[ExI] Kaku the clueless
possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 18 09:01:36 UTC 2011
I listened to Michio Kaku on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, where he
was plugging his new book, Physics of the Future. But I was disappointed
that he slammed cryonics, basically saying that the cryonauts would be
"thawed out" like frozen hamburger by the people of the far future, and that
the damage would be insurmountable to repair. Kaku mentioned the need to
prevent freezing damage, but he seemed ignorant of the vitrification agents
used by current cryonics companies.
I was truly stunned by his view on the future of computing (at he claimed to
be looking at the year 2100!) that saw AGI as never having the ability to
compete with humans for work that entails creativity and our own forms of
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