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OfflineDroz
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the possibilities...
    #898566 - 09/22/02 12:29 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

The future can head in many directions. Technology is just one aspect. It can enslave us, help us, destroy us. Just think of the possibilities of what it could do. I think we are heading into space. Once we learn how to artificially create environments on other planets, and if it is even possible.. we could move there. Just as the more and more we grow in population the more and more unique we all become. The possibilities are endless in this world. Seriously though...

Maybe one day we will create technology that will destroy diseases permanently, or maybe artificial inteligence that can manipulate nature in a sense. The more i think about the possibilities the more i think about how we are god in a sense. We are in control here. We can create things that could defy nature. Maybe some of you are afraid to defy nature. Imagine if we were in complete control over it. Imagine if we could control the inner workings of the earth.. like make it rain when we want it. Maybe everything around us will become artificial. Just try to imagine a complete artificial world.

The possibilities are endless...  :grin:

What kind of possibilities on what this world could turn into do you have? Wether (sp?)it be with technology or without... I know most of you have great imaginations so let me know what you have in mind.


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Re: the possibilities... [Re: Droz]
    #898595 - 09/22/02 12:47 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Maybe we will learn to infuse our spirits into mechanical type devices, like computers... it could solve overpopulation, and instead of relying on food for energy, we could rely on electricity or solar power. It would be cool to be a computer and know how to program yourself... you could have endless possibilities if you knew how to directly manipulate the "coding" behind reality.


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Re: the possibilities... [Re: Droz]
    #898629 - 09/22/02 01:10 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I believe traditional technology of today will be replaced by a more biological based technology.


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Re: the possibilities... [Re: Droz]
    #898674 - 09/22/02 01:54 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

To sum up what i think about this world and its possibilities, would be to say :
We live in a world of endless possibilities!

But i guess i will go into detail some...

What irritates me, is when ignorant people try to debunk what i think, and say "NO! thats impossible." or "NO! they dont exist".  How can you be 100% sure of anything you do or say? You cant.

To best describe infinite possibilites, would be to think about alternate worlds, where the  you  in the other worlds made different choices which lead to different endings. Anything could happen. Anything could exist. Anything could have happened. The possibilities...endless. This was best depicted in the book series "The Wheel of Time". The show "Sliders" did a commendable job at showing something like this.

My view on technology is... it could go either way. It CAN destroy us, and it CAN evolve us. The book "The Giver" had technology where they could control the climate. Though the technology in the book, was for the worse. I think it would be possible for technology to help us advance in a spiritual sense. But we would all have to join together as ONE.

:crazy: :confused: :crazy: :confused: 


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Re: the possibilities... [Re: thePatient]
    #898739 - 09/22/02 05:51 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

What irritates me, is when ignorant people try to debunk what i think, and say "NO! thats impossible." or "NO! they dont exist".

What about when highly intelligent, well-informed people say that?


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Re: the possibilities... [Re: Droz]
    #898800 - 09/22/02 07:06 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

> Technology  It can enslave us, help us, destroy us.

I watch alot of sci-fi too, but right now technology is "enslaved" by humans.  If AI comes, we might want to set the slaves free?  Tip: never set a slave free if its gonna kill you.  If we can make technology better, then we should... but if we make AI machines that want to enslave us?  Wouldn't that be ironic.  That's not making technology better.  Moral: We shouldn't make AI robots that want to kill us, but we could still have AI.  Trust in Isaac Asimov. :smile:

> Maybe everything around us will become artificial.

Ultimately, an artificial reality is still made of reality, its just reconfigured.  There would still be randomness: unpredictable and uncontrollable acts of nature.  I'll settle for virtual reality tho!  With VR we could have many different artificial realities.

> What kind of possibilities on what this world could turn into do you have? Wether
> (sp?)it be with technology or without... I know most of you have great
> imaginations so let me know what you have in mind.

The movies Matrix and Westworld come to mind, where we could visit virtual realities that are experienced as artificial realities.  We could do anything within reason, visit friends across the world and have them pop up a webpage on a virtual wall in a virtual office, keep virtual doors locked, have rooms gaurded with guestlists, alter your appearance to others, define rules obeyed by visitors to your personal virtual land, etc. 

Each person have their own "mini-matrix".  Virtual wars could be waged where no one dies, where people could release their competitive aggression without killing.  Increasing lifespans.  Some people would spend alot of time in VR, but many people would not.  VR could be like a TV or a computer: used in moderation to enhance life. 

> I know most of you have great imaginations so let me know what you have in mind.

