Technological Evolution As Explosion

a: Technological evolution ~
b: an explosion

What: "However, as Freeman Dyson writes: 'Speciation in nature occurs with a timescale of the order of a million years. Human speciation pushed by genetic engineering may have a timescale of a thousand years or less. Compared with the slow pace of natural evolution, our technological evolution is like an explosion. We are tearing apart the static world of our ancestors and replacing it with a new world that spins a thousand times faster.'"

Writer: Freeman Dyson
Date: Aug 7 2011 12:14 PM

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