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Ready Steady Yeti

Hear me out. I don't hate even the future; just the singularity. I have other futures stories, but the singularity seems to get in the way of them all. If you wanna hear stories about the future from me expect the singularity to be impossIble in those stories.
Today, 08:08 PM
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    Matthew
    If Trump has his way I don't think you'll have to worry about the singularity...Hell, we'll be some backwards fundamentalist shit hole that will be moving in the opposite direction.
    Today, 08:13 PM
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    Mike the average
    RSY its a case of never say never. I am not really a fan about the singularity other than believing in it. Its more a case of enjoying life right now and realising by the time these things slowly come around, you end up being more prepared than you think to handle it.
    Today, 09:17 PM
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    Mike the average
    This is what happened to the internet and smart phones. People said they would never use them. Even the elderly now complain about 'not having wifi available'
    Today, 09:20 PM
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As We Rise

Roses are YUGE; violets are BIGLY; I hope Trumpf's four years go by QUICKLY
Today, 06:49 PM
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Jakob

If Skynet is so smart, why didn't it simply trick humans into making it (him?) president or something instead of Rube Goldberg scheme involving genocide and time traveling robots?
Today, 04:28 PM
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    Jakob
    We're gonna make the best AI movie you've ever seen. The best AI movie you've ever seen. Believe me, it's gonna be big, it'll be just beautiful. And he doesn't know it yet, but we're gonna make Raklian pay for it. Believe me.

    Make movies great again!
    Today, 05:31 PM
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    Maximus
    Because it was a plot thought up by the humans who made it, not an actual AI.
    Today, 05:49 PM
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    Yuli Ban
    *Actually*, from what I can ascertain, Skynet was created to defend the US military from threats. However, when humans attempted to shut it off, it presumed that all of humanity was a threat— which led to a bit of digital schizophrenia because it was still bound by its programming to defend humanity. Thus, it can never actually wipe out humanity because then it would no longer have a purpose.
    .... Yeah, movie logic. Skynet's no artilect.
    Today, 08:18 PM
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Ready Steady Yeti

http://www.countdown-to-singularity.com/ Check out this site. It lists every fear I have and more.
Today, 02:27 PM
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    Raklian
    You're one to talk about precise and meaningful metrics. Thousands of times more "concepts"? Really?
    Today, 05:22 PM
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    Jakob
    There are many ways to measure intelligence.
    Today, 05:29 PM
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    Ready Steady Yeti
    Most of which don't actually work.
    Today, 05:55 PM
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Ready Steady Yeti

I just watched a documentary on IBM's Watson last night before I went to sleep. (I always watch some kind of video before sleeping on school nights.) The way he works is actually really cool, and there's so much data he can choose from, and he's so smart. But after watching it, I realized how afraid I'd be if Watson was billions of times more intelligent than that... Sure it'd be cool, but it would also likely mean the end of the human race, which wouldn't be so cool.....
Today, 02:09 PM
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    Jakob
    Also, can you even list one danger of AI that isn't this cartoon BS?
    Today, 02:19 PM
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    Ready Steady Yeti
    http://www.countdown-to-singularity.com/

    It lists basically all the reasons.
    Today, 02:24 PM
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    Ready Steady Yeti
    "Don't let AI become our final invention. Sign the open letter from the Future of Life Institute calling for AI safety research."
    Today, 02:24 PM
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Yuli Ban

Valve's working on a full game for the Vive? Looks like we have a candidate for VR's killer app!
Today, 12:59 PM
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    Mike the average
    Valve really are one of the greatest pioneers of pc gaming. Taking the future into their own hands once again.
    Today, 09:02 PM
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Pisiu369

I really Hope Obama resigns on his 2nd Last Day. Just so Joe Biden can be president for 1 day. It will be a good meme and lots of funny Biden memes will come out of it.
Today, 02:02 AM
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    caltrek
    Funny, I had that same thought. It would also save Obama from the indignity of surrendering power directly to Trump.

    Today, 11:39 AM
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    Pisiu369
    It would also destroy Trump's merchandise as the 45th President, as Biden would've taken the title.
    Today, 11:48 AM
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    Raklian
    On the day Biden becomes President supposedly just for one day, he reveals he is Darth Sidious and just declares Executive Order 66! Bwahaha!
    Today, 01:15 PM
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wjfox

