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29 October 2017

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"We need to rethink the role of digital systems in education and ensure that humans—not machines, or humans joined to them— control the creation and decision-making process for art, science, politics and all the things that define us."
And just how does the good doctor plan to 'ensure' this control?
May as well stand out on the tracks with your hand outstretched to stop the freight train.

George Rebane

ScottO 751am - That's about the only way he and the other controllers know how. I have no idea where such hubris comes from.

Russ

Change comes at generational boundaries and the good professor and his fellow "notables like Nick Bostrom and Stephen Hawking" are in the wrong generation. The generation born with a smartphone in the crib will be very comfortable with implanted intelligence as It will be their only salvation as they have been subjected to an education system that values indoctrination over learning.

Russ

When man meets metal: rise of the transhumans

Tim Adams in The Guardian Observer

Earlier this year I went to an event in Austin, Texas, billed as a sneak preview of the evolution of our species. The #Bdyhax Conference, which took place in a downtown exhibition complex, promised a front-row insight into the coming “singularity” – that nirvana foretold by science fiction in which biology and technology would fuse and revolutionise human capability and experience.

The headline acts of the conference were mostly bodyhackers – DIY experimenters who, in their basements and garages, seek to enhance their own flesh and blood with biometric implants and cognitive enablers. These brave pioneers were extending their senses, overcoming physical limitation, Dan-Daring themselves and the rest of us into the future.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/29/transhuman-bodyhacking-transspecies-cyborg

DYI Body Hacking -

Paul Emery

George

Read today's Union and you'll find a story about computers that are now writing Horror novels based on the Stephen King style.

George Rebane

PaulE 238pm - Thanks, saw it. AI ghost writers have been writing copy for some time now in everything from news reports, medical test results and diagnostics, corporate newsletters, stock analyses, children's stories, and now more sophisticated tales. It will be interesting to see how these machine mysteries and thrillers are accepted by the human mindbone.

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