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Quote from: alancalverd on 20/09/2023 22:54:25So they won't be human - that's evolution of species.Is it really a problem?
So they won't be human - that's evolution of species.
Only if you talk about "we". And AFAIK no other species gives a damn about intergalactic colonisation, or whatever "consciousness" means.
What this comes down to is your personal ambition to pollute the rest of the universe. Not sure the rest of the universe is sympathetic.
Back to "we", I see! This is all vanity. Everyone should be prepared for his own death, and realise that nothing really matters in the long run - it's all just chemistry and physics.
Everything matters to me. I do not matter to the universe. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. ΔS > 0.
Only conscious entities can have values and meanings.
In an infinitely large system, the total entropy can increase indefinitely.
ancestors/predecessors who cared about the survival and sustainability of consciousness in their future.
Quote from: hamdani yusuf on 23/09/2023 11:55:04ancestors/predecessors who cared about the survival and sustainability of consciousness in their future.What evidence do you have of the postmortem aspirations of a dinosaur?
Only a few conscious entities have invented values and meanings, and they can't agree on any of them, so the concept has no cosmic significance - just a blip in the random nature of evolution.
Speaking as a finite system, I can foresee the point where the next increment of S becomes irrelevant to the intended function of the system and the Cosmic Torch of Progress is handed to the worms.
Technology will advance, without doubt, but it will be outpaced by the multiple problems mankind is facing before the end of the century.
Those who disagree with the universal terminal goal will eventually become irrelevant.
Quote from: paul cotter on 23/09/2023 15:19:28Technology will advance, without doubt, but it will be outpaced by the multiple problems mankind is facing before the end of the century. I don't think so. Thinking capacity of individual humans are inherently limited by the size of the skull, which was necessarily small to allow other functions required to survive sustainaby. The same limitation doesn't apply to AI.
Quote from: hamdani yusuf on 23/09/2023 15:06:32Those who disagree with the universal terminal goal will eventually become irrelevant.If anyone disagrees with it, it isn't a universal goal.
AI can't stop climate change, nor prevent politicians from telling lies.
Nor can it solve food and resource shortages, out of control migration and subsequent wars.