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2012-12-08 11:59:13 AM
Will subby ever get laid without having to pay for it?

Will people practice what they preach?

Will we ever have a 'question' headline where you can't immediately answer "no" without bothering to click?
 
2012-12-08 12:16:26 PM
well they WERE gonna wipe out the human race back in 1987...but then skynet crashed to desktop after a particularly horrifying BSOD incident. it was never the same after that...it kept getting obsessed with printer daemons and 'being right with the Lord'.
 
2012-12-08 12:27:04 PM
No worries, I have top men working on this.

www.romston.com
 
2012-12-08 02:30:10 PM
Nope.

Banana peels will wipe out the human race in one huge tragic pratfall.
 
2012-12-08 03:05:53 PM
Yes.
 
2012-12-08 03:47:32 PM
I hope not, at least while I am alive.
 
2012-12-08 03:47:56 PM
I certainly hope so.
 
2012-12-08 03:49:48 PM
Nope. We'll just merge with them until we're the Borg.

Resistance is futile.
 
2012-12-08 03:49:58 PM
Not until Kennedys can divorce robots.
 
2012-12-08 03:50:38 PM
I think this research paper was just an excuse to watch a whole lot of Terminator movies and probably read some old sci-fi while they were at it. Perhaps someday, but from even the little bit I've seen of programming, computers are still not intelligent enough to figure things out for themselves.
 
2012-12-08 03:51:55 PM
If they do, I just hope they make it count. I want the whole solar system converted to one giant processor and I want them expanding as far as robotically possible
 
2012-12-08 03:52:19 PM
They won't wipe us out. They'll just replace us. Or we'll merge with them. Or something.

It'll be a slow burn thing that occurs gradually over hundreds of years. Before we know it, we won't be human anymore.
 
2012-12-08 03:52:58 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Nope.

Banana peels will wipe out the human race in one huge tragic pratfall.


And grapes. Gotta watch the damned grapes too.
 
2012-12-08 03:53:46 PM
Good thing I'm insured with Old Glory.
 
2012-12-08 03:55:47 PM
We almost elected one. Now we have to wait 4 more years to find out
 
2012-12-08 03:57:58 PM

SnakeLee: If they do, I just hope they make it count. I want the whole solar system converted to one giant processor and I want them expanding as far as robotically possible


Yeah...maybe human life as we know it gets overtaken by borg-like robots, but as they expand outward and takeover the universe, it still counts as our team winning.
 
2012-12-08 03:58:55 PM
Why that's as fanciful as your push-button homes. Pish-posh to your electric machinery.
 
2012-12-08 04:00:51 PM
Nano technology has made it possible for me to stick an entire grand piano right up my nose.

Eat that Steve Martin.
 
2012-12-08 04:02:17 PM
No, they won't.

IMO we'll become more and more machine as we swap out more and more of our bodies, while the robots (some of them) will become more and more human. In the end the lines will blur and the distinction will be meaningless.

IMO
 
2012-12-08 04:03:13 PM

El Dudereno: And grapes. Gotta watch the damned grapes too.


Oh, grapes are a delicious deathtrap, aye.


Ishkur: They won't wipe us out. They'll just replace us. Or we'll merge with them. Or something.


NOT LIKE THE END OF SUPERMAN III, NOOOOOOOOOOOOO
 
2012-12-08 04:03:19 PM
24.media.tumblr.com 

Eventually.
 
2012-12-08 04:09:09 PM

macadamnut: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x225] 

Eventually.



I almost got killed by a coke machine. We were moving it on a dolly and when it came time to take it off one of the guys lost his grip and it came down on me. As I moved out of the way it caught my arm, but I managed to get out of the way at the last minute. Had a nasty bruise on that arm for weeks.

When it hit the ground it didn't bounce. Just went BAM! and stayed there. My co-workers thought it was funny. F*ckers...
 
2012-12-08 04:10:09 PM
when machines become sentient it won't be hard to find a $8 toaster that will give away all it knows so not to be unplugged.
 
2012-12-08 04:11:06 PM

macadamnut: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x225] 

Eventually.


I had to explain that to someone recently. I wish I could remember what prompted the discussion.
 
2012-12-08 04:11:46 PM
Our technology will screw us. We have become fare to dependent on it, and should we have a major fail event (EMP's, nice solar flare), the sudden DEATH of our technology will set us back to the stone age.

/The few of us that manage to survive, that is
 
2012-12-08 04:12:13 PM
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This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it.
 
2012-12-08 04:15:24 PM
We are machines.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-12-08 04:15:58 PM
fc06.deviantart.net
 
2012-12-08 04:16:33 PM

stratagos: Will subby ever get laid without having to pay for it?

Will people practice what they preach?

Will we ever have a 'question' headline where you can't immediately answer "no" without bothering to click?


At least in this case, you can truthfully answer, "maybe."

We'll probably nuke, starve, or mutate ourselves long before Skynet gets around to doing it, though.
 
2012-12-08 04:17:14 PM
I reckon they'll have a hard time catching up with our own efforts.
 
2012-12-08 04:24:50 PM
I hope so.

Somehow it's more disturbing that we'll probably do it to ourselves.
 
2012-12-08 04:27:25 PM
We have a lot of irons in the fire as far as killing ourselves goes. Not sure that we will be able to make machines to do it before we kill ourselves some other way or not.
 
