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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
11/27/2017 | 12:42:19 AM
Human extintion and life on Mars
If things get really bad, and the Earth follow the prediction of that 5 percent of researchers, a small group of humans can take a Space X flight to the new colony on Mars. Their children will become the new Martians and start all over again.
Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
11/27/2017 | 12:30:29 AM
Re: What is better?
PhilBritt> ~maybe AI and automation could be turned to environmental uses that benefit everyone.~ That’s a great idea. For example, cleaning the oceans from all the plastic pollution that contaminates the fish first, and then us when we eat the fish.
kq4ym
kq4ym
6/12/2017 | 9:40:03 AM
Re: What is better?
It does seem amazing that AI could take over jobs completely at some point or even that machines will be smarter than us. The ramifications are truly world shaking if and when all that actually happens. I'm skeptical of any projection of how many years that might take. Just remember how "flying cars" have been seriously predicted since the 1940s with companies promising those crafts for all us us any year now.
Phil_Britt
Phil_Britt
6/12/2017 | 3:36:43 AM
Re: What is better?
AI will certainly put automation into many jobs, but there are certain construction and other jobs that are probbaly safe for anyone alive today. Don't want to get political, but maybe AI and automation could be turned to environmental uses that benefit everyone.
mhhfive
mhhfive
6/7/2017 | 7:23:09 PM
Re: What is better?
> "what will humans be doing in 120 years?"

For most of recent history, there's been a swing away from the study of Humanities towards the Sciences. I think there's been predictions that we'll swing back to Philosophy as machines take over the stuff that can be calculated. 

There are a lot of questions that can't be answered by science.. and humans will have to determine if those questions are worth pursuing. That might include particle physics -- since we're going to run into energy limits at some point.
danielcawrey
danielcawrey
6/6/2017 | 8:33:02 PM
Re: What is better?
Well, if that happens, what will humans be doing in 120 years?

AI sounds like promising technology, but I'm hoping there will be some things for people to work on in the future. 

Exploring space maybe?
mhhfive
mhhfive
6/5/2017 | 10:41:48 AM
What is better?
I think humans will need to re-define what they mean by "better" when it comes to AI output. AI can be faster and tireless, but does that mean that's better for... writing fiction or composing songs? I'm sure AI will do better at many tasks, but then we have to re-evaluate what humans find valuable. I hope AI gets better than humans at designing nuclear fusion reactors.


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