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Old 06-21-2016, 11:00 PM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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...well, not so much a theory as "musings":

There have been alot of theories regarding the possible dangers of Artificial Intelligence. Typically, these theories describe the potential development of human-like robots who "evolve" into entities capable of free-will, with intelligence superior to humans.

Given what we (think we) know about the evolutionary process, I have started to wonder if the opposite may occur; that human physical & neurological features may begin mutating into more computer-compatible assets.

The movie WALL-E had a funny scene depicting obese humans with much decreased bone density but I was wondering if it could start on a much smaller scale, such as aspects involving eyesight & cognitive function.

Or, maybe I am missing something huge that needs consideration! It's okay if I've inspired a laugh or two; I'm not a scientist for sure (just a housewife from Colorado)!
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Old 06-22-2016, 02:47 AM
 
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The way technology is taking over every aspect of our lives a point may be reached in the future where Artificial intelligence may evolve to a point whereby humans become irrelevant.
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:35 PM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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The way technology is taking over every aspect of our lives a point may be reached in the future where Artificial intelligence may evolve to a point whereby humans become irrelevant.
I agree to a certain extent.

I feel as though we humans historically both underestimate & overestimate ourselves.

We have arrived at the top of the food chain despite our individual lack of physical prowress; cognitive ability has outdone muscular strength, teeth & claws.

Yet every time we meddle with natural selection (eugenics) we manage to turn it into a giant fiasco.
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Old 06-30-2016, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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Yet every time we meddle with natural selection (eugenics) we manage to turn it into a giant fiasco.
Eugenics: the elimination of undesirable traits from and the addition of desirable traits to the human genome.

Only in the politically correct Western World are we taught that this is bad.

That's why China, where the exact opposite is believed, is going to leave the West behind. They are the world leader in human genome research in regards to human intelligence and Eugenics.

https://www.edge.org/response-detail/23838
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Old 06-30-2016, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...That's why China, where the exact opposite is believed, is going to leave the West behind...
Only if you believe engineering humans is the proper approach. The next step is to test the embryo to make sure it's the make/model you expected. If not, toss that one and try again.
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Old 07-02-2016, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Southern Quebec
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Some people wonder if we've perhaps been visited by aliens, or greys, those from others dimensions.

My belief is that they've seen us here on this planet and that they do not wish to have anything to do with us.

Many of us believe that we are technologically advanced and savvy. But are we, really?

We are as backward as they come here. I don't consider Earth to be "The Warrior Planet" for nothing.

Too much strife here.

Advanced societies/clans want no part of it. I don't blame them.

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