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The brightest goat in the herd

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As any farmer knows, it’s usually the brightest goat in the herd that stirs up the most trouble, which is why the Agricultural Revolution involved downgrading animals’ mental abilities. The second cognitive revolution, dreamed up by techno-humanists, might do the same to us, producing human cogs who communicate and process data far more effectively than ever before, but who can barely pay attention, dream or doubt.

From the Book Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, New York: Harper, 2017, ISBN 0062464310


Date Added: 2017 Nov 06