Back at Vonnegut,the day after he died
I think we should all feel privileged not only to have lived while he wrote but that Gutenberg's presses will allow this Vonnegut's word to live on. It is great fun t imagine some kid in 2020 reading Cat’s Cradle and getting a clip of Kurt on UTube of the cranky guy commenting on his own work!
I was lucky enough to see a few of Picasso’s last works AND to see the man's comments on the work on TV. Like Vonnegut, Pablo remained productive to the end. One of the best things in the video was watching Pablo "draw" a bull in the free air with a light while the camera captured his motions. My only sadness for both of these is that by death we are robbed of what might have come.
Yet, maybe, maybe … Intel’s 128cor CPU, plus who knows what OS, maybe, maybe in 2020 Vonnegut could live again? One of m,y neighbors, Bert Smith, is working at Microsoft on the next generation fo computing .. the multicore processor. The limits of this thing are not known. Ray Kurzweil has written an estimate of when the first intelligent machines will evolve .. we may be there! One wonders what it would be like if Bert's software can clone Vonnegut's wit and make it immortal/ What happens to a great talent when the limit of death is gone?
........ and so it goes on and on?