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- (tiny) Spoiler Review
Tomorrow does not exist. At this point, some may branch off about the philosophical implications of talking about what that means, but that’s all boring or confusing stuff to Joe sipping his joe, and without the convoluted explanation, Joe would probably get the idea anyways. The question now is: What is our response to this?
According to Greek myth, Pandora was given a box by the gods that was full of evil. But Pandora was curious and, in order to satisfy that natural curiosity, opened the box. The literal story may not be a historical event, but it is an analogy for much of human technology. With every new piece of science and technology, we behold at the same time a treasure chest and a Pandora’s box. Both are opened simultaneously. The question we need to ask ourselves is not whether what is inside the treasure chest outweighs the disadvantages of opening the Pandora’s box; the question we need to ask is whether we can bear to live with what is inside that Pandora’s box.