New Technology 101
New Technology And Future Human Evolution:
New Technology innovations like Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Blockchain, and Augmented Reality are emerging onto the world stage. The outcome of this innovation is beyond our comprehension. Why is this the case? As the newest technology emerges, human beings will radically change. Our wants and desires will evolve. The evolution of mankind is at hand. Imagine this future: instead of using a phone to browse Facebook, there is a chip that is implanted into a person’s brain when they are born. This chip is integrated with AI technology that allows a person super-human intelligence that our future selves will consider normal.
New technology innovations will change how humans interact with one another. New technology has the power to radically shift how we define average human existence. It is difficult to predict a world where all mankind carries in their minds an embedded AI technology super-computer. The implications of this new technology emerging are profound.
Future technology affords humans god-like ability. Once the average “human” is wearing contact lenses (or reconstructed eyes all-together) that project virtual or augmented reality onto the physical plane, it is difficult to make the argument that this being is still a “homo sapiens”. New technology in the Blockchain sector gives each person the ability to serve as their own governing authority. Once this has been realized, it is no longer necessary for governments to be in their traditional role. Humans will have less dependence on those institutions.
How long will this take to happen? It is hard to say. New technology is being developed at high-speed and becoming more efficient all the time. This evolution could take fifty years or five depending on the integration of new technologies into their own development. In other words, once AI technology is able to create Virtual Reality technology, it is difficult to predict the speed at which those new technologies are developed.
New technology is complex by nature. This post is an ever-evolving document where the latest and greatest updates from the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast will be shared. As the show evolves, so will this post! If you are interested more specifically in Jobs of the Future, check out this post.
AI Technology is perhaps the most important new technology to analyze. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most difficult. Why is that the case? It is evolving fast. Additionally, latest developments in the field of AI technology are kept a bit under wraps for competitive and security reasons. To make matters more complex, folks at the top of the food chain in AI technology are often lightyears ahead of “Average Joe” when it comes to comprehension of this new technology. In other words, it would take a few years for them to explain to Average Joe what exactly is happening.
Latest technology innovations must be understood. Given the idea that these new technologies are advancing the evolution of the species, it is imperative that Average Joe understand what is happening. After all, if Average Joe is going to have their life entirely disrupted by AI technology, it is fair to say that they deserve an explanation, no matter how complex.
Dan Faggella is a man who has stepped up to fill that role. Through his work with TechEmergence, Dan breaks down the complexities of AI technology to share with his audience. Geared towards helping business leaders understand Artificial Intelligence in the workplace, Dan and his team interview leading experts in the AI technology space. The interviews are then transformed into detailed articles that help business owners and “Average Joes” all over the world understand exactly what is happening in AI technology news.
New technology like AI is here. On this episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast, Dan and I dive into how AI technology will advance our economy and ultimately our species. If you are confused by AI technology, this is a show that will breakdown some of the common questions around this new technology and shed some help on where our species is at today.
New Technology Is Automated
New technology often relies on automation as part of its “definition”. When assessing the use and value of a new technology system such as machine learning algorithms that can help a business automate work, the key factor in assessing usefulness is how automated the technology itself manages to be. In other words, if the new technology requires a lot of oversight, maintenance, and user training, then it is not nearly as useful as it could potentially be to that business owner.
AI Technology is highly relevant to the business community because it allows small or large businesses to automate much of their work.
In today’s world, the idea of automation companies disrupting the job industry can be quite fearful. For a majority of people in the world, the idea of losing their job to an automated machine learning system seems quite real. Given that a large portion of the world performs jobs that seem quite “robotic” by nature, the fear of losing one’s job to a robot seems scary, looming, unpredictable, and almost inevitable to the point of being depressing.
Is this fear “real”? Should we fear automation? Is new technology going to displace much of the job market and replace them with AI technology?
There is certainly some cause for concern but it seems as if that concern is applied mis-correctly. We worry about the “wrong” problems.
For example, instead of worrying about the fact that our corporate jobs rely on employees acting robotically and performing series of monotonous and “soul-draining” tasks, we worry that those jobs will be replaced by actual robots.
Rather than debating whether or not we even need to continue having 9-5 jobs, we complain and suffer emotionally over the idea that our 9-5 jobs could potentially disappear.
