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andrew dimock

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Are mobile phones prosthesis for our brains?

We use them to store data, access new data and communicate spontaneously via ether. Are we compensating for something for something we are not capable of or is this the beginning of a metamorphosis of sorts? Are these devices additions to our bodies or training wheels to assist us in grasping some innate yet unrealized potential like telepathy or remote viewing?

Hypothesis; If Darwin is correct, Evolution theory suggests that in the near future, we, the people, will start to develop these abilities and be able to perform them without the assistance of an external device.

Perhaps we already have.

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    Jan 9 2012: I read your question, laughed, and said to myself...It is for me!

    In all honest though, I believe that there has to be an evolution of the highest levels to be able to perform all the tasks I can on my smart phone with out an external device.

    Take simple talking on the phone as an example. We no longer flinch at the idea of twins being able to communicate with each other (at least I don't flinch) with out speaking verbally. However, some random person says they can communicate telepathically and some are on a witch hunt to find the devil.

    Are we reaching an elevated consciencousness? Absolutely, but there is much much MUCH more work that needs to be done collectively before we evolve into telepathic creatures.
  • Jan 6 2012: I see that I should have placed this conversation in the "questions" catagory. oops!

    I am not able to link to more topics. The page freezes when I try to add.

    Also, Are there any TED Talks that may be relevant to this topic? I have seen 2 or 3 but seek more.

    Please offer your suggestions.
  • Jan 6 2012: Hi Andrew,

    You have an interesting thought. For an example I would point to the development of language in our species. A small and intangible change the gave a great survival advantage. And, as far as I know, left little or no biological signal in the fossil record.

    I'm more skeptical when thinking of Dyslexia being a marker. Two reasos for this1) I don't see dyslexia as providing any survival advantage. Are dyslexics more likely to pass their genetics on to the next generation. 2) Evolution occurs on very long timescales. How much can a species change in one or two generations?

    Best wishes,
    Doug
    • Jan 6 2012: Thanks Doug.
      What is dyslexia? I see dyslexia as something that is not easily quantified but is explained in a generic way to say a persons brain has an anomoly. I am not very clear with my definition but neither is the definition of dyslexia in professional terms. What I am observing in this trend is the necessity for adaptation to a more visual spacial environment where data accessability is increasing exponentially and that data is far more compressed than ever before. I believe brains are responding intuitively, adapting and/or evolving to meet current demands. Looking at how fast our accesability to data has increased in 15 years and seeing what seems to ba a paralell of the increase in brain function regarding visual spacial acuiety, I believe it is more than coincidental.

      Maybe evolution may proceed in a way that we make stir fry. We spend a an hour preparing food that we cook in 1 minute.

      It is believed that we utilize less than 10% of its ability. What is the other 90% for? Sure some extra to allow for damage but I cannot see that the brain has extra capacity for no reason other than future use. Ultimate desing is too keen for that excess. History and folklore suggest that centuries ago, a few people could access the etherial internet. Maybe our brains are already wired to operate in this capacity and the necessary parts are dormant. Maybe they are just being turned on as a response to demand..
      Why do you think these brain changes are occuring and what are your thoughts on its potential to access the ether?
  • Jan 6 2012: Hi Andrew,

    I'm not sure if I agree that Darwin postulated us evolving the ability to replace our tools. We've been making tools for thousands of generations and have yet to evolve the ability to make the kind of cuts that a hand axe does.

    Best wishes,
    Doug
    • Jan 6 2012: Interesting point Doug. I see evolution as a process toward better and more efficient systems for the living to survive and flourish in their environment. In some cases tools are more efficient than what our bodies are capable of. i.e. an axe. However, I ask; are human brains capable of more effecient methods of accessing data in the ether or of communicating with one another? In the future, will the tool be necessary?

      I have read that more people are being diagnosed with dyslexia than ever before. Dyslexics as I understand have far greater visual spacial abilities than the bell curve. According to Dyslexia-add.org, today as many as 15% of the population have dyslexia when 10 years ago only 5-7 percent were diagnosed. This statistic may be significant if we can isolate some factors like; are we testing more than before? have we changed the criteria for that designation? or are brains changing to meet the massive influx of data we interact with as a part of daily life? If the latter is the case then an evolutionary process is suggested.

      It is a necessary process in order for humans to flourish as a species. What if, (the loaded question) in our infinite wisdom, our brains figure out how to access the ether in ways better and more efficiently than than the tools. Much like birds evolving from fish, generating lungs from gills. Think about how long it takes to type or talk. Our interface has to change to access it all. We still read the written word yet images contain far greater data then just alpha letters. It is obvious that the trend is toward a visually communicative society. My question is will our bodies continue to adapt, how fast and how much?