[ExI] Survival of the Richest- Medium.com
possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 7 15:56:13 UTC 2018
"They were amused by my optimism, but they didn’t really buy it. They were
not interested in how to avoid a calamity; they’re convinced we are too far
gone. For all their wealth and power, they don’t believe they can affect
the future. They are simply accepting the darkest of all scenarios and then
bringing whatever money and technology they can employ to insulate
themselves — especially if they can’t get a seat on the rocket to Mars. "
"Luckily, those of us without the funding to consider disowning our own
humanity have much better options available to us. We don’t have to use
technology in such antisocial, atomizing ways. We can become the individual
consumers and profiles that our devices and platforms want us to be, or we
can remember that the truly evolved human doesn’t go it alone."
"Being human is not about individual survival or escape. It’s a team sport.
Whatever future humans have, it will be together."
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