The Fourth GOP Debate: Sounding a Small Techno-Future Note

Posted by DrEdwardHudgins 4 years ago to News
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The fourth GOP primary debate is worth noting because Marco Rubio sounded a note on our techno-future. Sadly, the note did not grow into a symphony.
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  • Posted by  $  Technocracy 4 years ago
    Good article Dr Hudgins.

    People are having trouble even seeing the volume and speed of change. Too busy living life to notice the changes as being significant, its easy to see the incremental changes, hard to see the total change.

    Just look at the changes in "written" communication and how we write since the 50s...

    Fountain Pen>Ballpoint Pen>Typewriter>Impact Printer>Laser Printer>Color Ink Jet>Color Laser

    Handwriting>Mimeograph>White Out>Correcting Typewriters>Word Processors.

    Changes have been profound, but we are too busy keeping up to look back and see how MUCH change there has been.
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    • Posted by  $  sjatkins 4 years ago
      I have been in Silicon Valley and at the heart of technological change for 35 years. Even with that I can barely keep up with even a small part of it. The change is extremely rapid. Most people have mind windows of only a year or two. They don't even remember how they were doing things a decade back. The majority of people spend all their time arguing about things from a context that is increasingly not the one we live in.
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    • Posted by 4 years ago
      Just in the past few days, we have a story of "Algae engineered to kill cancer cells & leave healthy cells unharmed." http://www.sciencealert.com/algae-has...

      And here's another one one on "Scientists breached blood-brain barrier for 1st time to treat a brain tumour." http://www.sciencealert.com/scientist... This is important also because it opens the way both for nanotech and chemical cures for brain ailments.

      These are achievements that should be trumpeted and celebrated. It's this vision of the world as it can be and should be that candidates should hold up as our possible future if the country remains free.
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      • Posted by  $  MichaelAarethun 4 years ago
        that's really interesting. I wrote a scifi piece once about life force frequencies sand using various rays to kill off the offending forms. cancel cells was one. A couple of research center beat me to it using regular radio transmissions to nanobot delivery system programmed to carry a micro micro spec of gold to the offending cancer cell. Radio waves heat the gold the cancer is burnt no invasive anything in the traditional sense the body flushes the reamains. The research one year to build my fictional device was surpassed the next next by non fictional science. Wait until they read my sci fi version of 150 year life spans.

        When you hear people railing against longevity first find out what is their age, and what is their escape hatch. It will probably come out Plato-esque from the mouths of those under 30.

        Thanks for link it's my next stop.
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