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Post by Lurker on Fri May 10, 2013 2:47 am

Are you prepared to meet your robot overlords?
The idea of superintelligent machines may sound like the plot of "The Terminator" or "The Matrix," but many experts say the idea isn't far-fetched. Some even think the singularity — the point at which artificial intelligence can match, and then overtake, human smarts — might happen in just 16 years.
But nearly every computer scientist will have a different prediction for when and how the singularity will happen.
Some believe in a Utopian future, in which humans can transcend their physical limitations with the aid of machines. But others think humans will eventually relinquish most of their abilities and gradually become absorbed into artificial intelligence (AI)-based organisms, much like the energy-making machinery in our own cells.

http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/07/18109236-human-takeover-by-machines-may-be-closer-than-we-think?lite
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Post by Ben Reilly on Fri May 10, 2013 3:48 am

So awesome to see issues raised in Dresden Codak (the webcomic my avatar's from) being discussed seriously!

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