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Old 11-26-2012, 08:55 PM
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The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) will study dangers posed by biotechnology, artificial life, nanotechnology and climate change.

The scientists said that to dismiss concerns of a potential robot uprising would be "dangerous".
I guess there is nothing else more important to research?
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Dangerous to whom? Humanity?

Also, seems like a grand scale research centre. I wonder what else they could study?
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:23 PM
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Well, at least its not the Zombie Apocalypse.
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I guess there is nothing else more important to research?
it's the Existential Risk study right?
so the risk only exists because they're studying it per existentialism...
oh crap. kill the researchers they're going to cause the end of the world!
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:20 PM
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I guess there is nothing else more important to research?
The world will end on 12-21-2012.
Now, they are just wasting time to 'look' busy.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:27 PM
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The world will end on 12-21-2012.
Now, they are just wasting time to 'look' busy.
Not that I believed in it (or the other 4-5 times it's been predicted in the past) it's already been said that the people who translated that portion of the text made a mistake. The actual inscription talks of the start of a new era... not the end of the world.

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In November 2011, two scholars did a renewed interpretation of the text on the monument, and found that it states the end of an era and the beginning of a new one, and not the end of the world.
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it's the Existential Risk study right?
so the risk only exists because they're studying it per existentialism...
oh crap. kill the researchers they're going to cause the end of the world!
LOL!!!
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:31 PM
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Not that I believed in it (or the other 4-5 times it's been predicted in the past) it's already been said that the people who translated that portion of the text made a mistake. The actual inscription talks of the start of a new era... not the end of the world.



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I know... it was a sarcastic post.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:58 AM
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The world will end on 12-21-2012.
Now, they are just wasting time to 'look' busy.
Well... it seems the world will end because of their researches. They surely will trigger one of those risks they research Or at least people will believe in these risks enough to make them true. So just waiting for some breaking news about human existence in a week or so.
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