Is there cause for concern? Absolutely. However, the “concern” should be applied towards answering these questions rather than complaining, worrying, and fear-mongering over the loss of outdated systems that need to be replaced and outgrown. Indeed, we are experiencing the growing pains of the human species into something far beyond where we are at this moment in time. Automation and other forms of new technology are here to disrupt everything we know about the nature of our world and provide an entirely new paradigm for existing as humans. However, this should not be feared. Instead, we must converse and analyze the means and modalities that are beginning to emerge and new technology takes the stage alongside humanity as potential allies in this experience we share.
Emerging technology can be used to serve mankind. Even now, in today’s business world, there are hundreds (if not thousands) forms of new technology and automation companies that can be utilized to help a person grow their business and improve the quality of their lives. On this episode of Beyond Homo Sapien, I talk to Hector Santiesteban about automation and its role in the development of the human species into something more profound. We chat about the fear-mongering around these systems and whether or not that fear is warranted.
It is pointless to debate whether or not the hurricane should happen. What matters is how we react and adapt and change with that hurricane. Being the entrepreneurial types that we are, we can invent creative ways to utilize this new technology in ways that can benefit and heal the species. Instead of worrying and speculating about the fearful possibilities of this new technology, we can instead utilize that AI technology to really drive forward our species. What matters is education and the creative abilities of our own minds.
AI Technology And Human Evolution:
New technology like Artificial Intelligence have the potential to completely transform the human experience. In “the future”, it is likely that we will experience a world where we have artificially implanted limbs and organs that are upgraded versions of what we have now. Yuval Noah Harari discusses this phenomenon in his book “Homo Deus”:
“Cyborg engineering will go a step further [than Biological engineering], merging the organic body with non-organic devices such as bionic hands, artificial eyes, or millions of nano-robots that will navigate our bloodstream, diagnose problems and repair damage. Such a cyborg could enjoy abilities far beyond those of any organic body. For example, all parts of an organic body must be in direct contact with one another in order to function. If an elephant’s brain is in India, its eyes and ears in China and its feat in Australia, then this elephant is most probably dead, and even if it is in some mysterious sense alive, it cannot see, hear or walk. A cyborg, in contrast, could exist in numerous places at the same time. A cyborg doctor could perform emergency surgeries in Tokyo, in Chicago and in a space station on Mars, without ever leaving her Stockholm office. She will need only a fast Internet connect, and a few pairs of bionic eyes and hands.” (Homo Deus, P. 44)
AI technology has the potential to radically shape the human experience. The more we imagine and develop advances in this new technology, the more profound our realization of the human potential in this domain. Indeed, it is quite clear that we are approaching a new era of the species that will extend beyond Homo Sapiens and into something entirely different and new.
Here’s how it might begin: at the moment, artificial limbs are used most often to heal injured Soldiers, debilitated individuals, accidents, and other sorts of terrible injury. Similarly, when steroids were first introduced, they were used only as a medicine for certain conditions that required their special aid. In the same way that steroids made their way into the consumer market, artificial limbs and organs will begin to creep into the market.
New technology like artificial limbs and organs will be used to upgrade humans instead of only healing… In the same way that steroid injections are now used to upgrade healthy individuals into something more productive and capable of greater work capacity. Obviously, there are issues with steroid use that can result in serious health conditions. However, the fact remains that they are nowadays commonly used to upgrade healthy humans into a stronger, faster, and more capable version of themselves. New technology will become similarly used in the relatively near future, as soon as artificial limbs and organs are more generally acceptable in the eyes of society. At the moment, this new technology is still on the cutting edge of modern scientific literature, research, and communities. As soon as these new technology products are deemed more “consumer friendly” or “market viable”, it will become a multi-billion dollar industry.
Merging with AI technology or other forms of new technology will begin in the upper classes of society. In the same way that a smartphone used to be a luxury item, bionic limbs and VR technology eye implants will be the domain of the elite for a number of years. However, as these things tend to do, the price will drop and the average consumer will be more able to upgrade themselves into super humans.
However, there are many concerns with this implementation of new technology into the human experience…
AI technology and artificial limbs that can blend with human bodies have the potential to rapidly evolve humans into something entirely new. When this is fully understood, we begin to understand that there is a clear possibility for the elite members of society to evolve into god-like beings, leaving the average person (meaning, roughly 99.9% of the species) in the dust. In a sense, this is a new version of “survival of the fittest” that will depend on a person’s income levels.
