Are they really needed when we have so many people in our society already "altered" by what the idiot "normals" call madness.
Maniac depression and autism are both said to have made remarkable contributions to the evolution of the human race, by kicking the normals in the pants, or pushing them out of the way of the "progress" of the mad.
I don't think any committee of normal people ever invented the wheel, mastered fire, dream of starships or more.
Meanwhile the normals are repressing progress to force the universe of man to conform to their dull dreams.
Now, as for physical implants. I read a brief article on the Mirror this morning, about the differences between modern athletes and ancient men. Being accustomed to a more rugged and demanding world out ancient ancestors were faster, fitter, stronger than the pathetic weaklings we've become.
So you don't need enhancements, just a change in social attitudes in favour of a leaner, fitter and friskier lifestyle- fewer couch potatoes and more hunters.
Of course that will threaten the status quo for the normals in our society, as a brighter, healthier society will be more mentally aware and stronger - to enquire into and challenge the established global world order of the normals.
Bread & Circuses were used by the Roman emperors to turn the mob into pacified sleepwalkers. I don't think our modern emperors will take kindly to any plans to wake Man up to something likely to threaten their power.
"Mind Enhancement drugs? Hah! You may think you're philosophising the solutions to all the world's problems, but actually you're just talking a load of b****** "
er... i assume that you were being sarcastic/joking by this, but I cant really tell, cos you could interpret that in many different ways.
Now I hate the idea of letting drawbacks like the above getting in the way of true progress, something that can make things better being halted because we're worried about the people who won't use it. The "just because everyone can't have it, that means no one can have it" is a bit of a poor argument.
Shadowwolf wrote:Threaten the status quo, challenge the 'normals'?
Well seen as that cabal of 'normals' does not actually exist I think we have little to fear and no global world order to be overthrown or even challenged.
You are indeed quite correct, there is no cabal of normals and to use the word cabal implies that the original writer, me, is some kind of conspiracy nut, which would be a false assumption.
The normal people frown upon anyone who is different, anyone too alien, too non-conformist, and by their slow glacial resistance tend to wear all but the most resilient innovator from pushing mankind forward.
How many great artists or scientists gave up, or were crushed by "normal/conventional society"? Care to name a few? Begin with Alan Turing.
They are the silent majority, the mob, the people who like a nice quite life, at the back of the cave.
...but society should not necessarily be defined by the mass at the centre, but its boundaries.
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