Humans Are Transcending Biology
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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