posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 03:22 AM
Well first off not sure if this is in the right forum but what I'm talking about is pretty metaphysical and just fun guessing. So I saw a post about
how the Internet stunts our social growth by limiting our direct contact with our fellow man. Anyways it got me thinking about what role the Internet
will play in our evolution, both social and physical. I have a co-worker and we often talk about a variety of topics and one was the singularity.
Now from the differing theories I've heard about it(not sure which is mainstream so forgive me if I get this wrong and go ahead and correct) but its
when man and machine become one. He said that were scientist are working on the ability to put our consciousness into a computer and augmenting our
bodies with machines isn't to far off either from what I've heard. Now theres also the possibility that humans undergo a biological evolution too
whether naturally or artificially(genetic multiplication isn't that far off either).
Your prolly wondering where I'm going with this and how the Internet plays a part in all this. The Internet is a collective of nearly all our art,
knowledge, ideas and a constant no-stop forum of communication between a good portion of human beings. If humans take the route of mechanical
evolution then would the very thing your on right now serve as a sort of hive mind? A single conciseness between all humans? Or would we maintain it
as it is a forum of communication and trading of ideals? Could it be the foundation of a mechanical society.
If we go a biological evolution what purpose could the Internet serve us? A conduit to serve for a possible single government for us to communicate
through? Or would we abandon technology or transcend it?
Anyways this thoughts of mine have no bases in fact really, just some fun guessing and pondering of mine. Was wondering what ATS thought our possible
future could hold and what role the Internet will play it it if at all.