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Old 01-01-2013, 10:29 PM
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Default Re: Ensign Steve waxes philosophical on the Singularity, a thrad by Ensign Steve

BoingBoing has a p. good overview of the utopian/dystopian arguments today.

Robots are taking your job and mine: deal with it - Boing Boing :dealwithit:

We're definitely on a dystopian trajectory, not only because of the lolbertarian zero sum mindset, where you can't win unless someone else loses, but because people are already becoming dependent on opaque, corporate controlled technologies. To change that, both of those things would need to change.

So first, we need to trick angsty young people, probably using reverse psychology, into reading Buckminster Fuller instead of Ayn Rand; and also first, we need much, much better technical education, focusing on building and understanding technology, rather than the GUI navigation skills we're telling kids makes them technically adept. (You know who else can navigate GUIs? Pre-verbal babies and ACTUAL LITERAL FROGS AND LIZARDS is who.)
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