Becoming Irrelevant

Yuval Noah Harari 在他的新書裡面提到,人變老最怕與這個世界脫鉤,沒有人理會你,也沒有人需要你。

A friend once told me that what she fears most about growing old is becoming irrelevant, turing into a nostalgic old woman who cannot understand the world around her, or contribute much to it.

多年以前看過一幅漫畫,如果沒有人知道,也沒有人在乎你的系統出錯,那才是最大的悲劇。當今人類(Homo Sapiens)汲汲於追求 immortality,若人類「延年益壽」有成,最大的課題就是如何不讓 irrelevant 這個瘟疫上身!

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