Will our kids be a new species? Technology and brain processing.

2 years, 9 months ago

The point he brings up with autism and the climbing rates with no known cause. In conjunction with the fact that our new technology enhanced lifestyles ARE demanding that our brains be able to process such vast amounts of information at once really struck a chord with me.

There are so many interesting disorders; autism, schizophrenia, down’s syndrome, etc. that go hand in hand with intellectual savants in one way or another. They also can’t be thoroughly explained by modern day science as to why they occur.

Rapid evolutionary mutation is a very very interesting concept indeed. Your thoughts?

July 8, 2012 at 9:43 pm

You must sign in or join to reply!

1
Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 9 months ago ago

@jeslyntweedie, Unfortunately we don’t have the medical data from far back enough to conclude these are new phenomena, or if they now occur in larger proportions. It has crossed my mind that autism, espescially asburger syndrome, could be a beneficial mutation for mankind.
I think it’s entirely possible that we ourselves will become a different species. If the technological singularity occurs in our lifetime, then many of us will merge with machines, creating human cybernetic hybrids. Other than that, without scientific intervention, I think it will probably take millenia to become an entirely different species.
When we do finally settle other planets, I imagine humanity will split into many species. Which would be interesting to see.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Sasho Stoyanov Anonymous (@) 2 years, 9 months ago ago

There are around 10,000 different bird species humans named and they still depend on which classification system is used, so it really depends on how humans name it. Interesting talk, but I don’t believe a fast evolution is happening and new species are going to exist.

@imhotep, true, these conditions were discovered just the last century and that is the main reason the diagnosis autism is spreading, it’s more likely to be discovered/diagnosed more, not really increased. Although the fact that people are getting dependent too much on technology (TV, Internet, video games, not playing much outside, but smoking weed instead) and becoming more anti-social – may have an effect on kids with their communication and perception skills.

Also, I can’t get into the idea that “like-minded” people really exist, people like to change their minds all the time and treat themselves however they choose, even if they don’t have have a choice.

What I don’t understand is how this talk starts with saying that the researches were terribly abused and misunderstood over the last century, because of human stupidity and now there is another radical theory that new species are going to develop. Yep, it is arrogant in my opinion.

[Hidden]
Reply to this topic
What can you accomplish in 30 days? Join our site-wide challenge. Challenge Yourself

More Posts Like This

151

Profile photo of axo You Are That Person

Whom someone else dreams of during the night. You are that person someone longs for to be at their side, at all times, caressing their soul with your sincere affection. You are that person whose laughter elicits a...

76
1

Profile photo of Belle Lexi Friends to share my experiences with

I want to get to know people and hear what they have to say. You don’t have to be physically present to develop a friendship. A friend is someone who is wiling to put what their doing down to listen and focus on...

0
5

Profile photo of Enriched Panda Happiness..

It seems to me, that what we as a people desire most in this life is happiness. We are constantly without end seeking out that good feeling inside of us that keeps us as a species trucking forward. There is something...

3
1

Profile photo of josephm Life decisions

I was thinking the other day and realized how much of our younger and teenager life makes a difference later in life. It could just be a mess up In high school and just change that individuals life in a negative way....

4
1

Profile photo of josephm Jaw Still Trembling Two Days After First Drug/MDMA Experiences?

I took one cap on Sunday with my partner of MDMA that was tested (to at least being MDxx); I had some jaw tremors. On Monday I took one more, and I had such jaw shakes, body shakes, and pale skin, that my partner said he...

6
1

Profile photo of ethan chua My experiences with Stimulants

Two months ago I cam across this thing called research chemicals. I was very interested so I researched on it for about two weeks straight. First thing you should know, there is a lot of information out there and some is...

2
24

Profile photo of Garima [HE 30 Day Challenge] April 2015 – Project or Skill

Hello good people! This month’s challenge is going to be different from the others in two ways: The nature of this challenge will allow you to actually show your progress throughout the month, making it more useful...

95
1

Profile photo of josephm get to it

live along the guidelines sing the song that finds time ring the gong that signs blind hope is gone im hindsight life is but a light fight blight versus might connection is my stripes convection recollection add some goo...

0
1

Profile photo of caitlin cameron trip report

the summer of 2014. i was only 15; i had no idea what love was.  you said it was never unrequited love, but what i perceived was just as bad. you loved the idea of a deadbeat me who would care only when you cared,...

0
1

Profile photo of josephm "Open system" is necessary for healthy relationships and friendship?

In interpersonal relationships, let “open system” be a state when they have some external inputs for their relationships. It can be a common activity or a hobby or an information supply, for instance....

1
1

Profile photo of josephm Do you really want to live forever?

there is something about living forever that scares me more than dying. can humanity ever be “perfected”? i mean what is our goal in trying to live for as long as possible why do we stress it so much and why...

1
1

Profile photo of SuperManong The nonexistence of self, or a 'person'

Well, I have come to realize that there is no such thing as a self, or in a larger scales, a human being or any other animals. The only thing that exists is my consciousness, and it is free of race, color, gender,...

16
26

Profile photo of SuperManong What single change would have the MOST positive impact on the world?

Could be societal, political, economical, etc. In other words, if we could only change ONE thing about the world to better our lives, what should it be?

94
3

Profile photo of Chocomur Need good advice

Hello,  I have problem at work. I work in big team ( just started work one month ago), but there is one employee, who is very rude, shoot at me and tease me all the time. I feel so stressful, everyday I feel so...

10
2

Profile photo of jabcrew. Why cant someone make an ios or android app for this website :l

I mean, wouldn’t it be cooler and waaay more convenient for us stoners 

0