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Old June 7 2012, 12:43 AM   #127
Admiral Buzzkill
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Re: David Brin's latest novel, and a TED talk

Robert Maxwell wrote: View Post

I'm not afraid of technology or the future, dude. I welcome them. I wish the Singularity was right around the corner...
I don't care one way or the other - I just think that grown-ups should stand up for reality.

The folks in all of this who are self-evidently afraid are the cybernetic totalists who embrace the delusion that they're about to cheat death in some way. In a matter of decades Kurzweil will be extinguished, as his father was - as all of us eventually are. He can't accept the fact of the latter, so why expect him to face the prospect of the former honestly?
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