Thursday, December 29, 2016

Futurism

The first question any futurist should ask is: is individual moral progress possible? Implicitly, most of those I have read answer in the negative. They believe in technological progress and social progress--which is understood as the perfection of the social machine, as understood with an engineering spirit and mindset--but not a society of saints.

Star Trek implicitly asked us to choose between reason and emotion. Why? There is no conflict. The logics of the heart are as susceptible to progress as the best maths.

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