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Comment Re:Language Acquisition... (Score 1) 101 101

All sorts of scientific research is going to get fantastically easier as we approach the Singularity. If you have a really tremendous amount of data available, then instead of having to go out and collect data in order to answer questions that occur to you, all you need to do is extract your query from the records. You might say to your computer (your computer can talk, naturally, since it's in this thread): "How many times had Joanna been exposed to the subjunctive before she made this utterance?" or "When this model of chip has failed in the past, what was the average ambient temperature?"

Scientific progress is going to go "boink."

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