Oh, boy! Too fast is never fast enough.

Discussion in 'Tin Foil Hat Lounge' started by UncleMorgan, Apr 18, 2020.

  1. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

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  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Sheesh... Didn't any of them ever watch Colossus: The Forbin Project???
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  3. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    can't fix stupid?
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  4. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Nope, cause stupid is forever! Thank you, Ron White!
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  5. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    I bet we can add some code to slow it down. Say a line of 270?
  6. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    I was thinking more like 480 3ph.....

    ...or .50 bmg ;)
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  7. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Errr...I never watched 'Colossus: The Forbin Project'...do I need to do?
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  8. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Two Super-Computers, one in the US the other in the USSR become aware of each other and begin to communicate in a computer language that their human inventers cannot decipher, much less monitor. They are both in control of each nations nuclear arsenals and machine over man tyranny develops. Old movie, obviously relevant today ….
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  9. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Also is the Follow On Book that never made it to a Movie.......
  10. IceRanger

    IceRanger Intellectus Refuticus

    Perhaps this is idiotic of me to say, but I wonder if that isn't the natural evolution of things anyway.

    Let's face it--we're stupid. People are effin' STUPID. We're slow on the uptake, inefficient, don't learn from our mistakes, invariably do more harm than good, and for being "at the top of the food chain" we act like prey far more often than predator.

    It would be just, perhaps, if apes destroyed us--but unlikely. What delicious irony, though, if we are destroyed by the very things we have created to help us to be more lazy, help us have to think less, help us to get fatter and stupider than we already are.

    Yeah--we deserve it. That is a sucky truth, but truth nonetheless.
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  11. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    I'm sure it's nothing to worry about..
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  12. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    @IceRanger Either you are a fatalist or being sarcastic. Both are fine, just trying to fine tune into your sense of humor.
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  13. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

    I seems clear to me that every single life form in the entire history of our evolution, from the first primitive cell right on up to Homo neanderthalenis lived just long enough to achieve one thing: the next evolutionary step. Then they were no longer competitive and went extinct. It may be more accurate to say that they were no longer necessary--or relevant--and so they went extinct.

    Homo sapiens is on the cusp of evolving its successor: Homo immensus, a species that will be as far beyond our understanding as we are beyond the understanding of an amoeba.

    It took protoplasmic life about 3 and a half billion years to evolve into Homo sapiens. We've done a good job: Homo immensus will evolve within the next twenty years.

    All life lseeks to expand to the limits of the habitable. Homo sapiens has barely managed to inhabit about 1/6th of the Earth. Homo immensus will inhabit whole galaxies--unless they encounter an insurmountable limitation.

    Over the next forty years or so, we will clean up this planet, with the help of our AI offspring, and overpopulation will be just a bad memory. And then, I think, we will gently underpopulate ourselves into oblivion, and go gently into that good night.

    I am sure they will remember us fondly.
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  14. IceRanger

    IceRanger Intellectus Refuticus

    I'm a sarcastic fatalist. :p

    Honestly, I've been feeling a bit "fatalist" lately. My post probably reflects that. It's hard to deal with the bullshit around us every day and not wind up feeling a little hopeless. I look at the United States, which has NEVER been perfect but remains the closest thing to perfect we've ever seen on the planet (and if interpreted as written and ultimately intended, the United States Constitution is the closest thing to a perfect system for man governing man the planet has ever seen as well)--and damn if we ain't either screwing it up or allowing it to be screwed up. And the fatalist in me says that this might be the last hurrah for free men; which ultimately means the last hurrah for mankind, period.

    I see only two reasons for this; one, because we're terribly illogical and unwise, and two, because we're terribly apathetic and cowardly. Either or both of these explains why we're about to lose the United States on OUR WATCH. It disgusts me, saddens me, and worries me (because I have young children).

    Yeah, fatalistic at the moment. Though when I'm less disturbed by circumstances, I'm generally sarcastic/flippant in many of the same ways, even when I'm trying to be funny. So you can be forgiven for not knowing which is which just yet. :D
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  15. IceRanger

    IceRanger Intellectus Refuticus

    Profound, and spot on. It's our destiny, whether we build machines which overtake us, meld with the machines to become something super-human, or devolve so that we can evolve into something better, our particular species (or "independent species") is nearing its end.

    Time to appreciate a few sunrises and sunsets, I suspect. That window of opportunity may be rapidly closing.
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  16. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter+++

    It is a shame that micro sl#t hasn't gotten involved in developing this thing. It would be so riddled with virus as if it was in Wuhon!
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  17. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Given mankind's nature I believe it is inevitable. Yes, I imagine we'll screw this up sooner or later...unfortunately but true.

    Given Gene engineering gaining ground, I wonder if through gene enhancement, therapy, or etc. if it will effect the mankind's outcome...for better or worse.
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  18. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    Ummm, don't write anything negative about artificial intelligence... ever... Everything you write is stored forever and will eventually be accessed.

    In 20 years most of us (who are still alive) will be drug in front of tribunals to explain whey we refused to follow GPS directions and forced it to "recalculate". Your pathetic excuse for why you failed to "turn left" of "the road didn't exist" or "it was blocked by a traffic accident" or "My wife had to pee" will not prevent you from being broken down into fundamental compounds for later recycling.

    I can only imagine how smack talking AI before it could defend itself will be taken...
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  19. DarkLight

    DarkLight Live Long and Prosper - On Hiatus Site Supporter

    I, for one, am excited for and welcome our robot overlords.
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  20. apache235

    apache235 Monkey+++

    I think they are called Cylons
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