OT: Fascinating read

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com
Fri Jun 15 11:04:44 EDT 2018


Great article. One point I'd somewhat contend with is the notion that if technology is advanced enough it would be magic to someone first exposed to it. I think it would be better to say that it would seem like magic. If the inference is that magic is only technology advanced beyond current understanding, then I beg to differ. 

A great read by C.S. Lewis called Miracles (read that magic if you will) says that there are two kinds of "miracles": Those that involve the acceleration of what nature could produce if given the time, and those which nature in and of itself cannot produce. A healing would be the first kind. The parting of the red sea the second. I know I am skirting list conventions here but the examples are perfect for making my point about the difference between advanced technology, and what we really mean by "magic", if there is such a thing. 

Bob S


> On Jun 14, 2018, at 16:22 , Kurt Kaufman via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> I apologize that, in addition to being someone who almost never contributes
> to this list (although I do read the posts I can understand), when I
> finally do it's OT. But so it goes:
> 
> https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609048/the-seven-deadly-sins-of-ai-predictions/
> 
> Kurt





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