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Q&A "Life post-Singularity", or "How to survive without Instagram"

The Story The year is 2027, singularity happened. A powerful AI (let's call it Eve) was created. In a matter of days, it escaped the control of its creators and hacked all the computers of the wor...

14 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Babika Babaka‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by wizzwizz4‭

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Q&A Given a Computer program that had self preservation and reproduction subroutines, how could it "evolve" into a self aware state?

Preface Evolution is great for trial and error over millennia. It creates wonderfully intelligent creatures that are suitable for a variety of habitats. All it needs to start with is a creature th...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Sidney‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Sidney‭

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Q&A Does this SciFi plot about quantum singularity violate laws of physics?

I'm writing a science fiction, although I'm not from a physics background. A part of my plot is: In a futuristic Earth threatened by huge power demand and climate change, a scientist creates a qua...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Bagho‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Bagho‭

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Q&A How deep underground should a data center on Earth's moon be, to be comparably safe to one on Earth?

The singularity has occurred and it wants an off-site backup. How deep should we all bury the lunar datacenter to be comfortably safe from radiation, cosmic rays, etc., while not causing cave-ins ...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Sam Washburn‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by Sam Washburn‭

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Q&A The economics of uploaded personalities

Setting Humans have spent centuries investigating human consciousness, brain physiology, AI, and other technologies. We've finally figured out how to "upload" a "consciousness" (these are quoted b...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Jim2B‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by Jim2B‭

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Q&A How will uploaded personalities be represented in a government?

I'm going to use the US model for the simple reason that I'm most familiar with it. Constraints and assumptions In the US, legislative representation is by region (state) and population levels. ...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Jim2B‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by Jim2B‭