Friday, September 02, 2005
Lights at night on Earth as seen from the night sky. This image could also be cells grouping together in the body, under a microscope. And this is the point: as individuals we have our capacities and our faults, and it is hard to view ourselves as a macro-species entity: as a collective superorganism. Yet connected we are - and becoming increasingly so. When the Earth arrives at a particular level of human connectivity, when our lives, infrastructures, institutions (including economic) are networked into a macro, interconnected living structure (or being) - what is the next step?
Is evolution taking us on a journey towards a higher species form, as did bacterical evolution billions of years previously?