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Foundations of Logic – AI and patterns

Mark Hubey linked to an article on problems with AI and pattern recognition, and asked How do you find patterns that don’t exist? Futurism.com Machine learning causing a crisis in science Frank replied – you DON’T find patterns that “don’t … Continue reading

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Quora – AI good or bad

Is artificial intelligence good or bad? As many others have noted, in and of itself, AI is neutral, for as Shakespeare wrote, there is nothing either good nor bad but thinking makes it so. It all depends what our individual … Continue reading

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Quora – Ethics and technological advancement

If ethics were forgotten, what scientific advances could we see within the next 10 years? Depends what you mean by “if ethics were forgotten”! If ethics are completely forgotten, then we will most likely destroy ourselves. Contrarily – if various … Continue reading

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Trap.nz – homebuilt traps

Trap.NZ homebuilt traps question Lots of other good replies here. I just managed to eradicate mice from a 2.1Ha predator fenced site by using classic wooden mouse traps (48c each from Bunnings warehouse – 140 of them) housed under recycled … Continue reading

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Quora – most valuable substance in the future

Quora – What do you think will be the most valuable, useful material of the future? Coal is going to be fairly important in about 20 years and for about 50 years. There are a lot of the metals we … Continue reading

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Quora – importance of power

Quora – What is the importance of power? Power is fundamental to doing anything. It is the ability to make something happen. The term power has many aspects to its meaning. It can refer to authority granted or assumed. It … Continue reading

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Quora – How much is life expectancy going to increase by the year 2050?

How much is life expectancy going to increase by the year 2050? How do you define such a thing? If it is done on tables of people who have actually died, then probably about 15 years. Ray Kurzweil said last … Continue reading

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