2 April 2011

Souls and machines

A couple of small exercises in reframing and/or speculation channeled by Adam Gopnik:
Perhaps our intelligence is not just ended by our mortality; to a great degree it is our mortality.

Perhaps the real truth is this: the Singularity is not on its way -- the Singularity happened long ago. We have been outsourcing our intelligence, and our humanity, to machines for centuries.

Martin Heidegger thought:
The relation of human being(s) to language is undergoing a transformation the consequences of which we are not yet ready to face.

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