Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Want to feel insignificant?

Last night I finished reading Radical Evoluion by Joel Garreau, also the author of Egde City.

The book bascially talks about the ever-accelerating rate of techonological progress, specifically in the realms of nanotechnology, genetic engineering, and robotics, and how the advances will alter our very near futures and what it means to be "human."

Garreau taps the minds of three scientists-innovators-visonaries, Jaron Lanier, Bill Joy, and Ray Kurzweil, and their respective renderings future scenarios.

After reading about this subject, I begin to lament the slow, lumbering, un-neccesarily tradition-laden, and hierarchically flawed profession of architecture.

But then again, I could just be bitter today.

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