I've been a Kurzweil follower for a long time. How many /sci/entists are true believers that we'll reach AI in 2029 and quickly reach the singularity soon thereafter? I live in Silicon Valley and there are still so many people that are blind here. If you are actually a true believer, how do you cope?
The notion that we might pierce the veil of reality in a continuous arc from our current consciousnesses has caused me to go a little bit insane. It makes the universe so much more mysterious and my life seem so much weirder.
WHY ME. WHY SHOULD ANY OF US BE THE ONES TO GO ON THIS JOURNEY?
WHO THE FUCK ARE WE. WHY AM I ME.
if its any comfort anon, even it did get invented, you would probably be too poor to afford it :3
Afford what? Strong AI? Immortality? You have no idea how much money I have anyway :333
Anyway, I believe that we will become quasi communists and roughly equally divide the value of the gains discovered by the strong AI explosion. If we don't, I'll be among the first to rebel against those who think they deserve to hoard the value from strong AI.
Implying your, or anyone's, consciousness is real.
For all we know who we are dies every night in delta sleep and a new self takes over in the morning believing it's been the same self all along.
Define "real". Consciousness is like a river. The water and pebbles that flow through the river change on a constant basis like our cells, but the general shape and pattern of the river remains roughly the same and transforms slowly over time.
That's what you hope, anyway.
I believe they died every time.
daily reminder to do research before posting these stupid fucking threads
processors speeds are plateauing
modelling modern AI is nothing like a full-scale neurological system
and vast revelations are monumentally beyond our reach
The problem is that singularitards did do their so-called research by reading pop sci shit that talks about how quantum computers are super duper powerful and nanobots are just around the corner and Moore's Law is going to go on forever and are deluded into thinking that they actually understand something about science instead of realizing that they're just "science groupies".
>I've been a Kurzweil follower for a long time
LITERALLY why? The man has been ousted for a while now as a kook, and anyone with passing knowledge in CS or neuroscience knows he's full of shit.
>The notion that we might pierce the veil of reality in a continuous arc from our current consciousnesses has caused me to go a little bit insane
None of that has anything to do with AI. Protip, considering any task, if humans can't perform it given an infinite amount of time, don't expect any AI to be able to perform it either.