sberlins’ post in the Workshop has us thinking, should AI have an off switch? What are the ethical considerations? Would a smart enough AI system know about the big red button and do whatever it takes to keep it safe… and unpressed? In that case, we’d need something extraordinary to stop it, maybe “Insect Man”?

Running down the numbers, the Imaginarium shot past 100 Sparks, while the Workshop hit 139 unique ideas. The most reacted Spark is “Electromagnetic propulsion”, while Commemorative and Surrogate Chat Bots” is the most inspiring. “Go medieval” is still the high scorer in the Workshop. As for the Marketplace, the index is at 116 items, with 108 comments and 739 investments, and you’d have been a seer to invest in yesterday’s leaders, as “Recon-by-Wire” still holds the over all investment lead, while “Robotic and Genetic Black Market” dominates the conversation.

stealth2016 lead the day, and redcell254’s overall lead is tightening. Check the Leaderboard to plot your closing strategies, maybe a lateral double pincer?

The game is open through Sunday, so let us know what you think 2045 will look like before we wrap. Is it the robot apocalypse? Warn us on twitter, @scitechfutures Have a great evening, we’ll be back tomorrow to set things up for the weekend.

Walking Emergency Vehicle

Walking Emergency Vehicle

Smart Reactor

Smart Reactor

extreme continuity of government

Extreme Continuity