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Old 02-21-2019, 06:07 PM
 
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Kurzweil's predictions from his book "The Age of Spiritual Machines" suggests the march of technology is matching his schedule, but lagging 10 years behind.

It's been a marginally disappointing decade, but we're getting there, as long as we don't blow ourselves up.
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Old 02-23-2019, 10:50 AM
 
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Kurzweil's predictions from his book "The Age of Spiritual Machines" suggests the march of technology is matching his schedule, but lagging 10 years behind.

It's been a marginally disappointing decade, but we're getting there, as long as we don't blow ourselves up.
Well, I guess thereís some comfort in knowing Iím not the only one who feels that way. Iím 70 and have eagerly been awaiting the next true, technological or scientific revolution. Instead, existing technologies keep evolving at a seemingly increasing pace but revolutionary develops are scarce. I hope something happens before I have to check out.
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Old 03-20-2019, 12:15 PM
 
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My feelings about the singularity happening are just neutral.
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Old 03-20-2019, 10:11 PM
 
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Who else is still watching this thread after watching it 6 years?
I follow josseppies madness. I dig his eagerness for new tech.

To be fair I'm one of the ones who, just a couple years ago, said that driverless cars are still many years away. Meanwhile people are falling asleep behind the wheel while their cars are driving themselves.

What got me into this whole 'future tech' thing was reading about the coming unemployment explosion several years ago..That freaked me out then and still does. That's going to be a radical shift in how society works.
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Old Today, 03:43 PM
 
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I follow josseppies madness. I dig his eagerness for new tech.

To be fair I'm one of the ones who, just a couple years ago, said that driverless cars are still many years away. Meanwhile people are falling asleep behind the wheel while their cars are driving themselves.

What got me into this whole 'future tech' thing was reading about the coming unemployment explosion several years ago..That freaked me out then and still does. That's going to be a radical shift in how society works.
I'm cautiously optimistic because of the unemployment thing.
Again, some people also speculate that kinds of jobs that people have will shift to new ones rather than evaporate completely.
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