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Old 10-03-2021, 06:05 PM   #4
Join Date: Jun 2005
Default Re: What is the ultimate vision for digital consciousness?

Do you know the phrase "rapture of the nerds"?

It seems to me that the human race tends to come up with apocalyptic visions of the future. They used to be magical or theistic, along the lines of "when the Messiah gets here and conquers the world." But with advancing technology we've had technological apocalypses. In the 19th century it was Marxism, with the industrial workers seizing the means of production; in the 21st it's transhumanism and Singularitarianism.
Bill Stoddard

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