I find the whole think kind of surprising, since it is known that the whole brain doesn't go to sleep at the same time. Sleepwalking happens when part of it isn't asleep at all.
Neat. Could be used during surgeries instead of anesthesia, or could be weaponized to disable enemy combatants.
Sure, just capture them and subject them to brain surgery for the implant, then turn them lose so you can capture them easier next time.
I have a few. whichever ones i successfully snatched off the playground. usually the slowest runners.
In case you haven't heard, there's a more fun way of getting kids.
Those damb religio-political dogmatists keep blocking publication of my papers on the theory of anturgic phrogneal boropathy.
he believes in some mythical exponential increase in computer intelligence
Something about a beast named DCLXVI ? Dacelixovius the bigfoot?
And let me guess: we'll all be riding on hoverboards...
AI has to get in line behind my flying car.
MAYBE machine intelligence will surpass humans in some ways, but where the hell do we get this idea that they’ll decide we’re unstable and wipe us out? Sci Fi? Do we get it from anything RATIONAL?
Your subject line holds the answer: Maybe the idiot futurists really are in danger of being surpassed by machines!
They just haven't figured out that the rest of us aren't idiots too.
People who think AI is a looming threat to humanity learned all they know about AI from comic books and movies.
Learn a little history. They'll target conservative extremists, but they create files on liberals just for being liberal.
IRS affair has nothing to do with the FBI. (Also, there is some indication that it's more Bengazi-style spin from the right than actual substance.)
Obama has nothing to do with it.
Don't get excited about my post, Mr. FBI Man. You already have a file on me because I'm a liberal. Just find the file and increment the counter for the number of times I've pointed out the unwelcome obvious.
a blatant violation of the US Constitution.
Mensans can masturbate with their minds.
It's also the bottom rung of IQ-snobbery organizations. Best known because least exclusive.
Too many women die by the "all in your head" diagnosis.
My friend's ex-girlfriend went to the hospital for chest pain, was diagnosed with anxiety. She died less than a week later.
There's too many generalities and not enough specifics for this to be useful, in any way. To preface what I'm about to say: yes, medicine, like most professions, historically has had sexism problems. Although with the older generation of doctors retiring and/or dying, and more women studying medicine than men at many schools, that is changing.
For every woman that dies by the "all in your head" diagnosis, there's a substantial number of women that are harmed through expensive and unnecessary testing and even surgery or procedures because everyone involved is sure there's an actual physical problem related to a symptom that isn't going away and everyone involved is willing to dive down the rabbit hole to figure out what it is. Case in point: one of my hospital's most frequent patients is a nice woman who came in originally due to unexplained long standing abdominal pain and nausea and vomiting. Even though all the relevant testing was coming back negative, eventually after enough visits, a consulting surgeon felt her symptoms resembled dysfunctional gallbladder pain enough for her to have it surgically removed. Fast forward, the patient is still coming in for the same symptoms, but develops a small bowel obstruction from scar tissue from her previous surgery. Fast forward again after multiple bowel resections for multiple obstructions, and she has developed short gut syndrome on top of her previous symptoms with chronic diarrhea and malabsorption of basic nutrients. She's doing better now on daily IV nutrition. I'll let you imagine what her quality of life is with a permanent IV that has to be changed every so often for serious line infections, and being tethered every day to a bag of nutrients to drip in. And she is by no means a unicorn in the medical world.
And now, back to your friend's ex-girlfriend. What tests were run? What were the results? What description of pain was she having? What did she die of? Have you contemplated the possibility that the hospital ran appropriate tests for a chest pain evaluation, everything came back negative, your friend's ex-girlfriend was dealing with concurrent anxiety disorder, and died with something unrelated a week later?