This may sound cruel, but it actually is quite a powerful learning tool for those of us who still have a chance to reach their death-beds with far more satisfaction than any of the people she spoke to.
Ware writes of the phenomenal clarity of vision that people gain at the end of their lives, and how we might learn from their wisdom. "When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently," she says, "common themes surfaced again and again."
Some of those themes reflect our need to live our life according to our own terms and not according to those imposed by our social construction.
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|"Most of what kids currently learn at school will probably be irrelevant by the time they are 40."|
|"This very internationalism that contributed to the apocalyptic disaster that ended the Bronze Age."|
|“There was not only automation but where the suggestion that humans had any control [...] was absent too.”|
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|“The use of AI assistants may dramatically accelerate and broaden what might be looked back on as a global period of cognitive decline.”|
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|“That glazed-over look a grandma has at a Vegas slot machine is the same look Facebook chases in its users scrolling the feed.”|
|“You can make spaceships much bigger than anything we’ve seen so far in history.”|
|“It was weeks later that she was at a party and realized she'd been texting with her dead friend's bot for 30 minutes.”|
|“One of the major concerns with asteroid mining is, of course, getting to the asteroids.”|
|“It's unbelievable how much energy is released.”|