Thank you.John wrote: ↑Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:29 pm** 22-Jun-2022 World View: The Singularity
** Artificial Intelligence and the Singularity by 2030
** http://www.generationaldynamics.com/pg/ ... 151228.htm
A couple of questions:
How can a machine programmed by a mind with limitations have infinite (or more) possibilities? This is illogical and is an obvious criticism I've never heard anyone actually answer. Usually the answer will either distract or not actually address the question.Actually, the human mind does not have infinite possibilities. The human mind has many limitations, and can only think about things it knows about, and in ways it knows about. When you figure all the possible combinations of things that a human mind can think about, it's a very huge number, but it's still finite. Super-intelligent robots will be able to think about a much more huge number of things, and will be able to do it faster.
Why wouldn't there be physical/resource limits to "exponential" growth of "AI"? The natural world has limits and we are aware of them, and we are supposedly creating a physical/material thing - so it sounds like this is more a religious idea than anything I've seen (in fact it is, indeed, scientific materialism).
The other funny thing in that very comprehensive and detailed work (good job) is that you mention the "Prime Directive". Not only do we have zero evidence for intelligent life outside of Earth (human persons), now we get to make that life somehow "moral"? But your point with AI is that it is amoral and can't be controlled or stopped by humans. But the life outside of us, if it exists, does control or stop its progress to Singularity 2? This is yet another proof that all of this thinking is quite clearly projecting the specialness of humans and a world of virtues, ideas, and integrity to other beings, thereby proving that humans are the top dog, however broken we may be at the same time. Interesting, it is a clear inference that yes, we are alone in this created cosmos/universe.