The Future is Here

Well I finally finished reading Gibson’s Neuromancer. Phew! The Wachowski brothers really owe him a debt. This was amazingly fast paced and exciting reading. The universe is an amazing place as he imagines it. I don’t really know if I’d like to visit though. It’s scary that a lot of this stuff was so prophetic. I found it hard to realise that it was written way back in the eighties and a lot of the concepts that he imagined have become reality. There was an article in today’s paper about robots that the military are using to defuse bombs. The company design them for the military, although they hope to design ‘Avatars’ for domestic use.They are to be personal carers. This raises all sorts of philosophical issues for us. Hmmm, worth thinking about.

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