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Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Bowser, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Bowser

    otter Guest

    I don't think it is so far-fetched. We already have computer viruses
    that mutate beyond human control. Who know knows what will be
    possible in 100 or 200 years? Not all programmers are nice guys.
     
    otter, Oct 30, 2011
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    PeterN Guest

    I once wrote a paper on the morphing of sentience. Out of compassion for
    anyone who has not plonked me I will not repeat it here. While the paper
    was written on April 1st, it has some scientific basis. While we may not
    be able to create sentient life now, as you point out it may not be far
    down the road.
    In 1973 who besides Woody Allen thought cloning would work.
     
    PeterN, Oct 30, 2011
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    Anyone who had studied asexual reproduction in biology.

    Regards,

    Eric Stevens
     
    Eric Stevens, Oct 30, 2011
  4. Ah, so there was no 9/11.
    Thank you for telling us.

    Now creep back into your earth hole.

    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Nov 1, 2011
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    George Kerby Guest

    Maybe in your delusional mind, Strawman...
    "Us"? You got a mouse in that pocket?
    Better than the hole where you reside...
     
    George Kerby, Nov 2, 2011
  6. OK, so now you say the people who orchestrated and perpetrated
    9/11 were not evil in your 2 braincells?

    George, evil *and* stupid fits you hand-in-glove.

    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Nov 9, 2011
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    George Kerby Guest

    Wofie, no matter how much you try- you CANNOT even come close to my
    intellectual superiority.

    Good luck - you poor empty moron...
     
    George Kerby, Nov 11, 2011
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    John Turco Guest

    You're "Wolfgang the Great" -- Teutonic terror of Usenet!
    If you say so, Neptune. (Or, is it Poseidon? It's all Greek to me.)
    Such a computer shall long remain the stuff of fairy tales,
    it's safe to predict.
     
    John Turco, Nov 12, 2011
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    John Turco Guest


    No; I believe science fiction should be seen, not read.
     
    John Turco, Nov 12, 2011
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    John Turco Guest


    Excellent point! Allow me to rephrase my original statement:

    "Actually, I've never seen that movie, which I suspect is
    overrated and pretentious."
     
    John Turco, Nov 12, 2011
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    John Turco Guest


    Getting >hardware< to "mutate beyond human control" is far outside any
    programmer's abilities.
     
    John Turco, Nov 12, 2011
  12. Of course I can --- shaving all hair from the head, abandoning
    all rational thought, drunkenly chanting stupid phrases about
    my group being superior to your group, feeling strong in a group
    of similar stupids, molesting people who are different, killing
    people with a mob of likeminded idiots, asserting in words and
    deeds other ethnic or religious groups are subhuman and at fault
    for everything and starting another world war should come close
    enough to your intellectual superiority.

    Don't worry, I'll leave you your kind of superiority ...
    Being called *that* by *you* is a good sign that I'm still sane
    and mentally flexible. (Note: that's mentally flexible, not
    morally flexible.)

    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Dec 1, 2011
  13. http://reprap.org/wiki/Main_Page
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RepRap_Project

    | Due to the self-replicating ability of the machine, authors
    | envision the possibility to cheaply distribute RepRap units
    | to people and communities, enabling them to create (or
    | download from the internet) complex products without the need
    | for expensive industrial infrastructure. They intend for
    | the RepRap to demonstrate evolution in this process as well
    | as for it to increase in number exponentially.

    Self-replication + Mutation == hardware that can mutate
    beyond human control. Evolution, even!

    | Printing electronics is a major goal of the RepRap project
    | so that it can print its own circuit boards.

    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Dec 1, 2011
  14. Do you also believe that tin foil heads protect from
    government mind control rays?

    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Dec 1, 2011
  15. 'far as I know, terrors are not even close to powerful enough.

    I'm Aquaman, and all I get is a stupid seahorse to ride.

    The world market for computers is six, 640k is enough for
    everyone, etc.

    Google's already working on it, so is Microsoft.

    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Dec 1, 2011
  16. Everyone knows that *aluminum foil* is available; tin foil is not.
    Besides, it's the former that protects the mind from control by *aliens
    in space*, not governments.....
     
    John McWilliams, Dec 2, 2011
  17. The government wouldn't want something effective against it
    to be available, wouldn't they?

    There is a *difference*?


    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Dec 2, 2011
  18. Good point, in fact the difference is illusory: The Aliens control the
    governments by mind control, and I control the aliens with my mind. I
    wear the combo tin/aluminum foil hat to prevent the Aliens trying, in
    turn, to control my mind. Which I have misplaced somewhere or other......
     
    John McWilliams, Dec 3, 2011
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    John Turco Guest


    The key words are "...envision the possibility..." (come back
    to me, when speculation becomes reality).
     
    John Turco, Dec 22, 2011
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    John Turco Guest


    Tin is a valuable metal and shouldn't be wasted, to make
    aluminum foil.
     
    John Turco, Dec 22, 2011
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