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Saturday, July 24, 2010
This Week's White Guys of "The Future" Report
This morning only three of the featured faces of authors at the website of the stealth Robot Cult outfit IEET, the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, so-called, are not those of white guys. Nevertheless, it remains as true as ever, as I have been pointing out week after week for months now, that only a minority of people in the world are white guys, only a minority of people with whom tomorrow will be made and shared are white guys, only a minority of people in the world impacted by technodevelopmental changes are white guys, only a minority of people in the world who are well informed and have important things to say about matters of technoscience are white guys. The failure of these futurological fraudsters -- and I do not use the term fraud lightly, regarding mainstream corporate-militarist futurology as a deceptive and hyperbolic advertising and promotional genre while regarding the superlative futurology of the various Robot Cult sects as further amplifications of this hyperbole into dangerously delusive sub(cult)ures of True Belief promising personal techno-transcendence to the faithful -- to reflect these realities remains a particularly glaring symptom of their derangement from reality more generally (about which I have much more to say, among other places, here).