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Old June 17 2012, 03:37 AM   #165
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Re: David Brin's latest novel, and a TED talk

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It is far braver and much bolder to be the ones saying we'll make this technology happen...
Not, however, more truthful. Standing up for what's real is to be preferred to wishful thinking based on magic words and failure to learn and weigh the facts, which is what the evangelists for the coming of the Singularity have chosen. "Brave and bold" are hollow words when used to support such nonsense, and I am unimpressed by that rhetorical gibberish.

As demonstrated by my link footnotes, not even remotely wishful thinking
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