You Can 3D Print a What Now??

Artificial Intelligence is still pretty much in it’s infancy. We have yet to see what Artificial General Intelligence (big data and vast data retrieval/decision making by computer modelling) will do to our way of life and to our world as we know it, and the potential for Artificial Super Intelligence (mechanisms that can actually think and may have a consciousness comparable, if not superior to, man’s own) is quite literally unlimited (by human standards).

This may be closer than we think. What is already here is scary enough – if you happen to work in the Construction industry (not to mention the Transport industry as autonomous vehicles fill our road space).

I give you the current technology:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/03/03/incredibly-cheap-house-3d-printed-just-24-hours/

 

love.

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13 thoughts on “You Can 3D Print a What Now??

  1. It certainly would mean more houses for the homeless Could be built for the same outlay as present – you’d only need hire the printer, not own one.

    This one machine could replace several construction workers jobs and build in one week what teams would take months to achieve. Some you win, some you lose.

    love.

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  2. Construction workers will always have jobs – especially in the cities. I believe technology is no where near the point where it can print an office building or museum. 🙂

    The time factor is the most important feature – especially in disaster recovery.
    xx,
    mgh

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  3. Time is a factor – agreed. A Chinese company printed 10 homes in a single DAY!
    As for construction workers… automation can currently reduce the number of man hours needed to do a job by factors of 10 and higher (imagine 90% of work being done by a progrmmed machine) Next will come machines that watch one man do a job and copy him exactly (They are already here now!) Always might not actually mean for very much longer.All humans will pretty soon be replaceable in terms of their jobs! 😦

    love.

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  4. Nah – not ALL. Certain jobs will be replaced by increased use of automation – others eliminated entirely, no doubt – but I’m sure that jobs in the technology and health sectors will grow by leaps and bounds in years to come. Shrinks and self-help gurus will no doubt survive relatively intact as professions. Educators as well – at least I HOPE so!!

    Scientists and engineers will always be needed – perhaps more so in the future. Journalists and other writers could hardly be replaced by machines. And there’s always the military – no matter how you feel about it, I doubt the need for soldiers and the officers that command them will decrease. And politicians and their aides will continue to breed like bedbugs no doubt.

    Minimum wage jobs like food service, garbage collection, etc. will always be abundant as long as most of the populace is able to afford those services.

    Older adults who don’t retrain – or haven’t had a chance to retrain will feel the outsourcing and downsizing pinch the hardest I fear.

    SO – you want fries with that burger? And, please, let me take your trash to the can! 🙂
    xx,
    mgh

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  5. Many people today, if not the vast majority believe as you do Madelyn, I am not amongst them.
    Up until the start of this century there has never been anything that could come close to replacing a human in any job. Some animals could be trained to make a job easier like plough horses and some machines could add or subtract many times faster than a person but no computer was ever on a salary or did not need human operators to perform a paid job for other humans. Where Some jobs died out (like manual sewage collection from the 19th century towns) the workers found new jobs that they could do or train to do because we had nothing else but people capable of doing old or new jobs. THIS IS NO LONGER THE CASE!

    In the last 20 years we have changed the ground rules in a way that was never possible before and the rate of that change is only going to accelerate unless humanity decides it doesn’t want that and takes action to stop it.

    What very, very few of us currently comprehend is that we are right now designing mechanical/electronic devices that are capable of doing ALL those jobs you described. They write articles, they compose music, they scan, identify and captionate photographs and imagesbetter than humans can, they give nurses patient treatment plans to follow, they interact verbally with clients (patients, customers, students, etc.), they drive you to your destination, they build houses, they outthink us at complex strategic games, they are being TAUGHT TO THINK FOR THEMSELVES! Truly! They can actually learn from their environment without being man-ually told what to do.

    Some scientists foresee that by 2050 a machine will have superior intelligence than man himself; given the exponential rate of computing power we have developed for half a century and given computers are capable of thinking for and designing themselves that might be underestimating how long we have before we are no longer the most intelligent thing on this planet.

    The more i research into how far we have progressed and in how short a time the more worried i get about our survival.

    I wrote about this in my post: https://lovewillbringustogether.wordpress.com/2016/10/29/sorry-science-fiction-fans/

    love.

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  6. My recent investigations into the AI field doesn’t indicate things are quite that alarming. Researchers are a l-o-n-g way from replicating the human brain (many are no longer even engaged in the attempt), and the idea of “thinking machines” is largely misunderstood. Robots can be programmed with “modules” that allow them to learn to avoid obstacles, for example, but ascribing actual intelligence to their maneuvers is a misnomer.

    Long before we are replaced by machines I believe it is more likely the value of life on earth will be obliterated by the politicians. That’s what really worries me – scares me to death, actually.
    xx,
    mgh

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  7. The key here i think, is the ‘understanding’of human (biological) intelligence. Our pride and arrogance (based upon all past history) assumes we have the best intelligence in existence. We may be far from creating a mechanical brain that is identical to a human one but who says a machine needs a human brain to think? We are teaching machines to think for themselves and learn for themselves ( as well as doing everything we can do but faster) with mechanical /electronic brains capable of advancing far more rapidly than our own! They could out evolve us – and soon! This is my concern and as smart as AI techs are i think they are missing something important.

    Whether my scenario occurs first or yours it’s not a happy thought and we should probably be doing what we can to prevent either occurring… but how?

    love.

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  8. Yes, HOW? Isn’t that always the question at the individual level? It is small comfort to realize that if I ran the world I would make *different* mistakes, and sheer arrogance to assume that the decisions I would make would leave the world in a better place overall.

    What we CAN do is to support the creation of kind and loving interactions through our words and our deeds. And I believe we both do a fairly decent job with that particular endeavor.

    Beyond that, it is – and always was – in God’s hands. I can’t say I’m really comfortable with the idea of “turning it over” – but I know that when I think that way I am more peaceful inside.
    xx, mgh

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  9. Madelyn, we are in full agreement on all 3 points in your comment. I long ago figured it is probably best i don’t rule the world. i’d certainly do it differently than at present, but am nowhere near certain i could do it bettter for all and not very sure i could do it better even for me! 🙂

    love.

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  10. Thanks Mark! That is amazing and i can only hope the contract is fulfilled and leads to many more such examples of the use of the technology!

    love

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