Human Evolution – take a step back and look at it as a whole picture. From single brain, from single cell, from single metabolism- living organisms started emerging. We humans made a phase shift in the history of living things in this world. Human population rate grows in an exponential fashion day by day. We consumed natural resources, we deformed the earthly bodies. We are creating an environment that becomes more and more unfavorable for us to survive. But are we the only species that caused such crisis?
My presumption is that, human species already started taking reform. We are getting evolved, especially in recent centuries where technological developments are bloating out like a massive air balloon. It’s almost time for it to get exploded. The question here is,
‘We evolved from the animal species (Chimpanzee). What is going to get evolved from Human Species?’
In order to answer this question, we are in the position to draw out lots of syllogisms and references.
If the environment is not sufficiently favorable or nurturing- the cell will choose immortality- Lucy, movie.
Considering this as true, let’s declare ourselves the most expected news- ‘Alas, Humans are not going to get destroyed’. But we may take some other form to be able to survive and reproduce on this Earth. Up to date every technological inventions is the result of human short comings. Humans were unable to walk long distances- we discovered vehicles, not able to go from one country to another-we invented aeroplane, unable to communicate from one place to another- we discovered internet, satellite communications. Phase by phase we are stepping towards our next evolution. We extract our minds, thoughts and ideas and put them as a cluster of data and expose them into Internet. We give ourselves to the internet, we become the internet.
We are getting transformed from being physical-selves to mental-selves. Everything is becoming data and information. On those days, people traded one thing for another thing, but now we trade one data for another data. Number of people who know our social profiles are more than those who know our house addresses. Our identity-a data, our bank balances- a data, our emails- a data, our memories- being updated as data, our feelings, emotions – being recorded as data, our conversations- a data, our shopping carts- a data, even our relationships- a data.
Those days artists performed in front of the audiences on the stage. Then came Radiography- Television-Videography etc. Performances became digital. Arts and artists have become digital. Books have become digital. In fact, Colleges and Universities are becoming digital.
Internet.org is doing exactly what my conscience is afraid of. It is trying to bring internet to each and every corner of the world.
Now here comes the interesting part: The Future Of Technology.
Microsoft Corporation is working on it’s virtual reality project called ‘Microsoft Hololens’- creating virtual environment and 3D materials using holograms. Simply put, we don’t need to be at a particular place to see and feel like actually being at that place. If you need to go sit on the shore, all you need to do is sit in your room and project the sea shore view via hololens.Bit coins, a tweak emerged from the human minds. It is yet another glimpse of what I am proposing as our next form.
Google doctor is trying to make all of our medical documents into digital format. Which means, your heart beat rate, your blood pressure, your eyesight, your height, your weight, your tone, your voice everything that belongs to you is also going to be belonged to the world, the internet.
Recently I watched a video regarding ‘Life of Cam girls’. People pay online to watch and chat live with girls who are ready to expose their bodies online. Virtual-sex I would like to term.
While the above points may instill fear in us, Jason Silva on the other hand looks at it as a completion of our ability as humans. We are engineering our own cognitive abilities. We are transcending our boundaries and going to jump into another dimension of wonders.
Movies like Wall-E, Her, Lucy etc suggests pretty much what has been discussed above.
Rick Yancey has put forth a different idea about aliens in his book ‘5th Wave’. According to his novel, aliens are mere instincts, mental beings that occupies human minds and destroys the whole humanity. According to me we humans are evolving into what Rick Yancey proposed as an Alien form. We are becoming virtual beings.
The news regarding ‘Opening Third Eye’, ‘Possessing excessive cognitive and sensitive capacity’, ‘Inventing things while dreaming’, ’Storing records inside Mind palace’ etc are all the glimpse of what is going to be the future of Human beings.
As years past, as these changes persist, a day may come when all humans become unable to survive in the open environment due to climatic conditions, earth’s form and whatnot we filthy humans had possessed. Our cells would have had evolved completely into something else. From birth till death, we will dwell into a single place on the Earth that will be intact from outside world, after which all that wanders around the World will be our minds in the form of Data. We would have evolved into Mental beings from Social Beings.
And when some asks ‘Are you there?’, You would say ‘Yes I’m here’, but you would probably be everywhere.