Saturday, March 16, 2013

Cowardly New World: Nameless, Faceless II

To live desiring to be a robot or immortal through a machine is the sign of a death culture.  Witness The Singularity.  Or Ridley Scott’s Prometheus.  Why has the technology we so prize made us inhuman?

What kind of society is it when a human being is single-mindedly bent on becoming inhuman?  If you see the robot as perfect, then humanity in its organic messiness is the opposite.

If you stare at the abyss for too long, it stares right back at you (paraphrase).  You are a slave to the robot, don’t you see?  The robot is the master if that’s what you desire above all else.

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