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2010: the Synergy of Molecular Manufacturing and AGI - Janua ry 16 - 17 in Palo Alto

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  • Miguel F. Aznar
    January 16 - 17 in Palo Alto will be the conference Foresight 2010: the Synergy of Molecular Manufacturing and AGI (http://foresight.org/conf2010/). Several
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      January 16 - 17 in Palo Alto will be the conference Foresight 2010: the
      Synergy of Molecular Manufacturing and AGI (http://foresight.org/conf2010/).



      Several rapidly-developing technologies have the potential to undergo an
      exponential takeoff in the next few decades, causing as much of an impact on
      economy and society as the computer and networking did in the past few.
      Chief among these are molecular manufacturing and artificial general
      intelligence (AGI). Key in the takeoff phenomenon will be the establishment
      of strong positive feedback loops within and between the technologies.
      Positive feedback loops leading to exponential growth are nothing new to
      economic systems. At issue is the value of the exponent: since the
      Industrial Revolution, economies have expanded at rates of up to 7% per
      year; however, computing capability has been expanding at rates up to 70%
      per year, in accordance with Moore's Law. If manufacturing and intellectual
      work shifted into this mode, the impact on the economy and society would be
      profound. The purpose of this symposium is to examine the mechanisms by
      which this might happen, and its likely effects.





      Miguel



      Miguel F. Aznar

      Director of Education

      Foresight Institute

      www.foresight.org <http://www.foresight.org/>

      (831) 440-8558







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