Re: Further Evolution beyond the Human?
Michelle Malkin (email@example.com(Michelle)
6 Oct 1996 00:45:25 GMT
On Oct 05, 1996 14:02:28 in article <Re: Further Evolution beyond the
Human?>, 'firstname.lastname@example.org (Publius)' wrote:
>Brian Davison (email@example.com) 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 <alt.fan.publius> (Thanks for
>your good article.):
Try reading some modern science fiction. That idea is so ancient it has a
long white beard - down to