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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 19 2013: I think if we merged with our tech, it would not classify as evolution. If, on the other hand, merging with tech, we could find that our bodies would adapt, and evolve to make the merger more efficient, or beneficial, then that would qualify as evolution. I wouldn't worry either way.

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