Amidst the attention given to the sciences as how they can lead to the cure of all diseases and daily problems of mankind, I believe that the biggest breakthrough will be the realization that the arts, which are conventionally considered ‘useless,’ will be recognized as the whole reason why we ever try to live longer or live more prosperously.—John Maeda via The universe will fly like a bird
Pin-Yin Shi Shi Zao Ying Xiong!
Only on condition of a radical widening of definition will it be possible for art and activities related to art to provide evidence that art is now the only evolutionary-revolutionary power...to dismantle in order to build a social organism as a work of art.→ Joseph Beuys via meganmay’s A Mutant Manifesto
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.→ Arthur Schopenhauer
As our minds will attain the non-linear associative powers that will do away with the static mold of analog information we will finally break through the speed barrier of thought.— rene: Beyond the speed of thought
...the dualistic mindset that something is either good or bad... is a Neolithic invention—Carel
The truth is that one
is a futurist at one’s own peril ...
...how exactly can we imminently actualize this very deep and all-encompassing conceptual transformation before the snowball effect towards total hell becomes too strong for us to do anything at all?From dmitridb
The Singularity Indeed Has Already Happened
We need a collective intelligence of a kind that may not have characterized the human species in the past; but we see no reason to believe that...a whole population cannot reach a stage of mature self-consciousness much as an individual does.—Paul Hawken, James Ogilvy, Peter Schwartz, Seven Tomorrows, 1982
“Within thirty years,→ Vernor Vinge
we will have the technological means to create super- human intelligence. Shortly after, the human era will be ended.”
We are now routinely transporting our simulated “bodies” to alternate online worlds, where, besides social activities, we are doing most of our mind work in an inter-connective space shared by 1.5 billion internet users.→ Rene Daalder: The Age of Optimization