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One world mind

Throughout all of time one thing very prevalent in our evolution is our want and desire to connect faster and more efficiently to each other. As we continue this path will it eventually lead to a connection of our brains themselves? would our selfishness for individuality keep us from hooking our own brains to the rest of the world as a whole? or would we realize that it would eliminate violence, corruption, greed, selfishness, lying, cheating, stealing, organized religions, war, nationalism, irrationality and with ALL individuals being unintelligent. Would we give up our own individuality in order to become one with everyone? to become one mind with many bodies??

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    May 2 2013: Absolutely not. Never. Then, on the other hand, it's already happening: First, the fear and angst; then 'the embedded chip'; then one currency; then one gov't; then you're either a citizen or an outcast; then the outcasts are eliminated; then we're all the same, thinking the same, with no individuality; then a crisis comes beyond the ability of our now 'oneness', with no diversity, no alternate view; then we die. 'Oneness' is poison. 'Oneness' is weak. 'Oneness' is crawling under the covers hoping it will all go away. We're not a 'melting pot' but a salad bowl, each offering our own distinct 'flavor' to enhance the meal, brought in from different farms, different lands, different ways of cultivating. Without what each uniqueness has to offer the meal is bland, tasteless, useless, without nutrition, and no one wants it - especially me.
    • May 3 2013: No your thinking of this as a bad thing just because we'd all be the same doesn't make us less diverse or weak in fact it's the opposite. Individuality is weak and cause unfathonable amounts of pain to our species. If we were of one mind we'd be stronger more efficient more compassionate than ever before. We wouldn't kill the people that don't join this one mind we would just let them die off in thier own time. A one world mind means we are immortal and have the knowledge and compassion of a whole species into one force. You are selfish of individuality thinking it is diverse or more superior somehow? the only reason it could be better is more minds to think creatively. But a single mind with the whole knowledge of the human race would be WAY WAY more creative and better than many individual minds in every single way. What is better one genius or many handicapped people?
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        May 3 2013: Charles, I don't know where to begin. We are from different realities. I wonder why democracies and free markets of trade are most successful with the greatest diversity, and why most other 'closed' societies are adapting more freedoms and inter-cultural exchanges? Can't be because diversity is good. I wonder why nature abhors relations between close relatives? Can't be because it seeks diversity. No, it's all just because of the need to cause pain. And thank you for allowing me to die off on my own time - very generous. So many other 'one way' philosophies have chosen to annihilate the non-believers, Also, good luck with that immortality part.
        • May 3 2013: They aren't good because of diversity they are good because they are tightly connected and it is quick and easy to pass information to each other within the system. Because in a sense i agree with you in that a society cut off from the rest of the world gets lost in their own time North korea is a perfect example. But you can't say a society where it's encompassing the species as a whole can't be diverse. It has the minds and ideas of everyone together it just means they can transmit information faster than you can even think within your own brain (as this would be a highly advanced brain which is better than ours now)

          And for the immortality part it's absolutely true if you right now at this instant put everything in your brain into a computer you would essentially become immortal not as your bodies individuality but everything you know and believe in would survive as long as that computer did (which could be thousands of years).

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