“… Things going on. Great advances. Constantly increasing speed, infinite power, all knowledge and cognition sliding down into an expanding Singularity that will suck everything up and remake the universe. And what do I actually get? The ability to learn the uninformed opinions of everyone in the world through round-cornered communications devices my fat fingers are too big to use.” (Alexander Jablokov, in Brain Thief)
Oh my! There’s just so much in this piece of writing. And it’s so full of juice, I feel like I’m slobbering and the juice is running down over my chin and staining my T-shirt.
I can really only begin to touch on three points today. (I’ll really need to start tackling some of these issues in more detail at an early date.)
One: The language of science in general – and the Big Bang model in particular – is sounding increasingly like the language of the ancient esoteric teachings.
Two: “The ability to learn the uninformed opinions of everyone in the world …” The essence of blogging. (And I really enjoy the ironic description.)
Three: “… an expanding Singularity …” Take a look here: Antimatter : Life in a puzzling universe
Jablokov, Alexander. 2009. Brain thief. New York: Tom Douherty Associates [p153]