Originally Posted by aydee
'We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on.'
That's a great quote.
Have you seen the future timeline website? http://www.futuretimeline.net
Some smart people have obviously given the future a great deal of thought. Obviously predictions of cyborgism at one end and total destruction at the other.
Whenever I talk to people about the possibility of us having a cyborg future, the usual response is "I'm glad I won't be there to see it". They assume that cyborg people of the future will be be less soulful and warm than we are today. Less human.
I imagine people from just 100 years ago would see today's society and people as cold and soulless too - sitting in front of our screens for hours, listening to electronic music, eating processed food from plastic packets, dependent on portable smart devices etc. Yet we feel perfectly warm and silly and compassionate and soulful and sensual and all those good things about being alive. So I'm sure that future cyborg people will feel just like us inside, no matter how remote, strange and robotic they might seem to us on the outside.
It would be amazing to see. Bring on the cryogenics!