In short, the human being of the future, Homo techno, will be part animate and part inanimate, a hybrid of living animal and machine, a heart and soul fused to a computer chip. Everything will be changed. Everything is already changing.*
In play we may move below the level of the serious, as the child does; but we can also move above it – in the realm of the beautiful and the sacred.**
Our journey as humans is not simply into complexity but always towards the simplicity possible on the far side of complexity, endeavouring never to lose ourselves in the machine, resisting becoming technology’s slave, but to be explorers of the beautiful and the sacred in which we feel ourselves most alive.
In the universe’s eyes, you are already the most amazing of “technologies.”
(*From Alan Lightman’s Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine.)
(**From Johan Huizinga’s Homo Ludens.)
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Well said. Very true, and profound. Thanks for a thought provoking post.