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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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    Jun 18 2013: well evolution could work to our advantage if we wanted it to, the problem that we have with evolution is that human evolution is not influenced genetically it is influenced by the decisions that we make, which might not always be beneficial, like our predisposition to believe that money is the source of progress is an evolutionary mistake that was caused by decision, but if humans used their evolutionary capacity to create technology for the higher efficiency of energy, better preservation of nature, and the expansion of technology for the purpose of human health, then our evolution would have been well worth it.

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