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Michael Nystrom's picture

Going to?

fishy, I hate to break it to you, but the process of transforming us into the borg is already well under way.

Technology has turned the tables on us. We work for it now, not the other way around.

Someone just sent this to me, which looks interesting:

http://connectedthefilm.com/

Also see:

What Technology Wants, by Kevin Kelly.

In this provocative book, one of today's most respected thinkers turns the conversation about technology on its head by viewing technology as a natural system, an extension of biological evolution. By mapping the behavior of life, we paradoxically get a glimpse at where technology is headed-or "what it wants." Kevin Kelly offers a dozen trajectories in the coming decades for this near-living system. And as we align ourselves with technology's agenda, we can capture its colossal potential. This visionary and optimistic book explores how technology gives our lives greater meaning and is a must-read for anyone curious about the future.

According to Kelly, this is the natural course of evolution. Humans are an intermediate step. Melding with the borg is inevitable. These google glasses are an intermediate step as well. Kelly is optimistic about it. Bill Joy is less so: Why the future doesn't need us.

Freaky. I'm not sure how to process it.

I don't want my kids born into bondage. The best way for me to prevent that, I think, is not to have them.