Natsume Soseki, Kokoro (1914).
This is why I love books: because something written 100 years ago in a country very far away from me still expresses a feeling I have had so many times, and that I am in fact having right now. So, just like that, I don’t feel so alone.
"But a new species fusing technology and humanity to become super-beings and elites of a global technocracy – this is conceivable, possible and doable. I cannot support, though, the concept of any post-human future from a philosophical, ethical and social perspective.
"Kurzweil, though, argues that by mid-century, humanity will be indistinguishable from our technology, presupposing we will fuse completely with our technology, and that by the end of this century “the nonbiological portion of our intelligence will be trillions of trillions of times more powerful than unaided intelligence”"
I am ready for Andy Samberg to adopt me.
Freak the hell out about how gorgeous Andy Samberg’s house is with me?
I bought the whole series full price recently. This is a bargain.
(I wrote the intro for the new hardback, so wanted to read it in one go. It’s startling work.)