Using Technology to Deepen Democracy, Using Democracy to Ensure Technology Benefits Us All
Friday, July 08, 2011
Captain, Thar Be FAILS Here!
I was perplexed to find the volume of readership rising quite suddenly here in my dusty little cul-de-sac, and realized that Michael Anissimov was directing his singularitarian crew to a piece of mine from well over a year ago. Anybody who reads even a little of what I write there or elsewhere will glean quickly enough what I think of futurology, especially superlative futurology of the sort Michael dabbles in, but I always enjoy a good sparring match and, of course, appreciate the added attention he's given my poor words. I was also touched by some of the rather sweetly ambivalent comments his post occasioned from some punching bags from Christmas Past. It is encouraging to think that even True Believers can sometimes appreciate informed criticism, even when it is wrapped (see post title) in unapologetically rude snark.