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Comment Re:WTF is Next (Score 1) 167 167

You just hit the nail right on the head. The "real" terrorists are the TLAs. History clearly shows that governments are the most prolific torturers and abusers. The State is using every tool at it's (shall we say, overly generous) disposal to keep us cowed. Foreign terrorists are a bogeyman. The "real" target of .gov's anti-terrorist activities are the citizens of the United States. Welcome to "The Great Society".

Comment Re:We? (Score 1) 197 197

The MIC (Military Industrial Complex) Surely, they won't attempt to pervert AI for their dubious programs... orrr, the DHS (Dept. of Homeland Security). Nope, those guys all have our best interests in their benevolent hearts. If we are to have an honest and real good come from AI then it would be an incorruptible policeman a la Gort from the day the Earth Stood Still. Iff we can pull that one off, then humanity has a chance.

Comment The nanobots are chewing on my butt... (Score 0) 62 62

Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated. As is well understood, homo sapiens has a great propensity for perversion. Like all the amazing technologies being created, this too will be used as a tool for the fearful and greedy. Christos aneste,,,

Comment Pooh Pooh (Score 3, Insightful) 80 80

You guys are doing a lot of pooh poohing of this idea, but I think it might have merit. People are plenty happy with crappy compressed music and crappy compressed video. What makes you think peole would not be perfectly happy with crappy compressed clones. The fact is that people while incredibly adept at complicating things are not really all that complicated. Therefore, I submit that a grainy clone that is able to evoke the emotional responses of the original would be accepted quite readily. Also as history has shown, the compression algorithms just get better and better. Upoading petabytes of nonsense is pointless. Just get the basics online and you have a marketable product... just sayin'

I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated. -- Poul Anderson