[ExI] for technomancers
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 2 18:59:20 UTC 2017
On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 11:47 AM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2 August 2017 at 17:04, William Flynn Wallace wrote:
> > Homo Deus, A Brief History of Tomorrow - by Yuval Noah Harari
> Harari does have quite a good point - that humans already live in a
> type of virtual reality constructed by our brains. e.g. religion can
> be thought of as an elaborate virtual reality game. Without the
> rulebook, 'holy places' are just piles of bricks and mortar.
> He has extended this thought to say that when AI causes mass
> unemployment, AI will also produce really engrossing virtual reality
> games for humans, so that humans can continue to explore and get the
> sense of achievement that they need to remain sane.
> Is that the future for all intelligent civilisations?
I think we may have to redefine 'intelligent civilization'. I don't think
we have experienced one yet.
I find it nearly sickening that people, not just teens or
never-to-be-grown-up adults, find real achievement in battling imaginary
orcs and aliens and ghosts et alia.
At least there is some athleticism in sports, as unnecessary as that will
be to our future. Are really quick thumbs going to be all that important?
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