Sunday, March 6, 2011


I do not underestimate the power of exponential growth in technology... We're experiencing the compounding reality of it every day. The biological, psychological, sociological, theological and ethical implications of developing technology is wildly profound. Computers are getting faster, faster — that is, the rate at which they're getting faster is increasing, causing me to wonder if humans will be able to keep up mentally and adjust fast enough to properly handle the pace.

I can't help but think that we certainly risk outsmarting ourselves one day, and maybe not in a good way. In all the excitement, will we be self-aware and patient enough to step back and contemplate the ramifications of our creations? Hard to say... we're such impulsive, greedy creatures. We just may be too clever, by far...

The following link is to a fascinating read at entitled "2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal". The article delves into the idea that we're approaching a moment when computers will become intelligent, and not just intelligent but more intelligent than humans, and how when that happens, humanity — our bodies, our minds, our civilization — will be completely and irreversibly transformed...


Additional reading:

A robot called Geminoid...

- What is a human?
- What is presence?
- What is a relation?
- What is identity?

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