Humanity today faces incredible threats and opportunities: climate change, nuclear weapons, biotechnology, nanotechnology, and much, much more. But some people argue that these things are all trumped by one: artificial intelligence.
A good therapist will care for us, accept and even love us, in her or his own way, and thus allow us to accept and love ourselves a little more. I don't know if we can ever achieve such a relationship without a human connection.
In the opening session of Techonomy 2012 today, Techonomy founder David Kirkpatrick interviewed Ray Kurzweil, the futurist and transhumanist who has developed a cult following for his prediction of the merging of humans and computers.