The Ultimate Creation. UCM Tough Talks 07-10-2008

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The Ultimate Creation. UCM Tough Talks 07-10-2008

  1. 1. The Ultimate Creation: Master or Slave? How we evolve ourselves into an Obsolete Species University College Maastricht, Tough Talks , 8 Oct. 2008 Dr. L.A. Plugge
  2. 2. Inevitable Evolution <ul><li>… long-term evolution of fitness-related traits is determined mainly by deterministic selection… </li></ul><ul><li>… Struggle is most severe between individuals of the same species… </li></ul><ul><li>Selection of traits (e.g. eyes) through: </li></ul><ul><li>Density-dependent competition </li></ul><ul><li>Energetic state </li></ul><ul><li>Lars Witting, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Inevitable evolution </li></ul><ul><li>Biological Review (2008), 83, pp 259-294 </li></ul>
  3. 3. The inevitably evolution of man and his tools…
  4. 4. The evolution of Computer Power Year 2020: 20 quadrillion calculation / second (estimated human computing power) (100.000.000.000 neurons * 1000 connections * 200 calc/s) Year 2008: IBM Roadrunner 1.026 quadrillion calc/s (quadrillion = one thousand million million) (Hans Morvec, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University)
  5. 5. So, what will we create?
  6. 6. Shall we build slaves? TO BE SOLD on board the Ship HAL Searunner, on Tuesday the 6 th of May next, at Rotterdam; a choice cargo of about 250 fine healthy ROBOTS , just arrived from Honda Rice Coast The utmost care has already been taken, and shall be continued, to keep them free from the least danger of being infected with VIRUSES. All communication with other robots prevented. Austin, Laurens & Appleby N.B. Full one half of the Robots above have been immunized against VIRUSES in the factory.
  7. 7. We’ve been there…
  8. 8. Shall we create Masters?
  9. 9. No, we don’t want to end up here… HUMANS,
  10. 10. So, what will we create? Our equal? We already have 6.5 billion equals…
  11. 11. The inevitably evolution…
  12. 12. will let us end up there… HUMANS,
  13. 13. Thank you for listening, Obsolete human beings!

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