> I propose we look into the future, with the knowledge that
> in 30 years, we will likely have 100-cray computers in
> packages the size of a marble. Then what can we do?
> What about Rosie the maid from the Jetsons? Given sufficiently
> high power computers and feedback loops, could we not build
> droids that could do all the things Rosie did, carrying on witty
> conversation at the same time? It is all doable, with just
> superfast computers and sufficiently sophisticated digital
> feedback control systems!
Hey, Robert Freitas thinks nothing of sending up nanoprobes which will
build a mesh around the entire earth, then sweep it down through the
atmosphere to get rid of bad nanites. He envisions an active immune
system which visits and enters every cell on the planet for a once a
year check-up. With this kind of power there is little you can't do.
Of course the real trick is getting agreement on how to implement
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