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420chan is Getting Overhauled - Changelog/Bug Report/Request Thread (Updated March 22)
AI destroys top Air-Force Colonel In every dog-fight!!! by The Fool !oj3475yHBQ - Thu, 30 Jun 2016 23:54:45 EST ID:yB3CTEPr No.36717 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>the A.I. successfully evaded retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Gene "Geno" Lee, and shot him down every time.

>Lee called it "the most aggressive, responsive, dynamic and credible A.I. I've seen to date.

>The A.I., dubbed ALPHA, was developed by Psibernetix, a company founded by University of Cincinnati doctoral graduate Nick Ernest, in collaboration with the Air Force Research Laboratory
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Priscilla Feddlefield - Sun, 22 Jan 2017 03:22:06 EST ID:hn+zCwtg No.37079 Ignore Report Quick Reply
why'd that even get deleted it was a good shitpost.
Cornelius Pockfoot - Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:09:38 EST ID:1kFVE/hP No.37080 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Because this board is out of control, and needs moderation, don't you know??
Edwin Wongerworth - Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:44:47 EST ID:hn+zCwtg No.37081 Ignore Report Quick Reply
maybe he got globally banned else where lol

Shiney and Chrome by Doris Budgestut - Sat, 19 Nov 2016 16:27:02 EST ID:lo1NxxZ7 No.36979 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Okay say cybernetics become not only viable but also capable of surpassing humans basic functionality. How much enhancement would you get? Just the basics, whatever needs fixing or would you go full body conversion?
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Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:56:40 EST ID:FMvGbb3w No.37071 Report Quick Reply
What the fuck is that even a serious question?
Diaboli - Sun, 15 Jan 2017 22:51:00 EST ID:hv9N1Ver No.37076 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I want to go full blown Ghost in the Shell mode
Edwin Lightspear - Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:12:35 EST ID:taca/r37 No.37077 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>what would be the point?

I believe that's called the "Glans"

Sup by Unrivaled - Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:53:49 EST ID:jvlaxH7g No.36945 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Lillian Smallfuck - Sat, 05 Nov 2016 11:44:52 EST ID:zHk/HOwm No.36951 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ghost is from Austin
Jarvis Summlekog - Wed, 09 Nov 2016 22:47:05 EST ID:9TdZdl2N No.36959 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Unrivaled - Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:16:25 EST ID:VM+UX9Rc No.37073 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I thought shit was gonna go down at the ending of the year, but it didn't.

tranny-humanist. by Nathaniel Bopperluck - Wed, 11 Jan 2017 01:56:41 EST ID:hn+zCwtg No.37065 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>yfw you realize being trans-humanist makes you a tranny.
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Cedric Turveyshit - Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:12:16 EST ID:k4JwuCDS No.37068 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I can't wait to see some transhumanist cringe videos in a few years.
Fanny Dennerbanks - Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:41:20 EST ID:8bCn2lOh No.37069 Ignore Report Quick Reply
We do have similar goals. One is chrome and the ither is penis and vagina.
Cedric Turveyshit - Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:42:13 EST ID:k4JwuCDS No.37070 Ignore Report Quick Reply
To be fair, pretty much everyone's goal is penis and vagina, or at least one of them.

2017 by Polly Billingshit - Sun, 01 Jan 2017 03:57:41 EST ID:13ajt4aF No.37055 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Is it the future yet?
Molly Greencocke - Sun, 01 Jan 2017 13:02:02 EST ID:hn+zCwtg No.37056 Ignore Report Quick Reply
in many ways yes.
>cyborgs are real
>voice command like star trek
>autopilot cars

plus tons of milspec lazers and plasma rifles you will not see until ww3, most cyborgs are millitary too. started as a program to rehabilitate soldiers injured with loss of limb, you know they picked that shit up right fast and it's gotten better over 3 years I'm sure.


Driverless cars by Sophie Greenville - Sat, 01 Oct 2016 19:37:02 EST ID:hn+zCwtg No.36863 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So guys, Driverless cars are being used on live roads now.

How do you feel about this futuristic dream come true?
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Simon Dricklefedge - Tue, 13 Dec 2016 13:47:24 EST ID:hn+zCwtg No.37030 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>leave phone and ID at home
>wear facial recognition scrambler paint or what ever.
>actually rob place

or even better.

