24 March 2009

Techno-Buddhism

Strongly recommend a recent NPR interview with J Hughes on technological change. The interview starts 45 min into the mp3 and is 8 min long. Interviewer Steve Paulson's knee-jerk reactions are textbook. Quote:
"This is really a profound challenge to the way most of us think about ourselves. I mean we we we think there is some core to who I am, to who you are, there is something essential that is continuous that kinda defines who we are. You're saying, from this scientific perspective you're mapping out, that that's an illusion."
Personally, I don't think like that, but I'm happy to listen to people who do.
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