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Old June 12 2012, 08:09 AM   #136
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Re: David Brin's latest novel, and a TED talk

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Better hurry up with that there singularity.
All such predictions never take into account future developments, this includes food shortages, fuel shortages, power shortages, etc. I believe I've provided more than a share of potential ways out of such problems.

It's very human to think the negative outcomes are more likely than positive ones:

panic response:

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I'm not afraid of technology or the future, dude. I welcome them. I wish the Singularity was right around the corner--the idea of being a transhuman sounds badass.

Doesn't mean I'm willing to delude myself into believing it's about to happen, though.
QFT. Being a realist is not "fear".
Neither is knowing what one is talking about, of course. For the most part, the evangelists don't - their followers certainly don't.

Believers in this nonsense don't realize how blinkered accusing people of being "afraid of" the Singularity is - it's exactly the same as religionists accusing atheists of "being angry at God," completely missing any understanding of what the disagreement is about.
Well Im also an atheist, so it wont be coming from me.


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