Thursday, July 19, 2007

Ins Unbetretene

The most difficult of [our] three assignments is the first, which is to know what it is that we want. The problem is that we don't know who we are. We don't know any longer what it means to be a human. Almost every day there is some news from researchers that forces us to reevaluate a fundamental aspect of our existence. Are we different from animals? Are we even real? Is consciousness real, or special, or a mere commodity? Do we have limits, should we have limits?
--from The Technium and the 7th Kingdom of Life: Kelvin Kelly (Edge 217)

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