Re: David Brin's latest novel, and a TED talk
Science is not a religion.
Human beings have a funny way of couching things in religious, "spiritual" terms to describe things....therefore you see people describing something difficult to comprehend, like the Singluarity and it's implications in such terms, which doesn't mean that it is
spiritual. Sometimes words just aren't adequate...which strangely enough leads me to more Brin thoughts on the subject: http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/brin20110629
And an introduction to the whole topic he wrote: http://lifeboat.com/ex/singularities.and.nightmares
As well as a story he brashly sets AFTER the singularity: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0056A23TA/...ag=contbrin-20
"Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities".
Last edited by RAMA; May 16 2012 at 02:24 AM.