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Comment: The list from my past (Score 1) 1120

by Technopaladin (#28855405) Attached to: Which Game Series Would You Reboot?
Wasteland- Fallout was good but Wasteland was truly something. Space Rogue Moebius Temple of Apshai Star Control 1 and 2 Master of Orion 1-2- Not that abomination MOO3 Spaceflight Master of Magic- Nothing has come close to this game for me Alpha Centari Battle Chess- This needs a reboot every few years Crusader: No Remorse and No regret Syndicate Xcom Dungeonkeeper Wizardry HORDE

Comment: Um No, (Score 1) 250

by Technopaladin (#27443401) Attached to: Robot Makes Scientific Discovery (Mostly) On Its Own

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.

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