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Monday, July 07, 2014

Poets Not Prophets

I blame the prevalence of futurology, that most debased and hyperbolic marketing discourse, for the way SF peddles personal preoccupations as prescience to no purpose.

1 comment:

jimf said...

> . . .personal preoccupations as prescience. . .
Lanier is probably correct that some rationally unjustified
enthusiasm affects the transhumanist movement. Some of us may
be guilty of confusing what we wish we had -- immortal consciousness --
for what we actually have. . .

When immortality is real, most will choose it rather than dying
and hoping for a heavenly reward.

But for now we probably have to die. . .

Oh no! Say it isn't so!