>Hooligans go to shop
>"hey no ones watching the door"
>"let's do this"
>find massive overcharge later that day.
Alice Giblinghun - Sun, 25 Dec 2016 02:04:48 EST ID:t6NuxUdU No.37044 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Please tell me what this image is from. I have an itch to know

Driverless cars make way more sense than driven cars. Driving as a societal system doesn't require millions of individual high-powered but low-sensing processors (human drivers). It does need a vast network of nodes which know everything about all of the nodes around them and only have to make relatively very simple decisions.
Eliza Babbermun - Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:44:02 EST ID:nNavDlh+ No.37053 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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living in the future by Phoebe Chammlekerk - Tue, 20 Dec 2016 03:15:40 EST ID:kmS4rIhL No.37034 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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so how do we go about achieving this futuristic aesthetic? Shirley, we would have to begin implementing the design as consumers in order for bigger things to catch on. You can change your desktop and change up your phone ui to look future-y and you can build fancy computers but what about the rest of it?
Where's the people making doors that sound like paper or coating house interiors with fascinatingly shaped and sometimes functional designs?

stuff like pic related exists but costs about 6K if you google 'futuristic furniture'.
so maybe theres a market for making shit like this but cheap idk what do you guys think
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Sophie Gemmershaw - Wed, 21 Dec 2016 16:14:28 EST ID:xfGU4QaL No.37040 Ignore Report Quick Reply
futurism is abstract-modernism

people never think of more trees and wild life in the future but who knows, maybe that's what the future will look like. Cities turned back into jungles.
Cornelius Dettingspear - Thu, 22 Dec 2016 20:03:32 EST ID:WeiRuKtj No.37041 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well yeah, we'll all have moved to our giant computing cluster by the sun by then.
Jack Pesslemudging - Wed, 28 Dec 2016 07:39:50 EST ID:O79L1H22 No.37050 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The near future will see greener cities, but they'll still be cities. Vertical gardens, community gardens, that kinda thing. And some major cities will probably actively try to make their citizens feel like they're living in a small town, with all the benefits of a city, like plenty of shopping opportunities, a good infrastructure etc. The San Francisco model is probably outdated, but the general idea will prevail.
About wildlife I'm not sure, I'd love to see a more sensible approach on that whole issue of predators and carrion eaters "invading" human environments, but I don't think that's gonna happen for a very long time. People are ridiculously afraid of raccoons and possums, just because they're perceived as dirty. I think it's gonna take treating wild animals like pets in terms of vaccines, maybe even registration, etc. in order for people to warm up to the concept of having animals bigger than a tit bird around. When that phase is over, I think we'll definitely go back to a more natural lifestyle, at least in the very rich areas where people can afford to spread out and not live all crammed-up in beat-up skyscrapers.

Private thought by Henry Goodforth - Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:35:47 EST ID:IU2/3OiV No.36788 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Will it one day become an issue? As in, having it?
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Lydia Cobberfag - Mon, 26 Dec 2016 23:11:27 EST ID:8QPISc7N No.37046 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>Basically all scientists make money by being professors and just do research
I guess you've never seen or heard of a research fundraiser.

>>Cringey whining
Ok well good luck with your own 'futurism' where anyone involved in futurism you will call a crack-pot, see how many people you get to listen to you when you want to just throw anyone else under the bus because they have 'cringey names' or 'are a cult.' If you care about who is doing research on a specific topic, look up some relevant research papers. The point is that most of the people who do the grunt work research actually can do little to shift the larger tides, which is why we need visionaries like these folk. 'More of a liability than anything' without these people this board would not exist, no one would have any idea about what transhumanism or the singularity is, and we would be at least a decade farther behind than we are now.

>>a solid rule for generating a "smarter" system from a "dumber" one
Nature has already furnished us with the only definition of "smarter" that really matters. Evolution selects for fitness for survival, and the evolution of intelligence selected for fitness for making predictions about survival. That's the only definition of intelligence that will ever really matter; how much does it improve your chances for survival? This is a much smaller information space than merely all possible kinds of advancement, and one directly susceptible to the kinds of evolutionary algorithms we already have. If nature could optimize for this factor so much as to create us with nary a thought in it's head, how much more could we, or our AI progeny?
Phineas Nupperridge - Tue, 27 Dec 2016 16:13:50 EST ID:YzWx3BMw No.37047 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>see how many people you get to listen to you
I don't care if they listen to me. They are just some kind of religious figure to a bunch of people who don't know shit about computers or math or anything else that needs to be done. I will have productive conversations with people who are doing actual work. These people are not, by the way, following some high-level direction or influence by Kurzweil et. al., as much as they would like you to think it works that way.

>without these people this board would not exist
>would be at least a decade farther behind
The people who first started talking about these trends and where they could and should go are long dead. We would talk about this stuff without guidance from cult leaders looking to make some money. I'll give you that Kurzweil did some good work in his youth, but no one person or even a dozen people make "ten years" of differnce at this point when we are doing many thousands of people-years of great research every year.

Evolution only selected for intelligence because it was worth the trade off. Running a big brain costs a lot in energy and complexity, both of which are usually disadvantages in evolution. We are extremely rare among all living things, the vast majority of which are still very simple and dumb. Organisms regularly become less complex or intelligent because life is too easy and the smart ones piss away resources thinking deep thoughts instead of spewing out hordes of babies. We don't know how many times natural selection has brought a species to the door of tool use and language only to turn back because the rare incentives to go through with it were not in place.

