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Arthanari Chandrasekaran

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Is there anything that a human being can never possibly do?

We humans are so overwhelmed with the millions of actions that we perform everyday. We call ourselves multitaskers and have todo lists and sometimes are concerned about over todo lists being overloaded.

But there should be zillions of things that human beings can never be able to do or are incapable of doing.

We might not have thought much about them. So thinking in this new perspective might create some new connections in your brain.

All the best.


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    Jan 23 2013: using the word never means we are making predictions about the future ...so, humans of the 22nd century and beyond, having benefited from accelerated evolution due to genetic remodeling, may very well do things and think in ways that humans in their current form clearly can't. It seems obvious to me that accelerated understanding of nature feeding into accelerated technologies, and visa versa, in an upward spiral, will change our current human abilities and form in profound ways. If not this century, soon. Hopefully, this will lead to a better, more humane civilization and not advantage the dark side of the human animal.

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