Risky advancements

The latest warning from Dresden Codak‘s Aaron Diaz:

Do we really want to live in a society populated by geriatric 27-year-olds? In living so long and spending so much time `thinking’ do we not also run the risk of becoming a cold, passionless race incapable of experiencing our two emotions (fear and not fear)?

Also interesting, is a talk by Vernor Vinge from back in February to the Long Now institute titled “What if the Singularity Does Not Happen?”, to which slides are available along with an audio recording.

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