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Reply #30 posted 03/02/19 4:40am

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It’s not a thing people talk about in my circles. There are too many things going on in the US to focus on just one thing. Like did you hear the latest about that celebrity on TMZ?

But I have been Audible listening to a lot of books on machine learning and AI lately. Even classic sci-fi books like Kurt Vonnegut’s 1950s Player Piano on this similar topic.

People have been having post-humanism type freak-outs for a long time now.
Whether you think of it as creepy or not, the truth is, in a very real sense, we we crossed that line, and have been here in post humanism for a long time now. The very gadget I use to share my little post with you is proof of it.
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was this an X- file????

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Reply #32 posted 03/04/19 2:36pm

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There's so much going on with AI and CRISPR and all kinds of related stuff. Yes, there is talk about it within academia but in general convo not much to talk about. Seems the OP wanted somekind of generalized international survey which isn't possible given all the different branches of robotics that's booming and being argued about right now unless there was something specific on the OPs mind. I'm into astronomy so I get the stuff about AI and robotics regarding moving further outward, just based on the buzz from that (not so much on merging humans and robotic tech though) I'm know on the medical front it's just bananas the progress with what can be done with 3D scanners to merge AI tech, DNA manipulation, nanorobotics and everything else. I'm sure there a ton of stuff most of us have no idea is going on.

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Reply #33 posted 03/04/19 4:44pm

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onlyforaminute said:

There's so much going on with AI and CRISPR and all kinds of related stuff. Yes, there is talk about it within academia but in general convo not much to talk about. Seems the OP wanted somekind of generalized international survey which isn't possible given all the different branches of robotics that's booming and being argued about right now unless there was something specific on the OPs mind. I'm into astronomy so I get the stuff about AI and robotics regarding moving further outward, just based on the buzz from that (not so much on merging humans and robotic tech though) I'm know on the medical front it's just bananas the progress with what can be done with 3D scanners to merge AI tech, DNA manipulation, nanorobotics and everything else. I'm sure there a ton of stuff most of us have no idea is going on.



AI and CRISPER is stuff right out of science fiction. People in the scientific community are absolutely frightened about it. And when it frightens them, then we should all be frightened.

Put them together and you have organic analog AI. I was listening one one chap talking about us just being mass like any other type of mass. Mass that can think and we could be classified as AI. The more you read/listen the more fascinating this stuff is.

When AI goes starts moving towards mimicking how our own neural networks work is when it gets frightening because then we have no idea what’s going on. It’s coming up with stuff all on its own.
ABSOLUTELY FASCINATING!
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Reply #34 posted 03/04/19 6:11pm

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:

onlyforaminute said:

There's so much going on with AI and CRISPR and all kinds of related stuff. Yes, there is talk about it within academia but in general convo not much to talk about. Seems the OP wanted somekind of generalized international survey which isn't possible given all the different branches of robotics that's booming and being argued about right now unless there was something specific on the OPs mind. I'm into astronomy so I get the stuff about AI and robotics regarding moving further outward, just based on the buzz from that (not so much on merging humans and robotic tech though) I'm know on the medical front it's just bananas the progress with what can be done with 3D scanners to merge AI tech, DNA manipulation, nanorobotics and everything else. I'm sure there a ton of stuff most of us have no idea is going on.

AI and CRISPER is stuff right out of science fiction. People in the scientific community are absolutely frightened about it. And when it frightens them, then we should all be frightened. Put them together and you have organic analog AI. I was listening one one chap talking about us just being mass like any other type of mass. Mass that can think and we could be classified as AI. The more you read/listen the more fascinating this stuff is. When AI goes starts moving towards mimicking how our own neural networks work is when it gets frightening because then we have no idea what’s going on. It’s coming up with stuff all on its own. ABSOLUTELY FASCINATING! [Edited 3/4/19 17:06pm]



