2019 State Of The Union: Humanity Has Evolved... The Collective Consciousness Is Here
Human Evolution Is Here
This was the primary lesson of the mushrooms: human evolution has already happened. Take a look around, silly monkeys, it happened too quickly for you to realize.
The internet is our collective mind manifested into the world. Thanks to the powers of connecting networks together, Homo Sapiens has learned how to speak to one another across distance instantly. You might be reading this blog in Dubai, London, Hong Kong, or Moscow. I am writing it in the middle of nowhere, Missouri. Despite being separated by great distance, we can communicate and share these ideas instantly with one another. If we had each other's information, we could hop on a video call and discuss these ideas from opposite ends of the planet.
Do you realize what has happened?
Our collective consciousness has been turned into bytes and data. We can learn what people in other countries are thinking as they go through their day-to-day life. We can watch ideas be debated and developed over Twitter comment threads. We can hop on Reddit and see "the front page of the internet" and view in real-time the most trending topics, videos, jokes, memes, etc.
Arguments over social media are a beautiful thing... This is our collective mind trying to decide something. Over thousands of comments expressed every second, we are collectively evolving in our thoughts and beliefs around homosexuality, war, crime, socioeconomics, religion, artificial intelligence, or the best food for our cats.
It is a collective organism trying to make up its mind about what it believes. We simply fail to understand what has happened because it happened too quickly. Suddenly, we can talk to people in other countries instantly. In fact, we can go one level further: we can analyze and see into their minds. Using tools like Google Trends or various keyword research tools, we can view in real-time what internet users are typing into their internet browsers. We can observe these trends changing at a large scale in real-time.
We simply have not been able to adapt our civilization fast enough for the internet's true impact to manifest.
Folks are treating the emergence of the internet as if we have gone from the Bronze Age into the Iron Age... As if our civilization has developed some new tools and things are just becoming a bit more efficient.
What has actually happened is more akin to jumping from the Bronze Age directly into the Enlightenment.
If you were transported directly 500 years into the future, you would probably notice because it would be an individual experience.
We have not yet noticed what has happened because the teleportation into the future happened at the collective level. We have ALL experienced this shift into "the future" and we have yet to realize what is happening. This is why so many industries are being disrupted... Companies like AirBnB, Uber, and Amazon realized the immense power of the internet and took advantage. Their conquest was swift and happened before their competitors even realized what was happening.
However, these tech companies are just the beginning. They are a preview of what is about to happen. We are going to experience a collective shift into the new age of civilization that will leave many in our civilization confused, scared, and unaware of what exactly happened.
Human evolution can be harsh. Survival of the fittest.
Does it have to be harsh? No. In fact, there is much we can do to ensure that everyone is able to experience and enjoy human evolution and the step forward into the future of our civilization. It recquires education and compassion. When we share the message of what has happened and help our fellow humans to take advantage, we step into a more advantageous position that ensures we move forward into the future as equals rather than as a privilleged few and a disadvantaged majority.
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