At 09:50 AM 11/21/00, you wrote:
> >Then, are you a human or a computer, and who's side are you on?
>Its always easy to cast as "us" vs. "them". Instead we merge as the
>humans who are not too afraid to evolve, do so, perhaps in the
>end choosing to leave the planet to those who choose not to do so.
Apparently the reporter read a very different version of The Age of
Spiritual Machines than the one I read. Several of Robert's criticisms
should be aimed at the reporter, not at Ray Kurzweil. The one quoted above
in particular. Quite unlike Hans Moravec, Kurzweil goes to considerable
lengths to show how humans and machine intelligence will merge. His is
*not* a picture of us vs. them.
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