QUOTE(xanadu @ Sep 20, 2006, 03:25 PM)
Some day AI and other smart programs will be in everyday use. They are now used as aides for engineers, medical people and technicians. Soon, they will contain the combined knowledge of the human race. LD, what you are talking about is the state of AI today which is a tiny fraction of what it'll be eventually
Yea! Matter of fact, AI will allow one of us, one day design a super-bug so sophisticated that it will defeat any possible human (and/or animal) inmune resistance to it; wiping out life on earth. Or worse yet, leaving some of us alive to kill each other with sticks and rocks. Will that be before or after the Technological Singularity? And will it's designer be reciting the Koran or the Bible as he/she spreads it into the air from a high altitude?
You just don't get it, do you? Human design is flawed, period. We have been pre-designed for failure with the tools given to us. There isn't but one way out of this road to hell: The Consciousness Singularity. We need to reach down and understand the intricacy of the universe at the quantum level. That's the ticket. We need to understand the message behind the apparent chaos and ramdomness down there. For chaos is nothing but the begining of a new order. The master has awaken to his potential. Let's not keep the genie wating any longer.