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Asked by thepaleone to DJ, Kyler, Mia, Mick, Peter on 27 Aug 2013.
Keywords: robotics, sci-fi
Not likely. I think the theory is we could travel forward in time, maybe, but going back in time isn’t theoretically possible, if that’s the bit you mean. Fighting with robots and computers is basically a reality now but I’d sure hope a computer couldn’t take over like Skynet did.
That would be pretty cool, but I don’t think that film script (from beginning to end) is scientifically possible. Bits of it might be (as @DJ said) but overall – nope!
The time travel part, definitely not. The flying killer robots, however, we’ve already got. Other than that, scientists (mostly neuroscientists and computer engineers) will often argue with philosophers about whether we can really produce “artificial intelligence”. From what I can tell, we will certainly be able to make more and more complicated computers, but we will never make anything truly “self-aware” in the way that humans are or the way that Skynet supposedly became.
Forgetting the time-travel thing (not possible with our present understanding of how the universe works) the artificial intelligence bit is very interesting to me.
Unlike Kyler, I expect that we will one day be able to create a “computer” that can fully understand ordinary language and is self-aware (i.e. knows that it exists and what that means). At that point is would become hard to tell (apart from what it looks like) whether it is a human or not.
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