The Singularity Approaches!

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  1. Paul Bellow

    Paul Bellow Forum Game Master Staff Member Shop Owner LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    Hot Robot At SXSW Says She Wants To Destroy Humans lol (Around 2:00 mark)

     
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    It's amazing how far we've come with human-like robots.

    They've really dropped the ball on computerized speech though. That robot sounds like the text to speech generators I played with 15 years ago.

    Also, its kinda creepy having the back of its head open like that...
     
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    Paul Bellow Forum Game Master Staff Member Shop Owner LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    The rate of progress technologically the last 100+ years has been astounding and is still increasing in speed. I read somewhere we learn more in a day now than we did in thousands of years in the past.
     
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    What most don't realize is the current state of technology is 30 years ahead of what is commercially available today. If it were all to be released en masse.. the learning curve would be crippling.
     
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    Not to mention the loss of 80% of the current jobs. That's going to be huge.

    I believe they're already testing just giving come citizens a "basic income" to prepare for what's coming.
     
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    Scargro Level 5 (Veteran) LitRPG Author Citizen

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    Last edited: May 19, 2017
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    “It’s also a lot of hubris to think we would be what ended up being simulated.”

    I love this quote! (out of the article above.)
     
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    lordnova Level 9 (Burgler) Roleplaying Shop Owner Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    Maybe we didn't. Maybe we are glitches, bugs in the machine.
     
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    Scargro Level 5 (Veteran) LitRPG Author Citizen

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    But of course the entire universe was created simply to bring about me. I just don't understand why this game isn't more fun. I want my staff of epicness.
     
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    You are the reason. Talk about the definition of Gullible!

     
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    Paul Bellow Forum Game Master Staff Member Shop Owner LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    Have you never had your Sim play a video game while playing The Sims video game yourself? lol

    Meta!
     
  12. Paul Bellow

    Paul Bellow Forum Game Master Staff Member Shop Owner LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    Gah. HAVE TO CLICK. UNABLE TO RESIST!

    Hast thou cast some spell upon this thread?

    ;)
     
  13. Paul Bellow

    Paul Bellow Forum Game Master Staff Member Shop Owner LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    Uh oh. It's not working for me. Can someone else try?
     
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    I'm not sure what it is supposed to look like to me since I'm the one that posted it. Not sure if I did it right or not.
     
  15. Paul Bellow

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    It looks right to me. Let me check real quick.
     
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    If there are simulations inside of simulations, we can all just get deleted.

    But, from the perspective of my own consciousness, the only thing I can prove is that I exist. So it is all about me. :p
     
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    Paul Bellow Forum Game Master Staff Member Shop Owner LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    Okay... it looks like mods are locked out? Or it might be user group permission error. I'll double-check them later. Thanks, @WildAzazel !
     
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    What does that mean? Wait... am I mod? Do I have modpower? oooohhh!!!
     
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    Scargro Level 5 (Veteran) LitRPG Author Citizen

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    I'm calling this a win. Gains one staff of epicness.
     
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    Paul Bellow Forum Game Master Staff Member Shop Owner LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    Haha I meant you can't click the Charge to Read button if you're a mod or if you're the person who posted it.

    I'm off for a few hours, but I'll check it when I get back. (Taking Oma to dinner...)

    Don't break the place too bad while I'm gone lol
     




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