Interesting Conversation on Singularity.

7:03 PM ”A Friend”: I like Kurweil’s idea

7:04 PM he’s kind of a salesman for it

this blog of his is good

http://www.kurzweilai.net/

7:05 PM absolutely man will combine his body with machines to a ridic extent

already happening

google in your hand

next in your glasses

sorry I was at dinner last night

plus this http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/01/sexual-favors-chicken-mcnuggets.html


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7:40 PM me: haha man declined the offer

7:41 PM yeah kurzweil is fascinating

if he’s right with the exponential advance (and previous data does show that trend), i think he’s very likely right and right around 2029 we’ll hit the point where our machines are smarter than us and become creators themselves

7:43 PM ”A Friend”: I’m ok with that

7:44 PM me: me too

i’m looking forward to uploading my brain to the internet and floating out in cyberspace till I get deleted cuz i’m an old unused program


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7:59 PM ”A Friend”: ha

8:04 PM I would totally augment my body

an iphone connected to my skull

I’m down


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8:17 PM me: yeah

8:18 PM full google API feed 24/7

thats a wet dream

+ statistics & mathematics packages

instantly calculate anything

expanded memory – instantly see full video/audio/smell/other sensory data from any moment in your life

8:19 PM be able to email those memories to other people

crime disappears instantly

actually, could you imagine if you had that connected up and then lost it?

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Singularity

Ray Kurzweil has some very interesting ideas, especially around the exponential increases in technology. He has an idea he calls the singularity- its the point in time in which computers begin to create innovations of their own and our technology advances even faster than it ever has before.  Read a full description of the idea here: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_singularity

Christmas Truce 1914

I just watched a great movie on the Christmas Truce of 1914 when young men from both sides sent to fight and die in World War 1 spontaneously rebelled against their commanders in order to celebrate the holidays together. Bitter old men in powerful positions unfortunately cause far too much conflict in the world. Read more here: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_truce