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Arthanari Chandrasekaran

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What would Homo Sapiens possibly evolve into?

Will we ever evolve into something different,
What would the new species's characteristics be,
Can we co exist if this happens,

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    Jan 28 2013: I believe that the next stage of human evolution will be a technological one, not one that comes purely from the raw natural selection process.

    Genetically engineering ourselves
    Assimilating with mechanical technologies (Cyborgs)
    Networking our own minds more directly using technology potentially to network our brains
    Mechanically building and programming intelligent robotic life.

    The natural selection process doesn't really work any more, as we've technologized our lives to the point where we very easily pass on genetic defects. e.g I'm short-sighted, but with the aid of my galsses/contacts and the fact that their are no natural predators out to get me, I'm free to pass my short-sighted gene on indefinitely. This is why I feel that eventually we'll have to become masters of our own genes.

    Robotic intelligence, when it happens will be an extension of human intelligence. The internet is such a massive network of human information, that when the machine eventually wakes up, it will be the machine of our creation.

    Networking the human brain. This may well just start off as an iBrain interface but when people start to pool their minds in a more immersive way, we're gonna' see some pretty awesome shiz.

    The characteristics of our future selves - More networked and assimilated, the line between individual and hive-mind blurred. Emotional, but not in a way that we understand now (something more complex). Progression at an ever faster rate.

    Coexistence?.................. I er on the side of "probably not"
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    Jan 29 2013: Hopefully into humane beings.
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    Feb 24 2013: Advances in neuropsychology and biofeedback technology (driving quality up and costs down to make it useful and accessible) will result in the ability to monitor and adjust our stress reactions, which will result in a vast number of societal and personal improvements including increased lifespan, decreased health-care costs, and greater levels of output/efficiency in almost every area of human endeavor.
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    Feb 13 2013: I believe the Mayan clams the next stage is the return of telepathic abilities.

    Also;
    Should we assume the next stage of human evolution will be better?

    For all of history the desire for better providers and having superior offspring in mates has been the driving force, but is that true in today’s world?
  • Feb 8 2013: Maybe the possibility of adapting to water within the next few 100,000 years.
  • Feb 8 2013: Wow, I love this website.
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    Jan 30 2013: .
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    Evolve into a new species knowing INVALID happiness instinctively.


    (For INVALID happiness, see the 1st article, points 1-3, 14, at https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=D24D89AE8B1E2E0D&id=D24D89AE8B1E2E0D%21283&sc=documents)
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    Jan 28 2013: After seeing “NOVA | Decoding Neanderthals” and realizing that the evolutionist have it wrong in that they were not a different species, but instead a different nationality/race, I have ask what else do they have wrong.
    It is true humans have had some outwardly changes, but nothing noteworthy mentally/spiritually speaking.
    And it is only an unproven theory that human ever evolved from another species.
    FYI: The ape like features that they clam Neanderthals had, were really just the bones being misread.
    Also some humans today have Neanderthal DNA in them, thus pointing to them being a race of Homo-sapiens.
    • Feb 11 2013: Are you one of those intelligent design folks?
    • Feb 13 2013: "Evolutionists" as you put it, may have had the specifics of Neanderthal evolution wrong, but they certainly did not have evolution wrong. Indeed, "Decoding Neanderthals" was all about how Neanderthals may have evolved in a different way than many scientists thought - by interbreeding with Cro-Magnon. Incidentally, many of these ideas did not originate in "Decoding Neanderthals" - many have been around for more than a decade (see, for example, The Silk Code).
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        Feb 13 2013: LOL, It’s funny how Evolutionist get so overly defensive, when even part of their religious belief is question.

        Paul, I did not say evolution did not happen, I said the leap from another species to humans is unproven. Yes the human body has changed/evolved; my suggestion was that the human spirit has not evolved. That is to say our way of thinking has not change sense Cro-Magnon and Neanderthals days, and that they were not different species, just different “what we would call today” nationalities.
        AI: The visual that carries the human spirit has evolved, but not the human spirit itself.

        Noah, I’m on my own unique spiritual path, and yes intelligent design was a small step in my journey. You have to agree science/nature is full of jaw dropping WOWs and I believe in random luck just as much as anybody but for things to turn out like they have I have to wonder what are the odds. One in a billion (a billion times)?
        • Feb 13 2013: Thanks for the clarification. I agree that we know less about the spiritual evolution of prehistoric people - and, for that matter, the evolution of their intellect - than we do about their physical bodies, because unlike skeletal remains, we have only indirect evidence of spiritual and intellectual states of being. That, indeed, is one of the points explored in The Silk Code.
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    Jan 28 2013: For some they want evolution now, they are not satisfied with what they have or believe. They want to see it in motion.
  • Jan 28 2013: The question only becomes relevant in the face of a substantial change in environment. Stick around, you may get to find out.
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    Jan 27 2013: Well, we've already evolved somewhat from the caveman. We are taller, stronger, faster. And more learned. And healthier. I don't know if there's a limit on our evolution.
    • Feb 11 2013: Uh... we're taller but definitely not stronger or faster.