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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

"The Future" Is Rhetoric


jimf said...

> VC tech-talk, futurology, transhumanism, digi-utopianism, eugenics
> are reactionary ideological formations, they are discursive phenomena.

Well, then, let's science the shit out of them!

I just encountered that colorful phrase in an article by IEET maven
George Dvorsky:
The oldest human to have ever lived died at the age of 122 --
and that was nearly 20 years ago. A recent analysis of global
demographic data suggests this may very well be the maximum age
attainable by humans, and that it’s extremely unlikely anyone
will ever live much beyond this advanced age. That is, unless
we science the shit out of this problem. . .

Don't give me any trouble now, or I'll science the shit
out of you!

Dale Carrico said...

Con artists have long known that a great way to score is to pseudo-science the shit out of things.