Friday, February 11, 2011

Despair In Lockport

DHS 170

Arg sigh moan groan sigh
One more day one more kanji
Despair for the lost

I have no idea what's going on. Two days, two lost characters. Where is my mind???????


Yesterday's post was about the possible abrupt end to life on earth for some, as yet undetermined, nations and/or groups of people. On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, i saw the below article online yesterday that predicts the probable upcoming immortality of human beings as we merge with the machines we will build in the future — machines that have so far surpassed us in intelligence that humans almost become trivially insignificant. Well, not almost, they become completely insignificant. Sorry if that bothers your ego.

It's a long article but worth reading all the way to the end.

2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal

Whether you agree with the opinions of the Singularitarians or not, what i find interesting about this article (besides the immortality thing, of course) is the dedication and persistence of a group of people who are willing to stretch their minds and try to look at life in great detail 50-100 years down the line, even when they know that their predictions will make them look foolish in many people's eyes.

As i said yesterday — fascinating.

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