Suddenly, providing equal opportunity and financial ability to “Average Joe” becomes a matter of allowing “Average Joe” to make the jump forward into the next stage of human evolution.
Failure to do as such might result in “Average Joe” missing the evolution into god-form that seems to be awaiting the human species. Personally, I believe that if our species is able to integrate with AI technology and gain immediate awareness of the collective consciousness that manifests itself as the internet, we will become quickly aware of the moral repercussions of leaving “Average Joe” in the dust. We might mourn the tragedy of leaving behind “Average Joe” in the same way we mourn the Crusades, the genocide of North America when the Europeans invaded, or slavery in the United States. Once we are more aware of the idea that “Average Joe” is an integral part of the collective consciousness, suddenly we might mourn the idea that this individual’s voice is missing… We finally understand the true potential of “Average Joe” all over the world, only to have a realization of just how much we have lost by not helping that individual make the jump into hyperspace alongside the rest of the newly evolved species.
What are the ramifications of this evolution? What are we working to achieve? What should we do?
On this episode of Beyond Homo Sapien, Anton Harrison-Kern and I talk about the co-evolution of AI technology, the human species, and other forms of new technology. We dive into the ethical ramifications of the evolution of human beings and talk about how we might possibly bring “Average Joe” along for the ride as we collectively transform into cyborg god-beings.
Anton Harrison-Kern is a serial entrepreneur out of Australia. He is an advocate for immortality, integrating with AI technology, and the co-evolution of our species with new technology. On this show, Anton and I talk about the ramifications of merging with AI technology and how the human species will continue to evolve over the next few decades.
You see, we may never reach a point where we are “immortal”… However, it is highly likely that sometime over the next 20-30 years, the medical industry will experience an absolutely massive breakthrough. For example, we may invent nano-robots that can dissolve tumors, eliminate diabetes, and remove all viruses from the body with a simple yearly “nano-robot scan” or whatever we decide to call it… This will allow the species to live another 30-40 years. Now, instead of the average person dying at age 80, “Average Joe” is dying at age 120. Meanwhile, similar developments are happening in stem cell therapy, collagen restoration, and other technologies and treatments that allow human beings to appear younger and essentially BE younger, especially once genetic manipulation comes into the mix.
Now that we have an extra 40 good years to play around with, we go back to the labs and engineer ANOTHER 20-30 year medical breakthrough… Something that the minds of today cannot predict (that’s the whole point). The likelihood of such a successive number of breakthrough developments in medicine is highly likely. While this is all happening, folks like Elon Musk are developing and furthering self-driving cars that will allow us to reduce car accidents and other “common” causes of accidental death.
Suddenly, immortality does not seem so crazy.
Virtual Reality Technology:
VR technology has the potential to radically shift our world. Have you seen Ready Player One? Movies and books like this one are important to analyze. Why? They are predicting the next stage of human evolution with a great deal of accuracy. I am not suggesting that Ready Player One is guaranteed to happen. However, it is an important prediction of how new technology will shape our world.
VR technology is here to stay. The Oculus Go is groundbreaking in its availability. Although the technology is not too advanced right now, the ramifications of virtual reality systems that cost $200 is absolutely massive. Don’t think the Oculus Go is impressive? Give Oculus and the other VR technology companies a little time and they will radically change our world.
As Virtual Reality and other new technologies emerge, our species must facilitate the expansion of our spiritual and mental development. To avoid a future where we are all 400lbs and sitting around on the couch stuck in our virtual reality systems, we must cultivate personal fulfillment. What is the antidote for a future where new technology rules the world? Personal development. Spiritual awakening. In order to take advantage of these new technologies, our species must evolve in our ideas about the world and how we relate to our development.
VR technology is important to analyze. Personally, I believe it to be the most “dangerous” for the short term development of the human species. Why? All a person must do is examine the radical impact video games have had on health and personal development. I absolutely love video games. However, their impact on the health of our youth cannot be denied. More than ever, it is easier for a kid to spend all day inside binging on video games. Once VR technology is developed and more readily available, it will become a public health crisis if we are not careful.
The reality of a future spent on the couch while we live our lives in virtual reality systems is all too possible.
