Anyone who has been following my work over the last week or so has seen that I have been going through something of a crisis. At the core of this is an identity crisis which, I believe, is a reflection of the larger social macro environment we live in today. People everywhere are questioning who they are and asking where they belong in a way we have never before seen previously. What we are seeing unfold, is the decline of humans defining themselves based on biological characteristics. This necessary and painful gestation process is part of our evolution as a species.

Understandably, many people are in contempt of these changes and view them as social degradation. However, after some hard thinking on this topic, and taking the extremes of both perspectives, it seems to me that this is a natural process of evolution. It is indeed painful to challenge our preconceived understanding of what it means to be human, what it means to belong to a particular race or gender, and why the magnetic attraction of young peoples to State-sponsored marriage is no longer the defacto choice.

As humans continue to merge with technology, a biological characteristic such as racial genetics will become increasingly irrelevant. Strict gender roles such as male/female are also beginning to break down. Traditional marriage, which is usually defined by a contractual obligation with the State, is being pushed aside in favor of commitments based on mutual interest and more brief relationships.

The merging of humans with digital technology is dissolving the need to rely on, and identify with biological characteristics. The biological pillars are beginning to crumble as humans ascend to a sort of human-machine global interface.

As humans transcend biology, it is not entirely clear how we will identify ourselves when the pillars begin to fall. In my estimation, there is only one thing that we can truly say that defines what it means to be human – the desire to minimize limitation.

Once we have reached a point, and we eventually will, where we have eliminated limitation, we will be omnipotent. The years ahead will see traditional taxation, death, and even more deeply engrained assumptions of our species abolished. (Sorry Ben Franklin)

Religions of the world describe a being with no limitation as a God, and is this not the very purpose of existence?

For man to be one with God?

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Travis Patron

Travis Patron is the author of The Bitcoin Revolution: An Internet Of Money, a seminal publication in the digital money space which outlines the basics of the bitcoin payment system. As a public speaking authority, he regularly speaks to audiences on the economics & industry trends of bitcoin.

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    epochehusserl

    18 01 2017

    Young people are no longer getting married because they realize that marriage is no longer a contract and also because men can no longer extract enough status out of working to attract a woman. As far as the “new roles” you assign to women, if women did everything that men did eventually the human race would die out.

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      Travis Patron

      23 01 2017

      I didn’t assign “new roles” to anyone. I think the traditional roles of men and women are beginning to break down because they are based on biology.

      This will be empowering for both genders in the long run.

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        epochehusserl

        23 01 2017

        You didnt contradict the fact that marriage is no longer a contract that anyone has to follow or that men cannot extract enough status out of working to attract women. Women havent been reproducing at replacement level for several generations. Ever hear of Antonio Gramsci?

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