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- December 13, 2017 at 8:07 am #4122
Or we can live long and prosper 😉December 13, 2017 at 4:46 pm #4138
TNG is loaded with fantastic and inspirational quotes. I never watched the entire original series.
I watched an episode of Orville last night, which is sort of a spoof of Star Trek and it was actually pretty funny. Probably the best comedy I’ve seen in awhile.
Obviously this is pretty off topic now but to steer it back, I’m inspired by Elon Musk’s determination to get to Mars. Everyone keeps doubting him and he keeps proving them wrong. We haven’t had this level of space technological advances since the original space race. It’s kind of exciting! If you are a nerd anyway!December 13, 2017 at 5:22 pm #4144
Orville is pretty grand. As far as Elon Musk goes, I kinda think he’s a horrible person, but he does good things for space exploration, so I’m ok with him I guess. His comments on AI are a bit silly though. The machine learning AI, aren’t really in any danger of turning into skynet. I’m more worried about automation getting rid of 95% of all jobs. That will be the true AI apocalypse.
My current jam: Anathema - SpringfieldDecember 13, 2017 at 7:38 pm #4147
Not really. Imho, it will be no different that the Industrial Revolution. Change is inevitable and people have to change accordingly. There’s a lot of jobs that no longer exist… like emptying the change from phone booths. And please don’t ask me what a phone booth is… the company that used to make them doesn’t exist any more.
Evolution applies to a lot more than human beings.
And, believe it or not, you used to have to get up and walk to the TV to change the channel.December 14, 2017 at 8:18 am #4155
‘Tis the season…all year.
December 14, 2017 at 10:54 am #4161
I’m not thaaat young. I remember having to tune a the uhf radio on a black and white set with bunny ears 😛 And yea, with the automation, I’m sure we can sort it eventually. I’m thinking at least one generation is going to be very very screwed though, while society adapts.
My current jam: Anathema - SpringfieldDecember 14, 2017 at 11:17 am #4162
You’d like to think automation would bring about freedom from want but it’s not looking so good at the moment.
I don’t know much about Elon Musk other than I like that he wants something to look forward to. A new adventure. And the government doesn’t give two craps about anything bold anymore. AI could be very scary if it ever becomes truly self aware. But who knows when or if that will ever happen.
Ultimately we are going to need less and less human labor and society is going to have to adapt. Most counties aren’t as brutally against social welfare as the United States.December 14, 2017 at 11:42 am #4163
Sk8aplexyParticipant@sk8aplexyDecember 15, 2017 at 3:37 pm #4168
Lol I’d probably say Elon has a better understanding of AI. Steven Hawking has also made similar statements. Facebook is more interested in spying on people and using AI to sell you crap. Listening in on phone calls is creepy as hell.December 20, 2017 at 8:02 am #4245
Thought for today..
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FerretModerator@ferretJanuary 31, 2018 at 8:19 am #4554
FerretModerator@ferretFebruary 28, 2018 at 7:41 am #4858
Thought for the day…March 19, 2018 at 10:00 am #5019
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