Thursday, July 3, 2014

Homo evolutis: Faster than Moore's Law?

Stop what you're doing and take a moment to be inspired. We all need a little bit of it every now and then - no matter how fleeting the inspiration is. It is a bit out there but within the realm of speculation.

Let's talk about a mind-expanding idea on the future of us. Its about what Homo sapiens is about to become through the exponential growth of nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, and genomics.

With this long view of so-called "Homo evolutis" by Juan Enqriquez (TEDx talk here) in mind, the philosophical futurist Jason Silva, aka The Timothy Leary of the Viral Video Age, reminds us below of E.O. Wilson's quote:

"Homo sapiens, the first truly free species, is about to decommission natural selection, the force that made us…Soon, we must look deep within ourselves and decide what we wish to become". Here is Silva's cinematic trailer-like video "To Be Human is To Be Transhuman".

Ok. Back to reality and go have a great July 4th! But if you'd rather stay in the moment, watch this next one on "Awe".

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