> Now, Mark Buda is either sarcastic or mad. I think he is pulling your leg
> here Bruno.
No. I am being completely serious. I may be mad. I don't think I am. I
think I am the most rational human being on the planet right now, and I
think if you were to talk to me I could convince you of that. I think all
the 2012 Mayan calendar stuff is related to the technological singularity
and to my personal life and to the recent gamma ray burst that blinded the
NASA satellite. I think I can explain it all.
I think you had better pray I'm right. I've been struggling to figure out
what's been going on around me for over a year, and I've finally got it
worked out. I just need to tell the world. Or not. Because it's going to
happen either way, and I don't care.
I have a lot of ideas about what might happen. I don't know which of them
are true because any of them could be and I'm just one guy. I have all the
answers and none of the questions, because I no longer have free will. Or
I'm the only one left with free will, take your pick. Or ignore me. But
the problem is not going away. Something odd is going on.
Would you like to know what I think a civilization-level quantum suicide
event might look like? I think it might look like people killing
themselves and others for reasons inspired by religious fervor and fear
over all the crazy stories flying around about what might happen in 2012.
Civilizations don't kill people, people kill people. When you're *in* the
civilization approaching the technological singularity, it doesn't look
like the one world government has decided to blow up the planet to get
infinite computing power.
It looks like the end of the world.
You can believe whatever you like; you will anyway. I'm pretty certain it
will just *look* like the end of the world to a lot of people.
Nothing is as seems, even when it is.
Mark Buda <her...@acm.org>
I get my monkeys for nothing and my chimps for free.
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