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05-02-2016 11:57 #11Senior Member
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05-02-2016 12:07 #12
I'd heard that before as an argument against backward time travel - if it were possible, why has no one come back to tell us? Doing it secretly would be more wise... Someone probably went back in time to change the name of the Berenstein Bears and mess with us all
05-02-2016 12:26 #13
05-02-2016 13:44 #14
I am going to also agree with binnielici, and dss. I especially agree with aliens. the universe is really big, and to think we are all alone, just silly. and I hope we can move to another planet, because we sure are not taking good care of this one. I am reminded of Wall-E. I so love that movie. marie.
05-02-2016 16:18 #15
Some people have said yes to AI. I have trouble agreeing here. I am not a techy person at all but aren't all machines programmed with some sort of computer code. I just don't see how it woukd be able to generate it's own new code to enable it to think and make choices etc.
As for cloning humans, definitely possible since animals such as dogs are already being cloned for rich people who miss their pets. Cloning humans I would assume is the same process. The only thing stopping people would be the moral dilemma though it is more than likely someone will do it on the sly.
Dinosaurs, I was watching a doco on sbs about the woolly mammoth so not quite as old as dinosaurs and I think scientists are trying to find a way to clone them now.
Again i think its possible but hopefully humanity will not be foolish enough to do this. As much as I am curious to see it happen I don't think it's the right thing to do.
05-02-2016 17:14 #16
05-02-2016 18:05 #17
My answers are:
1. Time travel
No as we would already know about it lol
2. A I
Yes, after all feelings are just chemical reactions so we just need to mimic that
3. Human cloning
In some form yes
6. New planet
Yes, we can't be that naive to think we've already discovered everything
05-02-2016 18:07 #18
My brief fling with tech as a young'n suggests computers are run on a set of rules written in code in a way a computer can "understand". These days there are programs that are able to identify patterns within the parameters set and make "educated guesses" based on previous results. If a computer can do it often enough it can in a sense predict outcomes. A computer "sees" in black and white. There are no grey areas. The iPhone app siri is a very basic form of ai. As is voice recognition really. A program that can "learn" to recognise a voice and activate a program could potentially, with the help of a brilliant coding genius, eventually learn to mimic emotions and create it's own indefinite programming sequences.
Watch automata and ex machina. That's what I'm talking about and trying to explain.
Eta: if a computer program could learn to adapt to grey areas and make decisions based on best possible outcome it could be possible
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05-02-2016 19:15 #19
But even then I don't think the machine would be exercising free will and making a choice. I really can't explain it.
Btw I really enjoyed the movie ex machina. Also the movie called "she" with joaquin phoenix
05-02-2016 19:20 #20
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