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Out of the Blue

I mentioned that I ended up pushing off some of our leaf raking duties on my brother over the weekend. As it turns out, he had his revenge, as he managed to pass along some sort of cold to me. Besides avenging the labor imbalance, this also serves to suggest I should just leave well enough alone, as when I got a cold a few months back I mentioned it had been over five years since I'd had one, but after blabbing about that, have since caught two more. Thankfully, this seems mild so far, so here's hoping it stays that way.

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5. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 27, 2012, 16:49 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 27, 2012, 12:23:
I dunno. I think it could be a valid study. We have no idea what the long term implications are with neural nets, AI, machines building machines, etc. Every time we stagger blindly into the future the results are generally disastrous so a little foresight might not be so bad. And who knows what ancillary benefits may come from it? And they're a private research center so it's not like its costing the taxpayers a dime.

But if we have no idea what the long term implications are, how exactly are we going to research it? These things DON'T EXIST. How are we going to study it? It's not science, it's not something that can be observed. All they can do is theorize about it.

Well, here's the theories : AI will eventually grown sentient and decide we compete for resources, and thus kill us (miraculously, apparently), it will grow sentient and decide we're stupid but hey, it's a big world, or it won't grow sentient.

There, study done. You can theorize about this shit until the end of time, but in the end, that's all you're doing.

And I'll admit I didn't realize they were a private center, but even so, damn, can't they spend that money on trying to find out why kids bully each other, or something? You know, something useful?

It's like those tards that got a grant for trying to calculate the mass of the fucking universe. Let's try to solve all the actually important things first, maybe?

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