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Ahmed Ben Yaghlen

Student, Youth & Science Association of Tunisia

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Does evolution destroy us?

Evolution occurs when a mutation is beneficial to survival right? Well with us humans, we have civilizations and surviving in our time means being educated and getting a job and making money. Well could the next stage of our evolution be us merging with technology to make us more efficient? Or on a scarier thought, could we create computers and robots that surpass us, take us all out, and those robots continuously build more robots that surpass the last in an exponential growth of inteligence?Could that be the future of human evolution?

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      May 30 2013: It makes me smile, just to read this, Alexander. I feel the same way but I don't agree with your question "Evolution occurs when a mutation is beneficial to survival right?".
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        May 30 2013: Not always Ahmed. sometimes the mutation gets eaten before it can procreate. There may have to be many mutations covering a long time period before enough are able upset the population numbers through breeding.
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      Jun 18 2013: Very nicely put how our basic perceptions are influenced critically by the interests of corporations and by other systems which we ourselves have created. Also completely agree about the machines and the wrong belief about their intelligence.

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