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Fri Sep 22, 2017, 02:09 PM

We were promised flying cars, instead we got sucidical robots


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Reply We were promised flying cars, instead we got sucidical robots (Original post)
FSogol Sep 2017 OP
nycbos Sep 2017 #1
cemaphonic Sep 2017 #2
Major Nikon Sep 2017 #7
fleur-de-lisa Sep 2017 #3
Binkie The Clown Sep 2017 #4
NotASurfer Sep 2017 #5
bettyellen Sep 2017 #6

Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 02:10 PM

1. This is what I expected.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 02:39 PM

2. There was a company building flying cars in the 1950s.

It never got beyond the prototype phase, because it turns out that people didn't actually want flying cars, but they actually worked pretty well.

The Boeing Museum of Flight in Seattle has one:

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Response to cemaphonic (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 03:31 PM

7. It did actually get past the prototype stage

They received certification from the FAA and produced 4 FAA certified models, of which one is still flying. What actually killed the flying car back then is automobile standards were changed which prohibited new models from being legally driven on public roads.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 02:40 PM

3. But sex robots are coming (no pun intended) . . .

so there's that.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 02:46 PM

4. When I entered the computer field professionally in 1964...

...artificial intelligence equal to human intelligence was just ten years in the future.

Now, 63 years later, artificial intelligence equal to human intelligence is just ten years in the future. That's real progress!

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 03:02 PM

5. I think we have produced racist chatbots

Maybe it all depends on which humans, and how intelligent.

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Response to NotASurfer (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 03:17 PM

6. Garbage in, garbage out.... diversity matters, because the algorithms we got going on now...

 

Are hurting people and tech is being used against us.

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