[ExI] nondestructive uploading of sorts
kellycoinguy at gmail.com
Wed Oct 9 21:45:00 UTC 2013
On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 11:37 AM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
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> >…Frankly, you’re next…****
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> We are a looooong long ways from true uploading.
So now we have these computers with cameras, and they can read what we
> write and listen to what we say, taking digital samples of our voice as we
> talk on Skype and so forth. We can imagine a kinda-sorta uploading where
> the computer imitates our style using our digitally recorded voices and our
> image on the screen. Using only current technology, we might be able to
> rig something that feels like we are visiting with our digital selves.
> Clearly that is a form of nondestructive uploading in a very loose sense, a
> toy version of it anyway.
That is precisely what Ray Kurzweil is working on at Google. It might not
be as far off as you think for this sort of toy.
> So the more we learn, the dumber we get. If we figure it out completely,
> then we may eventually discover what I have already begun to suspect: that
> we are stupid.
Ding ding ding, give the man a cigar!
> **I could imagine using the above toy with our parents and grandparents,
> so that after they are gone, we could have a better-than-nothing Eliza-ish
> “discussion” of sorts with their avatar.
> Would that be cool or what?
Google apparently thinks so.
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