by Cato 11/13/14
60 years later, Micro Center is giving away 16GB thumb drives as freebies. 60 years from now, 100TB wireless ‘enhancers’ the size of grains of sand implanted directly into the brain? No doubt. Will it be a means of individual mental empowerment or of perfect, irresistible control?
Human evolution is about to be removed from Mother Nature’s mutation engine; we will decide our own genetic future from here on. Is that future about to become self-elevated or self-inflicted? Self-created gods or “we are the Borg”? Freely chosen or imposed?
What, exactly, will it mean to be “fully human” 60 years from now? 600? 6000? In my never humble opinion we should be far less worried about being taken over by super-intelligent machines, than about becoming super-intelligent machines.
My Sumatra coffee is very good this morning, by the way … something “The Terminator” could never understand.
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