same old lies

As I drove home this evening I was listening to an interview with Ray Kurzweil.  It was on NPR (might have been BBC – I didn’t notice the hour).  It could have been a re-broadcast as well, since a lot of Kurzweil’s talking points haven’t changed much over the years (e.g.; here and here).

His main points were that we will soon (2030) create our own next phase of evolution by manipulating our genetics and combining human biology with computer intelligence.  Technology would then make eternal life possible.

I was struck by the similarity between his comments and the first words the Bible records of Satan, (in the form of a serpent):

“Did God really say…?” [you can’t trust God]

“You will not surely die!” [there is no penalty for rebellion]

“…you will be like God, knowing good and evil” [God is holding out on you]

I know Ray is supposed to be a futurist and all, but his message sounds old to me.

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One Response to “same old lies”

  1. shannon1c Says:

    Those 3 points about Satan are really good ones to remember.. thanks!

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