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Host Stephen Colbert mentions Ray Kurzweil and singularity themes in his talk w. comic actor Marc Maron.
about from CBS • the Late Show w. Stephen Colbert | In this episode of popular television talk show the Late Show, Emmy Award winning host and comedian Stephen Colbert interviews comic actor and podcast personality Marc Maron — who says “we’ve turned our brains over to technology.” Maron remembers a time before people could Google the name of that guy who invented peanut oil.
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From the Late Show w. Stephen Colbert.
Stephen Colbert • host
Marc Maron • guest
beginning at time • 3 minutes — 40 seconds
Stephen Colbert — What did we do before there were podcasts?
Marc Maron — I don’t know what we did. There was a time before like wi-fi and before the cell phone, where all of us had to do things like wait. And then if you were actually waiting that’s all you could do. Just stand there, that’s all you could do.
Stephen Colbert — I remember.
Marc Maron — And now I don’t know how we turned our entire brain over to the machines, to the phones, to the computers. I mean we’re just gleefully enabling the singularity. Like bring it on. It’s a dense joke, it’s really only for a couple of people.
Stephen Colbert — Ray Kurzweil would get it.
Marc Maron — But the thing is, think about it: if you lose your phone you’re 2 hours away from wandering the streets going what’s my name? Where do I live? What are my children doing? Where do they live? Do you need help sir — no I need my phone, I’m not sick. So there was a time when you’d be driving to work listening to just radio, that’s all that was available. Maybe you’re eating some trail mix, chewing on a peanut.
Marc Maron —
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* Marc Maron is Marcus David Maron
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