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Old 11-28-2012, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Nano technology is not the reason why its just the next step. The reason is information technology advances at a exponential rate and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
I would say that IT is advancing and declining at the same time. Complex systems are more capable, but often less stable in the hands of inexperienced designers and implementers.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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My main worry is computers getting what we call artificial intelligence,may be artificial to us but what is the computer going to think?it already has its global hive mind in place,give a certain computer a sense of self and who knows where its ego will take it or what its priorities might be,its only an assumption that it will remain a servant to human needs,world domination could be easily achievable as would be the elimination of all the carbon based parasites.
I got a bad feeling about our combined future with technology....
I would feel a lot worse if the tech was still around and we were not.

Wait ... if that were true, I guess I wouldn't be feeling anything.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I would say that IT is advancing and declining at the same time. Complex systems are more capable, but often less stable in the hands of inexperienced designers and implementers.
I have to disagree. Just look at "smart phones" today compared to the brick phones of the late 80's.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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I have to disagree. Just look at "smart phones" today compared to the brick phones of the late 80's.
Many smart phones today are unstable due to people loading all kinds of crap on them.

I don't remember my phones in the 80's ever failing.

Could you be more explicit? I'm not sure how any phone during the 80's would qualify as Information Tech, which was the context of my comment.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Many smart phones today are unstable due to people loading all kinds of crap on them.

I don't remember my phones in the 80's ever failing.

Could you be more explicit? I'm not sure how any phone during the 80's would qualify as Information Tech, which was the context of my comment.
Cell phones are considered information technology.

This is from Wiki but is a good definition:

Information technology (IT) can be defined in various ways, but is broadly considered to encompass the use of computers and telecommunications equipment to store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data. The term is commonly used as a synonym for computers and computer networks, but it also encompasses other information distribution technologies such as television and telephones.

The link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_technology

And the Brick phones did not work nearly as good as smart phones do today. My dad had one I know from personal experience.
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