A medically functioning body is just the door into Human Life
Statue of Leonardo in Amboise
So far, so good – after thousands of years dramatic journey in Time, Homo sapiens, our only extant human species, has successfully arrived at the Anthropocene epoch.
At present, various options of new anthropogenic disasters like large-scale wars, mass destruction, pandemics, climate change, wrongly assessed outcome of human triggered processes in fields like Artificial Intelligence and Gene Editing and others are still on the table for us, humans, to make the “To Be or Not to Be” decisions.
But if we are civilizationally wise, we could survive even our innate deficiencies.
And the best is yet to come.
As for our biological existence, there is much ground to feel optimistic.
Technological advance has already accumulated enough potential to allow Peter Diamandis predict abundance. Elon Musk mentions a formula to convert robots taking our jobs into Universal Basic Income resource. And we can read in AI100 Stanford Report that “Longer term, AI may be thought of as a radically different mechanism for wealth creation in which everyone should be entitled to a portion of the world’s AI-produced treasures. It is not too soon for social debate on how the economic fruits of AI technologies should be shared… The measure of success for AI applications is the value they create for human lives.”
But when the reality of Abundance and Basic Income comes, would you accept mere biological existence to be your bravest dream?
If you look at the great names of human civilization, such as Da Vinci, Newton, Darwin, Bell, Kelvin, Tolstoy, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Picasso, Kandinsky, Mozart, Wilde, Kant, to mention just very few, practically none of them worked eight hours per day to get the pay-check at the end of the week so that they could feed their families. Even Einstein, who in the most productive period of his life was employed at the Swiss Patent Office, in reality was inspired for his greatest discoveries by the afterhours hobby to discuss with friends the works of Henri Poincaré, Ernst Mach, David Hume and other philosophers. For various reasons those
Most successful representatives of humankind were not engaged in earning their everyday bread
for either someone else provided them their existential circumstances, or they simply neglected it and existed on the brink of physical survivability. And that condition seems to have unleashed the tremendous burst of inborn energy to accomplish the things they really loved to do, and to bring to our human civilization their unique fruits of human ingenuity and creativity.
The ultimate objectives of human life and the greatest achievements of human mind are of character by orders higher than what can be described in economic, technological or social terms.
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