Most people don’t seem to realize that we have already been upgraded to cyborgs, and the upgrades are just progressing:
“Don’t Worry, We’re Already Cyborgs”
After the cell phone, I think the next upgrade is going to be smart glasses. That is going to be a huge step for humanity. We might have a quick period where smart watches are more popular than smart glasses, but I think that smart glasses will replace the cell phone soon:
“…the smart glasses opportunity, a technology that is touted to potentially even replace the smartphone.” - See more at:
As explained in the link from Forbes above, humans have been progressing (evolving?) from normal humans, to clunky cyborgs, to more advanced cyborgs.
But, if history is any indication, most humans won’t use their new powers to improve themselves much. They will probably use it to entertain themselves and socialize, just as they used the cell phones and internet. One study indicated that many people would rather administer electric shocks to themselves than think:
Take stickk.com as an example. People can use their smart phones to motivate themselves to do specific things, like hyper-motivated cyborgs. I have used it to motivate myself to develop a PC application for work, get a glowing recommendation from my former supervisor on Linkedin.com, and used that to get higher-paying jobs.
But, how many people actually use stickk.com to become better cyborgs? If you look at their site, 280,492 commitments have been created so far, which means that under 300,000 people have used it. There are 300 million people in the U.S. alone, which means that well under 0.1 % of people have used it, and more than 99.9% of people haven’t.
Do you think it is because it hasn’t been advertised enough? It has been advertised by Time, Fox News, NBC, BBC, CBS, and The New York Times. How much do people need to be beaten over the head before they use an easy-to-use technology to improve themselves?
“Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.”-James Allen
If you want to improve yourself to become something more than human, an advanced cyborg, some technologies and techniques are becoming available. Do some thinking about how to improve yourself, and some digging on the internet, and you will probably find some interesting techniques.
As mentioned above, most people probably won’t do that. Using technologies to improve yourself that 99.9% of other humans don’t use. Evolving into something more than a normal human. Isn’t that worth living for, @Pansdisease?