I guess it depends on what you're listening to and reading to say that the science community is frightened, I'm not getting that at all. I get there are a ton of questions, many that would never occur to me to ask coming from various directions. I like panels that have people from all kinds of fields of study to get a feel of what goes on in "that" world. Like AI isn't just one thing, it's a multitude of things, that specialize in different areas. CRISPR fascinates me the most because they can put computer data into living cell dna which can replicate over several generations before becoming completely distorted. In medicine I've read something where they are beginning, it is not perfected or even widely used, to alter the genetic make up of diseased cells in certain disorders in a living host, those cells replicate and though it does not cure the disorder, in some small cases, it lessens the affect of the disorder in the patient. Still a far cry of making part human part machine beings though.

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Reply #35 posted 03/04/19 6:32pm

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Well when it frightens Elon Musk and Bill Gates, and CRISPER scares even more. It’s safe to say it frightens the scientific community. It frightens them as where it can fly off the rails in the wrong hands.
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Reply #36 posted 03/04/19 10:01pm

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Well when it frightens Elon Musk and Bill Gates, and CRISPER scares even more. It’s safe to say it frightens the scientific community. It frightens them as where it can fly off the rails in the wrong hands.

They are more CEO than scientists, granted engineers, their thought process is different than what id call a pure scientist. Im not up on robotics but i know that Lawrence Krauss was big on robotics. Ray Kurzweil real big on robotics. Oh another CEO engineer, the guy who founded Blue Origin just started a biotech/pharmaceutical company. And all theses fields are moving forward in a rapid pace.
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Reply #37 posted 03/04/19 11:05pm

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It’s not a thing people talk about in my circles. There are too many things going on in the US to focus on just one thing. Like did you hear the latest about that celebrity on TMZ? But I have been Audible listening to a lot of books on machine learning and AI lately. Even classic sci-fi books like Kurt Vonnegut’s 1950s Player Piano on this similar topic. People have been having post-humanism type freak-outs for a long time now. Whether you think of it as creepy or not, the truth is, in a very real sense, we we crossed that line, and have been here in post humanism for a long time now. The very gadget I use to share my little post with you is proof of it. [Edited 3/2/19 4:53am]

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Reply #38 posted 03/04/19 11:07pm

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onlyforaminute said:

There's so much going on with AI and CRISPR and all kinds of related stuff. Yes, there is talk about it within academia but in general convo not much to talk about. Seems the OP wanted somekind of generalized international survey which isn't possible given all the different branches of robotics that's booming and being argued about right now unless there was something specific on the OPs mind. I'm into astronomy so I get the stuff about AI and robotics regarding moving further outward, just based on the buzz from that (not so much on merging humans and robotic tech though) I'm know on the medical front it's just bananas the progress with what can be done with 3D scanners to merge AI tech, DNA manipulation, nanorobotics and everything else. I'm sure there a ton of stuff most of us have no idea is going on.

I was talking new tech in general and transhumanism is particular, but yeah there's a lot going on. Just wanted to know if ppl heard things or their impression on what they saw ppl write on FB.

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Reply #39 posted 03/05/19 9:32am

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onlyforaminute said:

Ugot2shakesumthin said:

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Well when it frightens Elon Musk and Bill Gates, and CRISPER scares even more. It’s safe to say it frightens the scientific community. It frightens them as where it can fly off the rails in the wrong hands.

They are more CEO than scientists, granted engineers, their thought process is different than what id call a pure scientist. Im not up on robotics but i know that Lawrence Krauss was big on robotics. Ray Kurzweil real big on robotics. Oh another CEO engineer, the guy who founded Blue Origin just started a biotech/pharmaceutical company. And all theses fields are moving forward in a rapid pace.


