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Posted by Clerk on December 25, 2003 18:11:23 UTC

From your link:

"An entity (computers or humans, it not mattering which) will eventually become all-knowing. How much time passes before this occurs is not important. All-knowing is likely to be all-powerful insofar as knowledge leads to power, as has been our experience."

This essay is on the work of Ray Kurzwiel who is famed for developing speech recognition and for writing books that predicted the future of computers. He started several companies. One of his companies used corrupt practices and its President is still in jail. Ray was Chairman of the Board and somehow escaped prosecution.

The point of Ray's latest book, besides extensively exemplifying how his previous predictions were true, is that computers will take over the world. Turning that situation into a caring Computer God is quite a reach.

Do you believe in the Computer God?

J

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