Using Technology to Deepen Democracy, Using Democracy to Ensure Technology Benefits Us All
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Adventures in True Futurology: In the Long Run We Are All Dead
Stare into my crystal ball… I see… I see… No shiny immortal robot bodies for you, my poor pouting l'il robot cultists…. no robot sex-slaves or nano-santa treasure caves for you to wallow in… no cyborg shell to harden and hotten your ageing vulnerable bodies and boners… no IQ-boosting plug-in to deliver you the indefeasible sooperbrain you pine for… no longevity pill to prolong your scared scarred insensate slog through life's swamp… no Robot God to solve your problems or end it all for you… just a very short road from the pinch and the punch to the paunch and the pouch and the pension.
And a girl has to celebrate everything passing by.
(Sondheim always helps make Amor Mundi more positive!)