posted on Jan, 1 2013 @ 12:24 PM
reply to post by tekeen
I think that these "life extension" and "singularity" things are like the robot shows they did in the 1930's and 1940's. They had visions of robots
helping people in their homes and in their hospitals in the 1960's and 1970's. They saw a world in the mid to late 20th century sort of like the
jetsons with flying cars, moving sidewalks, robots that help people, talking computers with flashing lights all over them, and so on. But none of it
really happened that way. Reality did its own thing.
We humans have believed and chased after some stupid things. But I guess this drive we have to achieve things needs to have an inspiration. It doesn't
really matter what the inspiration is. It matters what the results are. And the results of all this is that people started a family and had children
and put them through school and did various jobs and the world survived to turn another day. No, they didn't create the robot of their dreams, but
they had some fun.
Having children and helping the world spin another day is all that really matters. These "singularity" and "life extension" and "jesus christ" things
are just the fuel that pushes us forward.
People need dreams. A reason to live.
People who create a dream that many others adopt become famous.
Lastly, these "singularity" and "life extension" things are so far out there that it's easy to criticize them or to pick them apart. It's like an
adult criticizing a 5 year old for their spelling. I could spend my life being a cynic and make lots of money because there're so many nuts out there
spreading far out things. But the thing is, what's nutty today, in some distant time, will not be nutty anymore. When that time comes, I'm going to be
the one that looks nutty. But, hey, it pays the bills.
edit on 1-1-2013 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)