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Any technology can be used for purposes most would consider "good" or for purposes most would consider "evil". Technology itself is not "good" or "evil". It is all in how we use it and why we do so.

What do you mean when you say sinful commitments?

In my opinion, this represents a classic example of how human beings overcome all obstacles in their quest to explore and change their world in accordance with their own "will".

That, my friend, is the only magic there is or ever need be. Regardless of whether you envision a future with giant death robots controlled by individual human thought through electromagnetic transceivers, or human beings controlled like slave drones by other human beings (or machines) through the same, or whether you envision cybernetic prosthetics allowing physically crippled people to move in ways their disability prevents today, and allowing all humans, crippled or uncrippled alike, to move in ways we can only imagine doing today, such as running at 100 km per hour, or being able to reach a third story balcony with a single, standing high jump. Or perhaps prosthetics which replace the crude "companion" prosthetics we have today such as artificial heart pace makers, or kidney dialysis machines. Imagine those with chronic renal failure who no longer have to struggle with dialysis treatments, but who have artificial kidneys controlled by their own bodies through the same natural communication means the body uses with its natural kidneys. All of this made possible by such cybernetic technology as these transistors.

There is nothing inherently sinister here. But human beings are more than capable of being their own demons.....or angels. Those are the only angels and demons that least on this planet. Who knows what bizarre and perhaps sinister or benevolent (if only in initial human perception) life forms there are elsewhere?

By the way, I wasn't "born into sin". I'm not Semitic, and therefore not a descendant of the "Biblical" Adam and Eve. I'm descended from the "Other" people who existed in Europe already at the time discussed in "Genesis" as the beginning of humanity in 4004 BCE.


Wed, 21 Sep 2011 15:59:04 UTC | #873618