Unfortunately sometimes intelligent people are jerks.
SOLDOUTCOHO: I dare you to do something unexpected.
BRAIN: do you think Tesla’s “Earthquake Machine” every worked?
SOLDOUTCOHO: no. do you think someone can prove the N=NP theory this decade?
BRAIN: this decade is almost over!
BRAIN: do you mean P=NP
BRAIN: and if you are, wouldn’t that date be the same as the Technological Singularity?
SOLDOUTCOHO: yes and no
BRAIN: you don’t think if we were able to solve NP problems in P time that technology would accelerate to the point of being unmeasurable?
SOLDOUTCOHO: no, not to the point where we will have superinteligence
BRAIN: but with P=NP we’d have protein folding, which gets us nanotechnology (from protein chelation)
SOLDOUTCOHO: still has no implication of self improving artifical intelligence
BRAIN: agreed. But is AI required for the Singularity?
SOLDOUTCOHO: it’s implied, since ij good first wrote of an intelligence explosion suggesting that if machines could surpass human intellect, then they could improve their own design beyond what their designers intended. it’s like skynet
BRAIN: interesting. You know, I’d forgotten about that part.
SOLDOUTCOHO: or perhaps you did not know it in the first place.
BRAIN: : P
SOLDOUTCOHO: I’m just sayin’
After that I ended the conversation. So notice whoever this person i, automatically treats me as an inferior, even though he is the one who has erroneously mentioned N=NP, which makes no sense.
Also, the use of “I’m just sayin’,” which is the new way to mention something without taking any ownership of it. Kinda gutless; it makes me disgusted.
What a dick! Why are people so willing to be unpleasant to strangers? It’s so short sighted.
Anyway, consider this an illustration of: NERDS: THEIR LIVES SUCK BECAUSE THEY SUCK. Don’t try to “save” geeks. They are like this because they are selfish. And I say this as someone surrounded by geeks.
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