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The Coming of the GODS

Posted by ELDRAS on September 23, 2002 at 20:33:29:

from eldras:

machine intelligence is nearly here.

some machines do much beter than men is specialised ways, chess information retrieval etc, but when strong AI comes, it s assumed (moore's law) that exponential accelerations have begun and one cannot see beyond that point, called by Vinge 'the singularity' = def as that point beyond which we can't imagine any more.

Some boffins working in the field incl myself

think it is the end of man.

Others espc. transhuman extropians, think a new era where men will mate with machines is coming and that it is all god.

we will become as gods, with science a relic from the dark ages perhaps.

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