Hot new Einstein quote

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 31 02:09:24 UTC 2012

On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 6:04 PM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
> I fear the day when the technology overlaps with our humanity. The world will only have a generation of idiots.

What seems most un-Einstein-like to me is that this supposed "quote"
lacks an immediately-obvious semantic interpretation. It reads like
the Turd-Potty bullshit posted to Facebook: you know that it's
supposed to be a sophisticated, cerebral analysis destroying Obama's
fallacious mouthings, but it has no discernable meaning.

FWIW, I think that the reference to the overlap of technology with
humanity respects the dread development of self-awareness by machines,
a possibility known to be Einstein's greatest fear. And the
"generation of idiots" refers to the consequences of Ann Romney's
discarding of public education.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society -

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