Friday, June 24, 2005

Only 1,000 years ago, all of humankind, their livestock and pets, represented just 0.1% of the vertebrate life mass on the planet. By 2050, if we do nothing but survive, this number will exceed 85%. And if our computers spring to life and join us, our livestock and our pets, then in total we will represent 99.9%. In just 1000 years, the balance of life on planet Earth will have been inverted by us and our technology, and evolution will have taken a giant leap.

This scenerio seems to suggest a symbiosis, a merged evolution between our technology and us: the question is whether it will be a self-organising shift or one engineered by us.

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