We are not going to evolve a general artificial intelligence any time soon, and if we did it would have the same problems making itself smarter that we have. It might even come out to be on the level of an adult retarded person and we would have no idea how to improve on that. It wouldn't even really understand what it was, although it could learn to talk to us and do tasks or even be creative. Basically, the only way we will hit that feedback loop is if we have a good mathematical theory of wha…
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Martha Nickleford - Tue, 27 Dec 2016 19:19:18 EST ID:8QPISc7N No.37049 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If you don't care if people listen to you, then obviously you aren't interested in helping futurism change the world, so why do you even care in the first place? I never said people are being controlled or directed by Kurzweil, he is merely an important influencer.

>>thousands of people years of great research
That's beside the point. As you yourself are arguing, you could do thousands of years of advancement in a particular direction and have it amount to nothing. We certainly have wasted a large percentage of the total amount of research done in the history of science on entirely useless endeavors. It takes people who can see beyond the immediate next research concern to avoid blundering into such progress traps. To point out specific examples; the modern conception of molecular nanotechnology was invented whole-cloth by Drexler, and faced decades of opposition from the entire scientific community before being widely accepted. If that kind of environment existed, do you really believe that change would've occurred without Drexler, or a Drexler-equivalent? Same with SENS, if de Grey hadn't been barking on and on about it for years against a mountain of opposition, would other researchers have ever bothered to take the time to advance gerontological science to the point it is now?

You are making an argument against any individual making more of an influence on a field than the aggregate of its researchers, but there have been many instances of precisely that happening. How long would physics have floundered in it's post-Victorian mire if Einstein hadn't come along with the 1904 papers, which he envisioned entirely internally, against vast opposition?

>We don't know how many times natural selection has brought a species to the door of tool use and language only to turn back because the rare incentives to go through with it were not in place
But we do know that none of those other species ever came to dominate the planet to such an extent to be able to completely rule and/or destroy it. We are unquestionably the most successful species earth's evolutionary process has ever produced. Our survival fitness is so great that we even break the structure of biological evolution; no other species in the history of the world has done that. So yeah, you can say that evolution doesn't strictly select for intelligence, and that's true, it selects for fitness. But intelligence is such a great boon to fitness that once it reaches a certain point, it completely breaks the normal evolutionary process.

>>We are not going to evolve a general artificial intelligence any time soon
[citation needed]

>> if we did it would have the same problems making itself smarter that we have
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For a singularity board, this is pretty slow by Nigger Hallywodge - Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:39:21 EST ID:Oh06gGYp No.35989 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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You should blog here.
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Charlotte Boddleman - Sun, 20 Nov 2016 09:55:35 EST ID:pKpgIzqw No.36987 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I started to suspect that these foreign-sounding posts were NJ at some point. It does make more sense to me now, although the second sentence is bizarre if not genuinely ungrammatical.
Alice Giblinghun - Sun, 25 Dec 2016 02:13:19 EST ID:t6NuxUdU No.37045 Ignore Report Quick Reply
OH FUCK. What if NJ has evolved so much that he's now capable of holding coherent conversation, and he's been secretly released into the other boards to test how well he can fool people??
Phineas Nupperridge - Tue, 27 Dec 2016 16:22:11 EST ID:YzWx3BMw No.37048 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah that's what we've suspected for a little while now. I don't hang out on IRC but I've noticed that Kirt hasn't been extremely forthcoming about what is going on in the thread on /420/.

Spacing in tanships by Moxazza - Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:11:20 EST ID:yP8PzkIy No.36847 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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My vision for the future. You will notice it is very gray and blue.
I always need more pictures of spaceship interior, so if you've got any,
please post them here.
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Texhual - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 19:45:47 EST ID:IlDf2W5x No.37026 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Would any of you hardcore futurists know the best bet for me to buy an advertisement?
I may buy one tomorrow, I was thinking maybe a spot on circlejerk, what do y'all think?
Caroline Fanningfatch - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:20:54 EST ID:5hz2OT1J No.37027 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Oh I was saying buy an ad here on 420. It's got to be better than seeing those 'Hell No!' t-shirts or that dude who just wants people to buy stuff off his wishlist. But you probably would get more traction at circlejerk, probably more expensive tho too.
Polly Blankinham - Sun, 11 Dec 2016 01:55:51 EST ID:zHk/HOwm No.37028 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's only like $100 for an ad here.
I actually thought that "buy stuff on my wishlist" thing was pretty cool. Cool thread idea, but it should have had more weird stuff on the list.