Emerging technology is important for us to discuss. Here is an episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast where I talked to Aaron Louis Rosa. On this show, we talk about VR technology and its various uses. If you are interested in how virtual reality systems will shape our world, this is a great show for you to watch.
Augmented Reality Technology:
AR Technology could potentially be more disruptive than VR technology. Although it could be hard to conceptualize this future, augmented reality technology has the ability to project a virtual world out onto our physical plane. If this becomes a standard way of living life, we will experience a “mixed reality” state where the distinction between the virtual and physical world becomes blurred. Now, I am not saying this is “bad” by definition. However, again, it is imperative that we have conversations about how to continue to improve holistic living and overall health so that new technology serves to enhance the human experience rather than destroy our health.
Are you looking for augmented reality examples? If AR technology is something that is new to you, it can be hard to conceptualize how this new technology plays a role in the development of our species. In fact, I have found that many folks simply do not understand augmented reality in any degree. If you are looking for augmented reality examples, check out this episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast with Reekita Shah Alias Gala.
Augmented Reality can get built into contact lenses. Furthermore, the book Homo Deus talks about the idea that our eyeballs could eventually get replaced by enhanced organs equipped with super-vision, binocular ability, augmented reality, and VR technology. One more example of why it is imperative we consider public health and holistic living when discussing new technologies.
Voice recognition technology is on the rise. Whether it’s Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple Siri, or ol Bigsby every tech giant seems intent on getting in on the new wave of voice control technology. What is voice recognition technology all about? If you have been living under a rock these last few years, you may have missed the introduction of Alexa and similar products to the marketplace. If you think voice recognition technology is a trend, watch this keynote speech from Gary V from a few months ago… You might reconsider your view.
Voice control isn’t going anywhere. In fact, the technology is only improving and set to takeover all other forms of search. Already, folks are more likely to post to Facebook or Twitter when looking for the answer to a question instead of actually searching Google. With the introduction of voice control, searching for information becomes even easier. Have you ever been frustrated when Siri or Alexa gives you a shitty response to your question? These machines are growing and improving constantly. Give voice recognition technology a few more years and I think you will be surprised with the level of accuracy that is developed.
Voice control when combined with other new technology can give us some heavy thought experiments. For example, consider the integration of voice recognition technology with VR technology. In just a handful of years, it will be possible to summon your virtual reality experience by simply saying “Alexa, launch Oculus”… Or something… Suddenly, your room transforms itself into a virtual world thanks to the VR technology optimized contact lenses you are wearing.
Voice control comes with a great deal of suspicion. Is Alexa a spy working for the CIA? Jeff Bezos’ deal with the CIA sure raises some eyebrows.
I wanted to get to the bottom of all this… On this episode of Beyond Homo Sapien, I interrogate my Alexa device to get some fuckin’ answers.
New Technology And Data Privacy
Personally, my view is that the world is coming together. The human species is evolving. The internet is connecting us to a degree never before seen. Folks are beginning to freak out a bit because of the level of accuracy they realize these voice control devices (and technology in general) have when it comes to delivering advertisements and the like.
Here’s the deal with privacy concerns: we are concerned with the fact that the “evil government” is gaining more access to our information. The fear is that we are going to become constantly advertised to, spied upon by an evil government, and that everyone is going to know everything about us (somehow).
As a result of this fear and concern, we collectively fear anything to do with data proliferation. Whenever we learn our data and privacy has been stolen, we freak out! We are up in arms about the issue.
However, the REAL issue to be concerned about here is the “evil government” or “evil corporation” on the other side of the equation.
The people we fear who might be spying on us. The groups of actual people (like you or me) who are allegedly spying on us and using our information against us. When it comes to discussing data security and privacy, it is important to realize what the REAL question is asking. We are not automatically concerned about data for the sake of data… we are concerned about WHO has access to that data because we envision some evil power that is able to threaten us from afar through spying or unwanted advertising.
If we truly fear our government, we should do something about that. It is well within the power of our civilization to change the leaders who are elected over us. Obviously, in less privileged countries, this may be another story. However, thanks to where the species is heading, I do believe that less advantaged countries will find themselves in more favorable conditions with new power over their leaders relatively soon. Again, the species is evolving and old paradigms are going to vanish.
When it comes to advertising, it is important to recognize that new technology simply means new ways of delivering advertising. Advertising has been around since the dawn of capitalism. Until the capitalist system shifts (if it ever should or will is a different story), advertising will remain no matter what new technology is developed.
