Re: SCIENCE: CERN upgrade will create black holes

From: J. R. Molloy (jr@shasta.com)
Date: Wed Oct 03 2001 - 10:37:20 MDT


From: "Colin Hales" <colin@versalog.com.au>
> Re above....I recently read QUANTUM GRAVITY (by LEE SMOLIN). It looks like
> the multi dimensional models have it. TOPOS theory is the direction of
> travel. Mathematics for the truly courageous, apparently, that will be
> taught in high schools by the end of this century (so Smolin says). A good
> read.

Long before the end of this century humans will have built machines that are
more intelligent than humans (unless humans commit global suicide via world
war). Then what will be taught in high schools will depend on what we learn
from our machines.


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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment

We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.



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