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Immortality

On the Singularity

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Many are imagining, some even planning for, the coming of the "singularity". Some are for, some against, many others sceptical that it could ever arrive.

Ray Kurzweil, who inter alia works on Google's machine learning project, predicts that by 2029, humans will be extending their lives considerably or even indefinitely. He also believes the human brain could be enhanced by tiny robotic implants that connect to cloud-based computer networks to give us 'God-like' abilities.

On Self-Tracking

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There is a growing trend towards self-tracking and the rise of the "quantified self", suddenly made easier by the ubiquity of embedded sensors.

However, Evgeny Morozov warned during a fascinating recent address that those of us who would refuse to self-track when the majority of people do self-track may be treated with suspicion. The assumption would not be that you refuse to self-track because you want to exercise autonomy or you fear about your privacy, but rather because you are not walking enough or you are not a safe driver or you eat too much fat.

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This generation or the next, will realise all this- but such is the character of that morrow which mere lapse of time can never make to dawn. The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us. Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star - Hendry David Thoreau, Walden

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The grave itself is but a covered bridge, Leading from light to light, through a brief darkness - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Death trends, towards 2050 Halcyon In Future 22 April 2011

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Somewhere on planet earth lives a young child who will be the first person to live...forever - Glen Hiemstra, Futurist.Com

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Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality - Anonymous