Futurology

2017-07-30T03:50:26+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Cyborg, Dystopia, Interstellar travel, Posthumanism, Kardashev scale, Meaning of life, Potential superpowers, Technological singularity, Friendly artificial intelligence, Unintended consequences, AI control problem, Roboethics, Designer baby, List of predictions, Scenario analysis, Technology assessment, Future of Earth, Existential risk from artificial general intelligence flashcards Futurology
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  • Cyborg
    A cyborg (short for "cybernetic organism") is a being with both organic and biomechatronic body parts.
  • Dystopia
    A dystopia (from the Greek δυσ- and τόπος, alternatively, cacotopia, kakotopia, or simply anti-utopia) is a community or society that is undesirable or frightening.
  • Interstellar travel
    Interstellar travel is the term used for hypothetical piloted or unpiloted travel between stars or planetary systems.
  • Posthumanism
    Posthumanism or post-humanism (meaning "after humanism" or "beyond humanism") is a term with at least seven definitions according to philosopher Francesca Ferrando: 1.
  • Kardashev scale
    The Kardashev scale is a method of measuring a civilization's level of technological advancement, based on the amount of energy a civilization is able to use for communication.
  • Meaning of life
    The meaning of life, or the answer to the question "What is the meaning of life?", pertains to the significance of living or existence in general.
  • Potential superpowers
    This page is a summary of published academics' opinions.
  • Technological singularity
    The technological singularity (also, simply, the singularity) is the hypothesis that the invention of artificial superintelligence will abruptly trigger runaway technological growth, resulting in unfathomable changes to human civilization.
  • Friendly artificial intelligence
    A friendly artificial intelligence (also friendly AI or FAI) is a hypothetical artificial general intelligence (AGI) that would have a positive rather than negative effect on humanity.
  • Unintended consequences
    In the social sciences, unintended consequences (sometimes unanticipated consequences or unforeseen consequences) are outcomes that are not the ones foreseen and intended by a purposeful action.
  • AI control problem
    In artificial intelligence (AI) and philosophy, the AI control problem is the hypothetical puzzle of how to build a superintelligent agent that will aid its creators, and avoid inadvertently building a superintelligence that will harm its creators.
  • Roboethics
    Roboethics is a short expression for "ethics of robotics" or "robot ethics".
  • Designer baby
    A designer baby is a baby that is the result of genetic screening or genetic modification.
  • List of predictions
    There have been various notable predictions made throughout history, including those by scientists based on the scientific method, predictions of social and technological change of futurologists, economic forecasts, religious prophecies and the fictional imaginings of authors and science fiction.
  • Scenario analysis
    Scenario analysis is a process of analyzing possible future events by considering alternative possible outcomes (sometimes called "alternative worlds").
  • Technology assessment
    Technology assessment (TA, German Technikfolgenabschätzung, French évaluation des choix scientifiques et technologiques) is a scientific, interactive, and communicative process that aims to contribute to the formation of public and political opinion on societal aspects of science and technology.
  • Future of Earth
    The biological and geological future of Earth can be extrapolated based upon the estimated effects of several long-term influences.
  • Existential risk from artificial general intelligence
    Existential risk from artificial general intelligence is the hypothetical threat that dramatic progress in artificial intelligence (AI) could someday result in human extinction (or some other unrecoverable global catastrophe).