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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:45 am    Post subject: Robot uprising threat to be studied. Reply with quote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20501091

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Cambridge researchers are to assess whether technology could end up destroying human civilisation.

The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) will study dangers posed by biotechnology, artificial life, nanotechnology and climate change.

The scientists said that to dismiss concerns of a potential robot uprising would be "dangerous".

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:58 am    Post subject: Re: Robot uprising threat to be studied. Reply with quote

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Cambridge researchers are to assess whether technology could end up destroying human civilisation.
And people hold Cambridge in high esteem. Seems like they need oversight.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honestly, I'm very glad somebody is looking into these risks. I guess acknowledging population growth as an issue isn't politically correct.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it is. But the implications might not be. Unless you're energyman.
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