Obama commutes Chelsea Manning sentence! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38659068
Yesterday, 09:51 PM
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    eacao
    @Jakob, Mike the average doesn't understand leadership, politics, or people. Not worth the effort. He (1) lies, and (2) holds worldviews that would make your head spin. Thinks American leadership is literally Hitler and Xi Jinping is a pacifist. 'Nuf said.
    Today, 09:32 AM
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    eacao
    But the extent to which the U.S' surveillance programs breach privacy bothers me. I do err on the side of Snowden. What he said is true: "rights are collective, not individual. Just because you have nothing to hide is no reason to forfeit your right to privacy."
    Today, 09:34 AM
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    eacao
    As a libertarian, I would hope you would appreciate the importance of empowering the individual and preventing the gov from attaining excessive power to meddle in your private affairs. Especially when that government seeks to neutralise peoples' attempts to limit the government's reach. And that's exactly what Snowden stands for. Protecting the individual from the government which wants to breach civil rights.
    Today, 09:50 AM
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Raklian

Trump, in a subtle way, just gave Europe the finger.
Yesterday, 01:40 PM
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    eacao
    No more dedicating 0.9% of GDP to defence when America spends 4.4%+. And I suspect Trump just genuinely hates Merkel's idiotic immigration policies and would love to nudge her out of office by playing a part in dismantling the EU. The EU being the mother of left-wing establishments - the exact antithesis of trump's agenda
    Today, 09:24 AM
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    Raklian
    There is no point for every nation to have a outsized military. Europe doesn't have to increase military spending nor USA has to maintain its hegemonic presence there.
    Today, 01:17 PM
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    eacao
    Two world wars made it pretty clear that something had to change.
    Today, 01:51 PM
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    wjfox
    But interestingly, the pound has actually risen against the dollar today.
    Yesterday, 01:28 PM
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    Raklian
    ^ Many have ascribed the pound spike to a massive short squeeze.
    Yesterday, 02:45 PM
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    Erowind
    London shall revolt and the city will burn like 1666 as Theresa May's artillary brigades rain brimstone from the sky.
    Ψ( ●`▽´● )Ψ

    Little did we know she became prime minister because her foot got caught in a double decker bus as a child. Since then she has plotted to destroy the city and all its culture stands for.
    Today, 12:21 AM
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Jakob

Question: would gravity on the order of 0.001g (say in a non-spinning asteroid habitat) be so low that people living there could effectively ignore it and move around like in 0g or freefall?
Jan 16 2017 02:06 PM
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    Astralator
    Well, you’d be accelerating at 9.8 mm/s, which is incidentally the acceleration you’d experience from Earth 200,000km away (The moon is > 100,000km further out). I’m not sure if this would be considered a microgravity environment, since its well… a milli – gravity environment. But you could surely hover by blowing down ;)
    Jan 16 2017 03:49 PM
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    Jakob
    ...would that be so hard?

    And yeah, I guess you don't float, but if you jump down the street (because you can do that there, at least on the streets that go coreward) you drift down like a leaf instead of plummeting like a rock, as on Earth.
    Jan 16 2017 03:49 PM
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    Ghostreaper
    You'd have to choose the right asteroids of course, don't wanna be hollowing out an asteroid that was formed from colliding pieces of rock :D
    Yesterday, 10:27 AM
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Razz

Why can't religious people become spiritual people?Being a deist is far better than thiest.
Jan 16 2017 04:22 AM
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    Outlook
    We all suffer from Stockholm syndrome.
    Jan 16 2017 01:02 PM
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    Zaphod
    Pascals wager has always made me laugh as it assume there is only one wager that is to be considered. What if there is a god, but he only accepts atheists into heaven and theists burn in hell? What if there is a god, but to get into heaven you have to believe in chemtrails?
    Jan 16 2017 01:58 PM
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    Yuli Ban
    Didn't you realize it yet? Jewish, Christian, and Muslim dogma in particular (the Abrahamic religions) are extremely Orwellian in nature.
    Yesterday, 02:40 PM
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Pisiu369

I really love how this forum reacts to Attempted Coups and Terrorist attacks. Everyone is always discussing and debating. Imagine if something like 9/11 happened. This forum would explode.
Jan 15 2017 11:59 PM
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    Erowind
    Every FTN member would call off of school and work for the day to debate the implications. As long as there is internet I feel everyone here would debate what is happening like a bunch of blissful philosophers while our towns burned around us.
    Jan 16 2017 12:49 AM
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    Maximus
    ^Hahaha, nuclear war breaks out and MarcZ has updated us on the situation within 5 minutes.
    Jan 16 2017 01:03 AM
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    eacao
    @maximus haha
    Jan 16 2017 10:42 AM
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Outlook

pls help, need kaguya OST album but this website is being snobby and wont let me download until i register AND share it. Outrageous. http://downloads.khinsider.com/?u=1681710
Jan 15 2017 07:46 PM
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    Outlook
    Nothing for you, a free album download for me!
    Jan 16 2017 12:59 PM
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    Erowind
    RIP, have fun with your album though :)
    Jan 16 2017 02:42 PM
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    Outlook
    ty!
    Yesterday, 08:05 AM