Oh you haven’t been paying attention then. There is a lot of optimism and hubris, but a LOT of frightening scenarios that the very scientific community is frightened about. The same talk about a Pandora’s box by those who saw the early potential and dangers of their findings of nuclear fusion as those working on the atomic bomb.
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Reply #40 posted 03/05/19 10:12am

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:

onlyforaminute said:
They are more CEO than scientists, granted engineers, their thought process is different than what id call a pure scientist. Im not up on robotics but i know that Lawrence Krauss was big on robotics. Ray Kurzweil real big on robotics. Oh another CEO engineer, the guy who founded Blue Origin just started a biotech/pharmaceutical company. And all theses fields are moving forward in a rapid pace.
Oh you haven’t been paying attention then. There is a lot of optimism and hubris, but a LOT of frightening scenarios that the very scientific community is frightened about. The same talk about a Pandora’s box by those who saw the early potential and dangers of their findings of nuclear fusion as those working on the atomic bomb.



Well, yeah there's a ton of frightening scenerios, it's been all over scifi for years, people have a natural, common sense as well as irrational fear of the new, that's a given. There are also a ton of people asking questions, doing research in psychology of AI too, there is a balance to all the gungho people who want to charge ahead, and all the scared people who want to leave it alone, there is another independent thought, I guess I'm stuck on those people right now. I guess the earth has been destroyed by all the black holes CERN caused.

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Reply #41 posted 03/05/19 10:22am

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:

onlyforaminute said:
They are more CEO than scientists, granted engineers, their thought process is different than what id call a pure scientist. Im not up on robotics but i know that Lawrence Krauss was big on robotics. Ray Kurzweil real big on robotics. Oh another CEO engineer, the guy who founded Blue Origin just started a biotech/pharmaceutical company. And all theses fields are moving forward in a rapid pace.
Oh you haven’t been paying attention then. There is a lot of optimism and hubris, but a LOT of frightening scenarios that the very scientific community is frightened about. The same talk about a Pandora’s box by those who saw the early potential and dangers of their findings of nuclear fusion as those working on the atomic bomb.

The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. (Revelation 13:15-17)

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Reply #42 posted 03/05/19 10:27am

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onlyforaminute said:

Ugot2shakesumthin said:

onlyforaminute said: Oh you haven’t been paying attention then. There is a lot of optimism and hubris, but a LOT of frightening scenarios that the very scientific community is frightened about. The same talk about a Pandora’s box by those who saw the early potential and dangers of their findings of nuclear fusion as those working on the atomic bomb.



Well, yeah there's a ton of frightening scenerios, it's been all over scifi for years, people have a natural, common sense as well as irrational fear of the new, that's a given. There are also a ton of people asking questions, doing research in psychology of AI too, there is a balance to all the gungho people who want to charge ahead, and all the scared people who want to leave it alone, there is another independent thought, I guess I'm stuck on those people right now. I guess the earth has been destroyed by all the black holes CERN caused.

No one is being Luddite saying we shouldn't be studying this. I merely stated that truth that scientists are truly frightened by the possibilities.

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Reply #43 posted 03/05/19 11:48am

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:

onlyforaminute said: Oh you haven’t been paying attention then. There is a lot of optimism and hubris, but a LOT of frightening scenarios that the very scientific community is frightened about. The same talk about a Pandora’s box by those who saw the early potential and dangers of their findings of nuclear fusion as those working on the atomic bomb.

The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. (Revelation 13:15-17)

Oh no.

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Reply #44 posted 03/05/19 12:24pm

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:

onlyforaminute said:



Well, yeah there's a ton of frightening scenerios, it's been all over scifi for years, people have a natural, common sense as well as irrational fear of the new, that's a given. There are also a ton of people asking questions, doing research in psychology of AI too, there is a balance to all the gungho people who want to charge ahead, and all the scared people who want to leave it alone, there is another independent thought, I guess I'm stuck on those people right now. I guess the earth has been destroyed by all the black holes CERN caused.

No one is being Luddite saying we shouldn't be studying this. I merely stated that truth that scientists are truly frightened by the possibilities.



Some are yes.


I suppose that ends this.

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Reply #45 posted 03/05/19 3:07pm

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Jeff Bezos CEO of Amazon, founder of Blue Origin doesn't sound terrified.


