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Old December 9 2011, 01:40 AM   #77
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Re: Some science fiction "firsts"

Christopher wrote: View Post
^If you want me to take your argument at all seriously, don't mention Kurzweil. His beliefs seem more rooted in spirituality and wishful thinking than science. At the very least, I consider him overoptimistic.

If he wasn't already a well known inventor, computer scientist, futurist with quite a resume' you may be right, and although he does have a lot of "followers" its for good reason, he's very accurate in his predictions based on data. His ideas have almost nothing to do with spirituality except on a metaphorical level, it has to do with our failings in our language to describe the accelerating level of technology, and ultimate consequences, which for all intents and purposes may seem spiritual to people. I always looked for evidence of wishful thinking in his views and I don't see it.
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