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  1. acilius

     /  January 5, 2010

    That’s very interesting. When I was a teenager, I used to read lots of science fiction, especially Arthur C. Clarke’s stories and novels. I remember about Clarke’s frequent prediction that one of the technological achievements furthest in the future would be machines that could translate brain impulses into usable data. He was sure every household in the developed world would own a high-speed Ground-Effect Vehicle by the 1990s, that Star Trek-style replicators would be common shortly after, that millions would be living in outer space around the same time, etc etc. But only decades later would the first machines be implanted in living flesh that would copy the action of the nervous system. Not so, it seems.

  2. cymast

     /  January 5, 2010

    I bet if humans were capable of refraining from war and instead focused all intellect, energy, and resources into helpful technology, today we’d have all Clarke’s inventions and more. Instead we have grandiose, odious, mass killing machines.

  3. acilius

     /  January 5, 2010

    I’m sure.

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