Robert Fuller: The suffering inherent in the Game of Selves is redeemed. You can confidently say, “Good-bye to all that.”
Robert Fuller: At every stage in the ascent of Man, technological advances have been used to gain a military advantage—better weapons improved your chances in the Game of Selves. Artificial Intelligence was no exception.
Robert Fuller: Once economic and political needs are satisfied—and they can be—problem-solving and model-building turn out to be the source of meaning and purpose.
Robert Fuller: First, came bionic athletes who could outrun, out-throw, and out-kick humans. It was not long before a robot excelled at baseball. By dubbing him “Jackie Roboson,” I signaled where my sympathies lay.
Robert Fuller: In the last few centuries, the face of slavery has morphed from ball-and-chain coercion to the indirect exploitation of wage slavery: miss a single paycheck and face life on the street.