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  1. #1 YOU are obsolete? 
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    Technology is uncomfortably close to making human beings as we know them redundant.

    Yeah, it's the "Frankenstein" plot...

    Wired 8.04: Why the future doesn't need us.


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    those believing that Homo sapiens will still be around millions of years from now ignore the fact that most species last for a far shorter than that
    so when it comes to redundancy, all species are redundant in the end


    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)
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    True, excellent point. The ability to foresee disaster conferred upon our species does not guarantee we can avoid it.
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    Who said it's disastrous? If Homo sapiens is replaced by a decedent species that will be success!
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    You like the terminators, dont you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReMakeIt View Post
    You like the terminators, dont you?
    No I think they are stupid, and not a descendant species. They would be a disaster for humans as a species and for our genes, some of which are virtually unchanged for hundreds of millions of years.
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    Most of which are virtually unchanged, actually
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    No I think they are stupid, and not a descendant species
    no! your idea is stupid
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    The tone of the discussion so far tends to confirm my worst fears- on this thread I have created a monster! I had better leave before the torch-bearing mob arrives!
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    I know, "good riddance, Arthur"!
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