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Economist: Brain Simulations Will Take Over the Government, and Our Jobs, within 100 Years

A noted economist and futurist Robin Hanson sees a civilization of brain simulations or "ems" rising within the next 100 years.

Economist Robin Hanson’s new book “The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth” imagines a not-too-distant future when robots are commonplace in our life. And the smartest of these will be “ems,” or brain emulations.  These will be super-detailed scans of actual human brains that run as models on computers. And once we figure out how to pull that off cheaply, ems will take over most human jobs. 

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