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Originally posted by AkumaStreak
Lots of streams up, countless people communicating online about the same upcoming event, applications running in sync with a spacecraft 150 million miles away... it feels really special.
What if humans could focus this kind of attention/interest to a common goal all of the time? Would be really wonderful. People think that science is something that scientists do. It could be something we all do. When there is a part needed... person x who is a mechanic during the day may know just the thing. When a creative solution is needed.... person y who had experience in the food industry might have the perfect idea. Let's say we decided to come up with the perfect artificial heart next year. I would be willing to bet that someone from the auto industry, someone with experience designing engines and pumps would have as more or more to contribute than random heart doctor z.
Can you imagine if as humans we simply identified a problem or issue, and then addressed it as a global consciousness until it was solved, and then did it all over again until we lived in a utopia? What a world it could be! Humanity operating like this seems like a much better fit with respect to the transhuman/singularity-kind-of future we will inevitably have than the current economy/corporate career paradigm.edit on 8/5/2012 by AkumaStreak because: (no reason given)