[OPE] Digital investor worlds

From: Jurriaan Bendien <jurriaanbendien@online.nl>
Date: Sun Jan 16 2011 - 19:09:33 EST

In 1984, Ernest Mandel gave me a paper to read in which, among other things,
he noted:

"There remains one unanswered question, a question which Marxists have not
taken up till now because it was not posed before humanity. But after
dwelling for decades in the realm of science fiction and futurology, this
question has now been brought to the threshold of the materially
conceivable, as a result of the huge leaps forward of applied science and
technology in the last decade: could human labour construct machines which
could escape the control of humanity, become completely autonomous of men
and women, i.e. intelligent machines, and machines with a potential to rebel
against their original creator? After a certain point, would robots start to
build robots without human instructions (without programming), even robots
inconceivable to humanity and largely superior to them from the point of
view of intelligence?"

Just now, my friend Julio Huato referred me to an article which sheds new
light on this:



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