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      2 months ago

      Technology and science advance exponentially, unfortunately the same does not happen with society, because it is run by elected idiots

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        I remember this mindset when I was 17. Unwavering faith in the unlimited human potential. Head loaded with science fiction didn’t even need drugs. Ray kurzweil. Longevity escape velocity. Flying cars.

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          It’s still rings true today. Science moving faster than society is how we end up with things like AI, driverless cars, etc, where science and technology don’t match laws and expectations which don’t match up with societal requirements. To some extent, society puts checks and balances on science and technology. That’s a good thing overall. But oftentimes society elects individuals that aren’t realistic thinkers and instead of keeping science in check, they’d rather relive the past.

          We always need to push forward, embrace change and new ways of doing things, but we need to make sure we don’t move too fast while also not pumping the brakes too hard. that’s a hard balance to find.

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            No. It was just a cult of science and technology instead of real understanding of it. Some kind of naive belief that no matter what, the direction is only up and even accelerating. It was like being a sciencey golden retriever

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              One of my favorite movies

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          Flying cars exist, but only for a few billonairs, same as most other big invention today. Space hotels in the near future, while a lot of people don’t even has the money for a living place.