All you Texans, come on out to Trinity University in San Antonio on Monday March 29, 2010. I’ll be speaking about “Hijack The Singularity or The Future Must Be Post Scarcity or Not At All” as part of their Reality Hackers series (which has also featured Annalee Newitz).
In the immortal words of Paul Kantner, from 1971:
“What you gonna do when you feel your lady rollin’/How you gonna feel when you see your lady strollin/On the deck of the starship/With her head hooked into Andromeda/C’mon hijack/… Hey – rollin’ on/We come and go like a comet/We are wanderers/Are you anymore?/The land is green and you make it grow/And you gotta let go you know/You gotta let go you know/You gotta let go you know/Or else you stay/MANKIND GONE FROM THE CAGE/ALL THE YEARS GONE FROM YOUR AGE/At first I was irridescent Then I became transparent Finally I was absent…”
…which bares only the flimsiest relationship to my lecture about how and why we should be permitted to enjoy the future. Leave your residual Calvinism at home.