The Fourth Ape

The Fourth Ape
At Last, The Fourth Ape

Yes, we’ve found the fourth ape or monkey and he’s the culmination and concatenation of the first three. Somehow I don’t think this is what the futurists meant when they waxed poetic about Singularity.

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One Response to “The Fourth Ape”

  1. The Portly Politico Says:

    I’ve seen this meme going around, and your commentary is spot-on. I appreciate the labor- and time-saving apps that smartphones provide, and the opportunities for online entrepreneurship, but surely there’s got to be more to the future than carrying portable TVs in our pockets.

    I wrote about this phenomenon–settling for a less-grandiose future than Americans dreamed of in, say, the 1950s–a few weeks back in a piece about Space Force:

    I have a similar piece posting Monday, 23 July 2018. Again, I love having huge storehouses of human knowledge at my fingertips, but technology must have more to recommend it than cat videos on YouTube.

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