Human enhancement technologies are opening up tremendous new possibilities. But they’re also raising important questions about what it means to be human. These technologies are currently geared towards upgrading or restoring physical and psychological abilities for medical purposes. An application is surfacing, however, that is designed with another goal in mind: embellishing performance. An international team of researchers has been examining the ethical issues arising from these experiments. (1)
Society is based on humans getting together.
But humans want to improve.
And, thus, they believe society will do too.
Society is based on humans and humans are based on society. But this was not always the case. Society is a very recent construct. We used to be alone. And only at some point did we start realizing the potential in cooperating with others. It seems like a noble cause. But it is not. Humans have always looked towards their personal interest. They wish they could cooperate with others to serve that interest, through society. They wish they could enhance themselves to serve that interest.
But there is another way of seeing things.
A Man tried to teach that way once.
But we killed Him. Because it is not easy to kill one’s self.
That there is no us. That there are no others. There can be a society based on these premises. But not a society with other people.
But a society with the only One who matters…
Forget about society.
Let go of you.
And you will see.
That we are already all together…