Hey everyone, it’s me R.S. Noel coming to you with another post. Before I get into the nitty gritty of today’s topic; that being my thoughts on hybrid humans, I wanted to preface with the experiences and information I’ve gained through reading articles and watching documentaries on my free time from studying in college.
Today, I was doing some reflection not on my own life, or even my own worth or very possible lack thereof, but of the future of humanity and where we’re going in terms of big businesses and technology/science based-corporations making humans insignificant.
Of course it’s troubling, and moreover, it’s disheartening to be reminded on a daily basis just how “useless” we are.
Today, I was reading a couple of articles about automation and artificial intelligence, and was reminded of our changing times. Humans need each other more than ever before in our global history. As I stated in a previous post, I’m studying business and accounting practices in college, in the hopes that I can help build small businesses in 3rd world countries. The reasoning for this, is because 3rd world countries are still in the “developing” stage. Unfortunately, 1st world countries are now being termed “overdeveloped”. Thus, human life is seen as insignificant in terms of employment opportunities. On either side of the aisle, there are those who are optimistic, and there are those who are pessimistic. But either way, there are no alternatives in our shared future. We must stay strong in our resolve to have human life triumph over any other form of life that we ironically have created, or will create in the future.
My goal is to create opportunities where there may have never been any before.
I don’t see myself staying in my home country (America) for very long. During the last two years of my college experience, which will come in a year’s timing, I intend to start networking with overseas companies in the hopes that I can be an accountant for this foreign firms. I can’t help but realize that even though I’ll miss my home country, I don’t think it’s economically smart, or safe, to stay here for the long-term. Yes, of course I can make money here in America being an accountant. And yes, of course I know I can make a family. But that wouldn’t be smart, it wouldn’t be economically-sound to put all my “eggs” in this “basket”. And by this “basket”, I’m talking about an overdeveloped America. Pretty soon, with all of these technological advancements being implemented slowly by surely, most (not all) of the workforce will be made insignificant.
With that introductory piece out of the way, I want to talk about my thoughts on why I also realize that perhaps hybrid-humans really wouldn’t be such a bad idea.
In terms of space-fairing expeditions out there in our Universe, have the body of an android-type humanoid, yet having the creative mind of a human being, would certainly allow humanity in it’s next “evolved” form to find more planets to explore and thrive on.
I used to be so against this idea, but as I’ve grown older, I’ve realized how necessary that kind of human evolution would be. Take Mars for instance.
Mars is a world with far lesser gravity pull than Earth. How is this relevant, you ask? Well, in our current state of being, any human beings we ever dreamed of sending to Mars, would likely face unimaginable health-complications unlike any the world of “natural” human beings has ever seen.
So this is where our hybrid human being would come in.
With the ability to “self-heal” through such technologies developed, such as nano-technology, we could really see a sufficiency in human living never before seen before. Other clear benefits would be an interconnectedness between crew members and teammates. There would be an ever stronger bond of connection between one another, being that these hybrid humans would be able to live much longer lives and also be able to sustain friendships, relationships, and general contact with others way more in-depth than any current human can do with our relatively short life-span compared to hybrid-humans.
Not to mention the possibility for learning.
The opportunities of learning are by-far the most important and vital to hybrid humans. They will, after all, be the only ones who have each other’s back out there in galaxies far-apart from our own Earth’s local galaxy (The Milky Way). It’s quite possible that our hybrid-human offsprings could very well also colonize “space-stations/ports” that would also double as a very effective cultural community full of experiences and bonds that are very much like our own here on Earth.
Truth be told, the possibilities would truly (and I mean truly) be endless.
What I’m talking about, ultimately, is the possibility to allow at some basic level, the opportunity for these new hybrid humans to create their own paths in life after they’ve left Earth. I would love to see the kind’s of accomplishments they could achieve. In truth, humans have always evolved; but we’ve always evolved at a “natural level”. There’s nothing wrong with that. What’s wrong however, is to assume we can “naturally” evolve in completely different environments that are unlike our own Earth.
Of course, I know that these hybrid humans would naturally create their own bodies of government very similar to our own. They would also need to create basic services for their communities, whether they be planet-based, moon-based, or space-ship-based. Either way, they would also have time to further learn and adapt to the unknown realities of our galaxy, neighboring galaxies, and possibly our entire universe eventually.
Pulling the scope of introspection back, think about this truth for a moment. How evil would we be to send natural human beings to Mars as they are now in their current state-of-being? Knowing that the gravity of Mars is That would be a very painful, and possibly slow, death. Our human bodies are only meant for Earth’s environment, not for exploring the universe out there.
That’s not very humane now, is it?
You see, life is full of conundrums. But if you just sit down and think about it every once in a while, you must just find that some of these conundrums are merely our own fears of the unknown and complex future.
And let’s be honest here, we must send human life form, in whatever form possible, outside of Earth’s reach. Because having our hard-earned and sometimes dramatic history result to nothing more than a pile of dust in millions of years from now; is quite depressing to think about.
If we can create the cure for multiple diseases, if we can come up with algorithms no other known life form on Earth could ever replicate, and if we can create amazing creations and art, than we should definitely be able to send our human intelligence further beyond our own reach. Yes, humans are flawed, yes, we have our differences; but truth be told, would you want to see all of our hard work of existing succumb to the inevitable? To become nothingness like everything else that has likely happened in our universe? No, we’re smarter than that. We can make ideas appear out of seemingly nothing. We can create life seemingly out of nothing. And we can surely help sustain life out of seemingly nothing.
We as a species must not give up hope for our future, albeit different, human-kind. Though our descendants may very well be different from our own, we may very well be able to save our intelligence and experience a moment longer than the Universe may have originally anticipated for.
Forever in Your Debt,