[ExI] cool! locals create circuit board modeled on the human brain

spike spike66 at att.net
Mon May 5 19:31:43 UTC 2014



>… On Behalf Of Adrian Tymes
Subject: Re: [ExI] cool! locals create circuit board modeled on the human brain


On May 5, 2014 7:03 AM, "spike" <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
>>… My son is showing increasing talent in the math department…Suggestions welcome.  This is talent I don’t want to see wasted the way mine was.

>…What does he want to do?  It is easiest to play to his interests…

Ja.  Minecraft.  Oy vey, his favorite is Stampy Longhead.  Spare me.  Oh do spare me from that guy.  He is the modern version of Pee Wee Herman, who drove parents to distraction a generation ago.  

I wouldn’t be surprised if someone takes Stampy’s online commentary, chops it into pieces and cobbles together a recording which makes it sound like he is saying something untoward, perhaps racist or creepy in some other way, then leaks it to the public.  It wouldn’t be admissible evidence in court, but it wouldn’t need to be in order to ruin him completely.

I don’t understand the grip Minecraft has on this generation.  They seem to writhe helplessly in its relentless grip.  Have we any Minecraft players present who can explain please?

>>… An example of what BillW has in mind is giving a processor a few thousand games of checkers and seeing if it can figure out the rules and become a checkers player.  I think something like this has been done, but I don’t know the details.

>…Do you mean Blondie24?  Adrian

Cool thanks, that’s the one.  We know it is theoretically possible for machines to learn.  “You” are inside one of them right now, a machine which did learn, can and will learn even more.




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