Life without technology or global communications would be as complicated as it is now. Dying one day without knowing why allows us to revere the natural world and our part in it, as well as resepcting the inclusion of our species within its circle of life.
why am I being fatalistic today? The ways of the world for a long time has weighed heavily on my mind and my soul. I fear nothing but death. Death, why? I do not like missing out on anything, thanks to my experience and an aspect of myself – curiousity.
April’s National Geographic covered the topic of future of humans, climate change, degradation of natural resources (due to climate change, human practices and behaviors).
Changes have been coming and they still will be coming. Genetic change? Here. Bionic implants are already here. Superiority, thanks to Darwin, already been here for a thousand years thanks to European “civilization”. Thank you, Charles Darwin and the scientists whom have followed afterwards.
Most of the time I wish Darwin never got anywhere. The survival of the fittest doesn’t mean humans should go willy nilly on making changes on a genetic level that will impact our species and the world in so few generations. Well, that’s already happening despite what Congress or the climate change naysayers are telling us.
Being deaf is a way of life just as being a short lady with curly hair and blue eyes. Despite the gains that we bring to the world, we still will be eradicated. Someone who is colorblind appreciates what life has to offer until an implant allows them to ‘see’ beyond. The gap will continue widen between people as they have done today with wealth and intelligence. The next gap is between those who choose the natural path and those who choose bionics.
Bionics are just tools that will take the human extreme of ‘survival of the fittest’ to a level where ethics will ignored, be damned the human species.
With what we are doing to the world, ourselves with technology and war, has not life become meaningless? Am I raising my children to value life, only to have it turned back on me just because I happened to be different from them? Am I teaching children to value the world more than technology only to have them make the decision to support linguicide as well as genocide?
I will continue to live…when death comes at my door, I welcome it. No longer shall I look to the future with such curiousity.