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HulaGirlComingBack

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In a beautiful monologue of 6 minutes Stephen Fry takes us all the way back to ancient Greek Mythology (Prometheus, Pandora) and then via the world wide web towards a future in which we (the new gods) give life to a new species. Robots will enter our world, but will we give them, or deny them their "fire"?

A Facebook friend of mine shared Stephen Fry's view. It is something we might think about.


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I like Stephen Fry. I know that isn't a very deep response to your video... but it's my response for now. It puts the time thread into perspective, doesn't it?
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Well, I would not know what to reply either [biggrin]. I think I would lose my train of thought. I am thinking [biggrin]
When I was young I had Latin and Greek in school. Our teacher could qualify for the best teacher worldwide. He brought that ancient world back to life. And although I was pretty good at both languages I never felt much interest for the mythology of the Romans and Greeks. All I remember is that their gods had many human traits. They had arguments, fought, took revenge, etc....
Stephen's story is beautiful but a bit frightening too. Can you imagine that humans become redundant. Would not that be strange?

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Yes, redundant humans would be strange but now I can understand the concept of identical twins!  
Sorry - that is totally off subject I think..

Martine, I watched the whole thing and it is a scary thought.  And I will admit I never really understood Pandora's Box (jar) until now.  So thank you.

My niece is married to a young man who recently got his doctorate in AI. 
facebook scooped him right up and put him to work for them.

 

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Elon Musk keeps scaring us with threats that A1 will turn against us and kill us all eventually. (This has happened a few times, but it was always a tragic accident.) As if we didn't have enough to worry about already ! That's a trip that robots can perform operations on patients. One hopes these particular ones don't turn rogue! It's bad that robots take jobs away from humans, in factories and elsewhere. Thankfully there are lots of things they can't do (yet!). 
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