atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
atomic_fungus
atomic_fungus

#5089: What if we're not worth the effort?

Sentient machines might not bother wiping out humans. They might study us for a bit, but otherwise they'd just head off into the cosmos to bigger and better things.
The reality is a race (is race the right word?) of super intelligent robots would quickly lose interest in humans. From the perspective of the robots, humans would be as interesting to them as ants are to us. Maybe a few weirdo robots would make a hobby of studying us, but otherwise, the robots would have bigger fish to fry. Assuming an ever accelerating evolution of their intelligence, the robots will depart soon after they become aware. The universe is just too big and interesting to hang around with the talking monkeys.
I don't know whether to be happy or insulted, to be honest.

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Here is a hint: You are going to college to study, not flack for various leftist causes. If your activism is keeping you from getting good grades you should tone it down and put your nose into your books.

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I got home from a long day at work, and learned that my wife had bought me a gyro pizza...and it's a thing of wonder. Even reheated in the microwave this pizza is amazing.

Someday I'll have to try it fresh. I bet it rocks.
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