Airplanes that can travel around the galaxy? Wow! Fast progress. How about a Galactic Boat now. And where's my flying car!
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While the early search engines indexed largely based on content, Google primarily used hyperlinks to index. And most found it better, making Google the king. It's how they Won the West. Now they are going back to content-centric indexing?
Simple reason: they cook your balls, you have less children, less stress, and live longer.
Technology creates new fields
Yes, I realize that, but will it always be enough to offset the losses? I don't see enough "new fields" to replace lost factory jobs. Retail? That seems like a stretch, but the web and self-checkout technologies are eating into that also. Plus, retail pays lower than factory work.
Road construction, gas stations, repair shops, car factories, etc. clearly offset any loss in the "horse and coach" business. I don't see the equivalent in quantity these days.
It used to be that new technologies created new jobs as it destroyed old ones. But that's merely a historical pattern, not necessarily a law of nature, and it may end.
It's kind of like Moore's Law: it's held so far, but nobody knows if it will keep.
Many conservatives feel that if the gov't doesn't meddle, new jobs will come from somewhere. However, they are slow to name specifics. The few they could name are also ripe for offshoring.
If the Chinese gov't cant find jobs for that many people, bleep will happen. Rioting will likely happen based recent history just after the mortgage crash. They may have to dust off the socialism.
As far as I'm concerned, if it's gravitation is enough to pull it into a sphere, it's a planet
Then we'd have hundreds of "planets".
One could argue that since the definition is arbitrary, including that of "sufficiently round", we might as well stick with the "classic 9".
Calling the entitled, greedy rich "Neptunecrats" doesn't sound right.
But "Uranuscrats" or "Uranus-craps" is quite fitting.
Side effect of all those AOL disks
Shadow of a giant turtle in its shell.
I have no problem with private speculation, it's just premature to publish it when soon we'll have much better info.
That may be the case, but how does that relate to spying level or depth? I don't see a direct connection.
By the way, China has shown aggression to neighbors over territory disputes over small islands and Taiwan.
Reverend...belief that Christians should seek to convert [sentient] Artificial Intelligences to Christianity...
The Romans are working on robotic lions to counter.
Should they imitate how we imagine the mind to work, as a Cartesian wonderland of logic and abstract thought that could be coded into a programming language? Or should they instead imitate a drastically simplified version of the actual, physical brain, with its web of neurons and axon tails, in the hopes that these networks will enable higher levels of calculation? Itâ(TM)s a dispute that has shaped artificial intelligence for decades.
I suspect to get "true" AI, both of these will have to work together. Neural nets (NN's) will provide hunches and guesses, but the AI will have to model these hunches and guesses in an abstract or semi-realistic way to both test the logic of them, and to be able to communicate with humans about its findings or suggestions.
The AI will be able to "draw" or describe a cartoon-like model of suggestions or events the way a human might in a meeting explaining something about travel, events, human relationships, time-lines, etc. This requires some kind of abstract modelling.
This is pretty much how most human minds work: hunches based on past and/or re-occurring patterns teamed up with abstract modeling at an "object" level to both communicate and test hunches, as created by NN-like pattern matching at a mostly sub-conscience level.