Yes, but now we can find out whether we read Slashdot because we are nerds, or we are nerds because we read Slashdot.
So if Z causes both X and Y, I assume that this amazing test gives garbage?
Perhaps in some cases it would be possible to detect that both X and Y were being affected by the same noise, implying the existence of some unknown Z?
The standard t-test for detecting an effect is already probabalistic. In science and medicine a 95% confidence value is commonly used, which means a 1/20 of detecting something that isn't there.
Especially since Harrison Ford praises the script. I wonder what his opinion was regarding the Indiana Jones IV script.
They supposedly waited all those years for the right script to come along.
Lois McMaster Bujold does it very well, in her Vorkosigan-saga books, where she touches upon cultural attitudes to sex.
But it seems like a kind of superficial gimmick. And most SF doesn't deliver any culture at all - art, music, religion, politics, etc - unless it directly relates to the plot.
What we need is someone who will do for SF what Tolkien did for fantasy.
An actual AI is beyond the possibility of humans to create
That's an open question, but we certainly aren't going to create it by running current applications on ever-faster computers. The singularity is an ignorant fantasy.
Grammar is hard!
It has won't be being so hard after you has will have been being studying it more.
Or as Yoda would say it, it so hard after you studying it more has will have been being has won't be being.
has won't be = periphrastic perfect future passive contrafactual modal participular infinitival indicative of "is"
Change you name to Kim Putin, and no one will mess with you.
Broke and his defense team quit without explanation. Can't imagine any connection there, eh?
Uhm, you're supposed to notice this before you sign, not after you go bankrupt.
Sorry, the limit is 1 conspiracy theory per post.
Source of my
Another team tried it with Star Wars discs and coundn't reproduce the effect.