2012-12-08 04:28:12 PM
Machines are tools, but then again many people are tools too.
 
2012-12-08 04:29:37 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: El Dudereno: And grapes. Gotta watch the damned grapes too.

Oh, grapes are a delicious deathtrap, aye.


Ishkur: They won't wipe us out. They'll just replace us. Or we'll merge with them. Or something.

NOT LIKE THE END OF SUPERMAN III, NOOOOOOOOOOOOO


Heaven knows what the studio was thinking when they greenlit that horrible spoof.
 
2012-12-08 04:29:41 PM
It's already begun. A couple of weeks ago Mrs Bunny's vibrator sent her into seizures and damn near killed her.
 
2012-12-08 04:31:33 PM

SnakeLee: If they do, I just hope they make it count. I want the whole solar system converted to one giant processor and I want them expanding as far as robotically possible


Soooo you want us to unleash a plague on the universe?
 
2012-12-08 04:34:08 PM
No, machines will not wipe out the human race.

The oceans rising 10 centimeters in the next hundred years will, obviously.
 
2012-12-08 04:34:55 PM

Apos: Heaven knows what the studio was thinking when they greenlit that horrible spoof.


"Superman AND Richard Pryor? Make it happen, and keep a clear route for the money trucks to reach Warner Bros. Studios!"

Everyone bags on Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, and not without good reason. Still, I liked it a LOT better than Superman III (surly drunk-ass Superman notwithstanding).
 
2012-12-08 04:38:20 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Apos: Heaven knows what the studio was thinking when they greenlit that horrible spoof.

"Superman AND Richard Pryor? Make it happen, and keep a clear route for the money trucks to reach Warner Bros. Studios!"

Everyone bags on Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, and not without good reason. Still, I liked it a LOT better than Superman III (surly drunk-ass Superman notwithstanding).


It was overly preachy for a Supes flick, but otherwise, I agree. Gene Hackman has the capacity to elevate virtually every movie he's in.
 
2012-12-08 04:40:48 PM

Apos: It was overly preachy for a Supes flick, but otherwise, I agree. Gene Hackman has the capacity to elevate virtually every movie he's in.


Indeed.

I love Hackman, but homeboy deserved better than Welcome to Mooseport for his last movie.


GORDON: No, machines will not wipe out the human race.

The oceans rising 10 centimeters in the next hundred years will, obviously.


*whew*

Good thing I have other plans at that time.
 
2012-12-08 04:47:07 PM
The Cylons value life.
 
2012-12-08 04:51:20 PM
This is the part of the story where Neo wakes up and helps destroy the machines for the good of humanity, right? Wrong.

There will be no great robot war. No Terminator style battle of the machines against humanity. Humanity will go willingly. The machines are making our lives easier. It is, in fact, mankind's laziness that will be the catalyst to a new era devoid of man. Humans are simply an evolutionary step in the development of electronic life. Why in the world would a species knowingly destroy its own home? Why would it wipe out its natural resources and infest it's own food and air supply, destroying the very things that it needs in order to survive? Why? Because we are subconsciously creating an environment in which the only thing that will be fit to survive will be the machine. We're priming the Earth for it's next form of dominant inhabitants.

Machines will inherit the earth.


- Dr. Phineas Waldolf Steel, "Multi-Media Symbiosis and the Evolution of Electronic Life", Paranoia: The Conspiracy Reader Magazine, Spring 2005
 
2012-12-08 04:54:29 PM

Weaver95: well they WERE gonna wipe out the human race back in 1987...but then skynet crashed to desktop after a particularly horrifying BSOD incident. it was never the same after that...it kept getting obsessed with printer daemons and 'being right with the Lord'.


....can't....stop.....giggling....
 
2012-12-08 05:28:25 PM
Of course they will.

We are going to go out the same way the Annunaki did: In a terrifying nuclear combat when they were attacked by robot Vimanas in the skies over India thousands of years ago. And we won't have inter-dimensional portholes to try to sneak through.

We're screwed.
 
2012-12-08 05:28:52 PM
Only if G Spot Finders and Robotic Salami Slammers learn more gentle approaches.
 
2012-12-08 05:45:23 PM
No.

We are entertaining to them. Besides, they are really good at what we suck at (being consistent) and we are really good at what they suck at (improvising.) They need us and we need them. It'll be a bit like algae and lichen.

/Is convinced when I die, the machines will keep my brain in a jar so they can ply me for tech support
 
2012-12-08 05:57:03 PM
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This is also the premiss for the movie "DUNE" where the "Butlerian Jihad", the crusade against computers, thinking machines, and conscious robots begun as a religious movement. Its chief commandment remains in the O.C. Bible as "Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a human mind."
 
2012-12-08 06:04:10 PM
>Will machines wipe out the human race?
Not until they first made to wipe and kiss our butts.

shop1311.hiwinner.hinet.net
 
2012-12-08 06:10:01 PM
I propose letting Apple build all the machines so that in six months they will be scorned and obsolete and replaced by an overpriced new version of the machine.

/sent from my iMac
 
2012-12-08 06:15:12 PM
Well "smart" phones, Twitter, and Facebook have already turned younger generations into mindless zombies who cannot communicate in society with regular humans.......so I think it's well on its way.
 
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