ITT we solve the question above us [Part 6] (866)

665 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-8403 03:41

See, it's such a nebulous term; each new would-be prophet of scientism has his own definition, it seems. As originally described, we've been there for some time now. But the more imaginative definitions, the one those preaching a gospel of "planetary civilization" and "technological singularity" would have us believe, I say absolutely not. These guys remind me of those guys who keep announcing new dates for the Second Coming... sorry, fellas, I want to live in a better world, too, but it doesn't just get dropped in our laps.

I hope I'm not the only one seeing how ludicrous it is to equate quantifiable figures for energy with "progress". We could expand data centers until we actually had to use planetary-scale energy (to ignore the definitions where all that has to be used on radio signals), but that's clearly not the transhuman robosocialist utopia these people are conjuring up (note that it's not those possibilities I'm specifically rejecting, only that human self-interests don't magically go away just because human needs are exceeded).

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