sexta-feira, 25 de dezembro de 2015

We Are As Gods

Quanto optimismo. Particularmente porque preferimos comportar-mo-nos como demiurgos:

"The restoration of the Toyota gods is evocative of Stewart Brand’s opening line to the 1968 Whole Earth Catalog: “We are as gods and might as well get good at it.” Brand later acknowledged that he had borrowed the concept from British anthropologist Edmund Leach, who wrote, also in 1968: “Men have become like gods. Isn’t it about time that we understood our divinity? Science offers us total mastery over our environment and over our destiny, yet instead of rejoicing we feel deeply afraid. Why should this be? How might these fears be resolved?"

John Markoff (2015). Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest For Common Ground Between Humans And Robots. Londres: Harper Collins.

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