A futurist thinks he’s speaking at a conference only to realize that he’s been asked to advise a secret meeting of billionaires.
They are looking for ways to pretoct themselves fro some mysterious future “event.” His conclusion?
“For all their wealth and power, they don’t believe they can affect the future.”
The author goes on to ask whether transhumanists and techno-optimists aren’t essentially the same as the billionaires — looking or a way to save their own miserable lives with little or no regard for anyone else.
Phil and Stephen discuss.
Eternity Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) | Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License | http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
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