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    Mankind is on a path to self-destruction, said Stephen Hawking:

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/st...his-2018-03-14

    The main causes are:
    ----the social inequality
    ----the rise of robots and AI

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    Quote Originally Posted by t00nces2 View Post
    It reminds me of the joke; light is faster than sound. That is why some people appear brighter until you hear them speak.
    An unwanted entity can make anyone the fool.

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    Stephen Hawking sees a black future for the mankind.
    Some negative factors are, in his opinion:

    ---AI (Artificial Intelligence)
    ---over population (fireball)
    and others.

    http://www.24hgold.com/english/news-...Mark+O%27Byrne

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    It would be more accurate to say that Stephen sees the possibility of a black future for mankind.

    He actually stated a lot more:

    Speaking at the Web Summit in Lisbon in November, the famous physicist said AI has the potential to be the best or worst thing humanity has ever seen and the scary reality is we just don’t know which yet.

    “We cannot know if we will be infinitely helped by AI or ignored by it and sidelined, or conceivably destroyed by it,” he said.

    While AI could be hugely beneficial for reducing poverty, disease and restoring the natural environment, it’s impossible to predict “what we might achieve when our own minds are amplified by AI”.

    “AI could be the worst invention of the history of our civilisation, that brings dangers like powerful autonomous weapons or new ways for the few to oppress the many.

    “AI could develop a will of its own, a will that is in conflict with ours and which could destroy us. In short, the rise of powerful AI will be either the best, or the worst thing ever to happen to humanity.”

    Hawking warned scientists and global governments needed to focus on maximising benefits for society rather than pure capability.

    “We need to employ effective management in all areas of its development,” he said. “We stand on a threshold of a brave new world. It is an exciting, if precarious, place to be and you are the pioneers.”

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    This subject matter is one of my more involved subject matters. I believe that global social engineering has been going on since the 1960's - starting with the ending of the gold "standard" of all things! I would love to go into detail about how and why if anyone is interested but it basically ends up being a small book. I actually believe it will end well for mankind but acceptance of digital currencies backed by debt is the only way it will effectively work. At some point there will only be "work" for at most 50% of mankind. A social class will need to be accepted at the world level with a basic income sufficient to provide basic housing and food. Retirements will cease as they are now know as would the need for large families in what we call underdeveloped countries that are now necessary to support 3 generations in housing and farming. At this point the need for having children will be simply be by choice and in every developed country that results in a replacement birth rate below the death rate. Thus, overpopulation GROWTH will end in as little as 40 years and then a gradual decrease just as the world reaches its ability to support the humans currently living. This is a way too simple "explanation" of all that is coming but if anyone wants to challenge, discuss or comment I am willing to put to type my thoughts....

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    Wasn't Steven Hawking a form of AI?

    a Borg?

    Stephen Hawking
    Resistance is Futile

    Honor for US, Justice for Our Children! Now!

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    The Russians have found the philosopher's stone. They can now transform
    cheap metals (like copper) into gold, by COLD FUSION.

    http://www.kitv.com/story/38165392/r...-into-platinum

    Obviously, there is along way to industrial scale applications.

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    more value finding new source of cheap energy than to find how to make cheap gold.
    there are gazillion ton of gold sitting in vaults doing nothing. Easy cheap gold mean more gold gonna sit and do nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by oak333 View Post
    The Russians have found the philosopher's stone. They can now transform
    cheap metals (like copper) into gold, by COLD FUSION.

    http://www.kitv.com/story/38165392/r...-into-platinum

    Obviously, there is along way to industrial scale applications.
    Very likely fake news. I have been unable to verify this through any valid RECOGNIZED scientific university or research team. This has been floating around on the internet since about 2012.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowsnow View Post
    more value finding new source of cheap energy than to find how to make cheap gold.
    there are gazillion ton of gold sitting in vaults doing nothing. Easy cheap gold mean more gold gonna sit and do nothing
    Yeah but cheaper sources of energy equate to less profit to those who would provide such cheap energy
    We probably
    Won't EVER get Free Energy

    yet
    Fabricated Gold could end up just like Cultured Pearls
    to the average person, they'll not know the difference but the "experts" will be able to tell the difference and suddenly China will have some competition with the manufacture of "fakes"


    I remember the story of someone spinning gold from straw and for my taste:
    I'll take the cheaper gold but how much longer do I have to wait?
    Honor for US, Justice for Our Children! Now!

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