The Robots are coming (Page 35)

ghostgeek
ghostgeek: If people don’t actually have access to quantum computers, the technology is little more than an intriguing science project. If computer scientists, academic researchers, and others don’t have access to the hardware, the field will never take its next step forward.

IBM’s answer to this problem is a cloud platform called IBM Q. Since the program launched in May 2016, it’s given users a way to utilize quantum computation without having direct access to a quantum computer.

The hardware itself might not be plentiful — but thanks to IBM Q, it’s ubiquitous.

[ https://www.digitaltrends.com/features/ibm-q-quantum-computing/ ]
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Fractured fairy tale
Fractured fairy tale: Isn't that were the Hive and Wifi come into it

All the Information on the Internet like Wicapeda or Siri alexa . Are just early versions of the Hive
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ghostgeek
ghostgeek: It's getting to the stage where somebody knows you so well they can target ads that'll meet your every requirement.
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ghostgeek
ghostgeek: Actually, they know you better than you know yourself.
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ghostgeek: Artificial intelligence at a US healthcare centre can predict a patient’s chance of dying within a year more accurately than a doctor. But no one knows how.

The machine-learning algorithm was tasked by researchers at the healthcare provider Geisinger in Pennsylvania to calculate the survival chances of heart patients by analysing echocardiogram (ECG) results.

The algorithm analysed 1.77 million ECG results from 400,000 patients, with the programme outperforming traditional prediction methods used by doctors.

[ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2019/11/12/ai-can-predict-going-die-no-one-knows/ ]
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kittybobo34
kittybobo34: Interesting, we are so close to having the Tech. to move beyond the issues of this planet.
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ghostgeek
ghostgeek: The technology is there but not the will.
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ghostgeek: I think, if people really wanted to, the human race could reach the stars within our time.
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ghostgeek
ghostgeek: It would cost a bit, though.
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kittybobo34
kittybobo34: I agree, but there are so many that do not see any advantage to being in space. The technological advances , the resources are all out there.
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ghostgeek
ghostgeek: There needs to be a compelling reason to spend all that money. Like beating China to Alpha Centauri.
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ghostgeek: For those with some cash to spend:

Space hotel with artificial gravity will be in orbit by 2025

The Von Braun Space Station, based on the concepts of a controversial scientist, is moving ahead with construction plans.

The Gateway Foundation is building a space hotel, based on the concepts of a Nazi and American rocket scientist Wernher von Braun.

The space station is expected to be operational by 2025.

The company plans to assemble it in orbit, using robots and drones.

[ https://bigthink.com/technology-innovation/space-hotel-artificial-gravity-2025-plans?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1 ]
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ghostgeek
ghostgeek: Von Braun. Started out designing the V2 and ends up with his name orbiting the earth. Shows what's possible.
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kittybobo34
kittybobo34: You have probably heard me before harping on the fact that real space development is waiting on Robotics and drones. When the people can be safe inside while operating remote drones with hands on the outside,, that is when we can really get started.
I used to work with manipulator arms on radioactive materials from a safe spot on the other side of the wall, remember thinking then that this is what we need in space.
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chronology
chronology: Manipulator Arms can now be operated in real time not from the other side of a wall, but from the other side side of the world. The cost of running them has also fallen to a fraction of what it was. This is part of the automation drive. A Vet, or a Aircraft engineer can be sat in Berlin or San Francisco and use such arms with HD TV to inspect a job anywhere on earth. Surgeons can and do use them to perform specialist operations where the surgeons expert knowledge is needed.The use of such arms becomes limited the further out in Space. Even travelling at the speed of light radio signals used to control the arms take longer and longer to reach the operator the further away you go.

NASA are speculated to be researching with instant communication anywhere in the Solar System, and even beyond. Personally I think this is just a conspiracy theory. I can believe Anti Gravity Engines are used by NASA. But the use of some kind of Quantum communication just seems out of our reach at the moment. Even for the clever folks working for NASA.
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kittybobo34
kittybobo34: Now attach this to a self propelled body that can move or attach itself to what ever you need to work on and we will have the ability to build in space. Start converting comets and asteroids to habitats, and space docks.
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Fractured fairy tale
Fractured fairy tale: NASA has no Intention of having manned space flights. All there Interested in is the Military or Security applications of Space
Like the Space Force
So Id be verry Sceptical when NASA claims there going to send Missions to the Moon or Mars .
There just getting public Support to justify wasting billions on there pet projects
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kittybobo34
kittybobo34: Unfortunately there is no money from Congress to commit to a project like a moon base, so the only money out there for NASA is military.
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kittybobo34: Maybe China will start something in space, and our Congress will have to respond out of embarrassment..
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ghostgeek
ghostgeek: It’s 2050. The Moon has been colonised by China, with its Lunar Palace base growing potatoes, wheat and carrots – though residents also need to get used to eating mealworms for protein. Everything is grown and recycled in the robot-built base’s white, tubular buildings.

Such are China’s space ambitions. Later this year, with the Chang’e 4 mission (named for a Moon goddess) China will attempt to land a rover on the dark side of the Moon, something that’s never been done before, setting up an experimental lunar base to trial growing potatoes for food, followed by Chang’e 5, which will use robots to build a permanent base ahead of a manned mission. By 2020, it plans to land on Mars. By 2022, its version of the International Space Station will be in place. China is also working on building a space-based solar power array.

[ https://www.wired.co.uk/article/china-space-moon-base-mars-landing ]
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ghostgeek: China's historic robotic mission to the moon's far side could just be a preview of some unprecedented human exploration of Earth's nearest neighbor a few years down the road.

Chinese officials have voiced a desire to send astronauts to the moon. And the nation's leadership places a premium on doing space-related things that have never been done before — such as landing on the mysterious lunar far side, which the Chang'e 4 mission pulled off Wednesday (Jan. 2), and building the world's largest radio telescope. Chang'e 4 deployed a rover called Yutu 2 on the moon's far side, too.

[ https://www.space.com/42914-china-far-side-moon-landing-crewed-lunar-plans.html ]
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kittybobo34
kittybobo34: I am afraid America has squandered its wealth trying to run an Empire and be world policeman.
The Trillions we spend on the military buy is very little in real wealth. Like all Empires they eventually fade into obscurity.
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ghostgeek
ghostgeek: It's always been the case that empires end up bankrupting the nations that seek them.
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kittybobo34
kittybobo34: Great Britain once had a world spaning empire, now they can barely be called a world power.
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