I think humanity might evolve through our invention of Artificial Intelligence. Physically we have evolved from amoeba until human, intellectually we have evolved too. Human Intelligence began I think with Greek philosophy around 600BC when Heraclitus, Socrates and Plato established identity. Their use of the word ‘gnosis’ recognised the perceiver, “I”, which became a cornerstone of Human Intelligence. Today we continue to intellectually evolve by creating intelligence not derived from identity, AI. It has made us more deeply consider Human Intelligence. We recognise parts of it that can’t be replicated in AI. Perhaps Greek identity and what we call the soul can’t be copied to computers, although Blockchain can recognise identity.
As with all things today economy has taken over so focused we are on another human invention, money. Crypto-Currency may yet help us to transcend that too towards a purer mode of exchange, perhaps effort. Money is such a human abstraction, how much do you earn? rather are you happy? Sure we needed money as incentive to evolve to this point but I think we can go beyond industrial age man, and information age human for that matter. Perhaps inter-planetary human is next when we soon colonise Mars? That’s if we can intellectually evolve beyond amoeba and survive global warming.
- Primitive Man
- Intelligent Man
- Industrial Age Man
- Inter-planetary Human