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As humanity evolves is the ego doomed to extinction?

At some point in the future will "I" cease to exist and the only conversation will start with "we"? Ego brings us great benefits i.e. we know that really great innovators like Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs clearly had very large egos, but in the future, will this be the case?

Will the evolution of our minds lead to a more socially, cooperative species or one where survival of the fittest reigns supreme? The former is the embodiment of the suppression of the ego whereas the latter is the embodiment of the ego.

One milestone in the death of the ego is that plagiarism ceases to exist; in other words, the desire to credit the individual will give way to the cooperative benefit "free" exchange of ideas provides. Isn't that what is happening on the internet and in China? Look at how many people regard downloading copyrighted music illegally on line as appropriate. In the future will we see copyright infringement and patent infringement as not "benefitting" society?

Will individuals with a healthy ego be cast as social misfits and be shunned by a more social society?

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    Dec 26 2011: USSR tried to drill the ego out of people for 70 years without success. You're describing the freedom of the insane asylum, of people with no will. I hope we won't go down that track, we'd wind up like an ant colony.
  • Dec 19 2011: "Anything any man does is because of women." AL Bunde
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    Nov 27 2011: The world you're illustrating sounds like a world seeking growth. How could it grow without accepting variety?
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    Nov 27 2011: In answer to your last question... We're already there. There is nothing more terrifying to the current power structure than capitalism, democracy, and survival of the fittest. People who actually want these things and believe in their own power to govern themselves, are few and far between nowadays. Luckily, the ego is built into all of us, whether we like it or not, so no society can force us to give it up for long.

    To try and pretend your ego doesn't exist is to guarantee your own misery. The types of people that built, designed, and created, the modern wonders we all love, would have rather died that give up their personal ego. To give up on the power of the individual, is to create a society of depressed slaves, that never invents anything ever again, because there is no incentive.