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#21 Azalin

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 10:10 PM

Hawking's opinion on the matter is no more or less valuable than mine, or anyone else's.

 

Wasn't he recently saying that it would be AI that will do us in in 100 years? That's what I though the linked article would be about until I read it.



#22 Doc Brown

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 10:12 PM

Any chance we win a Superbowl by then?

I think there's a better chance of Hawking's being right than the Bills winning a Superbowl by then.



#23 Deranged Rhino

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 10:39 PM

 

Wasn't he recently saying that it would be AI that will do us in in 100 years? That's what I though the linked article would be about until I read it.

 

Yes. 

 

Previously he said that we were risking our species' fate by so openly broadcasting our signals to (possible) aggressive ET civilizations out there in the cosmos. But I don't think he put a dead line on that one. 

 

But to me, whatever gets us to move faster towards becoming an interplanetary species is just a means to an end. 



#24 meazza

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 11:42 PM

 
Yes. 
 
Previously he said that we were risking our species' fate by so openly broadcasting our signals to (possible) aggressive ET civilizations out there in the cosmos. But I don't think he put a dead line on that one. 
 
But to me, whatever gets us to move faster towards becoming an interplanetary species is just a means to an end. 


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