The Singularity

The Singularity

by Peter Dempsey

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Overview

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” are the famous words of George Santayana. The twentieth century was a time of extraordinary developments in science and technology, which lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty and brought to the middle and working classes of affluent societies a standard of living that they could only have dreamed of. The political influence of the middle class increased as the aristocratic elites were replaced with a technocratic and managerial ruling class. Science became the new god. The Singularity provides an in-depth analysis of the consequence of using the scientific view reduced to a universally applicable method in the creation of a “perfect” social model. The ideologies that resulted from this process are examined as power tools that caused death or untold suffering and misery for millions of people. The essay then shows how socially engineered nightmares, which did not end with the collapse of communism, threaten to destroy our entire civilization. The only way to stop being objects of recurrent experiments by a power-obsessed elite is to restore our faith, spirituality, and intellectual curiosity. Free will is the sparkle that makes us human.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633389854
Publisher: Fulton Books, Inc.
Publication date: 02/26/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 174
File size: 276 KB

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