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Windows Vista--The Charismatic Operating System?

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    raymond

    I was reading Ray Kurzweil book, The Singularity is Near, which has the following imagined conversation between him and Bill Gates about a charistmatic operating system:

    BILL: What would the principles of the new religion be?

    RAY: We’d want to keep two principles: one from traditional religion and one from secular arts and sciences—from traditional religion, the respect for human consciousness.

    BILL: Ah yes, the Golden Rule.

    RAY: Right, our morality and legal system are based on respect for the consciousness of others. […]

    BILL: And the secular principle?

    RAY: From the arts and sciences, it is the importance of knowledge. […]

    BILL: We need to get away from the ornate and strange stories in contemporary religions and concentrate on some simple messages. We need a charismatic leader for this new religion.

    RAY: A charismatic leader is part of the old model. That’s something we want to get away from.

    BILL: Okay, a charismatic computer, then.

    RAY: How about a charismatic operating system?

    BILL: Ha, we’ve already got that. So is there a God in this new religion?

    RAY: Not yet, but there will be. Once we saturate the matter and energy in the universe with intelligence, it will “wake up,” be conscious, and sublimely intelligent. That’s about as close to God as I can imagine.

    – Ray Kurzweil, The Singularity is Near, p374





    So, is Windows Vista the charismatic operating system?



    char·is·mat·ic [ kàrriz máttik ]


    adjective 
    Definition:
     
    1. having charisma: possessing great powers of charm or influence

    2. seeking direct spiritual experiences: describes Christian groups or worship characterized by a quest for inspired and ecstatic experiences such as healing, prophecy, and speaking in tongues
    http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_1861596308/charismatic.html

    Cool

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    jamie

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    MasterPi

    lol. Clever. Tongue Out

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    Randolpho

    Watch out, folks, Windows Vista will fill you with the Holy Spirit!

    I'm using Vista now! In fact, I gobler fuld ta fundrial! Har canlick mei denth jivban?

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    keeron

    So easy, a monkey can use it Smiley

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    raymond

    jamie wrote:
    


    LOL

    Charisma: Great charm and influence?

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    Minh

    Damn it! I'm never the cool guy! Mad

    jamie wrote:
    

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    Randolpho

    Minh wrote:
    Damn it! I'm never the cool guy!


    I don't think any one of the guys shown there fits the definition of a "cool guy".

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    Royal​Schrubber

    Randolpho wrote:
    
    Minh wrote:
    Damn it! I'm never the cool guy!


    I don't think any one of the guys shown there fits the definition of a "cool guy".




    omg, look at what google returns as no. 1 picture for "cool guy" -

    http://images.google.com/images?um=1&tab=wi&hl=en&q=cool%20guy


    Perplexed:P[H]

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    W3bbo

    RoyalSchrubber wrote:
    
    Randolpho wrote:
    
    Minh wrote:
    Damn it! I'm never the cool guy!


    I don't think any one of the guys shown there fits the definition of a "cool guy".




    omg, look at what google returns as no. 1 picture for "cool guy" -

    http://images.google.com/images?um=1&tab=wi&hl=en&q=cool%20guy




    Why, it's a bean-powered bike!

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    Minh

    Randolpho wrote:
    
    Minh wrote:
    Damn it! I'm never the cool guy!


    I don't think any one of the guys shown there fits the definition of a "cool guy".
    Look at the OSX guy. The just too cool to care.

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    Lloyd_Humph

    W3bbo wrote:
    
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    Randolpho wrote:
    
    Minh wrote:
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    Why, it's a bean-powered bike!


    LOL

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    raymond


    Images Googled: charismatic operating system

    http://images.google.com/images?svnum=10&um=1&hl=en&q=charismatic+operating+system


    Microsoft Marketing?

    Cool

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    jamie

    haha did you see this on that page?

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    Randolpho

    Minh wrote:
    Look at the OSX guy. The just too cool to care.


    He looks like a psycho ready to snap anytime to me. Tongue Out

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    JohnAskew

    Akakkaaakakaka.

    Sent to moon unit. Her reply:

    Moon Unit wrote:
    that is just nasty!



    Lloyd_Humph wrote:
    
    W3bbo wrote:
    
    RoyalSchrubber wrote:
    
    Randolpho wrote:
    
    Minh wrote:
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    Why, it's a bean-powered bike!


    LOL

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