In today’s world, folks are advertised to constantly. Looking around my apartment as I write this blog, I notice brand names, logos, and advertisements from a variety of brands right here in my own home. As the internet advances and data is shared more frequently and easily, these ads will become more accurate to my specific needs. In my mind, this is a good thing! I WANT advertisers to have more data about me so that they can send me great deals that are specific to exactly what I want to buy. Of course, I am personally involved in digital marketing so I do have a bit of a bias in that direction. Regardless, I see the use of data to make my life easier as a good thing given the fact that advertising itself is not going anywhere.
New technology means new ways to make money, until we do away with money all-together.
When it comes to more people having access to your personal information, folks become concerned. Will Jeff Bezos and the CIA know about what’s going on with my dying son? Will Betty from down the street somehow learn about the marital issues I’m having?
As the internet continues to expand, these questions will become all the more profound and surreal. If we look at the internet as a modality or means by which we are all connecting and evolving together, it is true that more folks might have access to personal information about your life. Indeed, my life is broadcasted somewhat freely over the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast. There are times where I’ve gotten pretty vulnerable on the show (here’s an example) and there is certainly some level of discomfort associated.
New technology is evolving our species. When we end up at the height of this new leap forward in human evolution, it will be more normal to know details about one another. Already, we see the tremors of this. You probably know all sorts of personal information about folks you haven’t seen in years (or perhaps never met in real life) just based off posts they make on social media. As the internet expands and our species evolves, this phenomenon will become more frequent.
In a sense, it is something we will have to become used to experiencing…
However, this is not a negative thing. With more knowledge about one another, we gain empathy. We realize that other folks are going through the same trials and tribulations as us. When we experience a more profound and intuitive knowing of this fact, we begin to understand that other people ARE us. We are all one. We are all the same.
Data security and privacy issues will only get more profound. Why? Because at the end of the day, we are all the same. We are different versions of god embodied in incarnated forms. This is the truth of the human experience. Once this is more realized and well known, data privacy will not be as big a concern because we will understand that there is nothing to fear.
Blockchain For Dummies:
Cryptocurrrency and blockchain technology can be a bit confusing. Despite the Cryptocurrency crash we are currently experiencing here in November of 2018, the actual blockchain technology is incredibly powerful and revolutionary. Effectively, the end result of blockchain technology is that it gives you and me the ability to trade goods and services without using a third part (like a bank). Never before in human history has this been possible.
Blockchain is the technology that powers cryptocurrency. Digital currency you hear about such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, or Litecoin are forms of cryptocurrency that is powered on blockchain technology. What does blockchain do? Well, effectively it allows you and I to make transactions knowing that our transactions are secure, legitimate, and trustworthy. This is certainly a “blockchain for dummies” explanation but effectively the technology allows you and I to reliably trust the validity and security of our transactions through a process of a distributed ledger and peer validation.
Blockchain for dummies is the point of this post. If you want a thorough understanding of blockchain technology, I highly recommend this inexpensive course on Udemy that will get teach you more about blockchain than probably 99% of people through some short and informative videos. The course teaches blockchain technology from a developer perspective but also a theoretical and philosophical perspective and the two are split into different modules for you to consume however you like. In other words, those of us who are just looking for “blockchain for dummies” instead of an in-depth explanation of how to actually code blockchain will have our needs met.
Blockchain technology can be understood as such: basically there is a distributed ledger that is shared across the network of computers and devices tapping into that specific blockchain. A “blockchain” is basically a history of transactions that anyone can view. For example, if you send me 5 bitcoin, there will be a “block” that shows all the details of that transaction (you sending, how much was sent, and me receiving). That “block” is then locked and put into a “chain” with the other “blocks”… Hence the name blockchain.
Blockchain technology becomes complex when we try to understand HOW these blocks are locked. Honestly, I am still learning the specifics of exactly how these systems are secured but essentially the transactions are validated by several hundred “miners” who are logged into that blockchain network. These real life people (several hundred or thousand of them) independently validate every part of the transaction to ensure its validity. The specifics of how this works, how the miners are paid, HOW they actually validate the transaction, different methods of validation, different numbers of miners for different blockchains (bitcoin blockchain vs. ethereum blockchain for example), and so on is where this all becomes incredibly complex.
