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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Quite a Project, Indeed

Ari Schulman's live-blogging of the Humanity-Plus-Tron Robot Cult Parade Float really is just a feast of little ironic gems:
Psychology assumes the existence of death; government assumes earthly bounds; economics assumes the existence of scarcity; computer science assumes a human/non-human divide. Majoring in any of these disciplines will no longer be relevant, [President of Harvard's "Future Society" Kevin Jain] says, as the assumptions on which they're based change. Jain says he's devising a new kind of textbook that takes account of the changes in these assumptions. That's quite a project.


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