Illustration for article titled Weve Been Using Media to Escape Human Interaction for Centuries

It’s easy to blame your displeasure with contemporary behaviour on the technology in our hands. But, really, humans have been busy using whatever they can to ignore you for centuries.


Randall Munroe predicts the inevitable in today’s XKCD: “2060: The gregarious superintelligent AI, happily talking its way out of a box, is fast becoming a relic of the past. Today’s quantum hyper-beings are too busy with their internal multiverse sims to even notice that they’re in boxes at all!”


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