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The Coming Robot Distopia
« on: July 25, 2015, 06:25:16 PM »
As robotic prosthetics enter the mainstream, they will house sensors and cloud connected software that will exceed the human body’s ability to sense, store, and process information.

The first step in what futurists such as Hans Moravec, PhD and Ray Kurzweil have dubbed “transhumanism” — a post-evolutionary transformation that will replace humans with a hybrid of man and machine. It is merely a matter of time before human-robot couplings outperform biological systems.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning might produce the “technological singularity” — computer systems that invent new technologies surpassing those created by their original human creators.

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Re: The Coming Robot Distopia
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2015, 05:16:53 AM »
This is indeed happening, but with far less spectacular and more pragmatic terminology involved. This is really all about the evolution of so-called cyberphysical systems (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyber-physical_system) that have humans in the loop so that it all becomes a bunch of sociotechnical systems (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sociotechnical_system).

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Re: The Coming Robot Distopia
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2015, 05:19:13 AM »
Just one little extra bit of info: I am part of this so-called EU COST action group that scientifically explores this topic (http://www.mpm4cps.eu/). We only got started before the summer holidays and started to organize ourselves. Hopefully we will start picking up some speed from here on.