It took me over 20 years, but I finally got around to watching “Blade Runner”. I have the fun juxtaposition of seeing “I Shot Andy Warhol” and “Blade Runner” at approximately the same time.
In “Warhol”, Valerie posts the question, “why do we need to continue to reproduce”? Women should just get rid of men, do their own thing, not reproduce, let the human race fade away through attrition.
In Blade Runner, we have replicants. Why don’t we take Valerie’s idea a step further. We sustain our race until we have developed a race of replicants that can replace us folks. A race that doesn’t need sex to reproduce and a race that can live forever (immortality) without disease. These will be our “children”. Of course this will result in a world that the Matrix is centered around. The Matrix world will come along because there will always be humans against this idea, and they will go “underground”.
Of course I could just be a nut case like Valerie.
Meanwhile, enough talk about something that will happen after I am dead and gone. I found my next computer, the IWILL lZMAXdp. The main selling point of this doohickey is that it has dual Opterons (SMP goodness) in a Small Form Factor (SFF) “cube”. Oops, just noticed it doesn’t come with PCI Express slots. That would make it hard to update and expand. Might still make for a neat small game server.