Random Thoughts

The Future of Humanity

I highly recommend reading:

When we peer into the fog of the deep future what do we see – human extinction or a future among the stars?
by Ross Anderson

This part stuck with me:
"...it gradually dawned on me that not all philosophical questions are equally urgent,’ he said. ‘Some of them have been with us for thousands of years. It’s unlikely that we are going to make serious progress on them in the next ten. That realisation refocused me on research that can make a difference right now. It helped me to understand that philosophy has a time limit.’"

Easy Riddle

It is not fruit, and yet it peels
It may announce a nearby meal
and on the day on which you pray
it will yawn a piercing squeal

Will The Internet Change How You Are Remembered By History?

In an era when technological advances are rampant and cultural change is constant, marveling at things like cell phones and computers has become cliché. We are so bombarded with new gadgets, services, and statistics that we come to view technological leaps as trivial. Perhaps the frequent, day-to-day release of new video players and mobile devices is trivial and fleeting, but there is something lasting and significant amid all the chaos. Something that grows each moment in size and scope–an unstoppable and immortal entity that has no equal: the Internet.