Future Tense

WorldChanging has an entry (Link) that touches on the kinds of things I’ve wrapped up into the “kirkyan” concept about which I’ve posted (reLink) and which has gotten the attention of a whole lot of people who read Sterling’s blog. I commented on one site that tracked back – pointing to an earlier post of mine on the military’s UCAV program (reLink). That was on my mind when I posted the comment over on WorldChanging. It’s not all good.

Seems like when we spend hundreds of billions of dollars annually on systems for killing people instead of helping them, some day we’re going to develop something we’ll all wish we hadn’t. Of course saying that sort of thing will get rolled eyeballs. Kind of like how people in the early 80’s predicted people would have their own computers at home. How ludicrous is that?