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Old 08-14-2017, 01:00 AM
 
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No, I don't believe that we will form a super organism like an ant colony or a bee hive.

I think that the prefix "meta"-which may be used in reference to a higher abstraction-might be appropriate if we form a collective intelligence with AI.

A meta civilization-in one sense a complex of humans, AI, (dumb) artifacts, crops, and domesticated animals.
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Old 09-26-2017, 07:44 AM
 
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Aaaand some uplifting news! The first practical means of human rejuvenation are not distant
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Old 11-07-2017, 03:59 PM
Status: "CSU Pueblo won the NCAA D2 Championship in 2014!" (set 1 day ago)
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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This is another step to becoming transhuman as it an example of life 3.0 or the nanotech revolution.


Nanochip could heal injuries or regrow organs with one touch, say researchers

A tiny device that sits on the skin and uses an electric field to reprogramme cells could be a breakthrough in the way we treat injured or ageing tissue

The link: https://www.theguardian.com/science/...ay-researchers



A good article on artificial intelligence:


What AI Can Now Do Is Remarkable—But How It’s Learning Is More Significant

The link: https://singularityhub.com/2017/11/0...e-significant/

and with DARPA on the case it will not be long!


DARPA: We’re Moving to Merge Humans and Machines

The U.S. Department of Defense is researching several ways to enhance humans using technology, from strength-enhancing exoskeletons to quick-processing brain implants.

With AI already proving more adept than humans at a number of tasks, merging biological and machine intelligence might be humanity's only hope of keeping up.

The link: https://futurism.com/darpa-were-movi...-and-machines/
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Old 11-12-2017, 02:07 AM
 
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Description of functional cyborgs. Legacy Systems and Functional Cyborgization of Humans - v. 0.89

The exoskeleton concept fits with the functional cyborg category. So would a non-invasive interface with AI.

Last edited by Tim Randal Walker; 11-12-2017 at 02:38 AM..
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Old 11-12-2017, 01:51 PM
 
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A period of functional cyborgs, I believe, would be compatible with a concept I mentioned earlier-Weak General AI.

I mention these these things because they seem simpler, easier than more sophisticated concepts. So I expect these lesser innovations to be realized-if only briefly-before more transformative/game changing technologies mature.

Once you get to Strong General AI, however.....
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Old 11-12-2017, 01:56 PM
 
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Default cyborg plants

I think that we will need to make up new terms.

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.o...-cyborg-plants
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:08 AM
Status: "CSU Pueblo won the NCAA D2 Championship in 2014!" (set 1 day ago)
 
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This is a example of how humans will start to become transhuman aka cyborg.

This $100-million Startup Plans to Put Chips Into Human Brains to Enhance Intelligence

The link: This $100-million Startup Plans to Put Chips Into Human Brains to Enhance Intelligence | Big Think
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Old 11-14-2017, 01:22 PM
 
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Partially mechanized humans are already possible. The technology is there. It's just either not practical, risky, or people just won't really go along with it unless it is medically needed.
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:26 PM
 
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An exocortex would-unlike your cerebral cortex-be located outside your skin. You may have a symbiotic relationship with your exocortex.
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Old 11-15-2017, 04:26 AM
 
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For those of us who are aware about the ideas behind the Singularity, "transhumanism", post-scarcity, and how things could be rapidly converging to a point where things could likely become way better than anything we've ever imagined, why do you think the majority of our fellow human travelers have not even heard of or given thought about it yet? Would the world experience any changes if people became more aware of what may lead to happen, with sufficient collaborative effort?
At first i thought you were talking about Singularity University
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