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Old 02-21-2018, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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From the time I first heard of this concept it has fascinated me. I'm especially intrigued by technological singularity. Like someone above me said, I think people vastly overestimate the timeline needed for such things to occur. I brought this subject up one time at work, and yeah..they were completely lost. It was like I was speaking Greek. They only care about the current sports games. Sigh.. Anyway, barring some catastrophic event such as a meteor strike or a world wide nuclear war, I think humanity will eventually get to the point they will work together towards such a goal

Btw, can anybody recommend any good books on these subjects?
When I first heard about it in 2010 my first thought was what the beep lol but i understood a lot of principals like Moore's law so i looked into it and now its my hobby to study it and my top goal is to be transhuman by 2030.


There are a lot of books to read. The first book I would suggest is the singularity is near by Ray Kurzweil. He has 2 movies too. One called Transcendent man and one called the singularity is near. At present I am reading life 3.0 being human in the age of artificial intelligence. I can suggest more books if you want as well.
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Old 02-24-2018, 08:59 PM
 
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I came across what appears to be a new forum for Transhumanism.

The Future Human - Index
I started a topic, regarding innovations regarded as Transhumanism.
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Old 03-20-2018, 09:52 AM
 
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This is a interesting read.


IBM Just Posted 5 Predictions About What Life Will Be Like in 2022


1. Thanks to AI, our speech will be a window into our mental health
2. Superhero vision will be possible with AI and powerful new devices
3. 'Macroscopes' will help us understand Earth's complexity in infinite detail
4. 'Labs on a chip' will revolutionise medicine
5. Smart sensors will detect environmental pollution faster than ever

The link: https://www.sciencealert.com/these-a...living-in-2022
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Old 03-22-2018, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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This is a interesting video with Tony Sebe. I agree with him that the 2020’s will see disruption in energy production, electric cars and driverless cars. In fact my current suv is partially driverless and has the hardware to go driverless. In the next few years if I can I will up grade the software to allow it to be more driverless. But even if I can not in 5 or so years I will get a new suv and should get a electric driverless suv. Although I will still buy my own suv so i do not agree with him on that aspect.

Also in the 2020’s I plan to completely switch to solar and I have been saying all of this for about 6 or so years now.

This is why i am not worried about climate change.

Also Ray Kurzweil has been talking about this too. Even using the same dates so its more then one person.

So right now it’s at half a percent of the world’s energy. People tend to dismiss technologies when they are half a percent of the solution. But doubling every two years means it’s only eight more doublings before it meets a hundred percent of the world’s energy needs. So that’s 16 years. We will increase our use of electricity during that period, so add another couple of doublings: In 20 years we’ll be meeting all of our energy needs with solar, based on this trend which has already been under way for 20 years.

The link: Futurist Ray Kurzweil isn’t worried about climate change | Need to Know | PBS


As a side note the 2020’s are set to be the most disruptive decade in history not only in what is discussed here but from everything including medicine etc. Like Tony in the Video and Ray Kurzweil I might be off by a few years but im right on the decade. Also for early adopters like me this decade has been a preview of what is to come in the 2020's as I can say my life today is not the same as it was even a decade ago but I understand this is nothing like what is coming in the 2020's but just a preview.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b3ttqYDwF0&t=618s
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:35 PM
 
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This is a good read on the future of 3D chips:



A new type of 3D computer chip that combines two cutting-edge nanotechnologies could dramatically increase the speed and energy efficiency of processors, a new study said.

Today's chips separate memory (which stores data) and logic circuits (which process data), and data is shuttled back and forth between these two components to carry out operations. But due to the limited number of connections between memory and logic circuits, this is becoming a major bottleneck, particularly because computers are expected to deal with ever-increasing amounts of data.

The link: https://www.livescience.com/59855-3d...ing-power.html
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Old 05-28-2018, 04:57 AM
 
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More's law is dead, or is it? Not really it seems:

TSMC towards 3nm:
https://www.neowin.net/news/samsung-...in-development

GlobalFounderies towards 3nm:
https://segmentnext.com/2018/05/15/g...-nm-amd-zen-5/
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Old 05-30-2018, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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More's law is dead, or is it? Not really it seems:

TSMC towards 3nm:
https://www.neowin.net/news/samsung-...in-development

GlobalFounderies towards 3nm:
https://segmentnext.com/2018/05/15/g...-nm-amd-zen-5/
Even when More’s law comes to a end we will just move to the next paradigm and computers will keep advancing exponentially.

New 3D Computer Chip Uses Nanotech to Boost Processing Power


The link: https://www.livescience.com/59855-3d...ing-power.html
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Old 05-31-2018, 05:56 PM
 
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Being transhuman will be one way that will allow me to live forever. Well its in the very early stages.



Cometh the cyborg: Improved integration of living muscles into robots

Source: Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo

Summary:

Researchers have developed a novel method of growing whole muscles from hydrogel sheets impregnated with myoblasts. They then incorporated these muscles as antagonistic pairs into a biohybrid robot, which successfully performed manipulations of objects. This approach overcame earlier limitations of a short functional life of the muscles and their ability to exert only a weak force, paving the way for more advanced biohybrid robots.


The link: https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0530144132.htm
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Old 06-04-2018, 05:11 PM
 
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20 years from now is only 2038 and 7 years before Ray Kurzweil has said we will hit the singularity and at the time they called him optimistic. Let that sink in for a moment.....

AI singularity is on its way!

”200 scientists average that singularity is only 20 years away,” stated Liesl Yearsley, CEO of Akin.com, at the 2018 CeBIT Conference in Sydney”




The link: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ai-si...on/?trk=v-feed
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Old 06-07-2018, 10:33 AM
 
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20 years from now is only 2038 and 7 years before Ray Kurzweil has said we will hit the singularity and at the time they called him optimistic. Let that sink in for a moment.....

AI singularity is on its way!

”200 scientists average that singularity is only 20 years away,” stated Liesl Yearsley, CEO of Akin.com, at the 2018 CeBIT Conference in Sydney”




The link: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ai-si...on/?trk=v-feed
The problem with estimates and predictions like that, they didnt consider if that technology would ever be made accessible to the general public at any time though. This could have a HUGE impact on when or if it ever happens.

The same thing applies to many other past technology predictions, like hovering cars, past generations assumed future generations would have all sorts of sci-fi like technology, but they never stopped to consider if the powers that be, would ever allow the public access to it,or even to know it exists!
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