Another example is the print book, a rather mature technojbgy tpday. It is now in the stage of the pretenders, with the software-based “virtual” book as the pretender. Lacking the resolution, contrast, lack of flicker, and other visual qualities of paper and ink, the current generation of virtual book does not have the capability of displacing paper-based publications. Yet this victory of the paper-based book will be short-lived as future generations of computer displays succeed in providing a fully satisfactory alternative to paper.
This argues that we should not associate our fundamental identity with specific sets of particles, but rather the pattern of matter and energy that we represent.
difficult—the purposeful destruction of information is the essence of intelligent work.
Yeats lamented our dependence on a physical self that was “but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick.”