Thursday, 22 January 2009

Technotaliarism or "How machines could enslave us one day"

You gotta read this one (in german, make an effort!)

Wie Maschinen uns eines Tages versklaven könnten
(How machines could enslave us one day)

["...Früher streuten wir nur Gene - dann begannen menschliche Gehirne, Meme zu verbreiten: Ideen, Gedanken, Wörter. Die Evolutionstheoretikerin Susan Blackmore glaubt, dass wir mit Computern und Internet eine neue Evolution in Gang gesetzt haben, die wir eines Tages bereuen könnten. ..."]

This article really made me think. What if we face the same fate that animals are doing which we are extincting worldwide or (ab)using for our own purposes? The farmer and his cows = the Machine and us? Ok, Matrix or Terminator will remain Science fiction but I kind of have a really strange feeling about this perspective on "Evolution".

Technotaliarism is what possibly could come out on the other end of our current race towards "f*ck knows". Keep your eyes open. Those who are for total freedom of information can sooner rule us in a nastier way than anyone of us could dream of.

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