If not to be avoided, can events be guided so that we may survive?

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live ina nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skinbut by the content of their character.

These questions are investigated.

When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent wordsof the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, theywere signing a promissory note to which every American was tofall heir.


Some possible answers (and some further dangers) are presented.

The acceleration of technological progress has been the central feature of this century.

We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.


So we have come here today todramatize an shameful condition.

[23] Sims, Karl, "Interactive Evolution of Dynamical Systems", Thinking Machines Corporation, Technical Report Series (published in _Toward a Practice of Autonomous Systems: Proceedings of the First European Conference on Artificial Life_, Paris, MIT Press, December 1991.

In a sense we've come to our nation's Capital to cash a check.

_et al._, "Computational Connectionism within Neurons: a Model of Cytoskeletal Automata Subserving Neural Networks", in _Emergent Computation_, Stephanie Forrest, ed., pp428-449, MIT Press, 1991.

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_et al._, "Regeneration Microelectrode Array for Peripheral Nerve Recording and Stimulation", _IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering_, v 39, n 9, pp 893-902.

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But the post-Singularity world _does_ fit with the larger tradition of change and cooperation that started long ago (perhaps even before the rise of biological life).

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From one angle, the vision fits many of our happiest dreams: a time unending, where we can truly know one another and understand the deepest mysteries.