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I think its kina technically true but at the same time highly misleading

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Original Poster3 points · 4 hours ago

I think if it's true then it would be good or not ? : ) If we can make the best use of our economy it would be great

18 points · 20 hours ago

the only thing I am going to miss about steam is the workshop. BO3 mod tools were sick and the workshop made it so easy to get them. Such a shame they released the mod tools after the game already died.

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Look at StarCraft 2 having massive amounts of modding while being a game


They crossed 58 million today ? I know that India's population is really big and also has a large amount of internet users too but is that the case ? Or are they sub botting ???????


i don't think so they have the views to back it up.

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Original Poster0 points · 1 day ago

Your point ?

There's so much BS everywhere here

Please substantiate.

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Original Poster1 point · 1 day ago · edited 9 hours ago

It's hard to put ALL of it but there's so much negative things here and posts here and even the comments have so many negative stuff ... It makes me feel that we can't rise up from our condition and India is hopeless ... Moat if not All the news is negative and the posts too .... Is there really nothing positive left about India ?...for example TN government banning phones in college ...

Well, if you have the ability to travel in time, then you can send a probe to various eras of the past, and the future, then have those probes transmit the data back to you.

You then begin gathering tremendous information about the past and future that no one ever had before.

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2 points · 5 days ago · edited 5 days ago

But isn't FTL and Time travel impossible according to the laws of physics ? It would be great if a superintelligence can do that : ) We can only settle in 10 billion galaxies out of the 200 billion galaxies tho : ( due to light speed limits

Yes, you are correct:

FTL is impossible, according to the laws of physics!

But NOT Time Travel.

Time Travel is indeed possible!

I know that sounds spectacular, and unbelievable, and crazy...

but, thanks to Einstein's theories, we know that the FASTER you go, the further into the future you go!

So... this means every time you get into a car or airplane, you are jumping a fraction, of a fraction, of a fraction... second into the future!

In fact, if I remember correctly, there is one person on Earth right now (a Russian Cosmonaut) who traveled into the future by 1 second!

That means this Cosmonaut lives over 1 second further into the future, than he should!

How can that be?

Well, he was stuck on the MIR Space Station, which traveled ultra fast in its orbit over Earth, at a rate of over 18,000 miles per hour!

So during that time the Cosmonaut kept going further and further into the future, until he was over 1 second into the future!

In a sense he's a true time traveler from the past, that lives with us now!

So ya...

Let us say, FOR EXAMPLE, that you go fast enough in a space-ship, at a decent fraction of the speed of light, and you travel to the nearest star system:

Proxima-Alpha-Beta Centauri.

And then, NEXT, you slingshot yourself around those suns, using their gravity, and fling yourself, back to Earth...

Well, then, from your perspective aboard the ship, only a couple of years or so, will have passed.

But back home on Earth, 500 hundred years will have passed!

So in this scenario, you can literally transport yourself into the future, thanks to the fact that you were travelling and moving so quickly!

Again: the faster you move, the slower time moves for you!

So... that's how one would go about travelling in time, into the future:

Just move faster!

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2 points · 2 days ago · edited 2 days ago

I have a question Does an ASI have to necessarily have consciousness to gain all those feats ? Can it be creative without having a consciousness And would an ASI be infinitely intelligence in terms of Qualitatively thinking and speed too ?

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  1. Intelligence explosion is where artificial intelligence is smart/intelligent enough to improve its own intelligence algorithm so that it gets smarter for each improvement. By "smarter" I mean that the algorithm allows the intelligent entity to learn faster, learn in greater depth, and have greater mental capacity for a GIVEN amount of computing resources (same computer, different algorithms for a FAIR comparison). The algorithm is important, but so is hardware. An algorithm can only have so much power on a limited computing hardware. The more powerful a computer is (more calculations per second and more memory and more memory bandwidth), the more potential an intelligent entity with a given algorithm has. An example of this is humans vs other animals. Our human brain has essentially the same intelligence algorithm as other animals. Same neurons, same neo-cortical structure, but different brain sizes. The number of neurons able to process information is important too. The bigger, or more powerful the brain/hardware is, the greater POTENTIAL there is for greater intelligence. So in an intelligence explosion, as new hardware becomes available, AI becomes more capable. Imagine exponential growth of computing for AI. In ten years it becomes 1000x more powerful. In twenty, a million times. In thirty, a billion. This is what an intelligence explosion is.
  2. An intelligence explosion would cause many things. A couple are increased advances in nanotech and genetics and an explosion of art.
    1. Nanotech. We could build anything atom by atom. All you need is the raw ingredients and the required energy for the process. We will transform our entire world, atom by atom into whatever we want.
    2. Genetic engineering. With genetic engineering, it should be possible to maintain the body indefinitely, reversing aging while curing cancer, heart disease and other illnesses. All diseases, caused by genetic diseases or pathogens, will no longer be a problem.
    3. Art. Having greater intelligence will enable us to create genius art works. Because we will be smarter, we will have a greater understanding of beauty and thus better able to express it through art works.
  3. Intelligence is not infinite, as long as its resources are finite.
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Can you please elaborate point 3


Can someone become infinitely intelligent?


