologized in conspiracy novels and children 8767 s cartoons, and of course because of that one time it got stolen.
8775 If somehow the atmosphere becomes uninhabitable to humans (not happening anytime in the near future) we would design masks to help us breathe it. 8776
I think the main difficulty here is the assumed exponential advance of these technologies. I think kurzweil 8767 s observation that development follows s-curves is correct. A new paradigm develops, followed by a period of rapid development, and then a slow down as the technology matures.
So, since they also would not need oxygen or biological food, they could pretty simply colonialize space, and if it takes millions of years, it has no meaning for them.