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Old 08-01-2013, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Amazing -and scary.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Honestly, not every technological advance is a sign of the singularity.
I agree. However if this technology is going to lead to faster computers with faster processing speeds and memory then it would help us get to the singularity.
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:23 PM
 
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I give up...
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:18 PM
 
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Default Brave New World

The Singularity is pretty exciting and I'm a huge fan of Ray Kurzweil but the only connection I see is the fact that technology is progressing exponentially. Thus the Singularity is possible within the time frame that some skeptics claim is impossible. If you follow the progress of The Brain Initiative, however, it's hard not to be optimistic.

Freezing light for a minute seems like something beyond the realm of reason but here it is fact. So now not only do we have this advancement but also the ability to control a person's voluntary and involuntary body functions remotely using electromagnetic radiation.
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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On this technology I have to be honest. I am not sure what all the implications are.
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:01 AM
 
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On this technology I have to be honest. I am not sure what all the implications are.
In my line of work the ability to freeze light for even a minute would allow photonic networks (optical carriers) to use the tech as a form of cache for short term storage of data.

Given some of the revelations that have come to light (pardon the pun) regarding the NSA's PRISM program I'm sure the ability to freeze light will continue to attract even greater attention.
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