Friday, August 22, 2008

skynet - eta 2050

The creation of SkyNet is inevitable. It didn't happen in 1998, and the destruction of Cyberdyne Systems delayed it, but as we saw in the prophecy AKA Terminator 3, it will happen anyway. But when?

Intel CTO says 2050.

Intel Corporation's chief technology officer took a fascinating look at how technology will bring man and machine much closer together by 2050.

Justin Rattner, during his keynote today at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, predicted big changes are ahead in social interactions, robotics and improvements in computer's ability to sense the real world. He said Intel's research labs are already looking at human-machine interfaces and examining future implications to computing with some promising changes coming much sooner than expected.

"The industry has taken much greater strides than anyone ever imagined 40 years ago," Rattner said. "There is speculation that we may be approaching an inflection point where the rate of technology advancements is accelerating at an exponential rate, and machines could even overtake humans in their ability to reason, in the not so distant future."

Interesting... especially given the following quote from Terminator 2...

Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug.

Maybe I should plan out my investment horizon as if I would have no expenses after 2050...

1 comment:

mbagladiator said...

John Connor: No, you shouldn't exist. We took out Cyberdyne over ten years ago. We stopped Judgment Day.

Terminator: You only postponed it. Judgment Day is inevitable.