An Insane Society: The Dismantling of the Human

Southern Nights

Humans are dismantling themselves in the service of humanity.

R. Scott Bakker

A theory that encompassed the underlying mechanisms that generate choices would reveal gaps where potential undiscovered heuristics may exist. Effects of context and mood would become more apparent. The clear path to developing such a model is by describing behavior in terms of the brain.

Samuel M. McClure, OUR BRAINS KNOW WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

Who can ever forget the opening move in Neal Stephenson’s now classic, Snow Crash, when the Deliverator (or his interlocutor) describes the machinic perfection of the state-of-the-art pizza delivery system:

The analysts at CosaNostra Pizza University concluded that it was just human nature and you couldn’t fix it, and so they went for a quick cheap technical fix: smart boxes. The pizza box is a plastic carapace now, corrugated for stiffness, a little LED readout glowing on the side, telling the…

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