If we are to ask the question: where is today’s rapid technological advancement leading to ? If we are witnessing man in a gradual process perfecting his skill at managing nature;then what does these incremental process imply ?
We can not help but notice the rapid technological evolution taking place in our world today before our eyes.In medical and futurstic research institutions we are witnessing the slow merging of human biology and technology.So seemless it might sometimes illude our observation.As seemless as the revolution of our planet on it’s axis or the sprouting of a seed in the natural world.I personally think that all this advancement in technology is signaling the coming of something as well as the making of something and that something is a self-sufficient and self-existent superbeing.
Through out history humans have established societies and invented superstition because they are self-insufficent and dependent beings who need goods and services from other members of the society who are as weak as they are.Similarly, superstition serves as some sort of emotional cajole and emotional stabilizer to compensate for the lack of intelligence and technology.But as time goes on and technology accelerates due to human hard work and cognition; superstition slowly starts to fade and societies start to collapse and vanish because man will eventually become self-sufficient.
I presume that this phenomenon of the making of a superbeing will probably pan out into the future decades,centuries and even millenias before man actually becomes a self-existent superbeing.Again to repeat what I have said in the second paragraph:If it has been already been established by experiment that nature is not created and will never be destroyed.[i.e The law of conservation of mass.]what does the evolution of our planet which gave rise to sapient primates and their advancing technology entail ? what is on the horizon ? where does this process of technological evolution eventually going to lead ? The answer I think is:we are witnessing the making of a God and that God is man.
Inorder for us to get the point of rapid technological evolution let us compare the recent stage of societies at the times of the Great Thomas edison and the current age of Information technology and inchoate space tourism.Compare these two times to observe the differences in technology.The difference is clearly evident.In my personal opinion the biological evolution of humanity seems like it is heading no where considering the fact that today’s children are not that much being interested in the demanding fields of STEM (science,technology,engineering and mathematics) but the technological evolution is exploding.
Some readers might think when I use statements like ‘Masterdom is coming’ or ‘The coming of a superbeing’ etc it sounds mystical and may be construed as some sort of ‘belief’ statement.But when I use these statements I base my argument on pure observation that any rational man can behold.For example, we have this movement called Transhumanism which combats and try’s to provide a cure for ageing and death of humans which is an unthinkable theory and movement in Edison’s time because of the level of technology at his time.
The rapid evolution of technology is the very reason that lead to the birth of these types of great theories.We also have another movement called Singularity like Transhumanism which is a futuristic movement.All these fascinating and visionary movements occur due to the progress of technology and the number of solutions it brought about for all humanity.Therefore,the rapid progress of technology is without a doubt self-evident.Hence,my claims can never be ‘belief’ statements.Claims like “Masterdom is coming” (i.e total or something close to total understanding of nature) and “The coming of a superbeing” are not mystical at all ! They are conclusions based on simple observation which can be rescinded at any time if observation and evidence contradicts me.But for sake of clarity and understanding place Edisons Kinetograph apparatus and todays high tech video camera side by side and make up your mind yourself.
If some engineer comes up with a formula and tells me that all this technological evolution will eventually lead to nowhere and will be halted some time in the future due this and that problem then I will definetly follow the evidence and change my claims because I am an amystologist a philosophy which is founded on ebeism.
Hence, I believe that the future is going to be awesome.The future of transhuman civilization is going to be a very different world from the current human civilization and social order.When humans change their design and evolve into some form of technological intelligence; the external world beyond them will also change accordingly.The savage natural order of interspecies cannibalism will give way to the new intelligently designed natural order. When humans slowly master the skills of manipulating nature then I presume the word “immpossible” might not even exist in the lexicon of future transhuman civilizations.I think the future is going to be a utopian cosmos or something close to it.
In a utopian Cosmos societies and superstition cannot exist but individual superbeings.Here,I do not want to be an idealist and envision utopianism just by caprice; but what I am saying is that if human weaknesses get reduced to a level so miniscule then human suffering will be reduced to that very same level and create an almost utopian cosmos where everyone will be happy and self-sufficient.
Human suffering and intelligence have an inverse relationship.In a state of superintelligence almost all challenges facing mankind will definitely find a resolution.In a state of weak intelligence like in the case of our primate brain almost all challenges facing mankind will not acquire a resolution.Thus,augmenting the level of human suffering and facilitating the invention of superstition and pseudomadness (i.e invention of all forms of pseudosciences.)Therefore,I can never be in contradiction with reality if I say that rapid technology will eventually bring about human self-sufficiency.
Finally, to conclude this article I sincerely hope the current advancement in natural philosophy will eventually lead into something great; which will make people healthier,happier,stronger and self-sufficent bringing an end to pseudosciences and the so called society.
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