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- Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:38 pm UTC
- Forum: What If?
- Topic: What-if 0005: "Robot Apocalypse"
- Replies: 65
- Views: 52728
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...
- Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:34 pm UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 1583: "NASA Press Conference"
- Replies: 43
- Views: 10461
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...
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 ...
- Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:02 pm UTC
- Forum: Science
- Topic: Let's terraform Jupiter!
- Replies: 26
- Views: 8715
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...
- Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:04 pm UTC
- Forum: Serious Business
- Topic: Genetic use restriction technology (Suicide Seeds)
- Replies: 22
- Views: 8939
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...