Stop buying books?
srfox at mac.com
Mon Jul 25 20:54:27 EDT 2005
I buy, and read, a lot of books, and have for 50 years, but I think
that reading as we know it will be a cultural artifact in the first
world by the end of this century, practiced by only a few academics
and eccentric hobbyists. Speech recognition and generation, in
conjunction with neural interfaces, are now at the same primitive
stage of development as Franklin's key-on-a-kitestring experiments
were 250 years ago; by 2100, they will be advanced well beyond
functional levels and applications that we are currently capable of
Happy Birthday to me.
On Jul 25, 2005, at 8:05 PM, Peter C. Patton wrote:
We cant stop buying books. Ecclesiastes 12:12 says
"There is no end to this buying of books."
Pete Patton, ML collector with 800 ML volumes
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