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Six 60 Second Adventures in Thought

Hits: 14445 | Rating: (3.4) | Category: Science | Added by: kitteh9lives
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imaguitargod
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 484 Posts
Friday, November 25, 2011 5:58:23 PM
5Cats: "#5: Twin Paradox is simple. Non-locality, not THAT's spooky!"

he...hehe...hehehe....BWAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Brilliant, man, brilliant.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 21849 Posts
Friday, November 25, 2011 5:55:22 PM
I think it would be "easier" to build artificial humans than intelligent machines. Like it's "easier" to build a space rocket than a Pyramid, lolz!
One is very complex, but possible, the other is just brute force. Muscle to make a pyramid, RAM to make artificial intelligence.
Oh a "smart" machine is quite likely! I draw a distinction between "smart" and "sentient" (which is what I'm figuring the word intelligence is used to mean in this video, could be wrong though!).

By artificial humans I don't mean clones, I mean made-from-scratch people. That may also count as an intelligent (sentient) computer too, idk...

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10533 Posts
Friday, November 25, 2011 5:46:03 PM
As an aside, Schrodinger proposed the cat thought experiment as an example of why an idea was *wrong*. It was intended to be ridiculous - that was the point, to show that the idea led to absurd conclusions and thus that the idea was wrong. reductio ad absurdum.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10533 Posts
Friday, November 25, 2011 5:32:59 PM
Machines will never, ever be "intelligent" although they'll become really good at mimicing it...


Like evanbartlett, I question that statement.

I don't see a fundamental difference between a mind running on/in a brain and a hypothetical comparable program of comparable complexity running on/in a hypothetical computer of comparable power and complexity. If it's sufficiently self-aware and intelligent, I'll call it a mind and a person.

I won't say it will ever happen. It might be that the limit is just a very good mimic. That wouldn't be true intelligence any more than a lyre bird is capable of true speech. But I don't write it off as impossible because I don't know that it is.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33696 Posts
Friday, November 25, 2011 5:00:10 PM

a pair of doxy's


earthshone
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1699 Posts
Friday, November 25, 2011 4:59:26 PM
me gusta this. a lot.

evanbartlett
Male, 30-39, Western US
 555 Posts
Friday, November 25, 2011 4:34:06 PM
I'm wondering what the difference is between the human brain and a sufficiently intelligent robot. Granted, it has been stated that an entity can never create another entity of equal intelligence, only one of less intelligence, but waving that off, why can't robots be just as smart as humans? Are we not simply a series of constructed neurons firing across space, activating action and/or further thought? Is that not the same principle as a semiconductor?

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33696 Posts
Friday, November 25, 2011 4:24:08 PM

huh?

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 21849 Posts
Friday, November 25, 2011 3:51:43 PM
Brilliant! I loved all 6 of them!
#1: Zeno is my FAVORITE Ancient Greek philosopher! His "Arrow" paradox is waaaaay better, but harder to understand.
#2: Time travel is easy, I go into the future all the time! lolz!
#3: I love the Chinese Room! Machines will never, ever be "intelligent" although they'll become really good at mimicing it...
#4: David Hilbert? Change one letter and it's my name! And that my friends is as close as I get to being a genius.
#5: Twin Paradox is simple. Non-locality, not THAT's spooky!
#6: Schrodinger's Cat is pure genius! He was a really smart guy. Plus it has a cat in it, lolz!

bordo
Male, 50-59, Western US
 665 Posts
Friday, November 25, 2011 3:21:11 PM
It shows two reasons why the concept of infinity is neither true nor useful.

kitteh9lives
Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1279 Posts
Friday, November 25, 2011 1:08:32 PM
Link: Six 60 Second Adventures in Thought [Rate Link] - Paradoxes, philosophies, and physics oh my!!

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