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Ray Kurzweil
« on: November 03, 2014, 02:28:19 AM »

Might be interesting to get this futurist involved

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Re: Ray Kurzweil
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2014, 03:19:53 AM »
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Re: Ray Kurzweil
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2014, 03:33:14 AM »
Much better than Russel Brand :P
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Re: Ray Kurzweil
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2014, 03:39:03 AM »
far more technologically minded than almost any other "celebrity" that you might find.  maybe a one-sheet gets sent to him?

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Re: Ray Kurzweil
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2014, 05:40:11 AM »
Much better than Russel Brand :P
Not really. Russell Brand has more followers but Ray Kurzweil has a larger follower base of transhumanists.

Transhumanists already know about DACs. Russell Brand followers are a lot less likely to know about DACs.
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Re: Ray Kurzweil
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2014, 05:55:54 AM »
Might be interesting to get this futurist involved

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He is a director of engineering at Google now, unlikely will get involved with anything like Bitshares.

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Re: Ray Kurzweil
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2014, 07:32:59 AM »
Might be interesting to get this futurist involved

http://transcendentman.com
He is a director of engineering at Google now, unlikely will get involved with anything like Bitshares.

I agree. He is working on bringing natural language processing to a more conversational state at Google. Have you guys seen the movie Her that came out about a year ago? He is at Google to make that a reality and according to him you will be having a conversation with your "search engine" by about 2018-2020.

He makes his predictions based upon the fact that computing power doubles every 12-18 months.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FLOPS

My Galaxy S5 is capable of 4.3 G/FLOPS.

To have the same computational power in the year 1984 would have cost $183,954,000

The same computing power in my Galaxy S5 would have cost over $35,000,000,000,000 in the year 1961.

Some people on this forum were alive back then. $35 trillion is double the GDP of the United States.

Click the link I posted above and read the section that shows "Cost of Computing." Computing power has gotten smaller and cheaper at an exponential rate.
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Re: Ray Kurzweil
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2014, 08:08:21 AM »

To have the same computational power in the year 1984 would have cost $183,954,000


Oh the irony of you choosing the year 1984...lol.
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Re: Ray Kurzweil
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2014, 12:31:33 PM »
This is why a whitepaper would be important. It's a sales pitch to people like this.

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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2014, 02:18:06 PM »
This is why a whitepaper would be important. It's a sales pitch to people like this.

Agreed 100%.  We need a "package" of materials for different demographics.   However, I am not so sure it is a smart idea to pitch to people like this until we have everything working as it needs to...or else they will simply use their ample funds to hire developers and fork us...
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Re: Ray Kurzweil
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2014, 02:20:12 PM »
This is why a whitepaper would be important. It's a sales pitch to people like this.

Agreed 100%.  We need a "package" of materials for different demographics.   However, I am not so sure it is a smart idea to pitch to people like this until we have everything working as it needs to...or else they will simply use their ample funds to hire developers and fork us...

I'm honestly not worried about that. These people are already time-poor. They're more likely to buy shares and jump on the BitShares train.

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Re: Ray Kurzweil
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2014, 03:21:16 PM »
This is why a whitepaper would be important. It's a sales pitch to people like this.

Agreed 100%.  We need a "package" of materials for different demographics.   However, I am not so sure it is a smart idea to pitch to people like this until we have everything working as it needs to...or else they will simply use their ample funds to hire developers and fork us...

I'm honestly not worried about that. These people are already time-poor. They're more likely to buy shares and jump on the BitShares train.


hm... what about Mr. Overstock?  Wouldn't you say he is in the same position?  Not sure I Completely agree...though I can't honestly say I do not see the merits either.  Why not err on the side of caution and make it go "viral" with the "common folk" first, then look to the big guys when they realize it would be too hard to steal away our following?  Just my two bts, of course, but we all know I tend to be a "verrry little bit" on the "cautious" side :P
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Re: Ray Kurzweil
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2014, 03:32:48 PM »
This is why a whitepaper would be important. It's a sales pitch to people like this.

Agreed 100%.  We need a "package" of materials for different demographics.   However, I am not so sure it is a smart idea to pitch to people like this until we have everything working as it needs to...or else they will simply use their ample funds to hire developers and fork us...

I'm honestly not worried about that. These people are already time-poor. They're more likely to buy shares and jump on the BitShares train.


hm... what about Mr. Overstock?  Wouldn't you say he is in the same position?  Not sure I Completely agree...though I can't honestly say I do not see the merits either.  Why not err on the side of caution and make it go "viral" with the "common folk" first, then look to the big guys when they realize it would be too hard to steal away our following?  Just my two bts, of course, but we all know I tend to be a "verrry little bit" on the "cautious" side :P

If we stay cautious, we'll never get momentum to begin with. We need to be bold and controversial otherwise we will die in obscurity.

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Re: Ray Kurzweil
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2014, 12:04:26 PM »

To have the same computational power in the year 1984 would have cost $183,954,000


Oh the irony of you choosing the year 1984...lol.

That's right I'm illuminati, infiltrating BTS from within devising a plan to turn BTS against you. Lol jk

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Re: Ray Kurzweil
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2014, 12:09:39 PM »
This is why a whitepaper would be important. It's a sales pitch to people like this.

Agreed 100%.  We need a "package" of materials for different demographics.   However, I am not so sure it is a smart idea to pitch to people like this until we have everything working as it needs to...or else they will simply use their ample funds to hire developers and fork us...

I'm honestly not worried about that. These people are already time-poor. They're more likely to buy shares and jump on the BitShares train.


hm... what about Mr. Overstock?  Wouldn't you say he is in the same position?  Not sure I Completely agree...though I can't honestly say I do not see the merits either.  Why not err on the side of caution and make it go "viral" with the "common folk" first, then look to the big guys when they realize it would be too hard to steal away our following?  Just my two bts, of course, but we all know I tend to be a "verrry little bit" on the "cautious" side :P

If we stay cautious, we'll never get momentum to begin with. We need to be bold and controversial otherwise we will die in obscurity.


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