This is from 1999…pretty spot-on!
Fascinating lecture by professor on Procrastination: He claims if you know how it works, you won’t ever do it again
The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence
January 22, 2015 By Tim Urban
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Note: The reason this post took three weeks to finish is that as I dug into research on Artificial Intelligence, I could not believe what I was reading. It hit me pretty quickly that what’s happening in the world of AI is not just an important topic, but by far THE most important topic for our future. So I wanted to learn as much as I could about it, and once I did that, I wanted to make sure I wrote a post that really explained this whole situation and why it matters so much. Not shockingly, that became outrageously long, so I broke it into two parts. This is Part 1—Part 2 is here.
We are on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth. — Vernor Vinge
SpaceX has done it again.
The pioneering rocket firm just pulled off the unexpected, and carried out what appears to be a seamless first-ever launch of its massive new rocket, called Falcon Heavy.
That makes SpaceX, the game-changing company helmed by billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the owner of the world’s most powerful operational rocket.
Falcon Heavy took flight Tuesday around 3:45 pm ET from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
“I’m still trying to absorb everything that happened because it’s still kind of surreal to me,” Musk told reporters after the launch.