The Future, Now

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or The Future Now or The Future Is Now; play on phrase, meaning the same and various things…

Focusing my mind for a moment, these articles are all in the current webisphere and worth your time -if your interest leans this way

It has been really exciting hearing about Mars over the last month (feeling acknowledged) and NASA’s non-news announcement regarding possible life once there because of water, its potential habitability (once again?) Let us invoke some wisdom from our approachable resident futurist, Elon Musk :

Elon Musk argues that we must put a million people on Mars if we are to ensure that humanity has a future

I am in no way a global warming or climate change propagandist, but I do read most of what this man says regardless. I believe in cycles and physics; let me repeat, cycles

Ray Kurzweil: In The 2030s, Nanobots In Our Brains Will Make Us ‘Godlike’

Once we’re cyborgs, he says, we’ll be funnier, sexier and more loving.

Becoming more Godlike may sound syfy, but let me say to atheist amongst us, this is the behavior Jesus did propose. If you are Mormon, you believe there are angels around us already. If you are Hindu, you believe we have the capability via reincarnation. I firmly believe religion and science will finally have an agreeable moment, ironically. (maybe right before we self-destruct or destroy ourselves via revolution or civil war; destroying Earth is much further away) No civilization before us has ever lasted, obviously.

What do you imagine-see happens if ‘global warming destroys Earth’? This should clarify for you exactly why and how ridiculous the notion is. You can’t, admit to yourself you can’t! You-me-we can’t even picture 1 billion dollars. Our brains aren’t capable of this almost infiinite image. Then why must you believe you are so brilliant as to see an evolution of a planet over TIME?!

Without irony and possibly eliminating coincidence, let me lighten the discussion: Explaining the Science Behind 6 Degrees of Separation. Neil deGrasse Tyson is involved in the discussion. It is fascinating!

What to Think About Machines That Think: Leading Thinkers on Artificial Intelligence and What It Means to Be Human

“Once we had neurons. Now we’re becoming the neurons.”

A quick synopsis via Brain Pickings

John Brockman is a writer for Edge.org His book is relevant and where our discussions need to go. I recommend subscribing to Edge.

This is all enough to digest. Frankly, any given day, our nature can’t be denied. It will very well take science to make us ‘ideal’ possibly. How long can that last? Only time will tell.

Die bored cyborgs. my own wordplay again -just came to me.

-Brocka

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