The future is going to be weird, but at least Joelle Renstrom is here to explain it to us
by Dylan Love
Writer and academic Joelle Renstrom contemplates the implications of the singularity and suggests that the rise of machines will result in a personal erosion of purpose and deepening sense of human isolation. Renstrom suggests that it's important to consider emergent technological trends from a liberal arts perspective and consider the ways that the machines we create affect our minds.
The technological singularity has a human ambassador in Boston University writing professorJoelle Renstrom. Speaking at HubWeek , Boston's weeklong festival on art, science, and innovation, Renstrom brought the radical rise of modern technology front and center, then asked the audience to think about what comes next. Owning a driverless car? Having sex with robots? "Hiring" machines to care for your kids or elderly family?
14th November 2017