Robots, AI, and Alien Proverbs

A short observation this morning.  I was reflecting on my Future Shock essay and doing some net browsing as I composed an email to my sister… and this quote from an alien (a Vorlon, from Babylon 5) came to mind:

The avalanche has already started. It is too late for the pebbles to vote.

Let’s simply say that the episode in question did not end happily.  Neither, IMHO, will this tech avalanche.

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