Capitalist science and technology "advances" rapidly.
Do progressives/Marxist/radical scientists, engineers and technicians have any significant input?
Is it possible that the vast interlocking global computer network system can become self aware in a matter of a decade or two? This is an underlying belief of the techno-corporate world's "Singularity:" that moment of computer-system selfawareness a la the Terminator's Skynet.
Is there a convergence between global economic and environmental collapse and cybernetics?
How can workingclass consciousness play a role in capturing the reins of this runaway capitalist sci-tech?
...Or do we just let this esoteric project continue unchallenged because their works have -and will have- very negligible impact upon the greater capitalist political economy?
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Date: June 2, 2009 9:42:07 PM EDT
Subject: Singularity University
TED Talk: Ray Kurzweil
Posted: 02 Jun 2009 08:44 AM PDT
Ray Kurzweil’s latest graphs show that technology’s breakneck advances will only accelerate — recession or not. He unveils his new project, Singularity University, to study oncoming tech and guide it to benefit humanity. More >>