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The coming technological singularity.

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    On a slightly more serious tone as long has we hold to Steve Wozniak's quote
    We should be fine
     
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    Although we are on track to make computers with higher processing power then the human brain, there is still a lot of work we have to do to make algorithms that even closely resemble "intelligence."

    Further, we already have the beginnings of neurological implants that do minor regulation of some brain functions. Theoretically, brain-computer interfaces will be very sophisticated by then.

    Combine the fact that programming creativity into a computer is extremely difficult, maybe even impossible...and that computers may drastically enhance human processing power...it's easily seen that the "human age" may not be as short lived as predicted.
     
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    All of this with a particular emphasis on the bold part. Many authors have made the mistake that based on the ever increasing amount of technological advances each year, we are going to have super computers and artificial intelligent in 30 years. That simply isn't going to happen because we have a long way with our abilities to make and manipulate computers.

    On a random note, I find brain-computer interfaces to be oddly fascinating, but anyways...
     
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    Vinge covered this in his paper, actually.

    Very soon, and arguably even already, these devices will surpass their current uses as aids for the disabled, and will have the potential to augment "normal" people.
    It's all a mater of the economic feasibility.

    When referring to the end of the "human era", I don't really think he meant the end of the lineage of humans, per se. Just the beginning of the superhuman era, be that from the transcendence of man through self-augmentation or through the creation of a superhuman AI (or both simultaneously).

    I think the self augmentation bit is much more likely.
    And way the fuck cooler.

    Once "direct" brain-computer interfaces become widespread, essentially everyone will be interconnected to each other via the internet 24/7... That alone increases intelligence quite a lot.
     
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    It will happen, through nanotech. Direct artificial modelling of our own brains + extensions. I say nothing to worry about, because super-intelligent beings woudn't bother with these horrific dystopian scenarios. The mentality of those who create wars and desire power is not the most intelligent mentality among humanity. I hope you get that. Those are stupid, very very stupid, and primitive human reactions. Wise men know better, wise machines too.
     
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