Saturday, January 20, 2007
Some call it a Singularity, others call it Apocalypse.
The above quote came from Vernor Vinge's essay about the Singularity humanity is fast approaching, a posthuman Singularity. Tolle espouses a sane Singularity, while Vinge isn't so sure. Such is the human imagination. Of course, all of this speculation is just that, speculation. One person can no more imagine the entirety of the future or even of a fragment of it, such as what humanity will truly become. I hope that whatever Entity/Superorganism arises is sane and benevolent, rather than insane and destructive.