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bcorners
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5/17/2012 8:51:03 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Google is updating their algorithm again to try to "think more like a human" but is it going too far or is it something we need to continue to get lazier as humans?

http://googleblog.blogspot.in...
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5/18/2012 9:44:03 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
While I do enjoy the ability to be more lazy with each technological advance, I have grave concerns about humanity becoming symbiotic with its technology. Memory comes immediately to mind: gone are the days when we could memorize and recite entire Homeric epics. Some schools are no longer teaching cursive writing. Right now, if we lost all technology, it would be an enormous culture shock, but we could probably recover; in fifty or a hundred years, that may no longer be true.

Having said that, I want an iPad. :-/
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5/18/2012 10:07:29 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/18/2012 9:44:03 AM, WriterDave wrote:
Memory comes immediately to mind: gone are the days when we could memorize and recite entire Homeric epics.

That isn't because of genetic changes though. We'd still be fundamentally the same even we lost all our technology, so I doubt we'd have lost our ability to memorise large quantities of information.

Besides, there's far too much information in the modern world for it even to be worth memorising that much. The ability to evaluate and interpret data is more important. That's what we have that computers don't.
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5/18/2012 10:08:25 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Lizard people be trying to take over.
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5/18/2012 11:23:04 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/18/2012 10:08:25 AM, OberHerr wrote:
Lizard people be trying to take over.

*drags Ober away*
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5/18/2012 12:16:25 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/18/2012 11:23:04 AM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:08:25 AM, OberHerr wrote:
Lizard people be trying to take over.

*drags Ober away*

Nu uh.
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5/18/2012 12:31:29 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/18/2012 12:16:25 PM, OberHerr wrote:
At 5/18/2012 11:23:04 AM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:08:25 AM, OberHerr wrote:
Lizard people be trying to take over.

*drags Ober away*

Nu uh.

uh huh
#UnbanTheMadman

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5/18/2012 12:31:56 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/18/2012 12:31:29 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 5/18/2012 12:16:25 PM, OberHerr wrote:
At 5/18/2012 11:23:04 AM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:08:25 AM, OberHerr wrote:
Lizard people be trying to take over.

*drags Ober away*

Nu uh.

uh huh

Nu uh.
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5/18/2012 4:01:56 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/18/2012 10:07:29 AM, Kinesis wrote:
At 5/18/2012 9:44:03 AM, WriterDave wrote:
Memory comes immediately to mind: gone are the days when we could memorize and recite entire Homeric epics.

That isn't because of genetic changes though. We'd still be fundamentally the same even we lost all our technology, so I doubt we'd have lost our ability to memorise large quantities of information.

Besides, there's far too much information in the modern world for it even to be worth memorising that much. The ability to evaluate and interpret data is more important. That's what we have that computers don't.

You may be right. Such feats of memory aren't completely unheard of today. But as long as we have a symbiosis with technology, the ability to memorize won't be selected for. Nor, if computers become sufficiently strong, will the ability to evaluate and interpret data.

There are people who anticipate these problems, and are taking very early steps to ensure that, when the computer overlords arrive, they'll have our best interests in mind as a growing species.
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5/31/2012 7:59:15 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/18/2012 9:44:03 AM, WriterDave wrote:
While I do enjoy the ability to be more lazy with each technological advance, I have grave concerns about humanity becoming symbiotic with its technology. Memory comes immediately to mind: gone are the days when we could memorize and recite entire Homeric epics. Some schools are no longer teaching cursive writing. Right now, if we lost all technology, it would be an enormous culture shock, but we could probably recover; in fifty or a hundred years, that may no longer be true.

Having said that, I want an iPad. :-/

Waaaat????

Seriously? You have "The Odyssey" memorized?
You know how people, when they don't know the meaning of a word, automatically think it's appropriate?
Well, How about this one:
Schloop-Schloop-Ping-a-Pang-bong
Which means:
To play a vigorous game of monopoly
THEBOMB
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5/31/2012 9:22:17 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/31/2012 7:59:15 AM, Oldfrith wrote:
At 5/18/2012 9:44:03 AM, WriterDave wrote:
While I do enjoy the ability to be more lazy with each technological advance, I have grave concerns about humanity becoming symbiotic with its technology. Memory comes immediately to mind: gone are the days when we could memorize and recite entire Homeric epics. Some schools are no longer teaching cursive writing. Right now, if we lost all technology, it would be an enormous culture shock, but we could probably recover; in fifty or a hundred years, that may no longer be true.

Having said that, I want an iPad. :-/

Waaaat????

Seriously? You have "The Odyssey" memorized?

You're saying you don't...isn't that normal?
ConservativePolitico
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5/31/2012 10:32:03 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/18/2012 4:01:56 PM, WriterDave wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:07:29 AM, Kinesis wrote:
At 5/18/2012 9:44:03 AM, WriterDave wrote:
Memory comes immediately to mind: gone are the days when we could memorize and recite entire Homeric epics.

That isn't because of genetic changes though. We'd still be fundamentally the same even we lost all our technology, so I doubt we'd have lost our ability to memorise large quantities of information.

Besides, there's far too much information in the modern world for it even to be worth memorising that much. The ability to evaluate and interpret data is more important. That's what we have that computers don't.

You may be right. Such feats of memory aren't completely unheard of today. But as long as we have a symbiosis with technology, the ability to memorize won't be selected for. Nor, if computers become sufficiently strong, will the ability to evaluate and interpret data.

There are people who anticipate these problems, and are taking very early steps to ensure that, when the computer overlords arrive, they'll have our best interests in mind as a growing species.

You all are overreacting. Technological advances have been happening since the dawn of man and we have retained our ability to think creatively and come up with new ideas.

You guys sound like the Flat Earth Society... opposed to new ideas because they're scary.