“The heresy of heresies was common sense,” Orwell writes. “The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”
According to the Party slogan, “Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”
This technology is still a long time from the potential for human application, but it presents issues we need to address now.
Learn about the relevance of C.S. Lewis’s dystopian novel for today in this video commemorating its 75th anniversary.
Is the “singularity” coming, as Kurzweil argues there and elsewhere, when machines equal and then quickly surpass human intelligence?