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There are 9 comments on Take Your Mind Out for a Spin

  1. Looking at all the metrosexual men running around in Boston I would say that the Y chromosome is deteriorating faster than Professor Sykes work predicts; at least in major metropolitan areas where some factors perhaps “environmental estrogens” are destroying the will of men to act like men.

    Men in most metropolitan areas have been mocked, marginalized and made to feel like neanderthals for showing any sign of testosterone driven behavior. On the contrary, take a drive out to the countryside in rural New Hampshire and you will see many strong smelling, bearded, ugly men who shoot guns, spit chewing tobacco and hunt just like their forefathers did. Is there something in the fresh air up their that makes a man behave more like a man? Or, is it than in the wilds, out of ear shot of our feminist sisters, that us women are more willing to let our men behave “instinctively”?

    As for me, I think men should be put on the endangered species list protected from feminists and others who work tirelessly to rob them of their natural habitat.

    Be careful what you wish for ladies.

  2. Singularity will happen much sooner than any of this becomes relevant, and likely in all our lifetimes. Sexuality will likely become very interesting when AI becomes more sophisticated and robots can be almost or completely indistinguishable from human beings. Will sleeping with a robot be common? Would it be cheating, if monogamy is still common then? How about human/robot matrimony?

    It’s funny that an article about something that could hypothetically happen in 125,000 yrs becomes viral, while the conversations about singularity, which could happen in the next 50-100yrs are almost obscure. And when this happens, what will it be like to be a human being in a world where there is an intelligence dramatically superior to ours? Will we enhance the human capacity, or will we be another species in a planet we no longer control?

    1. The article is about a program for students, not the extinction of the Y chromosome. Yes, that was one conversation topic, but the writer was simply painting a picture of what types of conversations take place at Agora.

        1. If you’re a BU student you should come to Agora! We’ve actually discussed the Singularity before. Our next discussion is this Friday from 3 to 5 pm.

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