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Computers and Doom

Computers were invented a century ago and scientists and fiction writers seemed immediately to understand their limitations and their power.  And yet, their optimism was boundless and the advances were expected to come much sooner than they have.   The advances that did come have been applied in unexpected and peculiar ways and the optimism is still there but only seems to apply to what we now regard as convention.

This is a revolt against convention.  Computers are useful tools and they will doom us to reject the spiritual for the material and leave narcissism in its wake.  There is much that can be done to retain our humanity without descending into Luddism and technology offers us many gifts besides tin foil helmets.

I want to explore the nature of mind, the value of computers and the hopes and dreams of people.  And I expect to have fun!