Monday, April 10, 2006

A Rapture for Nerds?

I've mentioned before (although maybe not in this blog) that the Singularity defined as the trancendence of humanity through technology was essentially religious in nature. This article is a discussion of the Singularity as "The Rapture for Nerds"; it points out that "...Singularity enthusiasts hope for the same kinds of things that religious believers have hoped for..."

Although Ray Kurzweil and others have very convincing arguements that the Singularity is coming, I don't think it will happen for religious reasons of my own. I simply don't believe God will allow it.

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