Robert Maxwell wrote:
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?