Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Silicon Valley Quest to Defy Death May Worsen Inequality, Harari Says - Bloomberg Business

A mere matter of debugging (tangentially, today is a debugging milestone anniversary)
"The push to keep mortality at bay could be a defining characteristic of the current era, says Yuval Harari, a lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind.
“Whereas in traditional societies, the idea was that people die because god says so or because the cosmos says so and there is nothing you can do about it, the scientific idea is that you always die because of some technical problem. Like the heart stops pumping blood or something,” Harari says in an interview. “And every technical problem, at least in theory, has a technical solution.”"
Silicon Valley Quest to Defy Death May Worsen Inequality, Harari Says - Bloomberg Business
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