Have you been watching the news? It's horrible out there! In fact, it's tempting to conclude that we, as a species, have entered into our final death spiral of savagery, unending recession and flesh-eating bacteria. While we shouldn't minimize these very real concerns, we shouldn't lose sight on one important thing: Technology has the power to make problems go away.
You may have heard of the so-called Singularity — the idea that, thanks to technology, we'll soon be able to upload our minds into computers and become, for all intents and purposes, immortal. It's an exciting notion. Even The New York Times likes the idea. There's just one problem: It's a load of bull.