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When Skynet finally gets here it will be analog, not digital

That's historian of technology George Dyson contemplating the dangers of analog intelligence rather than digital intelligence in John Brockman's latest "big question" compilation, this time on AI. 

The real curveball however might be captured by another one of Dyson's quote: "My real worry is not that machines will become too intelligent, it's that humans will become too dumb."

1 comment:

  1. There was a time when analog controllers were faster than digital. But that time is gone.
    There has been talk of "hypercomputation" some of which depends upon analog processes.
    Most proposed "hypercomputers" are known to be theoretically unsound. (Relativity can definitely
    work if you can go really fast or live near a big enough mass.)


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