The Robots are coming (Page 5)
kittybobo34: Still robot tech and drone robots are the necessary step for space. Until we have that we cant mine or build out there, no way to get to all those resources.
ghostgeek: It would seem so. I do wonder, though, what our role will be in this brave new world that is growing up around us at an ever accelerating pace
kittybobo34: Our role will be the old foggies, watching the new generation do things we only imagined.
briansmythe: Why have we got to go into space .shouldnt people try and get along here first or are we going to do to the Aliens like we do to the Russians
briansmythe: Its too expensive to get Resources from other planets , BTW hope the Chinese Space station that they lost control of Missed the US , your Sky lab hit the west cost here back in the 80"S
Mabye they should start doing something about all this Space Junk that's floating around up there First, I herd two Satalights Colided last year ,
kittybobo34: Agreed Brian, I meant resources from space. Once we are out there, we won't need planets anymore.
kittybobo34: Plenty of ice comets that we can hollow out, melting the center and depositing the ice on the outside. Using the ores and metals of the asteroids. Free power via solar cells. Once its big enough and strong enough we spin it and take advantage of the simulated gravity. Start building some industries and farming. At some point we will suddenly realize we don't need a planet anymore. There is no limit to how many habitats we can construct. All this is dependent on robot drones, an operator safe inside with the robot doing the dangerous stuff outside.
kittybobo34: Exactly what I have been saying. Only once we have an ice comet hollowed out, all we have to do is bring in the ore bearing asteroid into the center of it to mine it.
briansmythe: Or will we fall Victim to the Robot Drones gone mad , Only time will tell I suppose
ghostgeek: Let us take our speculation a little further. Instead of envisioning a time when we can adapt hostile environments to suit our needs, why not contemplate changing ourselves to fit new environments?
ghostgeek: There is only one creature known to man which can survive the ravages of deep space.
It is the water bear - officially known as the tardigrade - and despite being a fraction of a millimetre in length and mostly consigned to a lazy life exploring pond moss, it is almost indestructible.
You can freeze it at close to absolute zero - at minus 273C - or heat it to above 151C.
Or you could keep it without water for a decade, subject it to almost any kind of pressure, or send it into the radiation-filled vacuum of space where it can survive beyond ten days without any damage.
[ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2207828/This-bug--The-indestructible-micro-animals-survive-vacuum-space--blood.html ]
kittybobo34: Tardigrades are amazing, who knows with enough genetic engineering, we may get that tough some day.
ghostgeek: The way things are going we won't be around for "some day":
More than 100 leading robotics experts are urging the United Nations to take action in order to prevent the development of "killer robots".
In a letter to the organisation, artificial intelligence (AI) leaders, including billionaire Elon Musk, warn of "a third revolution in warfare".
The letter says "lethal autonomous" technology is a "Pandora's box", adding that time is of the essence.
The 116 experts are calling for a ban on the use of AI in managing weaponry.
[ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40995835 ]
As we all know, banning super-duper weapons is an act of futility. Somebody is going to develop them and everybody else will follow suit so as not to be left vulnerable.
kittybobo34: True that is the reality of our existence. I think we have a few more decades before we have to worry about killer AI though. We will see it in missiles, drones though, and I think China will be leading that charge.
ghostgeek: For two months in early 2018, technology journalist Kashmir Hill let innocent household items spy on her.
She had turned her one-bedroom apartment into a "smart home" and was measuring how much data was being collected by the firms that made the devices.
Her smart toothbrush betrayed when she had not brushed her teeth, her television revealed when she had spent the day bingeing on programmes, and her smart speaker spoke to the world's largest online retailer every day.
It was like living in a "commercial, surveillance state" with "not a single hour of digital silence", she said.
[ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43747421 ]
ghostgeek: Sex toy maker We-Vibe has agreed to pay customers up to C$10,000 (£6,120) each after shipping a “smart vibrator” which tracked owners’ use without their knowledge. ...
The app that controls the vibrator is barely secured, allowing anyone within bluetooth range to seize control of the device.
In addition, data is collected and sent back to Standard Innovation, letting the company know about the temperature of the device and the vibration intensity – which, combined, reveal intimate information about the user’s sexual habits.
[ https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/mar/14/we-vibe-vibrator-tracking-users-sexual-habits ]
chronology: And don't forget ghost, there is the conspiracy theory that all TVs sold these days have TV comeras built into them. Curiously, it is a common phobia some people have that TV people on the screen can see the people watching them. I knew a Guy who was convinced People on TV could see him as he watched the TV, and that was 30 years ago. Some people think you can even be hypnotised by TV. Personally I know a lot about hypnosis, and while yes, in some instances you can hynotise a person, there is far more likely to be a kind of 'addiction' to TV because of the colour changes in the background every few seconds. This creates a sense of relaxation and calm. You can tell if you have this addiction by trying to keep the TV off for the time you are in the TV area.
briansmythe: There are a lot of Phobia words around these days
chronology: It is like a Government Minister said 'no society can defend itself from determined and deranged individuals hell bent on killing people' . But Governments have to do something, the people expect to be able to go to work in New York or go to Pop music festivals in Manchester England and not get bombed.
Surveillance and check points seem a nuisance, but they are better the public think than people jumping out of burning skyscrapers or being carried out of music festivals by ambulance men.
The most important point is people do not hate people who belong to Islam.