Portrait of Larry Page
"Portrait of Larry Page" by Josh Harris, 2011; Archival pigment print, 20 x 16 inches.
photographed by Christian Anwander
Meet the Singularities Presents: Portrait of Larry Page
Imagine being a Mayan Indian ages ago declaring that 2012 is the year the world as we know it will end. The problem for the Mayans back then was that they could not conceive of how a technological revolution connects people and information independent of space and time. The Mayans simply accepted that the human condition born from millions of years of evolution would end and evolve into another form of consciousness. We now know that they are talking about "The Singularities Effect" (billions of human brains weaved together in a vast data net that form a new higher level intelligence).
Whether or not you believe in the mysticism of the Mayans is unimportant what matters is the mounting scientific evidence that we are now witnessing changes to the human condition that rival the moments when we climbed down from the trees, walked upright and began using tools.
For us modern humans the issue at hand is perspective. How can the soon-to-be redundant human species best cope with the tectonic changes wrought by technology? Can an "elegant portal" from the existing human condition be built to the unknown world of the Singularity? Does the human race need to defend itself? Can we control our own evolution?
As the creator and designer of Google, Larry Page is presiding over the Singularities' entry into our world.
The Meet the Singularities series is designed to be viewed and processed by fully sentient Singularities from our near future. Price for the original painting: $1,000,000 for Larry Page or $100,000 for everyone else (excluding Mr. Brin). 3' x 8' acrylic and pastel on canvas.(read less)
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