Our Techno-Utopian Future: Fallacies and Predictions

David Veksler waxes philosophic (as is his custom) on the subject of:

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Our Techno-Utopian Future: Fallacies and Predictions

What’s the ultimate destiny of our civilization? Are we destined to become “living batteries” a la the Matrix, refugees in a post-apocalyptic radioactive desert landscape, or peons of a totalitarian surveillance state? Or, can be look forward to a luxurious but boring utopia, with robot servants and automated factories to meet our every whim, but nothing to do?

Certain themes and fallacies are especially common, so here are some predictions of the future that I consider more or less likely to occur.

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