Impressive post. Succinct and accurate.
Its so easy to decompile and search for
PREFIX CODE (1-6-3-0-9)
Stopped them...and I am not sure they patented it.
It would not require programmed Malcious intent. Think Monkey's Paw, or for DnD folks a wish made to a good DM.
It is the unexpected consequences. If you tell a computer to synthesize 10000 compounds using X, Y, z and 1 one of them will kil everyone in the building and you dont EXPLICITLY tell it to not synthesize it. What do you think will happen?
Reams of fiction discuss this and Assimov pointed out that even with well crafted(heh) rules governing behavior that you cant plan for everything.
Anyways I dont believe computers will one day be our end, I figure we either do it ourselves or some ELE will occur.
Circle of life being what it is flying mosquitos may not feed many bats..
But larva feed Dragonflys and Fish in spades
Rain on your wedding day is ironic...if had some sort of power over the rain or were in Death Valley.
Good advice you just didnt take...I mean yeah if you were Confucious
You have embrace other peoples inaccuracies and make them work. Its how I havent gone Crazy.
Neckties strangle clear thinking. -- Lin Yutang