Friday, December 07, 2007

The Singularity and Machines of Loving Grace

For those of you who are interested in the Singularity (the technological creation of smarter-than-human intelligence) here is a very interesting NPR podcast about AI (Artificial Intelligence) and a portion of an unreservedly optimistic poem by Richard Brautigan quoted in the podcast:

I like to think
(it has to be!)
of a cybernetic ecology
where we are free of our labors
and joined back to nature,
returned to our mammal
brothers and sisters,
and all watched over
by machines of loving grace.

Food for thought, indeed.

1 comment:

Kelly Hills said...

...and here I was wondering how you'd managed to incorporate the *band* "Machines of Loving Grace" into a post here! ;-)