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A History of Knowledge by Charles Van Doren
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Sep 05, 07

bookshelves: history
Recommended for: Friends and Lovers
Read in October, 2005

Read the last chapter. Van Doren sees a world run by artificial intelligence, ala Blade Runner or the Matrix. His argument as he presents it feels right to me, even if it's painted with the same brush as the Terminator trilogy. Then again, who's to say the future cyborgs didn't send James Cameron back in time to make Terminator? By the way, Dr. Nick Bostrom of the Future of Humanity Institute at OXFORD, believes there is a 20 percent chance current human beings are computerized simulations created by future human beings.

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