Jacob Bywater--internet 2, changes in the networking method for the
internet and how this will change how society will interact with it.
When does a quantitative improvement bring a fundamental difference?
Lee Cates--how new medical technology affects the patient's experience,
focus on one disease. New technology doesn't alway get accepted,
Elyse Dorsey--robots and balance of power on an international scale,
how robots in war affect fundamental concepts of political science
Paige Gibson--brain scans that can read minds--ethical issues. Is
there data to support the claims? What are they proposing to do
with it (and who is funding the research)? If we reject going in
this direction in the future where should we stop?
Lisa Gigliotti--medical advice on the internet--how is it affecting
us? Narrow to one question--doctor patient or pick one community
or impact on practice
Jessica Hoffman--medical nanobots for cardiovascular system--what will
the impact be on medical practice. Can we really find a
technological fix for heart disease and not have to do anything.
How will this affect the specialty of cardiology?
Christine Melen--machines making humans superhuman. Robot heart
surgery, robot enhancement of humans, telesurgery and other forms of
Jessica Merino--different perceptions of robots in movies--kids movies
are more positive.
Heather Nelson--how the internet is affecting terrorism--changing the
types of terrorism, making them more technologically capable, be
precise about change over time
Bailey Pearson--viral marketing--how to expand beyond one group.
controversies over product placement in blogs
enthusiasts, opinion leaders, mainstream, laggards
for what does it work? is this more effective than traditional
Nolan Price--communication through the internet, will it replace
business meetings? Watch out for predictions of the future by
people trying to promote a technology
Amy Pruitt--subculture online communities, can get narrower and
narrower, definition of community has changed, how to online
communities serve people,
Robert Sagmiller--how do our laws need to change for robots? who is
Jillianne Smiley--text messaging in the workplace, working at home.
What does text messaging give that other kinds of communication doesn't
John Smotherman--the singularity--where you create something smarter
than humans. possible questions: is it possible? how could
we control it? who controls it? who is funding this and
what is their goal?
Charlotte Tyson--having robots designed to take care of the
elderly--why do we need this? should we go in this direction
Moravec, Mind Children
Similarities with He, She and It
Do you believe his assumptions?
- some of us aren't sure conscious robots are possible
- he was too enthusiastic about the time frame
- he believes robots can surpass humans
- idea of evolving beyond DNA
- soon we will have machines able to repair and reproduce
- he thinks robots will take over from humans
- he believes in the future of what he has devoted his
artificial mind--he assumes a high
enough level of computer power will be enough
- he assumes Moore's law will continue (human equivalence)
- if you have the same input and output and you have the
same processing speed and memory--lots of people think this is
definitely going to happen
- is that really all you need?
- you can do the same things with computer circuitry you
can with the brain
- do you need identical circuitry?
- or just different circuitry that accomplishes the
- is it possible to recreate "real" intelligence
- is intelligence possible but not consciousness
- Moravec says that if we have a certain level of
intelligence consciousness will be automatic--it is a consequence
rather than some magic