|I believe we're just a phase in-between along the way of the evolution of mankind.
Like everything is in the course of time. Our ancestor homo erectus was
some 800 thousand years around, our species hardly a fourth of this.
And only in our last 40 thousand years the fossil records show
I believe time in the evolution of our species accumulates.
With blips - mostly caused by war and famine - there is up-going trend
in our knowledge and activities. If one looks toward 'information
exchange' the trend is accumulating rising; as well as for reach, as
for 'process speed' (for an individual ánd for e-/societies as a whole).
I believe the evolution of mankind finds herself today on a crossroads.
Or better: a species dividing momentum. Regarding early yesterday upto
today, I see and/or agree with four possible diversions in this
and (an)other yet unknown environment(s).
1) Human (mind)s are about to enter the digital reality.
2) Human-made artificial minds that surpass us.
3) Humans maintaining the present evolutionary phase.
4) Humans swarming out into our galaxy. (-> welcome to us ;)
5) There could be a deeper reality dan the 4D-world we live in.
Ad 1 - The digital universe
you could leave your body and 'jump' in a 3D internet. 2nd Life but
then the real 'you'. Minds, former human, create their own
surroundings. Everyone his/her own universe with portals to eachother.
Some say this will happen, and also: relatively (in evolutionary terms) soon. A fore-phase of this is mind-uploading.
Ad 2 - Merge with/and godlike machines
Regarding Moore's Law computers have the same processing speed as a human mind in the year 2029 prof Giorgio Buttazzo.
professors Hugo de Garis and Ray Kurzweil quarrel about the outcome,
but both see an artificial intelligence arising out of us in 50 to 80
years time. See 3 BBC clips, in total 5 min.
A third possible sub-offspring is a complete merger of humans with machines.(The Borg)
Ad 3 - Conservationists
instance prof. Hugo the Garis thinks this group, he calls Terrans, will
oppose in a planetocidal war against minds with a more universal view.
Regardless this conflict, there have been numerous examples of
specialized groups within a population that maintain their present
evolutionary phase. Like the utter successful shark-family, member of
the primitive cartilage fish, remained virtual unchanged the last 400
Ad 4 - Postmodern (organic) humans
fourth main branch to come is the species (also) this future community
fits best in. Concerning our tools to understand and manipulate reality
(e.g. computers) we always master them and not the other way around. If we
all agree upon this, it will be so; delimiting by law and conviction.
Tech submissive to Flesh anytime & everywhere.
still our (grand)children need to go somewhere with their enery in
their quest for more & better ... [fill-in at will]. Like our
forefathers and -mothers brought us to today... In our view this
galaxy first and later on the whole universe is big enough to explore.
Ad 5 - Singularity
there is a (spiritual) reality that already exists underneath or above
the one we live in, Group 2 - the (partly) machines - and the
postmodern humans (Group 4) will open it. Such a place could also be
made by our descendants themselves. In this matter Groups 1 and 2
This other dimension or dimensions don't obey the Laws of
Physics we know of and live by. In such a perspective we speak of a or
Either way - broadminded postmodern humans will coop with this. We can adept to that because 'evolution' runs through our veins.
ETLD is a consortium to come to shorten time to a Group 4-future, NewDay.nl/ETLD.org is the e-community of our customers.
next stage of evolution!
Richard Reekers, initiator ETLD/NewDay.nl
ETLD/NewDay.nl 1996 -
online 1999 - 2010
rest of site
10- 08- 2008
"So much for Theory,
take me to applied practice."