As you can tell from the block over to the left, I’m slogging through the book “The Singularity is Near” by Ray Kurzweil.  And I mean slogging.

Oh, it’s all very, um, futuristic, with all it’s hype about the coming merger of man and computer.  See! the world where you replace your brain with a PC!  Feel! billions of nanobots surging through your veins, killing off cancers and eating nasty free radicals and making you LIVE FOR EVER!!!!

Actually, you can almost buy Kurzweil’s argument . . .