We go global.
We go global.
You ever look at someone and all you see is your regret?
What if one day technological advances will allow us…require us…to have complete access to one another’s memories, feelings, and thoughts? So much so that secrets cease to exist entirely, and everyone on earth is automatically exposed to each other. What would that do to us as a society, as a species? I know for most of us the immediate reflex to such an idea is negative and defensive, but think about it. It would perhaps inevitably force empathy, eradicate loneliness, and establish equality. It would make us truly one. We would instantly become I while remaining we.
There would be no wars, obviously, as an aggressor’s plans would be public domain. In fact, the futility of such plans (due to the oneness of all) would eradicate the very need and thought for aggression. There would be no massacres like the recent one in Aurora, Colorado because omniscience would preclude both insanity and surprise. There would be no bigotry, classism, or any other ism. There would be no religion since we would essentially, by very definition, be god…or at least close to it.
Wait. What if a species, unbeknownst to us, has already achieved this ability…and that’s what god is?
Going through old posts and thought this was worth reblogging.