Monday, April 29, 2013

Hard to read, but important …

… Bryan Appleyard — The Future According to Google. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

The problem with prophecy is that the prophet merely projects the present into the future (what else could he do, unless he could actually foresee the future?). But the future will be affected by all sorts of factors we know nothing about, and can know nothing about.

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