I just ran across this essay by Ran Prieur talking about all the flaws in the religious-like assumptions of the “Singularity is Near” crowd. These people make all kinds of assumptions based on some kind of crazy faith, rather than on any actual evidence. See The Age of Batshit Crazy Machines. How did I miss [...]
I’m dismayed at the differences that cultural exposure and expectations make in a kid’s future. I had an overheard bus conversation that brought this home. . .. It makes me nervous to think of them charging blindly into their future without being prepared in the slightest. I wonder how it will all work out for them?