City of Golden Shadow by Tad Williams! :smile:
 


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Re: the possibilities... [Re: pattern]
    #898806 - 09/22/02 07:16 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

for a minute i thought you said city of golden shower. :shocked:


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Sunset_Mission said:
"larry the scary rex
verily scary when thoroughly vexed
invoke the shadows and dust, cast a hex
mercifully massacring memories masterfully
relocate from Ur to 8th density and become a cosmic bully
mulder and scully couldn't decipher his glyphs
invoke the shadows and dust, smoke infernal spliffs"
April 24th 2011


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Re: the possibilities... [Re: Larrythescaryrex]
    #898900 - 09/22/02 10:16 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Please stay off the porn sites.


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Re: the possibilities... [Re: Swami]
    #898903 - 09/22/02 10:20 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

:blush:


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Sunset_Mission said:
"larry the scary rex
verily scary when thoroughly vexed
invoke the shadows and dust, cast a hex
mercifully massacring memories masterfully
relocate from Ur to 8th density and become a cosmic bully
mulder and scully couldn't decipher his glyphs
invoke the shadows and dust, smoke infernal spliffs"
April 24th 2011


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Re: the possibilities... [Re: Swami]
    #899426 - 09/22/02 04:14 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

In reply to:

What about when highly intelligent, well-informed people say that?




You can be highly intelligent, well-informed and STILL be ignorant in some aspects.


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Re: the possibilities... [Re: pattern]
    #899536 - 09/22/02 05:01 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

The problem with AI...

Yes, when we finally create intelligent machines, will we give them morals?

If we don't, will they turn on us because they don't have morals?
And if we do, will they find us humans to be utterly immoral creatures and turn on us BECAUSE they have morals?

Before we give the gift of sentience to our creations, we should make sure our house is in order.


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Re: the possibilities... [Re: infidelGOD]
    #899697 - 09/22/02 06:12 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

> Yes, when we finally create intelligent machines, will we give them morals?

hmm well i believe they cant be intelligent until they have morals and emotions, if you take my meaning.


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Re: the possibilities... [Re: pattern]
    #902694 - 09/23/02 09:56 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

morals have nothing to do with intellect.


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Re: the possibilities... [Re: 1stimer]
    #902726 - 09/23/02 10:09 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

> morals have nothing to do with intellect.

show me an intelligent person with no morals!


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Re: the possibilities... [Re: pattern]
    #902887 - 09/23/02 11:13 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

correlation does not mean causation. also intelligence does not only exist in humans yet morals are a man made institution.


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Re: the possibilities... [Re: 1stimer]
    #902916 - 09/23/02 11:22 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

> correlation does not mean causation.

correlation is still true, and i have that for my argument.  i suppose we'll see when AI is made, huh?  :smile:

> also intelligence does not only exist in humans yet morals are a man made institution.

how did morals get here?  intelligence.  how can we tell if something is intelligent?  one method: it produces (has) morals.

intelligence isnt an indivisible concept.  it is a combination of many things, including emotions and morals.

my two cents.


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Re: the possibilities... [Re: pattern]
    #902952 - 09/23/02 11:36 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

correlation may be true but it doesn't prove anything. and it is a stretch at correlation at that. saying that every man made institution got here from intelligence is just wrong. almost every institution came from greed and the hunger for power and ignorance of the unknown. are you saying that there are universal morals. i think that morals are different on an individual basis and are not universal eventhough religion, government, familys, etc.... try to impose them on us.


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Re: the possibilities... [Re: pattern]
    #902962 - 09/23/02 11:39 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

what is your definition of morals anyway?


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Re: the possibilities... [Re: 1stimer]
    #903090 - 09/24/02 12:11 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

> what is your definition of morals anyway?

morals: time-based ethical decisions; a set of predetermined answers to a set of broad ethical questions.  used to make quick reactions, when otherwise, the cost of thinking through the full answer, would be too slow to make action when needed.

q: should i kill other people?  a: no. 

if i pick up a gun, i ask myself "should i kill other people?"  i immediately answer: "no", based on my morals.  otherwise, i would not know what to do, and it would take me a long time to have an internal philosophical discussion with myself on whether killing is right or wrong.  in the meantime i might have decided to try shooting people, because i was too stupid to think of a reason not to.  thankfully, because of my morals, i dont start shooting people when i pick up a gun.

i believe morals and intelligence evolve in parallel.

universal morals?  in the sense that alot of people believe similar morals, yes.  thats what makes a moral pragmatic.  :smile:

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Re: the possibilities... [Re: pattern]
    #903175 - 09/24/02 12:41 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

what if your life depended on you shooting someone. what about morals and how they apply to sexuality. how do morals about sexuality relate to intelligence? i believe intelligence and morals are two totally different things. morals are brought on by religion. our true morals, which i dont really consider morals, i consider instinct, we were born with. true morals are nothing more than instincts, the rules of survival and how they survive natural selection through evolution.


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