Thursday, September 22, 2022

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Google may or may not achieve these grandiose goals, but that's how the company views its role. When [Larry] Page describes Google reshaping the future of humanity, this isn't simply a description of the convenience it provides; what it aims to redirect is the course of evolution, in the Darwinian sense of the word. It's not too grandiose to claim that they are attempting to create a superior species, a species that transcends our natural form.

- From World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech by Franklin Foer

[If you haven't already read this book, I recommend putting it on your list.]

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