—-Maurice Moss, The IT Crowd
"I think it’s time to blow this scene.
Get everybody and their stuff together.
OK, three, two, one, let’s jam.”
We should worry less about our species losing its biosphere than losing its soul.
Our collective perceptions and cognition is our greatest evolutionary achievement. This is the activity that gives biology its meaning. Our human neural network is in the process of deteriorating and our perceptions are becoming skewed — both involuntarily and by our own hand — and all that most of us in the greater scientific community can do is hope that somehow technology picks up the slack, providing more accurate sensors, faster networks, and a new virtual home for complexity.
We should worry such networks won’t be able to function without us; we should also worry that they will.”