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Old October 24 2012, 03:56 PM   #25
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Re: Is SF in a state of exhaustion?

RAMA wrote: View Post
there exists a demonstrable condition of mathematical patterns and trends in industrial technology and biotechnology that are more quickly delivering what we can hypothesize and speculate upon.
If it's demonstrable, why don't you go ahead and demonstrate that trend.
There are many areas that have seen accelerating progress, there are others where we've seen genuinely new things, and there are many areas where we've just learned to do things better and faster but not fundamentally differently.

downloading/uploading our brains, child's play
We don't even remotely understand how memory or (even worse) character is "stored" in the brain, much less how to upload and download things. We don't even know how that data is structured and how it could be read or written.

Anyway, I'm off to fill my pocket fusion power plant with new unobtainium.
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