[extropy-chat] Serenity: "...make people better."

Robert J. Bradbury bradbury at aeiveos.com
Fri Oct 14 15:19:51 UTC 2005

Spike wrote,

> Let us keep in mind that at some level, humans are
> all in competition with each other.

Noticing the recent successes in the DARPA car race
(as well as the fact that software can "understand"
speech, can speak, and rewrite news articles) people
should realize that the competition down the road
is going to be wish computer software & AIs not
so much with other humans. For example -- how long
before all truck drivers are replaced with "driving"
software?  5 years?  10 years?  One of the reasons
Volkswagon contributed to the Stanford car effort
is because they want to put the driving software
into cars to make them safer.  Once you do that
then replacing the driver become only a matter
of time.

The one hope here is that we get the nanotech breakthroughs
that allow "Sapphire Mansions".  In such environments
the concept of "wealth" has to shift.


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