No. Finite mass-energy in the observable universe.

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Original Poster1 point · 7 days ago

But if we had access to the matter outside our observable universe theoretically ?


Workarounds that don't violate laws of physics but potentially achieve goals which are only possible by violating known laws of physics , efficiently without breaking the laws of physics ? My example might not be possible according to Wikipedia even if it doesn't break Any physical laws but are workarounds like those possible ??????


When something is invented that seems to break the laws of physics, we either don't understand how it works, or don't understand the laws of physics.

Hopefully, one day we'll invent a drive that makes FTL travel reality; but if that ever happens, it'll be because our understanding of physical laws needs to be amended, not because we somehow broke them.

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Original Poster1 point · 7 days ago

I don't quite understand what you're saying ? Are you implying that the current laws of physics need to be proved wrong ? For FTL to be possible ?? It's true I guess that if a law is broken It wasn't a law in the first place

1 point · 7 days ago

It's law, not fact. Laws are created from research and consensus to be abided by. If you break the law you can't go to court and say 'well I broke the law so it can't be much of a law'

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Original Poster1 point · 7 days ago


No limits.

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2 points · 9 days ago

So basically we would be able to do things that are not possible because of physics without breaking a physical law


Maybe not everything, but I think with enough ingenuity, we'll be able to do a lot of things we now think are impossible or unfeasible.

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2 points · 9 days ago

Aww : ( why not everything

Well I guess it's just nature haha ~ : P


could we gain the properties of the new brain , for example the intelligence , personality etc of the new brain ?? or maybe memories or would we have to retrain ourselves like how we were when we were infants ??????


If you copied a brain, you would get all its 'parts'. If you only copied some information about the brain, you would only get what you copied. If it helps, you can't actually separate any of the 'parts' you mentioned, but I suspect that you weren't asking about that.

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Original Poster1 point · 12 days ago

How are both concepts different ?


And would we gain the properties of that brain ? and start with new memories to form and would have to retrain ourselves in new environments ? Like how babies Start learning ? Does consciousness being an emergent property prevent it from happening ?


Colleges are mass recruiters too, if you haven't noticed

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Original Poster1 point · 12 days ago

Isn't this like PSU companies ?~~

Bad as in?

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Original Poster3 points · 13 days ago

As how they treat their employees

(Not pay-scale wise tho)

We could probably think "better" depending on definition, but speed is probably limited by c, I say probably because I don't know what quantum entanglement could entail.

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Original Poster1 point · 16 days ago

If matter was infinite then could we also improve speed ?

Not by any method we know of today

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Original Poster1 point · 14 days ago

Huh ?

yeah I don't see why not.

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Original Poster2 points · 16 days ago

I want that to happen so much : ( ...

I'm not really worried about the "lifespan" of the universe limiting the lifespan of civilization. And here's why!

Basically in 10^10^10^10^2.08 years (the larger number shown in the video applies to a different kind of universe) our universe will repeat itself exactly as it is now. It's possible this conversation has already happened -- maybe many times. I don't know how it all works but Numberphile did a video on this as well. At the end they said our universe would tunnel to a new phase long before this amount of time passed. But I also don't know what that means lol...

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Original Poster1 point · 16 days ago

I really didn't understand : / do you mean to say that the universe will rebuild itself ? After it dies

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  1. It's important to note that a flat dark energyless universe still expands forever, but it slows down further and further asymptotically.

  2. I'm not really sure. I think it would depend on how fast dark energy is decaying in this scenario.

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Original Poster1 point · 16 days ago

Do you mean that if dark energy was decaying we could theoretically infinitely keep on settling to these infinite amount of galaxies but would be much slower than FTL ?

1 point · 17 days ago · edited 16 days ago

I wish I was able too. I'd try and do the math to see how fast dark energy would have to decay in order to make <FTL extragalactic colonization resonable, but that's way above my level!

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Original Poster-1 points · 17 days ago

It's fine I just need to know if it was possible then we could infinitely settle to all these galaxies : ) IF the universe is infinite in terms of how many galaxies it has

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Realistically, how much processing power would we need to evolve intelligence using that method?

We have basically no idea.

We could put some fairly confident upper and lower bounds on it, but they would be really bad bounds.

Also how would you test it?

Presumably the evolutionary fitness functions would double as tests.

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Original Poster1 point · 16 days ago

Could we really infinitely improve intelligence using evolutionary algorithms ? wouldn't that demand a lot of matter ?

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