The Future of Mankind
Jason and Russell have some Big Thoughts about the future fate of mankind. And Russell beat me to making a call-out to one of the Biggest Thoughts of them all. So instead, I’ll offer this: I have always been more immediately scared and concerned about the final exchange of Colossus: The Forbin Project than issues of grand cosmic fate and entropy. I fear that in that final exchange, Colossus’ assessment of human nature is right and thus so is its prediction. Dr. Forbin gets the last word, but the only use to which he can put it is to announce his own obsolescence.