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Comment And the Singularity is no cure... (Score 2) 108

Yeah, we're all gonna die.

Some day, you may be able to perform a very altruistic act, and donate your personality to the "singularity" (e.g. "upload yourself").

I say altruistic, since, YOU, of course, will still be dead.

If your virtualized self doesn't recognize the fact that it is not really you, I wouldn't want my avatar to have to deal with you, even virtually.

Sales feature for future "singularity" providers - add a virus checker to weed out such pompous personalities, and cater to a more humble crowd. (don't worry, there is no reason why one wouldn't be able to "upload" themselves to more than one provider. Heh, this means some of your virtual selves will resent your for their placement. Hopefully, "self-delete" will always be an option.

Comment From an unnamed Oxford lecturer (Score 2) 402

"nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest use to you in after life â" save only this â" that if you work hard and intelligently you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot, and that, in my view is the main, if not the sole purpose of education"

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