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    Biological Computers on the Horizon

    Building living, breathing supercomputers

    The substance that provides energy to all the cells in our bodies, Adenosine triphosphate (ATP), may also be able to power the next generation of supercomputers. That is what an international team of researchers led by Prof. Nicolau, the Chair of the Department of Bioengineering at McGill, believe.

    They’ve published an article on the subject this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), in which they describe a model of a biological computer that they have created that is able to process information very quickly and accurately using parallel networks in the same way that massive electronic super computers do.

    Except that the model bio supercomputer they have created is a whole lot smaller than current supercomputers, uses much less energy, and uses proteins present in all living cells to function.

    Read the rest:
    http://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom/channe...mputers-259294

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    Parallel computation with molecular-motor-propelled agents in nanofabricated networks
    http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2016/02/17/1510825113
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    The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence

    Imagine taking a time machine back to 1750—a time when the world was in a permanent power outage, long-distance communication meant either yelling loudly or firing a cannon in the air, and all transportation ran on hay. When you get there, you retrieve a dude, bring him to 2015, and then walk him around and watch him react to everything.

    http://waitbutwhy.com/2015/01/artifi...olution-1.html
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    ATP to ADP is definitely how a biologically based computer would be powered, just like we are, via cellular mitochondria.
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    Terminator time.

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    I remember reading about DNA computers about 10 years ago. It's unfathomable what we'll be able to achieve with that kind of processing power. They're a perfect solution to supercomputing.

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    D3 Space Solar Proposal Presentation

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9dQ...ature=youtu.be

    The world as we know it (TWAWKI) will be a whole new place in just a few years. Fasten your seat belt.
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    Wonder what solution a computer with super-intelligence would come up with to deal with generational welfare?

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    Computers do not really 'think'... they just cycle data faster and faster and faster...
    It looks like thinking... but it is not.

    The REAL question of every next generation of computer... is who is gonna control it?
    We know what happens when the govt controls anything... just look at the current govt.

    Just because science 'can' do something... does not mean it is always a good idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post
    Computers do not really 'think'... they just cycle data faster and faster and faster...
    It looks like thinking... but it is not.
    That's the way it used to be. But it's no longer true. Computers don't just cycle data; they observe changes and modify their responses accordingly. It's what they call Machine Learning. Thermostats are doing this now. Of course, you know this.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_learning

    This started off with supercomputers learning to play chess. Now it's spreading to every every electronic device we have. This level of artificial intelligence is known as Artificial Narrow Intelligence, or ANI.

    Computers are now on the verge of becoming as smart as humans. This level is known as Artificial General Intelligence, or AGI. This phase will only exist for a short time before the next phase begins.

    Soon computers will be so advanced that they will far outpace our own intelligence. The scary part about this is when it happens, it will take place in a matter of minutes, not months or years, and their intelligence will continue to grow exponentially in seconds, then nano seconds. This level is known as Artificial Superintelligence, or ASI.

    This will probably take place sometime in the next 10 to 25 years.

    I hope they will continue to respond to us in a positive way.

    For more on this, scroll about halfway down in this article
    (This is the one linked in post #2):
    The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence
    http://waitbutwhy.com/2015/01/artifi...olution-1.html
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    The dilemma comes when the computing power of a computer is greater than that of a human brain. The point will come when a computer will be able to think on it's own.

    Moore's law has already shown about when that will happen. And it is uncomfortably close.


    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post
    Computers do not really 'think'... they just cycle data faster and faster and faster...
    It looks like thinking... but it is not.

    The REAL question of every next generation of computer... is who is gonna control it?
    We know what happens when the govt controls anything... just look at the current govt.

    Just because science 'can' do something... does not mean it is always a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Racer View Post
    That's the way it used to be. But it's no longer true. Computers don't just cycle data; they observe changes and modify their responses accordingly. It's what they call Machine Learning. Thermostats are doing this now. Of course, you know this.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_learning

    This started off with supercomputers learning to play chess. Now it's spreading to every every electronic device we have. This level of artificial intelligence is known as Artificial Narrow Intelligence, or ANI.

    Computers are now on the verge of becoming as smart as humans. This level is known as Artificial General Intelligence, of AGI. This phase will only exist for a short time before the next phase begins.

    Soon computers will be so advanced that they will far outpace our own intelligence. The scary part about this is when it happens, it will take place in a matter of minutes, not months or years, and their intelligence will continue to grow exponentially in seconds, then nano seconds. This level is known as Artificial Superintelligence, or ASI.

    This will probably take place sometime in the next 10 to 25 years.

    I hope they will continue to respond to us in a positive way.

    For more on this, scroll about halfway down in this article (This is the one linked in post #2):
    The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence
    http://waitbutwhy.com/2015/01/artifi...olution-1.html
    Yes...

    However this is still cycling data...
    It is not TRUE thinking.

    Show me a computer that can dream up a design for a compressor...

    WITHOUT any basis to start from...

    Not gonna happen.
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    Ha, you beat me to it. Being in Silicon Valley, stuff like this is in the news quite often.


    Quote Originally Posted by Space Racer View Post
    That's the way it used to be. But it's no longer true. Computers don't just cycle data; they observe changes and modify their responses accordingly. It's what they call Machine Learning. Thermostats are doing this now. Of course, you know this.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_learning

    This started off with supercomputers learning to play chess. Now it's spreading to every every electronic device we have. This level of artificial intelligence is known as Artificial Narrow Intelligence, or ANI.

    Computers are now on the verge of becoming as smart as humans. This level is known as Artificial General Intelligence, of AGI. This phase will only exist for a short time before the next phase begins.

    Soon computers will be so advanced that they will far outpace our own intelligence. The scary part about this is when it happens, it will take place in a matter of minutes, not months or years, and their intelligence will continue to grow exponentially in seconds, then nano seconds. This level is known as Artificial Superintelligence, or ASI.

    This will probably take place sometime in the next 10 to 25 years.

    I hope they will continue to respond to us in a positive way.

    For more on this, scroll about halfway down in this article (This is the one linked in post #2):
    The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence
    http://waitbutwhy.com/2015/01/artifi...olution-1.html

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    And as usual... the point of GA's post was missed....

    Probably because folks are cycling data, rather than thinking...

    The point of the post was not about what thinking is...
    It was WHO is gonna be in control of that function!

    Ever read any science fiction about future worlds run by computers...
    Not exactly the most friendly place for humans.
    Especially if a handful of elites have control of the computer... while the masses think it is all the machine.

    Computers will ALWAYS think inside the box...

    It takes a human to think OUTSIDE the box.
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