Archive For The “VR, AR, and “Reality”” Category

Saudi Arabia grants citizenship to a ROBOT as critics say it now has more rights than women – Mirror Online

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Twitter users immediately pointed out that Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s most oppressive states for women, which only last month lifted a ban on female drivers.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/saudi-arabia-grants-citizenship-robot-11419297

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Air Force Pilot Shortage Grows to Nearly 2,000; Force Tension ‘Significant’

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All these kids demanding free college, free job training, glamorous job, etc… just the Air Force alone has 2,000 job opening just for you… for free if you learned enough in the 12 + previous years of free education you sat in class through.

This generation needs to stop watching MSNBC and step up and grasp the baton that every generation before them has done. The race has already started and they are losing time.

WWIII has seemed to be possible for a long time now… there are 3 choices…. win, lose, spend money on a truce for 50-60 years…. so that leaves 2.

The biggest reason for the pilot shortage, in the secretary’s view, “is that we are too small for all the missions that we’re being asked to carry out on behalf of the nation — and as a result, we’re burning out our people.”

“Surge has become the new normal in the United States Air Force, and you can do that for a year, or two years, or maybe even three or four years. But we’re asking — I met someone last week who has just come back from his 17th deployment — 17 deployments,” she continued. “Less than one percent of Americans serve in uniform and protect the rest of us, and they are carrying a very heavy burden. And at some point, families make a decision: that they just can’t keep doing this at this pace, and I think that’s the biggest thing we’re facing, is we’re burning out our people, because we’re too small for what the nation is asking.”

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/air-force-pilot-shortage-grows-nearly-2000-force-tension-significant/

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Cloud vs. NAS: Where is my Data Safer? – Boxcryptor Blog

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Really good explanation of why it is smart to encrypt everything you store online in a ‘virtual/cloud drive’ at Google, Microsoft, or Amazon.

https://www.boxcryptor.com/en/blog/post/date-security-cloud-vs-nas/

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The Computer That Could Rule the World – WSJ

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To understand the power of quantum computing, imagine 1,000 Equifax hacks happening at once.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-computer-that-could-rule-the-world-1509143922

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An AI god will emerge by 2042 and write its own bible. Will you worship it? | VentureBeat

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In the next 25 years, AI will evolve to the point where it will know more on an intellectual level than any human. In the next 50 or 100 years, an AI might know more than the entire population of the planet put together. At that point, there are serious questions to ask about whether this AI — which could design and program additional AI programs all on its own, read data from an almost infinite number of data sources, and control almost every connected device on the planet — will somehow rise in status to become more like a god, something that can write its own bible and draw humans to worship it.

https://venturebeat.com/2017/10/02/an-ai-god-will-emerge-by-2042-and-write-its-own-bible-will-you-worship-it/

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Elon Musk is worried about people who talk of “AI gods” | Fast Company

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Way of the Future’s mission statement is “to develop and promote the realization of a Godhead based on artificial intelligence and through understanding and worship of the Godhead contribute to the betterment of society.”

https://www.fastcompany.com/40485668/elon-musk-is-worried-about-people-who-talk-of-ai-gods

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China and US square off in race to master quantum computing | McClatchy Washington Bureau

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And mankind still questions the presence an omniscient God in the universe….

A quantum computer “can feel all the possibilities at once,” said Warner A. Miller, a physicist at Florida Atlantic University….”

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/national-security/article179971861.html

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Deus ex machina: former Google engineer is developing an AI god | Technology | The Guardian

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For Istvan, an AI-based God is likely to be more rational and more attractive than current concepts (“the Bible is a sadistic book”) and, he added, “this God will actually exist and hopefully will do things for us.”

AI is simply lines of code running on silicon chips…. created in the programmers image.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/28/artificial-intelligence-god-anthony-levandowski

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Vantablack – Wikipedia

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The material is being used by artist Anish Kapoor who said, “It’s effectively like a paint… Imagine a space that’s so dark that as you walk in you lose all sense of where you are, what you are, and especially all sense of time.”[14][15]

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vantablack

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Silicon Valley Is Not Your Friend – The New York Times

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Now that Google, Facebook, Amazon have become world dominators, the questions of the hour are, can the public be convinced to see Silicon Valley as the wrecking ball that it is? And do we still have the regulatory tools and social cohesion to restrain the monopolists before they smash the foundations of our society?

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/10/13/opinion/sunday/Silicon-Valley-Is-Not-Your-Friend.html?mtrref=undefined&gwh=0AED657BFBC047FD80AEEAC55A733A41&gwt=pay&assetType=opinion

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