Singularly biting

>> Monday, February 25, 2008

I'm not a big fan of the whole "Technological Singularity" hypothesis. It's not because I don't think anyone will ever make a smart machine--it could happen. It's more because technology rarely obliges the futurists. Atomic powered vehicles? No, try fuel cells and advanced batteries. (Yes, I have a thing for that damn car. It's pretty and I would own one if I had an extra $200,000 lying around.) City-sized computers? Flying cars?


And it's usually not just that technology is different. People never behave like the futurists expect.


Which is why I think today's Pictures For Sad Children is pretty funny even though I'm a total nerd. Sorta sums up the whole thing pretty well, I think.




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