The Problem with Life - Is it Solved by Merging with Machines?
Here are two strangely related collections of links from yesterday's Bookforum Omnivore - one on the challenges of life, and the other on the coming singularity, when we will merge with machines (thus solving many of the problems of biological life).
- From The Journal of Personal Cyberconsciousness, Giulio Prisco on how to cope with death.
- The world is a mess: Rafael Melo on how the problem with life is desire.
- Should it be legal for a doctor to give that one final prescription for suffering? Scott McLemee considers a book on death with dignity.
- Members of The Cult of Life can be quite dangerous, as they look and sound normal, may approach you in an affable manner, and generally claim to be concerned with your well-being.
- A review of The Mansion of... [via Integral Options Cafe]