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(Mother Nature Network)   If either ants or an artificial intelligence ever wanted to take out the human race, there is probably nothing we could do about it   (mnn.com ) divider line
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5726 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 Jul 2014 at 7:53 AM (1 year ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-07-22 02:33:22 AM  
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Find the short story "Expendable" by Plilip K. Dick.  It addresses this issue in a profoundly paranoid P.K. Dick fashion ;)
2014-07-22 08:54:50 AM  
1 vote:

Ker_Thwap: Every summer I buy a $3.50 vial of Terro ant bait. They gather it, feed it to the queen, game over.  Ants are about the easiest insect to exterminate from your home.


And yet you have to do it every year...
2014-07-22 08:47:14 AM  
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dittybopper: Muta: Over several million years of evolution, modern humans have already outcompeted several primates and other human species, such as Denisovans, hobbitlike creatures dubbed Homo floresiensis, and Neanderthals

Having a bunch of little hobbits running around would have been cool.  We suck.

No, we don't suck.  We're very, very, *VERY* good at what we do.  That's how we've come to dominate the planet.


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Begs to differ.
2014-07-22 08:41:22 AM  
1 vote:
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2014-07-22 08:28:25 AM  
1 vote:
Ya know, FARK does its part to prevent this sort of catastrophe.  At the bottom of the page is a button that says, "Report a bug".

So, do it, ok?
2014-07-22 08:24:52 AM  
1 vote:
Sure we could do something about it. We'd make a reality TV show out of our apocalypse.
2014-07-22 08:24:23 AM  
1 vote:
Do we have robots that are smart as cats yet? How can we tell that they're as smart as a cat? Do they sit around all day licking their own butts? Do they chase laser pointers? Do they run away and hide after tthey've knocked something off the table?

The problem with AI isn't how smart it will be. The problem with AI is how damned stupid it will turn out to be.
2014-07-22 08:19:02 AM  
1 vote:
What we need are aunteaters.

/uncle
2014-07-22 08:16:27 AM  
1 vote:

Muta: Over several million years of evolution, modern humans have already outcompeted several primates and other human species, such as Denisovans, hobbitlike creatures dubbed Homo floresiensis, and Neanderthals

Having a bunch of little hobbits running around would have been cool.  We suck.


No, we don't suck.  We're very, very, *VERY* good at what we do.  That's how we've come to dominate the planet.
2014-07-22 07:59:16 AM  
1 vote:

Sybarite: As was foretold.


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Thanks, ants.  Thants.
 
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