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#2
gee i'm so glad you posted this otherwise i would have no idea how i would spend the next NINE hours of my life




#3
Was kind of hoping this would be about black holes.

Still have no idea if it is or isn't, because 9 bloody hours mate.
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#6
George K. Wilson the narrator is actually a robot right? it's a sort of meta-joke?
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#7
Whoever is willing to spend 9 hours to watch this video and post what it's about will automatically be named a hero of UG.
#9
It's pretty sweet, it's just about how humans and computers will (WILL, it is inevitable) become one in the same in about 50 years. It starts off with statistics of technological advancement and human social advancement etc. and builds from there.
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#10
I'd rather read Isaac Asimov
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#12
I just downloaded the pdf and read the prologue. Looks good so far, I guess I'll check back in once I've read it. I don't know if I'll read it all in one sitting or not, so I have no idea when that'll be
#13
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Whoever is willing to spend 9 hours to watch this video and post what it's about will automatically be named a hero of UG.

There is a movie that is essentially about this book

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsg-__K_IAI

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Raymond Kurzweil, noted inventor and futurist, is a man who refuses to accept the inevitability of physical death. He proposes that the Law of Accelerating Returns—the exponential increase in the growth of information technology—will result in a "singularity", a point where humanity and machines will merge, allowing one to transcend biological mortality: advances in genetics will provide the knowledge to reprogram biology, eliminate disease and stop the aging process; nanotechnology will keep humans healthy from the inside using robotic red blood cells and provide a human-computer interface within the brain; robotics, or artificial intelligence, will make superhuman intelligence possible, including the ability to back up the mind.
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#15
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I just downloaded the pdf and read the prologue. Looks good so far, I guess I'll check back in once I've read it. I don't know if I'll read it all in one sitting or not, so I have no idea when that'll be



Ugh, I've read a little over a chapter and I'm getting sick of the tone of his writing style. There are some really interesting ideas in there, but this book reads like an evangelist or something and makes it really irritating. My impression of the book so far:


I will state this fact. This is what's going to happen. Then, this will happen. This is a thing. This thing happened this many years ago.

These are all things that will happen:

Thing 1 will happen
Thing 2 will happen
Thing 3 will happen

But wait, you have objections? Your objections are understandable, but if you think about it we can cram anything you want into this perfect model.
#17
I'm legitimately interested, but I don't know. Audio books have never been my thing, maybe I'll check out the pdf.
#18
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Whoever is willing to spend 9 hours to watch this video and post what it's about will automatically be named a hero of UG.


challenge accepted!!

seriously though.. i might watch it (but that voice..)
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#19
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gee i'm so glad you posted this otherwise i would have no idea how i would spend the next NINE hours of my life

Thank god for this post...otherwise something.
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#21
Macashmack? more like Macacunt, amirite?
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#22
So basically I could start playing this, go to sleep, wake up and it'd still be playing.


Why do people like audio books? Unless you're driving, and I hope you're not while searching on Youtube, why the hell would you want this? Just read it. We have phones that can do this.
#23
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So basically I could start playing this, go to sleep, wake up and it'd still be playing.


Why do people like audio books? Unless you're driving, and I hope you're not while searching on Youtube, why the hell would you want this? Just read it. We have phones that can do this.


It basically requires less effort if you're too lazy to read and also if you're blind. But usually when I listen to an audio recording of something being read I usually just tune it out half way through and then have no idea what's going on.
#25
I'll just wait for Singularity to arrive and down load it in 9 nanoseconds.
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#26
I'm presenting at a conference this May called 'Gender, Bodies, and Technology' and there is a class attached to it that I have been sitting in on. We talk a lot about the singularity. If you want any cool scholarly articles, let me know
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#28
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I want cool scholarly articles, please
#30
This is way too long, and I thought this gif was long.
Not sure if a sig is a necessity.
#31
I hate when people use the word "inevitable" because they're almost always using it incorrectly / flat out wrong.
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#32
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I hate when people use the word "inevitable" because they're almost always using it incorrectly / flat out wrong.

yea i literally see it everywhere




#33
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I hate when people use the word "inevitable" because they're almost always using it incorrectly / flat out wrong.


Like anything that deals in absolutes, misuse is inevitable.

Literally.


“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.”
Charles Darwin
#34
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Like anything that deals in absolutes, misuse is inevitable.

Literally.



This post was absolutely inevitable.
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#35
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This isn't science fiction though


you don't know that yet... that's for time to decide
#36
Atoms are just microscopic solar systems.

Prove me wrong.
Most of the important things


in the world have been accomplished


by people who have kept on


trying when there seemed to be no hope at all
#38
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This isn't science fiction though



Yes, it is. It's science fact based speculative fiction, but fiction nonetheless because it presumes to tell the future.
“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.”
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#39
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The universe is on the back of a giant space turtle.

Prove me wrong.


nice try, hinduism
#40
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This post was absolutely inevitable.

Literally
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