Sunday, October 19, 2003

Biological evolution is slow compared to the vastly increasing acceleration of technical and social evolution – this is fuelled by an ‘intellectual evolution’: or conscious evolution – our next stage towards unification/planetisation as information flows progress towards unifying us. Some thinkers see a future biotic interface between the brain and the virtual world that will mark a new stage in the emergence of a collective consciousness: 'a meta-consciousness capable of outliving the individual consciousnesses that make it up.’ (de Rosnay)

If we allow ourselves to consider evolution as a creative drive - then we may ask ourselves: is it goal-orientated? And if so, how can we address this question without the 'God' argument coming into play?

What is the purpose of convergence?

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