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Posted: Nov 20, 2017 - 4:49pm

 Steely_D wrote:

Prescient movie. Frighteningly so.



 
Yup. fait accompli ...   Been mentioning it as our future since the early 90's.  We're there, we just haven't got the game yet, but with all sports now looking like NASCAR with stickers and logo's, we're getting really close to that, too.  Berkshire Hathaway would be a team for sure just for openers ...   (what is the value of one share of berkshire hathaway)
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Posted: Nov 20, 2017 - 2:47pm

 Steely_D wrote:
Yep. I can't figure out whether science fiction movies actively drive us towards some inevitable future (Terminator's Skynet, which we currently call Google) or are just forward thinking enough that they predict an inevitability.
 
possible thread-jack continued  

it's easy to be somewhat disturbed or pessimistic about the future

i know, i've owned that for most of my life

however, in light of all the negative news and fear-mongering, things are getting better

and not just for those on the top, for everyone, especially the lower tier 

the data says so

steven pinker among others have made a strong case



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Posted: Nov 20, 2017 - 2:10pm

 miamizsun wrote:

rollerball?  {#Lol}

 
Yep. I can't figure out whether science fiction movies actively drive us towards some inevitable future (Terminator's Skynet, which we currently call Google) or are just forward thinking enough that they predict an inevitability.

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Posted: Nov 20, 2017 - 2:01pm

 Steely_D wrote:

Prescient movie. Frighteningly so.



 
rollerball?  {#Lol}
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Posted: Nov 20, 2017 - 1:34pm

 miamizsun wrote:

political sport/entertainment
what? too soon?

 
Prescient movie. Frighteningly so.


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Posted: Nov 20, 2017 - 1:31pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:

That's what I imagine. Hadn't considered the second sentence.

 
political sport/entertainment
what? too soon?
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Posted: Nov 20, 2017 - 1:19pm

 haresfur wrote:

An optimization problem:

Envision a future where mechanization and AI mean that no one really needs to work. What population is needed to needed to keep the mega-rich amused?

 
Hey, you still that finger to push the "go" button. At least in the world I grew up in.


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Posted: Nov 20, 2017 - 12:45pm

 black321 wrote:

Hmm...why do we have child tax credits?  Should be a penalty. 

 
I maintain that, from a purely economic standpoint, Australia should discourage having kids and just import them at university age after they have had a chance to prove their intelligence and work ethic.
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Posted: Nov 20, 2017 - 12:42pm

 haresfur wrote:

An optimization problem:

Envision a future where mechanization and AI mean that no one really needs to work. What population is needed to needed to keep the mega-rich amused?

 
Hmm...why do we have child tax credits?  Should be a penalty. 
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Posted: Nov 20, 2017 - 12:39pm

 haresfur wrote:

An optimization problem:

Envision a future where mechanization and AI mean that no one really needs to work. What population is needed to needed to keep the mega-rich amused?

 
That's what I imagine. Hadn't considered the second sentence.
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Posted: Nov 20, 2017 - 12:36pm

 Steely_D wrote:

It's weird to be living on a planet with so much starvation, unemployment, limited housing - and there are religions that push for maximum children, and health care that's designed to extend miserable, painful lives.

 
An optimization problem:

Envision a future where mechanization and AI mean that no one really needs to work. What population is needed to keep the mega-rich amused?


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Posted: Nov 20, 2017 - 11:35am

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Yep, and a case could be made that as I said overpopulation leading to gigantic industrial mega farms requiring their widespread prophylactic use has been a huge part of that.  On the brighter side it does have the potential to do something about that root cause.
 
It's weird to be living on a planet with so much starvation, unemployment, limited housing - and there are religions that push for maximum children, and health care that's designed to extend miserable, painful lives.
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Posted: Nov 20, 2017 - 10:56am

 black321 wrote:
Including, getting back to the thread, bacteria as our antibiotics begin to increasingly fail.
 
Yep, and a case could be made that as I said overpopulation leading to gigantic industrial mega farms requiring their widespread prophylactic use has been a huge part of that.  On the brighter side it does have the potential to do something about that root cause.
 

   
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Posted: Nov 20, 2017 - 10:17am

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  I'm curious if you have seen any survey that has come to this conclusion.  I'm skeptical.  Scientists who make doomsday predictions are far more likely to get press coverage and have the implications of their work somewhat exaggerated, but I doubt this is anything close to a majority opinion.  Also when you say scientists who exactly are we talking about?   In general do chemists, biologists, astronomers, and the like have that much better insight into the matter than the general public?  I have a computer science degree, albeit a 40 year old one, with AI as my area of concentration.   I'm not too worried yet.  I think civilization has far more threatening things to worry about most of them having population as their root.  A far bigger technological threat in my opinion is how dependent everyone has become on technologies which they have absolutely no understanding of and that we have forgotten how we did things before.   I think we are far more likely to get in trouble when a CME takes out the electric grid or some such other scenario that takes down a major portion of our current technology than having robots rise up to enslave us.  I can't off the top of my head think of any computer system where pulling the plug is really that difficult.  I don't know of any program that can't be reprogrammed by actual human beings.  The only thing stopping us would be what do we do without it.

Including, getting back to the thread, bacteria as our antibiotics begin to increasingly fail.


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Posted: Nov 20, 2017 - 7:58am

 sirdroseph wrote:
 Red_Dragon wrote:

I think robots/AI may be our salvation as a species.

 
Most scientist think they will be our demise ultimately, I tend to agree with them.

 
  I'm curious if you have seen any survey that has come to this conclusion.  I'm skeptical.  Scientists who make doomsday predictions are far more likely to get press coverage and have the implications of their work somewhat exaggerated, but I doubt this is anything close to a majority opinion.  Also when you say scientists who exactly are we talking about?   In general do chemists, biologists, astronomers, and the like have that much better insight into the matter than the general public?  I have a computer science degree, albeit a 40 year old one, with AI as my area of concentration.   I'm not too worried yet.  I think civilization has far more threatening things to worry about most of them having population as their root.  A far bigger technological threat in my opinion is how dependent everyone has become on technologies which they have absolutely no understanding of and that we have forgotten how we did things before.   I think we are far more likely to get in trouble when a CME takes out the electric grid or some such other scenario that takes down a major portion of our current technology than having robots rise up to enslave us.  I can't off the top of my head think of any computer system where pulling the plug is really that difficult.  I don't know of any program that can't be reprogrammed by actual human beings.  The only thing stopping us would be what do we do without it.


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Posted: Nov 20, 2017 - 7:34am

 sirdroseph wrote:
 Red_Dragon wrote:

I think robots/AI may be our salvation as a species.

Most scientist think they will be our demise ultimately, I tend to agree with them.
 
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Posted: Nov 20, 2017 - 6:31am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

I think robots/AI may be our salvation as a species.

 




Most scientist think they will be our demise ultimately, I tend to agree with them.
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Posted: Nov 20, 2017 - 6:22am

 miamizsun wrote:

AI vs Doctors

Artificial intelligence is challenging doctors on their home turf. We’re keeping score





 
I think robots/AI may be our salvation as a species.
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Posted: Nov 20, 2017 - 5:31am

AI vs Doctors

Artificial intelligence is challenging doctors on their home turf. We’re keeping score




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Posted: Oct 30, 2017 - 6:11am

ok this is about 49 minutes but the setup is worth it

in the end it all ties together quite nicely

it is all about data (your data and how it compares to other data)

digitizing biology makes health care an information science

more and infinitely better health care products

some very exciting stuff in the near future




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