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This chapter is excerpted from "A Matter of Breeding: A Biting History of Pedigree Dogs and How the Quest for Status Has Harmed Man's Best Friend" by Michael Brandow (Beacon Press, 2015 ).
Sardines population’s biomass estimate stock size has fallen steadily, from 1.4 million metric tons in 2007 it has now declined below 150,000 metric tons this year.
We are destroying and exploiting marine life massively. Overfishing and #ocean pollution is an international concern and must be stopped from continuing.
Since sensoric inputs come to brain in the form of electrochemical signals, wearable computer tech can develop our perceptual experience beyond its current limits even without invasive body implants. So new sensory tech can help people with disabilities to overcome their limits, and it can also open our mind to universe much broader and richer than we have ever experienced.
https://youtu.be/4c1lqFXHvqI #posthuman #TED2015
Would people of the future experience their everyday life with extended pallette of sensoric inputs? Would they personalize their boring days to make them more joyful or even trippy, turning tasteless food into symphonic orchestra on the tongue, and so individualizing anything with an unique taste of yours? Imagine how such experiences are popular, with people sharing their "umwelt recordings" and trading their multiverses settings with others who are using the same arduino-like "sense devices", might that be anything in the form of "treehugger wrist bands" or "ring of powers" or even full multisensoric bodysuits... This truly opens new horizons and might give a spark to thousand promising plots for great sci-fi stories with a bit of deeper philosophic meaning.
Imagine the COMMERCIAL WARNING of the future: "THIS TRIP SETTING "Hofmann 2043 aka Make Your Morning Commute Train Journey to Work a Lot More Funny" FOR OUR "MULTIPURPOSENSE XSUIT MODEL MNEMONIC" IS RECOMMENDED FOR PEOPLE WITH REALLY STRONG BRAIN CELLS CERTIFICATION ONLY!"
We are expanding our knowledge about ourselves and the universe. So we are extending our awareness exponentialy, and with tools such as a.i. we are finaly animating the non-living object world, puttings some effort in sustaining and improving the creation - of matter or spirit, if you wish - and making it all more conscious and aware of the present? Exploring the amazing powers of our brains, we are also teaching it new tricks, extending our possibilities and perhaps speeding up our evolution as a species...
With such smart ai wearable tech with sensors ...Aren´t we putting ghost in a shell just to learn that is all we really are?
Related philosophy and thoughts:
Brain in the vat and the Matrix, Maya illusion and Samsara, Plato´s Cave, Simulacra... The Brain That Changes Itself (http://bookshop.theguardian.com/brain-that-changes-itself-2.html) ...
Dangers: Fritzel cellar and any dangerous deviants making it nice on the inside, unknown technology critical incidents or mistakes e.g. something turning people mad or paralyzed or autistic .. or even critical errors such as producing an epidemy of weirdnesses just like in Tetsuo: Iron Man - japanese cyberpunk movie where a man was turning into unstoppable monstrous goo swallowing the people and the whole world ... just to make it all be nicer for everyone in some new world inside..
Thanks to his approach "..there is a free version of nearly every software program in common use; more than eight thousand are currently listed in the Free Software Foundation’s program directory."
"The original Blade Runner film from 1982 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083658/?ref_=nv_sr_1 (based on the sci-fi novel called Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick) is built on an unanswerable conundrum: As robots evolve, at what stage do they become human? And as our lives become more and more computerised, at what stage do we start to become machines?"
"tamaso maa jyotir-ga-maya; " [Lead me from the darkness to light;]
"mrtyor-maa amrutam gamaya;" [Lead me from death to immortality;]
"Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih." [
May there be peace, peace, and perfect peace.]
a Sanskrit invocation from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishads* (1.3.28)
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