posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 12:44 AM
a reply to: onequestion
It's happening now. Pacemakers, cochlear implants, hearing aides, glasses, false teeth, increasingly advanced prosthetics, and so on. Even pills and
surgery are unnatural. Very little about our modern lifestyle is "natural".
In some sense, I think we're outpacing our genetics. This isn't a surprise. Our genetics don't give us wings, but we fly anyway. They didn't give us
the ability to breath and swim effectively underwater, but we went ahead and invented scuba gear and submarines. Our genetics don't allow us to do a
lot of things, but we go ahead and do it anyway. We do what we want. We adapt to our environment by creating technology that acts as a bridge between
our body and whatever environment we're in.
Our genetics got us to where we're, but they're not the be all, end all.
And that's hte story. We're outpacing our genetics. That's why we're steadily coming to a point where we either modify our own genetics or we replace
our body parts with synthetic or regrown ones. We will do whatever makes sense to us in terms of its intrinsic adaptive value. For example, if we fail
to increase the productivity of our biological heart, but we produce an even better synthetic heart, well then we'll use the synthetic one.
We modify. We create. We try to adapt that way. We probably could have stayed as worms and existed for another couple billion years in dirt. Alas,
like a screaming infant, we crawled outta momma, as a symbolic gesture to the dirt and walls that would otherwise trap us and hold us down that WE
will not be held down and one day we'll use worms as fishing bait.
edit on 14-6-2014 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)