Synthetic immortality

Lately the news has been full of dramatic new findings that, if valid, would overturn our understanding of life, mind and cosmos. We’re on the threshold, it is claimed, of the great “singularity,” in which superintelligent machines or human-machine hybrids will take charge of our future and the big questions will be answered or silenced not by those old maids philosophy and theology, but by newer, edgier visionaries with the genius and funding to redescribe or remake the world after a better plan.

 

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