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Old 08-08-2006, 11:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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scariest part of the article:

Or worse, sentient machines could decide that they don't need humans at
all and do away with people. That fear is fueled by the plots of
science-fiction movies, such as "The Terminator." In that movie, a
satellite called Skynet became self-aware, saw humans as a threat and
destroyed more than 3 billion people.

Sci-fi fans see similarity between Thaler's thinking machines and
Skynet. There's even an eerie coincidence between the fictional
satellite's Judgment Day - August 29, 1997 - and the date the patent for
Creativity Machine became final - August 19, 1997.
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