Virtual reality and AI bear witness to the next phase of human evolution.
"Watching a company espouse the virtues of a work and play culture devoid of in-person learning and living hinted at Orwellian outcomes." Well researched, Brian, and thoroughly creepy to the likes of me. "...scientists and powerful corporations are on track to change the very definition of what it means to be human." I have to say that my own approaching death seems a more desirable alternative, when I think about it... Just saying.
I think a lot of the time the popular imagination glosses over obvious things we all must know, like that there's no such thing as a great benefit without a great cost, and there's no such thing as a species evolving without the rest of its members either dying off or branching off. I think it's time we properly accounted for the externalities and acknowledged that "evolving" means the end of or subjugation of or abandonment of the human race.
who or what is really in control? - 😱