The future of pornography by Angus Murringhug - Sat, 10 Jan 2015 01:07:49 EST ID:T6/mCjRn No.35781 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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VR and might be immersive, but let's talk serious: what will be the future of pornography?

Old folks had their wood carvings of bestiality and stories.

Japan brought hentai and America brought the furry to really get anthropomorphic pseudo gender-sexed beings going in my parents lifetime.

With the internet we get MSpaint Autismo stuff and Patreon might be a donation system which won't end up getting shut down for the most part, so weirdo fetishes and some of the more "obscene" should be sticking around (as well as decreases for the costs of hosting and distributing files and whatnot)

Will lolicon/shotacon finally end up being thought policed out of existence?

I've personally seen a growth in outfit porn, but that seems to just be morphing through fads as opposed to a "core" sustainable fetish. Violence is still repulsive to most people though there seems to be enough of us unphased people that yukkuri/fluffy/guro/etc keeps marching on and mutating.
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Eugene Bickleman - Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:02:15 EST ID:9LgaD17F No.37010 Ignore Report Quick Reply
talking to girls/women/trans/men
Hamilton Worryhall - Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:19:32 EST ID:PlgVYwbs No.37020 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I wonder how much the "weird" shit will be affected. I mean, you could probably satisfy any fantasy like necrophilia with fake sex. You can do it IRL but with consequences. I think it will be banned for a long time and black markets will host it and eventually it will be legalized but you will be listed on some registry for participating in it. Kinda like how Britain has opt-in for adult websites or whatever.
Cedric Cazzletidge - Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:10:20 EST ID:0Ici0YPW No.37021 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Are you old enough to remember when the internet first became popular? Legislation moves very slowly so we are only now starting to see laws about some aspects of digital culture. People have been freely exchanging insane porn from the beginning and I don't think anyone is going to stop any futuristic porn from being distributed either.

No drugs or alcohol by William Daggledock - Sat, 26 Nov 2016 01:06:25 EST ID:3MxqRJJt No.37002 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Food only :)
Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:25:26 EST ID:FMvGbb3w No.37016 Report Quick Reply

Beautiful idea by Rebecca Gogglehall - Thu, 10 Nov 2016 23:12:09 EST ID:Tdswhk7t No.36969 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Give the office buildings to homeless people, so they will have a home, everybody else stay home and work!


Charles Sembleman - Sun, 13 Nov 2016 07:50:53 EST ID:13ajt4aF No.36971 Ignore Report Quick Reply
goddamnit amy stop spamming your shitty blog here. we're not your target demographic anyway

disrespectful nb
Walter Lightcocke - Thu, 24 Nov 2016 02:17:17 EST ID:hn+zCwtg No.36998 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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That's a fucking retarded idea. Why pay for an office if you don't use it? go to hell amy.
Doris Sannerstone - Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:28:04 EST ID:DetYhXFJ No.37014 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Judge Dredd style ghettos I like it

global solutions? by Thomas Ferryman - Sun, 09 Oct 2016 01:21:01 EST ID:XGOTt12k No.36885 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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we are all free thinkers and futurism is a general term in that the future is ahead of us... we may not all agree on where it should go but we all might have a solution to the problems already existing..

i just curious on yours...

the war in the middle east.. take the biggest problem areas - build a secure temorary encampment out of the area

allow the people in - search them as they come in and as they go out (no messages) keep an eye on them... this is for their own saftey.. the peaceful ones who just born in the wrong place in the wrong era

all the ones that want out out? good - surround cities / areas - one final clear message - if you remain here you will die, if you flee without surrender - you will most likely die

blow the cities up - rebuild safe secure zones.. these people are nuts to us and to other countries around the world... we maintain control.. we're already sitting over there anyways might as well put used to the damn shit

and if it was about oil now we have territory there this is our territory we own this thus we can have anything on the ground too...
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Emma Fommerman - Sun, 06 Nov 2016 08:17:04 EST ID:pKpgIzqw No.36953 Ignore Report Quick Reply
"The people" can't rule anything. There will always be a small group that uses violence or the threat of it to enforce their will. Distributed voting verification does nothing to deal with this. It wont change anything.
Phyllis Brillerbury - Sun, 06 Nov 2016 17:14:25 EST ID:5hz2OT1J No.36954 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well again, the subject of this thread is 'global solutions' not 'complain there are no solutions' present a solution to a problem or you're off topic.
Ebenezer Fanford - Sun, 06 Nov 2016 17:55:07 EST ID:13ajt4aF No.36955 Ignore Report Quick Reply
No dude. All forms of violence have been decreasing by every measure since the 1970s. The media is a fearmongering liar sometimes. There will always be some small group that controls most of society, and in the system we're trying to implement they would be the people at the top of the liquid democracy chains. You probably don't even know what that is do you? Look it up bro

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