Friday, 2 April 2010
THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU'RE DEAD
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I've been thinking a lot about what it will mean when we've reached the scary point that Ray Kurzweil and other futurists advocate: THE SINGULARITY. In the mind map above I took the concept, What to Do when You're Dead, as a way to begin to think about why the possibility seems scary...[To me if to no one else]. So the center of my mind map I label "Things to do when you're dead: Identity and transcendence." Then I added ways we can or might soon devise to survive our own existences:
1. WOW World of Warcraftt and games make us accept the delusion that our deaths are temporary. Could that be one of the reasons they are so addictive?
2. Things to Do In Denver When You're Dead Yes, I know...Bad movie, but Andy Garcia's character, Saint, has a company at the beginning of the movie called "Afterlife Advice." People could tape videos for their children and relatives to watch after they were dead. It is a kind of rudimentary "techo-transcendence"...There will be more and more of that in the near future with the baby boomers reaching their termination dates.
3. Transhumanism as techno-transcendence