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The great Singularity debate


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20,000 years of progress

Soooo, by 2020, we should be able to have the power of the human brain in a PC :computer: for around a  $1,000, . . .singularity thinking.   

  . . .what the heck are computers going to need us for?  ~  :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

R U sayin that computers willl be able to think for themselves?  and ofcourse they will need us to mess them up u know, give them viruses, ad-ware,spy-ware, etc. and ofcourse to download some porno.

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I think it's going to be "bioware" vs. "hardware"

A traffic control system for molecules

Our cells contain small protein factories which have to deliver materials inside the cell via a network of microtubules. And the transportation is carried out by biomolecular motors. Now, researchers from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have built a traffic control system able to force individual molecules to choose between 'roads' by applying strong electrical fields locally at Y-junctions. This traffic control system can potentially lead to new nano-fabrication techniques.

<img src="http://imagehouze.com/uploader/files/126/sorting_microtubules.jpg" alt="sorting_microtubules.jpg" />

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As long as no one is dumb enough to build a computer or robot with the ability to think for itself and have feelings, no problem.  But giving feelings to a self aware robot would be a bad idea.

(Not that I even think it's possible for a computer/robot to have feelings or truely think for itself, but who knows where we'll be in 20, 30, 50 years...)

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