Date: July 21, 2020
“Technology is advancing at an exponential rate. 6000 years ago, writing was invented. It took 5500 years to get to the printing press. 400 years later, the first computers would help us land on the moon. Today, everyone carries in their pocket a supercomputer 100,000x more powerful than the one on Apollo 11. And now, we are literally merging our brains with computers to unleash a symbiosis between us and AI. This rate of advancement is leading to what is called the singularity, a point where technological growth becomes uncontrollable and irreversible, resulting in unforeseeable changes to human civilization. Futurists predict this to happen in the year 2045.”
Wait a minute…
About six and a half minutes in…
Being someone who does accept the strong likelihood that death means the end of all things, including consciousness…
…Why on earth would it be logical, that I would fear returning to a state that I am unable to comprehend anything…including consciousness, itself?
There is nothing to fear in that…and this is a logical fallacy, which so many people default to.
If you are incapable of being afraid, bored, tormented…whatever…then the only thing honestly left, is remorse over how you have lived your life, or dissatisfaction over having missed out on something, as death approaches.
There is no good reason to fear the state of being dead.