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The answer - artificial intelligence - with search engines so powerful they would understand "everything in the world". It's the dream of Larry Page - one of Google's founders and now a multi-billionaire.
I found this worth going through. Interesting to see the Google "heads of state" in a Q&A session.
Somehow on par with Stephen Hawkings claim he would find the formula for everything etc..
The problem with everything is that everything is everything and then you need some superior power to understand everything and since we live in the a 4 dimensional universe, until you calculated everything in 3D, 4D has changed
.. Well maybe Google God is been rolled out, who knows .. :)
t's not the first time Larry Page has said some wacked out yet scary things.
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw
Hehe...People other people view as normal rarely ever achieve great things.
People other people view as normal rarely ever achieve great things.
I agree that unusual views make great people, but what worries me is that Larry Page seems to have a very idealistic view of the world. What worries me is that they could do this and never see the bad side of what they do, or as in the case of privacy issues, safety and search engines that catalog EVERYTHING, the damage is seen as "acceptable losses".
It's kind of like splitting the atom. Einstein came up with the theory of relativity (instramental in the creation of the atom bomb) thinking unlimited energy not weapons of mass destruction. Someone else took his idealistic idea and made it into something darker.
Genius is a dangerous thing in the wrong hands. Geniuses really need to think hard before creating what they imagine to be eutopias and yet they rarely do.
who would agree to have a brain implant of some... chip or whatever
Well to be fair if you listen to the whole thing [Listen to whole Q&A], I haven't even heard this claim.
That's right. The snippet off the Channel 4 site is not really in context. Need to actually sit through the Q&A video to really get some inkling into what is happening in the Google nerve centre.
they really do say some weird things.
There really is a fine line between genius and what other people view as insanity. Personally, I really admire people like Sergey and Larry.
Really smart people often do and say things that are unconventional because they think for themselves and are not heavily influenced by conventional wisdom or by what others do and say.
Ideas like the earth moving around the sun, microscopic germs causing diseases, the earth being round, and people building flying machines were all ridiculed initially by the current "experts" of the day.
Has it really changed into we want a monster that understands it all?
Well imo they should get down and read the book where the answer really lies. What was the question again? 21 x 2 = .. ah yes
The problem with everything is that everything is everything and then you need some superior power to understand everything
Ah, Godel's theorem restated... Or, no system can contain its own definition.
Unless one subscribes to some chaos theorists who would suggest that the whole can absolutely be greater than the sum of its parts. Will AI arise spontaneously out of a complex system? If so, will we recognize it as such?
I rather like the analogy of an ant colony being a sentient being...
[edited by: jatar_k at 3:36 pm (utc) on May 25, 2006]
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Game is called "Distract the prey" (prey being website owners). Nothing more than a PR move.