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lunarul36 karma

XM was concentrated based on cell data usage, so I doubt it's where they had poor visibility. Some of the places with highest concentration by far were Google owned buildings

lunarul10 karma

Interesting that everyone chose to live in dystopian worlds. I'd have assumed that people would normally want to avoid that.

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We understand in theory how the Sun works but this doesn't mean we can build one

We can't build a star, but we understand fusion and we are working on building fusion reactors.

In the same way, if we do manage to understand the nature of consciousness then it might be possible to figure out how to create something conscious. It may not be a human-like brain, but any type of artificial consciousness would be a revolutionary achievement.

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Matt recreating Sophie as a replacement for his daughter Michelle, whom he lost in a school shooting.

no disrespect, but isn't that an extremely common theme? Trying to replace a lost loved one has been the main motivator for time travel, AI, cloning, consciousness transfer, even animating a golem, among many others.

Edit: looks like TV Tropes calls it Replacement Goldfish: "In a sci-fi setting, the typical trope is the lonely scientist who creates a robot, android, artificial intelligence, clone in the image of the deceased."

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Are you Niantic?