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Jeff Bezos CEO of Amazon, founder of Blue Origin doesn't sound terrified.




He starts the talk saying how scary some of this stuff is lol lol
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Reply #47 posted 03/05/19 3:28pm

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:

onlyforaminute said:
Jeff Bezos CEO of Amazon, founder of Blue Origin doesn't sound terrified.
He starts the talk saying how scary some of this stuff is lol lol



How does he finish?

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Reply #48 posted 03/05/19 3:45pm

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onlyforaminute said:


There's so much going on with AI and CRISPR and all kinds of related stuff. Yes, there is talk about it within academia but in general convo not much to talk about. Seems the OP wanted somekind of generalized international survey which isn't possible given all the different branches of robotics that's booming and being argued about right now unless there was something specific on the OPs mind. I'm into astronomy so I get the stuff about AI and robotics regarding moving further outward, just based on the buzz from that (not so much on merging humans and robotic tech though) I'm know on the medical front it's just bananas the progress with what can be done with 3D scanners to merge AI tech, DNA manipulation, nanorobotics and everything else. I'm sure there a ton of stuff most of us have no idea is going on.



I was talking new tech in general and transhumanism is particular, but yeah there's a lot going on. Just wanted to know if ppl heard things or their impression on what they saw ppl write on FB.





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onlyforaminute said:



Ugot2shakesumthin said:


onlyforaminute said:
Jeff Bezos CEO of Amazon, founder of Blue Origin doesn't sound terrified.

He starts the talk saying how scary some of this stuff is lol lol



How does he finish?



It debunks your your argument. All I’ve said I’d that people are scared about the ramifications. And if you read enough you’ll see that that’s across the borard. That’s not to say they are stopping research or not optimistic about the Beni fits as well.
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As to CSPR, the dangers are far more ominous and immediate. Things could go south fast.
In one study, I think it was on moths or mosquitos, they altered the genes to a population. The theory was that once introduced to a broader population that the balance of altered to non altered in a controlled situation would grow and multiply in equal proportions of non altered and altered. In the end, It turned out that after a few generations the entire population was composed entirely of the genetically modified version. This has mind boggling implications and highlight the importance of caution.
Regardless, the long term consequences of gene editing are unpredictable.
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As to CSPR, the dangers are far more ominous and immediate. Things could go south fast.
In one study, I think it was on moths or mosquitos, they altered the genes to a population. The theory was that once introduced to a broader population that the balance of altered to non altered in a controlled situation would grow and multiply in equal proportions of non altered and altered. In the end, It turned out that after a few generations the entire population was composed entirely of the genetically modified version. This has mind boggling implications and highlight the importance of caution.
Regardless, the long term consequences of gene editing are unpredictable.
[Edited 3/5/19 17:08pm]


These geneically altered human twins have already been born, healthy so far.


I remember when "test tube" babies were a scary things. Quite common thing today.
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onlyforaminute said:

Ugot2shakesumthin said:

As to CSPR, the dangers are far more ominous and immediate. Things could go south fast.
In one study, I think it was on moths or mosquitos, they altered the genes to a population. The theory was that once introduced to a broader population that the balance of altered to non altered in a controlled situation would grow and multiply in equal proportions of non altered and altered. In the end, It turned out that after a few generations the entire population was composed entirely of the genetically modified version. This has mind boggling implications and highlight the importance of caution.
Regardless, the long term consequences of gene editing are unpredictable.
[Edited 3/5/19 17:08pm]


These geneically altered human twins have already been born, healthy so far.


I remember when "test tube" babies were a scary things. Quite common thing today.


