I hope I live to the day when I slam my money down and have a new supercomputer just injected into my arm.posted by Nyarlathotep at 8:42 AM on June 7, 2000
What I meant about civilized society hindering evolution was meant in the coldest scientific sense. The way it used to be was if you were lazy, stupid or disabled you were guaranteed a short life. Someone who was smarter and healthier would just kill you. Nature is mean like that. Civilized society gave us rules that usually prevent such things. True without civilized society we would be nowhere near the level of technological advancement that we enjoy today, but current technology, while providing the potential for growth, doesn't guarantee it. We can relay information across millions of miles in an instant and most people are using it to download porn. Nature doesn't tolerate the lazy, the stupid and the disabled.
Please don't get the wrong idea. I'm no Unabomber nature freak nor am I some master race theorist. I can't stand camping and if no society existed I'd have been killed and eaten long ago. I just believe civilized society has halted natural evolution but now the time is soon coming when we, through technological advancement will take over that job.posted by Nyarlathotep at 3:16 PM on June 7, 2000
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