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Comment Re:Oh, The Humanity!!! (Score 1) 42

The problem with this as satire is you've got the likes of Richard Hoagland out there. And the stuff he believes is twenty fucking times crazier than *any* of that. I wonder has anyone ever asked him to point out a part of the solar system that is NOT a secret fucking alien base (aka a "pixel")

Comment Re:BBC - hammered by its own Political Correctness (Score 5, Insightful) 207

This may not be about PC, in fact I highly doubt it but to say that this isn't politically motivated is bone headed.

He punched a producer over some steaks being cold, and it was widely circulated. Your conspiracy theory is beyond bone-headed.

Comment Re:Is that what you want? (Score 1) 23

If we develop an AI from the ground up, we would get to specify all of its preferences. Should be fairly easy from there to omit 'dominate world/all life' from the list. I think this stands even with self-improving AI; changes in goal are not the same thing as improvements. Obviously we anthropomorphise/project when we think about these things, but our drive to dominate and our political urge for power are hangovers from our evolution, not things that you would necessarily expect to apply to any and all things that 'think'.

All great discoveries are made by mistake. -- Young