Now there is a fine line between man made and nature.
Really? Where is this completely arbitrary line then? Anything that is Carbon based is nature and anything else is man made?
Our Biomolecular makeup is far more complex than a simple dumbing down and polarizing between two categories as they will overlap and merge at some
The Biological and the Nano-Mechanical have been merging for some time now and is about to reach critical mass soon
! This is just the first
wave of the NBIC(Nano Bio Info Cogno) convergance that is happening, in increasing speed. The first efforts of this convergance is already happening
in new implant technologies and new "Lab on a Chip" projects and products.
The real perfect human wont be from machine but from genes. Having every gene known to existence would make us perfect but do u know how many years it
would take for something like that to occur in nature, thousands or years.
No matter who you ask, you'll get a different answer as that "goal" is completely subjective.
People will modify themselves for a variety of goals, some of them will just Vanity mods but that one is obvious. But then there is the Engineer who
wants an extra hand(or two dozen extra hands through cybernetic interfacing with a machine, direct mind to machine control is very real and will
eventually be perfected), or the Exo-Biologist who want to be able to touch and feel potential alien specimines without actually being there, etc. All
of this will require a mix of Mechanical and Biological solutions. On the molecular-scale there are advantages and disadvatages to everything.
But then we are not going up the evolutionary ladder we are only creating an escalader. What I mean by that is that we can force nor create our next
The more our medical technology progresses, the less evolution effects us.
But for other animals and plants they still have a far away to go before they reach the top.
The top of what? The Food chain?
To me I think that this is our last evolution, yea we can modify it but it wont be real evolution. Homo sapiens to me are the last of the monkey
bread. I think we have hit the top of our stair case and now we are only making a floor. Yea me might have powers of that of the mutants but we will
still be Homo sapiens.
I feel that you are wrong. I believe we are on the cusp of speciation along several different lines. Most will be artificially induced, the only one
being left behind is poor old Homo Sapien.
Why do I think we are the last is that because we are already perfect, we can think, react, have ideas, invent, speech, learning, etc. it makes up
perfect though in everything that is just perfect there is always things that like get in the way like cancer, STD’s, etc.
Perfect? HAHAHAHAHAHA! There is no such thing. Like Utopia, it's a fools dream to think we are perfect atm or ever will be in the foreseeable future.
I can see us doubling or tripling our lifespan in the next century, but that is just a step towards.... what? I don't know... I just know I'm not
gonna wait for Evolution to decide because by that time I'll be dead and gone...
I'm interested in organic based technology, have we stepped in that area yet other than mechanical machines?
Define organic. Do you mean something that is basically a living being or something constructed from organic elements(on the periodic table like
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