Imagine the applications and implications of robotics and artificial intelligence in 2045

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The Technological Singularity (as theorized and discussed by luminaries such as John von Neumann, Stanislaw Ulam, Hans Moravec, Vernor Vinge, and Ray Kurzweil among many others) will have a direct impact upon Human intelligence and evolutionary growth. As nation-states meet the challenges of exponential growth in technological and scientific knowledge from 2020 to 2060, there will be an even more complex set of challenges and decisions for every person on the planet. The ability of individuals by 2060 to have the intelligence and capability of millions of people in 2017 will cause the greatest shift in power and capability from the nation-state to the individual that Humanity has ever witnessed.

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This idea is a logical extension on how the intelligence and capability of individual Human beings will be enhanced and augmented by ever increasing scientific breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence, Genetics, Nanotechnology, and Robotics (as expounded in Ray Kurzweil's The Singularity is Near, among other works by him and many others). Whether or not this will have a liberating effect on the individual remains to be seen, as it is clear that these technologies could also imprison Humanity.

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1 year ago
fdindl said
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Transfer human conscience to machine based bodies [...]
Transfer human conscience to machine based bodies to create immortal beings. As depicted in Star Trek TOS.
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If Human evolution merges with exponential growth in Artificial Intelligence, Genetics, Nanotechnology, and Robotics, then we might see a post-biological stage of Humanity. This would fundamentally change what it means to be Human, and significantly impact the concepts and function of Human demographics, economics, national power, and spirituality. In essence, the Singularity could result in a mass migration of individuals away from planet Earth in an effort to maintain their independence.

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rwj2035 said
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As all of documented history both true or false be [...]
As all of documented history both true or false becomes available at the speed of thought including anything happening at a given moment, there will by necessity be mechanisms similar to data mining but more more intuitively refined which help to render context and perhaps even suggested actions or frameworks/Lenses. This may well lead to decision cycles that are no longer a specified process but rather a non-stop action happening all the time in almost every aspect of a beings existence. It would not be beyond the realm of possibility to suggest that the human brain under such condition will optimize folds to better access the constant stream of consciousness.
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1 year ago - redcell254 said
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The explosion of AI and its coupling with advanced [...]
The explosion of AI and its coupling with advanced robotics may not open up the "golden age" of individual freedom and achievement that some think it will be. Without meaningful work, many people will drift through life. Our societies are not now structured to provide people with all they need (food, shelter, medical care, mental stimulation, etc.) for life without working to earn money. If an unemotional machine-enhanced "uber-human" species evolves, might that new species choose to eliminate some humans who are unproductive or incapable of adding what they perceive as "value" to the society? And would this new cybernetic species intervene in human affairs to prevent or limit the replication and other activities of "unenhanced" human beings?
1 year ago - rwj2035 said
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Perhaps thinking about this in more of a staged pr [...]
Perhaps thinking about this in more of a staged progression would bring more clarity on the likely end state. In medicine Tech/AI/delivery will undoubtedly reach a point where the technical diagnosis is faster and more accurate then the human alone. Thus dependency on tech for that leads the human to focus more on refining the studies to confirm and address the issues(Solve Stuff) This in turn could lead to a fully reanimated medical science effort focused on genetic level identification.
In travel/ safety/ storage/ delivery/ production tech has already redefined how we must train to interact with our environment. More likely then not there will be a much stronger pull towards true environmental control (Not talking about Global Warming) places, times, habits for work, play, family will all be readjusted to reflect less chaotic environmental impact. (Time to watch the grass Grow)
1 year ago - rwj2035 said
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As all of documented history both true or false be [...]
As all of documented history both true or false becomes available at the speed of thought including anything happening at a given moment, there will by necessity be mechanisms similar to data mining but more more intuitively refined which help to render context and perhaps even suggested actions or frameworks/Lenses. This may well lead to decision cycles that are no longer a specified process but rather a non-stop action happening all the time in almost every aspect of a beings existence. It would not be beyond the realm of possibility to suggest that the human brain under such condition will optimize folds to better access the constant stream of consciousness.
1 year ago - fdindl said
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Transfer human conscience to machine based bodies [...]
Transfer human conscience to machine based bodies to create immortal beings. As depicted in Star Trek TOS.
1 year ago - rwj2035 said
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Seems to me this is actually already pretty much t [...]
Seems to me this is actually already pretty much the case with the internet and AI like Watson. Everything it "Knows" is drawn from the mas consciousness that is the internet. With all of the drawbacks as well. Although probably possible in the AVATAR like way you seem to be pointing at My best guess is that's something for closer to 2060. And even then only if a whole lot of things fall into place in a pretty short period of time.

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