posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 07:02 PM
Basically, at the rate technology is progressing, pretty soon we'll have the ability to abandon flesh entirely. The same nerve-circuit links that the
mind control crowd is wanking over can also be used to GIVE control to the brain--which is already the only part of the body we can't replace or
grow. At the moment, only the rich can afford replacement parts--but someday (long before we get fed up with our rulers, if I know humanity)
cybernetic enhancements will be as ubiquitous as cell phones. And a few decades after that, they'll be standard issue. And probably around the same
time that computers become more powerful than the human brain, we'll begin abandoning the human brain entirely--again, just the rich at first, but in
time this could eliminate every problem facing humanity today.
It used to be a fact of life that, in order for eudaimonic societies like ancient Greece to exist, you needed large amounts of slave labor--but
imagine replacing the slaves with a totally automated infrastructure. Why go to all the trouble that our current elites are going to to maintain their
position when you can replace everyone below you with a robot or computer? Eventually, every task that people don't enjoy doing will be handled by
machines--and in time, we'll probably BE the machines.
EDIT: And by that, I don't mean that we'll be mindless drones--I mean we'll be able to replace every part of the human body with something better.
Heck, you could just abandon the body altogether and live as data. You'd hardly need any government for a world like that--maybe a few programs to
monitor things and penalize unlawful behavior, and maybe a sort of Admin account, either a trusted human mind elected by popular vote (another
benefit of digital transmigration: as Anonymous has shown me, being able to reach consensus at the speed of light makes true democracy possible for
the first time in history!) or a program created specifically to act as a sort of divine authority.
[edit on 19-4-2008 by Makoto]