Monday, February 1, 2016

The End Of Humanity As We Know It ???

If you're under the age of 40, there is a good chance you will achieve 'electronic immortality' during your lifetime.

This is the idea that all of your thoughts and experiences will be uploaded and stored online for future generations.

That's according to a futurologist who not only believes technology will let humans merge with computers, that this will create an entirely new species called Homo optimus.

And, he claims this could occur as soon as 2050.

The predictions were made by Dr Ian Pearson as part of the lead up to The Big Bang Fair 2016.

He believes that within the next 35 years, humans will 'live' online, and our pets could even 'talk' to us, like real-life Furbies.

He also claims transhumanism – the idea we can make people technologically better – will be the norm by 2050.

'With optimised genomes and bodies enhanced by links to external technology, people could be more beautiful ... more intelligent, more emotionally sophisticated, more physically able, more socially connected, generally healthier and happier all round.'

As humans embrace technological advances and gradually become androids, we could gradually see Homo sapiens being replaced by Homo optimus.

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It is reasonable to assume that only the rich will be able to enjoy the benefits of transhumanism at first.

But then we must ask, "Why would they want to share this capability with the poor?" After all, they don't willingly share anything else, do they?

When Homo sapiens "replaced" Neanderthals, the process might have been better characterized as "genocide". I doubt the replacement of Homo sapiens by Homo optimus will be any more compassionate a process, or any less violent.

But if the author is right and you are under the age of 40, you will soon find out.

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