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Is 'the cloud' becoming the 'SkyNet'?

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Stoic Joker:
I wouldn't worry about an AI going all postal on the planet quite yet.-Renegade (September 09, 2013, 09:49 AM)
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Right, the real machines are too late. But as 40 eludes to above Artificial Intelligence doesn't have to mean it a physical nuts and bolts machine. There are plenty of other "Artificially" Intelligent "machines" out there that are already in position to strike.


@40hz - All Hail Lord bizz-buzz-buzz! ;)

...So this is how democracy thunderous applause.

Nothing so dramatic.

More like the imposition of an arbitrary and unrestrained automated kennel keeper who drags its dogs around on a very short leash, and punishes with impunity any signs of disobedience or spirit.

If it succeeds, it will be the first step in the eradication of what most of us think it means to be human. The high price paid in exchange for the imagined peace and safety of the beehive or termite colony.

Welcome insects! Your self-appointed overlords have been expecting you.-40hz (September 09, 2013, 10:06 AM)
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Hahahaha~! And here I thought *I* was the resident "conspiracy theorist" here at DC~! ;D  :Thmbsup:

(For the record, I think you're an optimist! :P )
-Renegade (September 09, 2013, 10:56 AM)
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Oh...I'm up on most of the conspiracy theories out there even if I don't much credit 99.9% of them. And I've probably been responsible for the deliberate propagation of more than a few back in my counter-culture days. Operation Mindf***, y'know? All Hail Discordia! Kallisti! ;D

Optimist/Pessimist? Hmm...

"The words of the foolish, and the words of the wise, look both the same to Discordia's eyes."

 8) ;) :Thmbsup:

...So this is how democracy thunderous applause.
-Stoic Joker (September 09, 2013, 11:06 AM)
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I always did like that quote.  It's one of the only good pieces of dialogue that Lucas has ever written.

The "Cloud" is sorta a Big Mainframe in the sky.

I'd put bets on the NSA's surveillance getting out of control first! Because that actively *is* processing data with intent to label people as Bad People. So then one too many automated efficiencies later...


I have read recent articles stating that "cloud" providers stand to lose $35 billion because of the Snowden releases. (Talk about shooting the messenger!)

I want to know - who the hell makes up these estimates?! I spent many years preparing financial estimates and I know that one was pulled directly out of someone's rectum!   :o



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