Re: Further Evolution beyond the Human?

Publius (
5 Oct 1996 14:02:28 GMT

Brian Davison ( wrote:
: I have an interesting theory on evolution to consider. It seems most
: likely that the natural process of evolution is finished, and mankind is
: the final product of that evolution. So the question remains, what
: comes next?
: If you can allow me to delve into this a little bit, and I hope you will
: not think this is going too far into the realm of science fiction, the
: next step could be silicon based life forms instead of carbon based life
: forms as human beings are. In other words (at least regarding the
: current standards of technology) electronic, or computer life forms.

I once posted an article supporting the possibility that "Machine"
(a term encompassing all mechanisms and their possibilities) could
eventually and with our unknowing help would reach a position
where it would be able to operate and renew itself without our
help - eventually achieving "Everlasting Life" (which some of
us hope is possible for some component of our nature).
Having achieved that advanced status, 'Machine' would then look
at us and in fact all organic Life as an irrational menace tp
its existence and would proceed to wipe out organic Life,
and thus having the stage all to itself - to what purpose I
can only conjecture. PUBLIUS at <> (Thanks for
your good article.):