Yeah and the Chinese doctor is in a shit load of trouble. Last I heard he was in hiding.
https://www.google.com/am...le/577234/
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Reply #53 posted 03/05/19 7:21pm

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:

onlyforaminute said:
These geneically altered human twins have already been born, healthy so far. I remember when "test tube" babies were a scary things. Quite common thing today.
Yeah and the Chinese doctor is in a shit load of trouble. Last I heard he was in hiding. https://www.google.com/am...le/577234/ [Edited 3/5/19 18:22pm]



This is evidence that scientists are scared (as though they're panicked about it) of emerging tech? I say they are cautious, and they damned well better be. He (gotta laugh) broke the international rules and is in trouble. Trust they are all abuzz about it now, since this was started as a race to find a gene to cure HIV, it hasn't happened seems another solution is possible, but that was what started it. The research hasn't stopped. The twins have been born.

  • February 21, 2019

The brains of two genetically edited girls born in China last year may have been changed in ways that enhance cognition and memory, scientists say.

The twins, called Lulu and Nana, reportedly had their genes modified before birth by a Chinese scientific team using the new editing tool CRISPR. The goal was to make the girls immune to infection by HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Now, new research shows that the same alteration introduced into the girls’ DNA, deletion of a gene called CCR5, not only makes mice smarter but also improves human brain recovery after stroke, and could be linked to greater success in school.

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onlyforaminute said:



Ugot2shakesumthin said:


onlyforaminute said:
These geneically altered human twins have already been born, healthy so far. I remember when "test tube" babies were a scary things. Quite common thing today.

Yeah and the Chinese doctor is in a shit load of trouble. Last I heard he was in hiding. https://www.google.com/am...le/577234/ [Edited 3/5/19 18:22pm]



This is evidence that scientists are scared (as though they're panicked about it) of emerging tech? I say they are cautious, and they damned well better be. He (gotta laugh) broke the international rules and is in trouble. Trust they are all abuzz about it now, since this was started as a race to find a gene to cure HIV, it hasn't happened seems another solution is possible, but that was what started it. The research hasn't stopped. The twins have been born.














  • February 21, 2019







The brains of two genetically edited girls born in China last year may have been changed in ways that enhance cognition and memory, scientists say.


The twins, called Lulu and Nana, reportedly had their genes modified before birth by a Chinese scientific team using the new editing tool CRISPR. The goal was to make the girls immune to infection by HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.


Now, new research shows that the same alteration introduced into the girls’ DNA, deletion of a gene called CCR5, not only makes mice smarter but also improves human brain recovery after stroke, and could be linked to greater success in school.








O
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Boy you are argumentative. Just accept the facts graciously and bow out
lol
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Reply #55 posted 03/05/19 7:29pm

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:

onlyforaminute said:



How does he finish?

It debunks your your argument. All I’ve said I’d that people are scared about the ramifications. And if you read enough you’ll see that that’s across the borard. That’s not to say they are stopping research or not optimistic about the Beni fits as well.



I have no argument so there is nothing to debunk, I just find your wording weird and over sensationalized as if this is gearing up to be another in a long line of conspiracy threads and lets all run for the hills. Scientist are scared!!!!! I mean Hawkings warned against trying to contact intelligent extraterestrials, he was one scientist for sure, yet other scientists have set up SETI which is constantly scanning for signals to talk to otherworldly intelligence and there are 2 Voyagers floating out there with a ton of Earth information on them, sent out there by scientists. I'm just poking the bear trying to see what's what.

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:

onlyforaminute said:



This is evidence that scientists are scared (as though they're panicked about it) of emerging tech? I say they are cautious, and they damned well better be. He (gotta laugh) broke the international rules and is in trouble. Trust they are all abuzz about it now, since this was started as a race to find a gene to cure HIV, it hasn't happened seems another solution is possible, but that was what started it. The research hasn't stopped. The twins have been born.

  • February 21, 2019

The brains of two genetically edited girls born in China last year may have been changed in ways that enhance cognition and memory, scientists say.

The twins, called Lulu and Nana, reportedly had their genes modified before birth by a Chinese scientific team using the new editing tool CRISPR. The goal was to make the girls immune to infection by HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Now, new research shows that the same alteration introduced into the girls’ DNA, deletion of a gene called CCR5, not only makes mice smarter but also improves human brain recovery after stroke, and could be linked to greater success in school.

