Re: _2001_: Optimistic or pessimistic, en fin?

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Fri Feb 23 2001 - 11:43:37 MST

> Kubrick's views about the long-term direction of life and consciousness
in the
> universe (from the _Playboy_ interview at )
> seem impeccably Extropian:
> "When you think of the giant technological strides that man has made
> in a few millennia -- less than a microsecond in the chronology of the
> universe -- can you imagine the evolutionary development that much
> older life forms have taken? They may have progressed from biological
> species, which are fragile shells for the mind at best, into immortal
> machine entities -- and then, over innumerable eons, they could emerge
> from the chrysalis of matter transformed into beings of pure energy and
> spirit. Their potentialities would be limitless and their intelligence
> ungraspable by humans."

"beings of pure energy and spirit" ...oh, yeah, they talk about that kind
of thing on the Art Bell radio show... along with "white powder of gold" equally ridiculous notion.


Stay hungry,

--J. R.

Useless hypotheses: consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind,
free will

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