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    10 Mar '17 13:271 edit
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2011/sep/11/charliue-brooker-computer-predicts-future

    They have built a computer than has been successful at predicting future events, like the Arab Spring. Essentially they just feed it with any information they can and let it process the information to try and predict the future.

    Thinking about this, if one were to know everything, there is nothing you should not be able to predict.

    Of course, a computer, like ourselves, are not all knowing and never will be, so there will always be room for error. However, the more information that is gathered, the less error there will be.
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    10 Mar '17 13:36
    Originally posted by whodey
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2011/sep/11/charliue-brooker-computer-predicts-future

    They have built a computer than has been successful at predicting future events, like the Arab Spring. Essentially they just feed it with any information they can and let it process the information to try and predict the future.

    Thinking about this, if one w ...[text shortened]... e room for error. However, the more information that is gathered, the less error there will be.
    Take it to the 'Predicting the future' forum spanky.

    😲
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    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Take it to the 'Predicting the future' forum spanky.

    😲
    No, this belong here.

    I posit that the more information you have about things, the more you are able to predict the future.

    Naturally, no one, or no computer, will be all knowing like God is, so there will always be room for error. However, the more information a computer has, the better able it is to predict the future.

    I further posit that this is how God knows the future. He knows all and sees where things will lead based upon the calculations of all knowledge and information.

    Artificial intelligence is in its infancy stages, but I predict it will explode here shortly. Currently, the government and corporations are collecting vast amounts of information on you and keeping record of it. This will be used to predict the future.
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    10 Mar '17 14:55
    Originally posted by whodey
    I posit that the more information you have about things, the more you are able to predict the future.
    Reality is against you. Science has not yet determined whether or not the universe is deterministic, but it has more or less ruled out us every being able to predict everything.
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    10 Mar '17 16:41
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Reality is against you. Science has not yet determined whether or not the universe is deterministic, but it has more or less ruled out us every being able to predict everything.
    Really? So there are things in science that do not have a cause?

    Do tell.
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    10 Mar '17 19:16
    Originally posted by whodey
    Really? So there are things in science that do not have a cause?

    Do tell.
    There are things in science that are not known to have a cause. Most things actually. It would appear that all quantum events are either random or as good as random, ie we cannot predict them.
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    10 Mar '17 19:51
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    There are things in science that are not known to have a cause. Most things actually. It would appear that all quantum events are either random or as good as random, ie we cannot predict them.
    But we have been able to predict trends in the past.

    As opposed to whodey, despite more info in the future, I think it will be more difficult to predict.
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    10 Mar '17 21:19
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    But we have been able to predict trends in the past.
    We can predict a lot of things. The sun will rise tomorrow for example. But no amount of information will tell you the exact weather a few weeks from now (although trends do exist).
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    10 Mar '17 21:57
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    We can predict a lot of things. The sun will rise tomorrow for example. But no amount of information will tell you the exact weather a few weeks from now (although trends do exist).
    I'm slightly confused here.
    Are we predicting 'everything' or natural events (weather etc. ) or peoples behaviours?
    I was thinking in terms of people,groups, politics, (peoples) movements,etc.
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    11 Mar '17 00:47
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    I'm slightly confused here.
    Are we predicting 'everything' or natural events (weather etc. ) or peoples behaviours?
    I was thinking in terms of people,groups, politics, (peoples) movements,etc.
    Social media has become a good way to predict behavior of the masses.

    For example had you polled the social media instead of the antiquated polling method to see who would win the election, Trump would have been shown to be the winner.
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    11 Mar '17 00:511 edit
    Originally posted by whodey
    Social media has become a good way to predict behavior of the masses.

    For example had you polled the social media instead of the antiquated polling method to see who would win the election, Trump would have been shown to be the winner.
    Yeah , so did Michael Moore.

    So you're not talking about weather,right?

    edit: Twhitehead, you see that. You failed again to get into the spirit of the thread instead pointing out that the "sun will rise tomorrow" . Are you AI?
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    11 Mar '17 04:10
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    edit: Twhitehead, you see that. You failed again to get into the spirit of the thread instead pointing out that the "sun will rise tomorrow" . Are you AI?
    Still upset I see that you got called out for lying.
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    11 Mar '17 04:12
    Originally posted by whodey
    Social media has become a good way to predict behavior of the masses.

    For example had you polled the social media instead of the antiquated polling method to see who would win the election, Trump would have been shown to be the winner.
    Or so claims someone who managed to 'predict' it after the election was over and the result was known. Postdiction is always easier than prediction.
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    11 Mar '17 04:15
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    Are we predicting 'everything' or natural events (weather etc. ) or peoples behaviours?
    I was thinking in terms of people,groups, politics, (peoples) movements,etc.
    There is not a lot of difference. Some behaviors are easily predictable, some are impossible to predict. It would be impossible to predict who the president of the US will be in 2025, but one might be able to give a reasonable estimate as to which party they will belong to.
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    11 Mar '17 10:20
    Originally posted by whodey
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2011/sep/11/charliue-brooker-computer-predicts-future

    They have built a computer than has been successful at predicting future events, like the Arab Spring. Essentially they just feed it with any information they can and let it process the information to try and predict the future.

    Thinking about this, if one w ...[text shortened]... e room for error. However, the more information that is gathered, the less error there will be.
    Maybe it will predict when Jesus will finally return to earth 😲

    Wouldn't that be swell?
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