As a team project, The Squirrel (AKA: Le Boyfriend), and I have taken up reading a book by one of his favorite economists. The book, unlike sci-fi, gives a look at the future not based on the fancies of imagination, but a model grounded in extrapolations based on physics, economics, sociology, psychology. EM [Emulated Minds] are when we can scan, upload and copy minds, and, through economic pressures, only the best, most economically productive minds can afford the costs of maintenance (servers, coolers, other equipment) to survive.
As EM’s are a crop of the best humans, reading the intro to the book was oddly appropriate for a day people often rest all their aspirations on for a reboot. Perhaps we will read more tonight to commemorate a holiday I otherwise don’t care about.