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Betsy2009 Posted 15th Aug 2016, 09:16am
  Kem, I can only see a long, black rectangle. Is something else supposed to be there? Perhaps the rectangle has a deep and hidden meaning? huh.gif
Kemedian Posted 15th Aug 2016, 12:59am
 
QUOTE (john.mcn @ 14th Aug 2016, 08:22am) *
Its a long way off though because programs will always be restricted by the programmers ability.

We're getting nearer. smile.gif

Computers are machines and cannot possess personality, but we can further develop and decomputerise devices to the greater enhancement of our lives.

carmella Posted 14th Aug 2016, 03:19pm
 
QUOTE (DannyH @ 14th Aug 2016, 12:19pm) *
Hello Carmella

The following paragraph was Copied and Pasted from you post

I've put a link in here Danny as this is too much to explain, for fear of boring others, but this is my work background, and something I know a lot about - I put the link in for you to go over, merely to say that even way back in time, before we each had computers and mobile phones, and when I did my training at Bletchley Park initially, we were able to communicate all over the world without the internet, and this is still the case, early in my own career by the means of radio and teleprinter.

Thank you for responding to my initial post on this topic. I opened the link you provided. It gives a good insight in to what happens behind the scenes out of the public gaze.

There are not many people who can put Bletchley Park on their CV! Well done.

I have taken a note of the two books Martin mentioned in his post. It is reassuring that there are other people who are concerned about the affect 'Artificial Intelligence' is having on human beings.

Regrds

Danny


I've had a very interesting life Danny, and don't regret any of the work I've ever been involved in. I loved Bletchley Park.

Like you, I've also taken note of the books Martin has mentioned - another wee thing of mine is that I collect books, so will read and add to my collection.
carmella Posted 14th Aug 2016, 03:16pm
 
QUOTE (Betsy2009 @ 14th Aug 2016, 11:46am) *
''even young women not bothering to carry a bag''
Sorry Carmella but I thought that was funny. You obviously have very high standards. Very impressive.
I quite often pop out to the shop with just keys and card in my pocket. No need to carry a handbag too. Different, of course, if going out for lunch or in the evening.
If I had a daughter, I would prefer her to be a little bit scruffy than having an eating disorder because she was trying to look like a skinny model. Fake tan, lots of make-up and asking for a boob job at 15 seems to be the other side of the coin.

I'd like the technology that will not only wash and dry my clothes but iron it too.


Betsy I do the same thing, if I'm nipping out, I have a purse and keys. I've never had children, so I can't speak for what I'd like a daughter or son to behave like. But I never once mentioned anything to do with eating disorders, boob jobs etc. You're entitled to add that in of course, but it wasn't even part of my thinking, and I'm speaking as someone who was very badly bullied at one point in my life - I hasten to add, it was not repeated once put a stop to.
DannyH Posted 14th Aug 2016, 11:19am
  Hello Carmella

The following paragraph was Copied and Pasted from you post

I've put a link in here Danny as this is too much to explain, for fear of boring others, but this is my work background, and something I know a lot about - I put the link in for you to go over, merely to say that even way back in time, before we each had computers and mobile phones, and when I did my training at Bletchley Park initially, we were able to communicate all over the world without the internet, and this is still the case, early in my own career by the means of radio and teleprinter.

Thank you for responding to my initial post on this topic. I opened the link you provided. It gives a good insight in to what happens behind the scenes out of the public gaze.

There are not many people who can put Bletchley Park on their CV! Well done.

I have taken a note of the two books Martin mentioned in his post. It is reassuring that there are other people who are concerned about the affect 'Artificial Intelligence' is having on human beings.

Regrds

Danny
Betsy2009 Posted 14th Aug 2016, 10:46am
  ''even young women not bothering to carry a bag''
Sorry Carmella but I thought that was funny. You obviously have very high standards. Very impressive.
I quite often pop out to the shop with just keys and card in my pocket. No need to carry a handbag too. Different, of course, if going out for lunch or in the evening.
If I had a daughter, I would prefer her to be a little bit scruffy than having an eating disorder because she was trying to look like a skinny model. Fake tan, lots of make-up and asking for a boob job at 15 seems to be the other side of the coin.

I'd like the technology that will not only wash and dry my clothes but iron it too.

john.mcn Posted 14th Aug 2016, 10:44am
 
Well Kem in the future people will have lots more time due to mass unemployment down to machines becoming smarter and everything becoming automated. This is generally accepted, yet we have people here championing population growth as some sort of benefit, what i is doing is making a large problem even larger. With the worlds population growing a billion every 10-15 years there is going to be a lot of angry idle hands who are easily manipulated.
Kemedian Posted 14th Aug 2016, 08:46am
  I envisage a future PC that operates as a secretary and so its user is free to spend more time getting on with life, which I intend to do today so I must now switch mines off.

Shutting down ...
john.mcn Posted 14th Aug 2016, 07:22am
 

The day computers 'think' for themselves is the day humans become obsolete. Its a long way off though because programs will always be restricted by the programmers ability.

On the issue of the use of 'smart phones', it is a tad annoying that someone is using it in company but i'm fortunate that most of the people i socialise with are not glued to their screen telling social media how great a time they are having being 'out'. Smartphones in those cases are used to stop me drinking my pint when either i'm blinded by a flash, or i'm grabbed to be in a group selfie.

Kids who play games cant win nowadays, their elders moan that they're never out yet when they do people complain the kids are hanging about and phone the police to move them on, it wasn't too long ago those mosquito speakers were being used to disperse them.

Kemedian Posted 14th Aug 2016, 01:58am
  I can't wait until computers can think for themselves, because only then will we finally be able to let go and begin to recover from the journey. With the pace of technological change, at 36 years of age I may be fortunate enough to see that day but I doubt I'll have the time to recover. smile.gif
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