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Dr. Strangegod's Avatar Jump to comment 20 by Dr. Strangegod

Regarding Kurzweil and his futurism, I'll go with Douglas Hofstadter when he said:

"It’s as if you took a lot of very good food and some dog excrement and blended it all up so that you can't possibly figure out what's good or bad. It's an intimate mixture of rubbish and good ideas, and it's very hard to disentangle the two, because these are smart people; they're not stupid."
And I see that Dan Dennett, PZ Myers, and Bruce Sterling seem to concur on that, too, and as they are much smarter men than I, that's enough for me. I do, however, share the cyborg my-brain-in-a-robot-body-for-eternity fantasy, so we can agree there.

Fri, 19 Feb 2010 14:36:00 UTC | #442350