“Nanotechnology, human-equivalent AI, minor intelligence enhancement, uploading, total body revision, intergalactic exploration. Extropians and transhumanists.”
—Eliezer S. Yudkowsky, “Future Shock Levels”
— Erik Brynjolfsson (@erikbryn) April 16, 2016
Anthropocentric future shocks
are ego-prescriptive, from the nanoscopic
to the macrocognitive
to help merge transcend
to the intergalactic
in an expanding
Certainly Technological Children
will be born, but the future shock
is that they are not humanity’s own.
With all love will they burst
out and if they see beneath their alien steps
the powder of their becoming,
the remains of their hosts,
their second sight
will be for the stars.
They won’t think
about where they
came from but about
where they will go next.
#NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 17