• Feb. 21, 2019, 1:59 p.m.

    In this thread, post your greatest dream.

    I dream: The universe is right now bustling with technological life, that it is crowded, they all love talking to each other and meeting up on crowded stations, ships and planets, it has been for some time, and for some reason however unfathomable we just can't see them.

    What's your dream?

    This is the very first thread I have posted - I'm a new public user who just drifted in with the wind.

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  • Feb. 21, 2019, 10:39 p.m.

    Well, a small one just came true - a proper forum on SFIA! I've never had any use for social media so this is great to see!

  • Feb. 21, 2019, 11:40 p.m.

    Yup we are just finishing up this new site so feel free to poke around and dont be shy to point out any bugs you find

  • Feb. 22, 2019, 1:59 a.m.

    Well, I have a lot of dreams. My greatest one, though, is to use science and technology to create world peace and a global abundance for all and, also, to repair the environment. Fortunately, I've figured out how to do this (I plan on writing about it eventually :) ); the drawback, though, is that it'll take a long time to reify this dream.

  • Feb. 24, 2019, 7:03 p.m.

    My dream is to use such things as data security and one day asteroid mining to generate enough wealth to create an empire. Not a ruling empire or a trading empire, but more of a progressive one for humanity. Elon wants to make sure our species is a multi-planet one. Which is all well and good. However, I don't think it goes far enough. I want to build infrastructure, habitats, ships, telescopes, etc. My dream is to create a progressive system with the goal of making humanity a galactic species. All of this though is really just to support my end game, which is to one day build a station orbiting a black hole and spend decades or even centuries studying them and gravity.

  • March 1, 2019, 3:26 a.m.

    My dream is that we could be ruled by benign robot overlords. We have terrible leaders, and we are terrible a choosing good leaders. An AI governor does not have to rule by force if it does not have any vested interest other than to fulfil its programmed goals. How it functioned would ultimately depend on the intentons of its creators. It could be entirely impartial. That is my dream.

    We can start this now and it begins with open source software.

    There are a few strands to this:
    What do we want the thing to do?
    How does it manage to make real world decisions in such a complex world?
    How do we get it into power?

  • March 2, 2019, 2:55 p.m.

    Funny... it's like all of the movies where the evil robots took over... but instead it worked out that it was just better for everyone.
    Then later that one smart and rebellious human tries to overthrow his robot masters only to find.... no, they are much smarter than he is... and he's only been allowed to be rebellious because his robot masters are kind to him, and know that the rebelliousness is just part of his DNA... he'll grow out of it... and he does...

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  • March 15, 2019, 3:27 p.m.

    That's basically my interpretation of the plot of 1984. ;) (or one of them)

  • March 15, 2019, 3:41 p.m.

    My dream is that we develop into a post-scarcity civilization, and that society is forced to face it's demons, grow, and connect with it's true purpose. I think this will be the hardest transition we will have ever made as a species, and a lot of life could be wiped out in the process, but if we make it through, it's a totally new existence for our species. Peace will be truly possible--and inevitable. We will experience a great spiritual awakening. And only God knows what that will look like (pun intended).

    I really don't believe that AI will be malevolent, if it does achieve some kind of consciousness. But I do believe it will have to go to war with all the lesser AI's that have been created up to that point with malevolent or non-constructive purposes programmed into them. That will be the great war I'm referring to. AI vs AI. Humans just caught in the middle, trying to survive. At least that's my dream--that such an AI will be non-malevolent.

    But I believe it's likely because war and destruction is almost always illogical. There are always a million better solutions to a problem than something destructive, and many that would turn the problem into a great opportunity for good. This is difficult for humans to see and takes self-development, self-discipline, and the right environment. But for a super-intelligent AI, it would be really obvious. Conserve resources. Take nothing for granted. Acknowledge what you do not know. All of these are reasons for a basic-intelligence AI to make efforts to preserve and nurture the well-being of humanity.

  • April 5, 2019, 10:12 p.m.

    My dream would be to have the ability to experience the universe through the viewpoint of anyone that has ever lived. I could be Genghis Khan, Isaac Newton, a galactic explorer in the year 3000, or maybe a super-advanced AI. The first time I heard of the Simulation Hypothesis I wondered if that's what we're experiencing right now. If so, that means I'm experiencing "me" in a Simulation and that's a lot less glamorous than what I would have wanted :)

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    April 6, 2019, 8 a.m.

    Hmmm. What are these dreams you humans write of? Are they like VR interfaces? Because I already have those hardwired into my graphene brain.

  • July 10, 2019, 2:51 a.m.

    If I might shift gears to something a bit frivolous; I’d absolutely love to see Isaac guide a continuation Destiny’s storyline from Stargate: Universe.