Monday, June 13, 2011

Throwaway Lines Reveal Potential Future Trends

One of the most intriguing lines from the Doctor Who midseason finale was "The Papal mainframe herself."

This conjectures that at some distant point in the future the Pope might be an artificial intelligence construed to be a female.

The idea sounds ludicrous.

However, wilder notions are often considered at Transhumanist conferences and symposia (often at taxpayer expense).

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