Evolution is an inherently dynamic process, never static. It is in constant interaction, or cognition, within its whole milieu. The human body is thus in a dynamic state with its environment, be it actual or virtual – and adapts accordingly. The new mutation of the human species is through an inward dynamic rather than an outward move. The human nervous system is key here: as digital information is absorbed, new synaptic connections are developed.
The West has developed by isolating a person’s sensory development: community has been lost; art is not longer a ‘communal immersion’ but rather an individual onanistic experience. Thus, we have been starved of developmental input and the dynamism of collectivity.