In the time of Plato, his ‘theory of forms’ suggested that to see wasn’t merely the act of observation but also of knowing, gnosis, perhaps self awareness. Gnosis represents non material observation, thought. That was our last evolutionary leap forward I believe. It gave us the modern world of thought, education, politics, art… I think human thought is changing again. Perhaps todays populist movements of Brexit and Trump provide a clue. Having said that the United States is going to prevent muslim immigration creating an us versus them mentality, hardly evolution. It’s terrible whats happening in Syria right now. Maybe we’ll care for all human beings, for existence and life, when we evolve. I think we live in a very important period in history, so here are my thoughts.
We should move away from the human invention of money, economic value is such an abstraction from reality, and we are also destroying our planet by climate change. Our intellect offers possible solutions for both in space and science. In space there is another world for us, Mars, where we will soon go and we can focus on life itself rather than human mundanities. And science might be able to alter particles that cause global warming, remove carbon from the atom causing carbon dioxide. Then there is technology. The internet provides us information through sensors. Artificial Intelligence (AI) the evaluation of data to understand the effects of global warming. Indeed there is so much for us to discover in the universe we only need to evolve before we become extinct by our own hand.
Thought inspired by Greek philosophy… http://youtu.be/NO8pLlbCr6I