UFO Conjecture(s)

Friday, January 29, 2016

Links that supplement my speculations

That AI (artificial intelligence) is coming to replace humans (and UFOs are AI constructs from advanced civilizations elsewhere in the Universe):

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/01/huge-leap-forward-computer-mimics-human-brain-beats-professional-game-go?utm_campaign=email-news-latest&et_rid=17179199&et_cid=241173

Consciousness is complex and maybe unreal:

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/01/consciousness-may-be-product-carefully-balanced-chaos?utm_campaign=email-news-latest&et_rid=17179199&et_cid=241173

An advanced ant species (from afar) could pilot UFOs, if AI isn't your cup o' tea:

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/01/leafcutter-ants-use-prehensile-legs-help-chop-leaves?utm_campaign=email-news-latest&et_rid=17179199&et_cid=241173

5 Comments:

  • Rich wrote:

    An advanced ant species (from afar) could pilot UFOs, if AI isn't your cup o' tea:

    http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/01/leafcutter-ants-use-prehensile-legs-help-chop-leaves?utm_campaign=email-news-latest&et_rid=17179199&et_cid=241173


    This is an interesting article Rich. The video shows that prehensile legs of those ants can handle leaf pieces with precision, it appears to me that each leg is like a finger of a hand. Yet probably the size of the actual ants would prevent them from having a larger enough brain to develop a technological civilization. Of course, for the hypothesis, the assumed visiting alien ants could be larger that terrestrial ants, requiring possibly a somewhat lower gravity of their home planet and a greater oxigen content of the atmosphere of such planet. I think the respiratory system of insects is not suitable for large body sizes, so more oxigen in their atmosphere might help those ants to be larger. The Earth's relatively strong gravity field also might prevent insects from being too large, because their fragile exoskeletal legs would not stand their increased body weight. So, a weaker gravity field might help the development of a civilization of large ants. We can't forget that nature always has some way of overcoming obstacles.

    This is all speculative, of course.

    By Blogger Don Maor, at Friday, January 29, 2016  

  • The conscious vs unconscious article is interesting in itself. The it appears that the intent of the study in question was at the very end of the article:

    "That stability could explain what makes it hard to wake people from a coma. Tagliazucchi hopes that by understanding where the critical points lie, and how they’re maintained, we might eventually rouse coma patients from unconscious states, coaxing the brain to begin exploring its streets in just the right way."

    How this supports the "UFO is A.I." argument is questionable.

    What needs to be explored is the cognitive qualities of emotions. Can any A.I. system be programmed to feel love, hate, empathy, etc. And just as important, to perceive/receive the same emotions emanating from another being.

    By Blogger Tim Hebert, at Saturday, January 30, 2016  

  • Yes, Tim, artificial intelligence is approaching emotional awareness.

    I thought I put some links to material about this online here awhile back.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Saturday, January 30, 2016  

  • Is it actual emotional awareness or the perception of what emotions truly are?

    Your cited article describes the questions surrounding the objective vs subjective qualities of conscious awareness. Perhaps a review of David Chalmer's search of the answer to the "hard question" of the Mind would put this in proper prospective.

    By Blogger Tim Hebert, at Saturday, January 30, 2016  

  • Tim:

    You are keener on the value of human emotion than I am.

    I don't see emotion as a barrier to AI ascendancy.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Saturday, January 30, 2016  

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