> -- Ben G wrote > > > > I think there will come a time -- possibly in a couple years -- when gov't > and industry value AGI and loads of money comes AGI's way. But that will be > *after* someone (potentially my own Novamente team) demonstrates dramatic > progress toward human-level AGI, in a public and very vividly demonstrable > way. When a brilliant AGI demonstration is all over the newspapers, THEN, > people in positions of substantial financial control will start to see the > possibilities.... And when someone writes an article on the military > possibilities of (say) Chinese AGI research, then the US gov't will really > wake up.... But until this vivid public demonstration exists, we're all > going to continue working under roughly the current situation -- at least > that's my prediction.... > > What of the possibility, Ben, of an Asimov-like reaction to the possibility of thinking machines that compete with humans? It's the kind of dumb, Man-Was-Not-Meant-to-Go-There, scenario we see all the time on Sci-Fi Channel productions, but it is plausible, especially in a world where so many people still haven't accepted that technology has improved lives, ignoring the evidence of much of their own environment.
Hey, who hid all the torches? David N. ------- To unsubscribe, change your address, or temporarily deactivate your subscription, please go to http://v2.listbox.com/member/