Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Better a Machine than Dead

Michael Cook, editor of Mercatornet, discusses the new Terminator movie, the attractiveness of human-machine hybrids ('transhumanity'), the Belbury-esque (cf. C. S. Lewis's That Hideous Strength) establishment of Singularity University, and other pipe dreams of such scientism advocates as Ray Kurzweil in The Singularity is near.

1 comment:

Aramis said...

WOW! Where have I been? In some perverse way I have generally liked the Terminator series. I do not know if I will take this latest chapter in however the article by Cook on Kurzweil and Singularity blows me away. It is like we know "it" is/was coming but 2045, wow. wow.

I am left with the question, are there more than one John Connor out there in this battle for humanity?