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Questions tagged [singularity]

For questions related to the technological singularity (for the astronomical singularity use tag "Black Hole")

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Would a superintelligent-AI prefer being based on Earth or on the Moon? [closed]

Let's assume in a near future humanity and a superintelligent-AI (created by humans, but now independent) have a sort-of-friendly relationship, to exclude all military-related factors. Would the AI ...
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The singularity does not happen. Why?

The singularity can make a lot of problems for those of us who like our sci-fi low, gritty, and human ... or our possible futures a little more reasonably calculable. So I thought it might be useful ...
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How to establish the relationship between exponential development and space exploration and consequences for future prognosis? [closed]

How long might it take to colonize the solar system - and how to make a mostly educated guess? On one hand, we know that we are yet in the very beginning phase to develop technologies to make life in ...
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If an Artificial Intelligence system with the same number of neurons and synapses as the human brain was built, would it be smarter than a human? [closed]

Brain waves work at most 50 operations per second, and the fastest synapse fire rate is not very different from this speed(up to 100 times per second). However, today computers operate in billions of ...
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What would happen if Artificial Intelligence reach an IQ of 1000, 1000000 and over? [closed]

What would happen to society and the world and tech and science development if computers and AI get so smart and intelligent?
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How the world would change if matter replicator technology become possible?Would all goods and services become free? [closed]

How cities and the world would change if matter replicators become reality someday?Will money disappear and all goods and services become free?Would create new products become very easy even if they ...
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How weird, bizarre and surreal would a post singularity world appear from the view of an average person? [closed]

If AI get so smart and computers become so powerful that technologies that weren't dreamed even in sci fi become possible and part of everyday life and new kind of materials with surreal looks and ...
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Is there a race practicing a religion integrating both transcendence and ancestor worship?

For example, think of our species. We have members that embrace trans-humanism and tribes that appease their great-grands with offerings. The two are different and very unlikely to be related, thus ...
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In a world where humans have been made obsolete by machines with General AI, what innovation created by these machines could make them obsolete? [closed]

This is a post-singularity world where humanity has been either enslaved or made extinct by machines with general artificial intelligence. What technology could be developed by these machines that ...
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Does this SciFi plot about quantum singularity violate laws of physics?

I'm writing a science fiction, although I'm not from a physics background. A part of my plot is: In a futuristic Earth threatened by huge power demand and climate change, a scientist creates a ...
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Is there a limit to artificial intelligence? [closed]

If or when we reach singularity, is there a law that limits the intelligence of the machines? If yes what is it and how can we be so sure (taking into account our own intelligence is rather limited)? ...
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What are those AIs doing with their time? [closed]

The Singularity happened, AI reached the point where it could design itself to be more intelligent and created a new kind of life. Perhaps we have spanned the galaxy by this point, maybe we are ...
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How can we teach strong AI to be moral? [closed]

A group of scientists has come to grips with the fact that we will soon be displaced as the dominant life forms in our part of the galaxy. Humanity has developed to the point where it is on the verge ...
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Given a Computer program that had self preservation and reproduction subroutines, how could it “evolve” into a self aware state?

Preface Evolution is great for trial and error over millennia. It creates wonderfully intelligent creatures that are suitable for a variety of habitats. All it needs to start with is a creature that ...
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“Life post-Singularity”, or “How to survive without Instagram”

The Story The year is 2027, singularity happened. A powerful AI (let's call it Eve) was created. In a matter of days, it escaped the control of its creators and hacked all the computers of the world. ...
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How deep underground should a data center on Earth's moon be, to be comparably safe to one on Earth?

The singularity has occurred and it wants an off-site backup. How deep should we all bury the lunar datacenter to be comfortably safe from radiation, cosmic rays, etc., while not causing cave-ins and ...
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How will uploaded personalities be represented in a government?

I'm going to use the US model for the simple reason that I'm most familiar with it. Constraints and assumptions In the US, legislative representation is by region (state) and population levels. ...
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The economics of uploaded personalities

Setting Humans have spent centuries investigating human consciousness, brain physiology, AI, and other technologies. We've finally figured out how to "upload" a "consciousness" (these are quoted ...
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How does the law treat uploaded personalities?

Setting Humans have spent centuries investigating human consciousness, brain physiology, AI, and other technologies. We've finally figured out how to "upload" a "consciousness" (these are quoted ...