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by NerdNumber1
Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0005: "Robot Apocalypse"
Replies: 65
Views: 52728

Re: What-if 0005: "Robot Apocalypse"

The least efficient method of human destruction by artificial intelligences would be to start attacking indiscriminately. It would be far better to use social engineering to encourage widespread adoption of artificially intelligent systems to widen their capabilities before acting hostile (automated...
by NerdNumber1
Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1583: "NASA Press Conference"
Replies: 43
Views: 10461

Re: 1583: "NASA Press Conference"

I'm pretty sure the Cantina guys were aggressive and intoxicated and not thinking too far ahead. I think they probably expected him to show more of a reaction to saying that they were murderous criminals. Maybe if Luke had shown fear and left the Cantina with his tail between his legs, then they mig...
by NerdNumber1
Fri May 01, 2015 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Molten salt reactors
Replies: 19
Views: 9578

Re: Molten salt reactors

For one thing MSRs are relatively new and nothing says "Not in my backyard" louder than " experimental, nuclear reactor." Most of the reactors in the U.S. are pretty old since a lot of people tend to protest their creation (not realizing that living near certain coal plants will ...
by NerdNumber1
Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Let's terraform Jupiter!
Replies: 26
Views: 8715

Re: Let's terraform Jupiter!

Gas giants like Jupiter are among the hardest planets to terraform. Some moons of gas giants might be promising, as could Mars and even Venus (at least the upper atmosphere). Even then it would probably be necessary, or at least practical, to genetically modify ourselves as well to fit the planet Al...
by NerdNumber1
Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Genetic use restriction technology (Suicide Seeds)
Replies: 22
Views: 8939

Re: Genetic use restriction technology (Suicide Seeds)

Considering how much trouble invasive species of flora and fauna have caused as well as certain hybrids (like the extra-aggressive African bee hybrids), ecological responsibility should be a significant concern when introducing new genetic strains or species into an ecosystem. While corporations lik...

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