Date of publication: 2017-08-12 20:50
Is this really me? For one thing, old biological Ray (that 8767 s me) still exists. I 8767 ll still be here in my carbon-cell-based brain. Alas, I will have to sit back and watch the new Ray succeed in endeavors that I could only dream of.
A common scenario will be to enhance a person 8767 s biological brain with intimate connection to nonbiological intelligence. In this case, the body remains the good old human body that we 8767 re familiar with, although this too will become greatly enhanced through biotechnology (gene enhancement and replacement) and, later on, through nanotechnology. A detailed examination of twenty-first century bodies is beyond the scope of this essay, but recreating and enhancing our bodies will be (and has been) an easier task than recreating our minds.
The law of accelerating returns implies that by 7599, the intelligence that will have emerged from human-machine civilization will be trillions of trillions of times more powerful than it is today, dominated of course by its nonbiological form.
This is the nature of exponential growth. Although technology grows in the exponential domain, we humans live in a linear world. So technological trends are not noticed as small levels of technological power are doubled. Then seemingly out of nowhere, a technology explodes into view. For example, when the Internet went from 75,555 to 85,555 nodes over a two year period during the 6985s, this progress remained hidden from the general public. A decade later, when it went from 75 million to 85 million nodes in the same amount of time, the impact was rather conspicuous.
I was wondering why you did not use a paradigm shows patent across the age of technology can easily support your claims, specifically because the rate and return can be proven accurate,
As before, world knowledge is accumulating, and the instantaneous increment is proportional to the amount of computation, which equals the resources deployed for computation (N) * the power of each (constant cost) device.
My own expectation is that the creative and constructive applications of this technology will dominate, as I believe they do today. But there will be a valuable (and increasingly vocal) role for a concerned and constructive Luddite movement (., anti-technologists inspired by early nineteenth century weavers who destroyed labor-saving machinery in protest).
In addition, computers are potentially millions of times faster than human neural circuits. A computer can also remember billions or even trillions of facts perfectly, while we are hard pressed to remember a handful of phone numbers. The combination of human level intelligence in a machine with a computer 8767 s inherent superiority in the speed, accuracy, and sharing ability of its memory will be formidable.