From: Keith Henson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue 06 Jul 2004 - 12:19:38 GMT
At 09:54 AM 06/07/04 +0100, you wrote:
>--- Keith Henson <email@example.com> wrote: > At >
>Correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think
> > government money is much of a
> > factor in processor research, especially in
> > manufacturing
> > technologies.
>You may be right there.
> > Plus there is not a single
> > government. Look at stem cell
> > work to see how research gets done anyway.
>But that isn't a very good analogy, as stem cell
>research doesn't threaten governments in the way you
>suggest processor research does.
Governments sure act like stem cell research is a threat to them.
The area governments would be concerned about if they had a clue is AI
software research, a field that actually does have some government support.
I don't know that the people involved are right about this (I kind of doubt
it) but many of them say the current generation of processors is enough for
a transcendent AI.
Some of this debate is out in the open.
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