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Could Computers Get Too Smart?
American Magazine, by Edward Tenner

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Posted By:eagleblurst, 2/7/2014 12:22:40 PM

As technological enhancement of our bodies and minds progresses, there is increasing concern about the potential negative consequences. Some optimists believe that human life will be transformed for the better and that we can address any risks successfully as they arise, but for other believers in accelerating progress, hope turns to fear.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/7/2014 2:42:50 PM     (No. 9723462)

Really? We can be too smart? Have you looked around at the people who voted for Obama, and would a computer help that? If so, I am for it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: shamus, 2/7/2014 4:13:48 PM     (No. 9723609)

Computers are making people easier to use.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 2/7/2014 6:02:34 PM     (No. 9723743)

SkyNet, call your office.

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