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Old 11-08-2017, 10:35 AM   #7
Dave
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I'm not bothered in the slightest about the idea that computers will become conscious and enslave the human race because according to most professional researchers of consciousness studies, AI becoming conscious isn't possible.

Yogananda certainly didn't mention anything about threats from killer robots. I find the whole idea quite laughable. We already have quantum computers like that Watson thing, and that is about the limit as far as I can see.

The idea, I suppose, is that as microchips interact with human tissue at more complex levels, some form of AI could generate consciousness. But, it would still be dependent on the human tissue and the human brain and mind ultimately.

A more likely scenario is akin to the movie The Lawnmower Man, where a retarded man hooks himself into a virtual reality computer system and it goes wrong, causing worldwide calamity.
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