Monday, December 17, 2012
Coupland is always good for interesting insight
My read is that if Coupland is near the mark the future will be mundane, distressing when we think about missed opportunities, yet strangely comfortable. We'll see.
I think the applecart will be upset by something unusual, unexpected, unforeseen in its consequences. Detection of intelligence (maybe, it'll be ambiguous) in deep space, or the emergence of some kind of artificial intelligence here, or interesting results in bio-medial research that lead to significant life extension that no one is prepared for.
I hope we mature, at least a little bit.