Posted by: eileenandrory | August 23, 2009

The Supermind

There’s been a lot of science fiction about Artificial Intelligence, my favousite is ‘Mike’ the super computer from Heinleins  ‘The Moon is a Harsh Mistress”

I recently listened to a SALT podcast by Kevin Kelly on the future of science, one of the things he talked about was the size and complexity of the internet and how it is approaching the size <in terms of neural links and synapses> of the human brain.

So how far away do you think it is until the internet is self aware?

Imagine the internet as a being, Google was just a way of asking questions, the answers you get back not those of another human, but a deduction by the ‘machine’ from information provided by humans.

It’s a little scary, but way cool.


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