wow, vijay — such a wide spectrum of thoughts. Also loved the wry humour interwoven into the visionary narrative. I agree, we should push the pedal. Today’s technology does best when it serves humanity at large — not just a commercial or an intellectual interest — and we should use it to make a difference to things that really matter (health, wealth, education). I echo Kevin kelly’s thoughts that some of this will happen (the forces are inevitable), if we can make sure that there’s no collateral damage (in terms of our quality of life), it would be truly awesome.