O M G Boy you are argumentative. Just accept the facts graciously and now out lol



Nah.

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Stephen Hawking must have been the most pessimistic person that ever lived. His views on, well, everything, were utterly depressing. I suspect that his biases impaired his judgement to some extent.

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I wouldn't say the scientific community is scared. I think it's more being responsible and having an awareness of the possible dangers of what they're doing in their respective fields, dangers that are often not the sci-fi fantasies that the ordinary citizen or mainstream medias convey. Scientists are also quite a target at the moment, with an "anti-science" mentality that's growing every day thanks to the internet and fake news, so they know they have to be extra careful because people won't be forgiving if something ever goes wrong.

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Now it's true that we are on the eve of fantastic changes in every field, that will impact every aspect of human existence: no one can say what people's lives will be like in a century, but it probably won't have much to do with our own experience of being human. Even if you're mostly optimistic and enthusastic about it as I am, it's so vertiginous that it's as scary as it is exciting. The scientific community is more aware of this than the average citizen, and they're basically the one community that's engineering most of those changes as we speak, so of course they have to be cautious.

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databank said:

Stephen Hawking must have been the most pessimistic person that ever lived. His views on, well, everything, were utterly depressing. I suspect that his biases impaired his judgement to some extent.


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I wouldn't say the scientific community is scared. I think it's more being responsible and having an awareness of the possible dangers of what they're doing in their respective fields, dangers that are often not the sci-fi fantasies that the ordinary citizen or mainstream medias convey. Scientists are also quite a target at the moment, with an "anti-science" mentality that's growing every day thanks to the internet and fake news, so they know they have to be extra careful because people won't be forgiving if something ever goes wrong.


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Now it's true that we are on the eve of fantastic changes in every field, that will impact every aspect of human existence: no one can say what people's lives will be like in a century, but it probably won't have much to do with our own experience of being human. Even if you're mostly optimistic and enthusastic about it as I am, it's so vertiginous that it's as scary as it is exciting. The scientific community is more aware of this than the average citizen, and they're basically the one community that's engineering most of those changes as we speak, so of course they have to be cautious.



Yes you’re right that’s a better choice of words, they are aware. But being aware some they have said they the see the scary possibilities. As noted by the Jeff Bezos clip posted by Only.
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Stephen Hawking must have been the most pessimistic person that ever lived. His views on, well, everything, were utterly depressing. I suspect that his biases impaired his judgement to some extent.

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I wouldn't say the scientific community is scared. I think it's more being responsible and having an awareness of the possible dangers of what they're doing in their respective fields, dangers that are often not the sci-fi fantasies that the ordinary citizen or mainstream medias convey. Scientists are also quite a target at the moment, with an "anti-science" mentality that's growing every day thanks to the internet and fake news, so they know they have to be extra careful because people won't be forgiving if something ever goes wrong.

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Now it's true that we are on the eve of fantastic changes in every field, that will impact every aspect of human existence: no one can say what people's lives will be like in a century, but it probably won't have much to do with our own experience of being human. Even if you're mostly optimistic and enthusastic about it as I am, it's so vertiginous that it's as scary as it is exciting. The scientific community is more aware of this than the average citizen, and they're basically the one community that's engineering most of those changes as we speak, so of course they have to be cautious.



I don't blame Hawking one bit, all he had to do all day is just think. I'm sure he thought of every possible scenerio of a lot of things.

I like listening to science panels where scientist of various fields battle it out between themselves and challenge each other. You get away for the knee jerk panic reaction most of us have (I get them all the time) when introduced to something new and unheard of. I heard things mentioned I never even though about, things you see that community is definitely thinking about and testing and researching.

The stuff in robotics I get wind of seems that the idea of combining human and machine is quite a bit a ways off there are so many factors that need to be considered just listening to neuroscience tells you that, but the things that are happening seem astonishing too.

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