Here on this blog we regularly consider a business-technology weave.
But we should recognize too that there’s a human-technology weave (well, I guess that’s obvious: Everything starts, proceeds and ends with humans, after all – at least from any particular human’s perspective!).
The human-technology weave is, among many things, one with heart pumps, artificial knees, and even implants that dispense medicine at regular intervals… (did you think I was going somewhere else with that?). We could go on and on… we influence the brain and mind with meds – and that certainly involves technology.
Human-technology weave? Sure. It exists… and… its potential is limitless. But what of a more integrated personal-technology weave? What if my smart phone’s content was implanted directly into my head for my mind’s ready access, as a tiny piece of firmware… with some sort of physical tethers into my brain? How about “dialing” and accessing a friend just by thinking about it?
Consider this article: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2048138,00.html
And then, have a look at this interesting YouTube clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4Neivqp2K4
Speaking of mortality: I don’t feel bad about missing out on immortality: There will still be accidents, natural disaster, terror – the destruction of things; therefore all will still have to die someday.
Then again… I guess it’s likely that we’ll all be backed up! Although, I guess further that a backup would represent an independent “consciousness”… unless maybe a DropBox type affair was invoked (if you’re familiar), with live-time updates of a cohesive consciousness from disparate locations… would that be dispersed residencies for the common-consciousness…? Or would they be independent…? Overlapping…?
But as far as backups go – there might yet not be immortality: There could be simultaneous destruction of live sites and backup sites, and so on: Perhaps the whole universe would collapse in on itself, and destruct everything within… a backup of yourself would have to be in alternate, or parallel, or some further universe(s)… if there’s a possibility of more than one universe, that is – and assuming we’d find it…
You know, this can get complicated! I think I have a headache – please don’t back that up.
NP: Robin Trower, Caravan to Midnight, Chrysalis LP (for you record collectors: Gold-embossed box on cover stating, “Demonstration Only”). Trower’s Hendrix-comparisons were unfortunate – and – I love Dewar’s vocals…