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Детальный взгляд на наследие Лейбница

На протяжении многих лет меня интересовала личность Готфрида Лейбница, в частности из-за того, что он хотел создать что то на подобие Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha и возможно даже A New Kind of Science но на три столетия раньше. Поэтому когда в недавнем прошлом я посетил Германию, то мне страстно захотелось побывать в его архивах в Ганновере.

Листая пожелтевшие от времени, но все еще прочные листы с его записями я чувствовал некоторую взаимосвязь — я пытался представить, о чем он думал когда писал их. Также я старался сопоставить содержимое записей с тем, что мы знаем сейчас — три столетия спустя.


10 Horrifying Technologies That Should Never Be Allowed To Exist

As we head deeper into the 21st century, we’re starting to catch a glimpse of the fantastic technological possibilities that await. But we’re also starting to get a grim sense of the potential horrors. Here are 10 frightening technologies that should never, ever, come into existence.

As I was putting this list together, it became obvious to me that many of the technologies described below could be put to tremendously good use. It was important, therefore, for me to make the distinction between a technology per se and how it might be put to ill use. Take nanotechnology, for example. Once developed, it could be used to end scarcity, clean-up the environment, and rework human biology. But it could also be used to destroy the planet in fairly short order. So, when it comes time to develop these futuristic technologies, we’ll have to do it safely and responsibly. But just as importantly, we’ll also have to recognize when a particular line of technological inquiry is simply not worth the benefits. Artificial superintelligence may be a potent example.


Efficiency becomes a priority

In a not too distant future, societies of all countries come to rely on an intricate network of artificial intelligence devices designed to bring efficacy to man’s life. Yet, man continues to devour himself in useless wars. A strong political hierarchy now divides all powers into three factions, and A. I. devices rapidly gain ground as efficiency becomes a priority.
As social revolts grow worse everyday, authorities seek ways to control their citizens. They decide to carry out a series of tests that will determine not only whether some crucial powers can be transferred to non human entities, but also whether man is ready to yield those powers.
The world has become a cell for all man and women, who withstand and endure their lives, rather than living them. Machines might have found a solution.
From now on, you are set free. ..