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John Oliver Gets Schooled in Imaginary Time From Stephen Hawking

Last night John Oliver interviewed Stephen Hawking, who confirmed his notion that the world could face a Battlestar Gallactica-style future at the hands of the machines:

Artificial intelligence could be a real danger in the not-too-distant future. It could design improvements to itself and outsmart us all.

Although he posits a theory of infinite universes, in none of them does Oliver get the chance to date Charlize Theron apparently.

He also said he thought that “imaginary time” was a concept that had not yet been explored in science fiction because simply authors don’t understand it.

Cue the keyboards of an infinite number of science fiction writers googling “imaginary time.”

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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