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Old 05-30-2013, 03:25 PM
 
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The Borg was first created for TNG and if you look at them they were essentially what we thought of robots at the time were like with no emotion or feeling just merged with people. That is a common mistake most science fiction movies and tv shows have made and continue to make. We know that information technology does not advance that way as AI already is starting to have emotions and will continue to advance exponentially in all areas.
Now that I look back, I don't think you quite understand my Borg Collective reference. The Borg were not robots and they were not an artificial intelligence. They were a collective consciousness, where billions of minds were connected but each individual mind did not have autonomous thought or identity.

So besides the technical side of the question, if given the choice, would people consciously ever choose to give up part of the psychological autonomy for the chance to be further integrated with other people through a network? I think yes.
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Now that I look back, I don't think you quite understand my Borg Collective reference. The Borg were not robots and they were not an artificial intelligence. They were a collective consciousness, where billions of minds were connected but each individual mind did not have autonomous thought or identity.

So besides the technical side of the question, if given the choice, would people consciously ever choose to give up part of the psychological autonomy for the chance to be further integrated with other people through a network? I think yes.
If you remember the Borg were computers merged with biological "humans". In fact they are actually born "human" but as babies they are given implants. They are also both in the collective and can somewhat be autonomous but are still part of the collective.

Could this ever happen to us? Before I give my opinion I want to say that this goes beyond the singularity in 2045 and is nothing but speculation on my part and I could be right or wrong.

My answer is still no. While I agree we will merge with computers and have a "internet" we can all go to and cloud computing I don't see humans losing our autonomy. Also, as I have posted, the coming age of the singularity will bring a explosion of science, arts, music, expression etc. None of which the Borg have.

This is a movie you might want to watch:

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Old 05-30-2013, 10:46 PM
 
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Plus Ray Kurzweil is the director of engineering at Google working on AI.
Well shut the front door! That cinches it.
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:29 PM
 
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Well shut the front door! That cinches it.
I have been trying to think of something witty to say but can't think of squat!
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:34 AM
 
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Not necessary, but it would have been cool.
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