Proposer - Jon Aldridge
- What are your estimations for the future of our species?
- What is your “best case scenario”?
No specific timescale intended, 30, 100, 1 million years.
- Do you believe we will continue much as we are, remaining the same biological organism?
- In popular science fiction, future humans often seem very much like contemporary humans in appearance and mentality, to what degree does this seem likely?
- How will our social systems, such as money, time, healthcare, law and the Internet both change us and change with us?
- Could we evolve away from our present state?
- What might we become?
- How soon might this happen?
- Has evolution by natural selection become insignificant to our development?
- Is it possible that would would replace ourselves with something else?
- Why would/wouldn’t we do this?
- How might these entities live?
- Will we use technologies such as genetic modification or cyrbogism to turn ourselves into something different?
- Are we on the verge of the creation of Homo Deus (god-man)?
- Might we go/make ourselves extinct?
- While we know this is technically possible, what do you think are the factors involved?
- Should we resist forces that might lead to the end of Homo Sapiens?
- Is the end of ourselves as a species something we should accept, fear, welcome?
- Furthermore, what can we learn about where we might go from where we have come from?
Homo Sapiens have not been around very long in biological terms (~200,000 years).
We have not had time for our biology to significantly adapt to our social and physical reality.
We are predominantly adapted for conditions when and where we evolved.