Re: virus: Re: Discipline of Translation

Eric Boyd (
Mon, 07 Jul 1997 00:07:45 -0500

Brett Lane Robertson wrote:

> Is that Apocalypse, or THE Apocalypse.
> The Apocalypse is a very interesting PHILOSOPHICAL question. What are our
> choices, what are the effects of those choices, what is the end of humanity?
> (examples...over specialization, over generalization, inability to
> communicate, enmeshment, dehuminization...) Goo and sunspots doesn't seem
> to be in the ballpark.

To be honest, I have never thought of "stagnation" as the way the human
race would end. Just not likely, in my view. We may evolve into
unrecognizable forms, and thus "die" in that sense, but I don't think
that would be an Apocalypse.

As a wise man once said: "The universe is not indifferent to
intelligence, it is actively hostile to it."