However, long story short of “blockchain for dummies” is that these real-life people validate blockchain transactions.
What Is A Distributed Ledger?
Distributed ledger is a strong factor working in the favor of blockchain technology when it comes to security. Blockchain for dummies explanation here is that every individual person with access to the blockchain network has their own copy of the entire blockchain history. In other words, if someone were to attempt to “hack” the blockchain and modify a previous “block” in the “chain”, it would be easy to detect because that individual would only really be able to hack one specific blockchain copy. If Bill, Fred, and Ted are logged into the blockchain and Ted decides to try and hack the system, Ted might be able to hack Fred’s copy of the blockchain but Bill can identify the error because he has his own independent copy.
Blockchain for dummies is a topic I enjoy. However, if you want a more in-depth breakdown, I highly recommend this course on Udemy to make the most of your blockchain education.
Cryptocurrency is one item that can be traded on the blockchain. Effectively, digital currency is currency that is able to be traded over blockchain technology. Is crypto dying? In November of 2018, we are experiencing a dramatic downturn in fortune for cryptocurrency as the market has seemed to crush for our digital friend. If you are following new technology closely, you will know that blockchain technology is the real horse to bet on in this race vs. trying to understand which specific coin will rise to the top. However, this is an important question and situation to analyze because cryptocurrency is the financial backer for blockchain technology in general.
Matthew Aaron is the host of the top ranked podcast Crypto 101. On this episode of Beyond Homo Sapien, Matthew and I breakdown the current situation with the cryptocurrency market and answer the question of whether or not the cryptocurrency market (and blockchain technology in general) is poised for a collapse. If you are interested in blockchain technology and the future of crypto, this is a great show for you to watch:
New technology is evolving the species. When these technologies combine with psychic abilities, spiritual awakening, and other esoteric principles, our world will never be the same. If you examine other times in history when a massive leap forward in history occurs (like the Industrial Revolution or the Renaissance), the new technological marvels are introduced alongside philosophies that always seem to go hand in hand. At the point in history we find ourselves today, this is happening again. Once new technology and spiritual principles meet at the top of the ladder, the human species will find itself at an evolved state.
Elon Musk might announce Neuralink any day now…
What is Neuralink? It is a way for our brains to directly interface with the machines. Essentially, it’s a way to merge with AI Technology and allow the human brain to take on some of the characteristics that we would typically associate with Artificial Intelligence algorithms.
Elon Musk has been quietly developing Neuralink in some secret laboratories as his way of helping the human species survive our encounter with AI Technology. Elon Musk believes that we must join with the AI rather than try to beat them. From his perspective, this is the only way forward.
I tend to agree with that sentiment. Merging with AI Technology is clearly the most beneficial and “safe” way forward. At this point in human history, we can either destroy AI technology, be destroyed or replaced by it one day, or we can merge with the AI through a modality like Neuralink.
Oddly enough, all of this coincides with some profound psilocybin mushroom experiences I had years ago. On those experiences, it was revealed to me that the human species was evolving and that soon a sort of technology would arrive that would allow us to have more instant access to the internet… Essentially, hyper-accurate cliff-notes for all content.
This seems to be Neuralink.
When he was on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast, Elon Musk explained that there’s two problems with the merge with AI Technology: bandwidth and user interface. In other words, we had to solve the issue of speed of how quickly we can gather data… and we also have to give ourselves a platform or portal via which that data can be viewed, collected, and engaged with.
He said Neuralink seeks to solve the bandwidth issue.
Ever since the experience with the mushrooms, I’ve been working with a team on the user interface piece… unknown really to the details about Neuralink.
Here’s the thing: it’s not just me.
Since starting on this journey, I’ve encountered many who are developing similar platforms… All of us heading towards some sort of light at the end of the tunnel. We are always bouncing around ideas and collaborating where possible as we head towards this supposed end-state.
The collective species is evolving. Neuralink is the missing piece of the puzzle that will jumpstart the human species way beyond Homo sapiens.
Here’s an episode of the show where I broke down everything that’s about to happen thanks to this new technology. Neuralink has the potential to upgrade the human species into something that is beyond where we are today. Once this technology is fully integrated into the human species and becomes more mainstream, I don’t think we can call ourselves “Homo Sapiens” anymore… That is where we are heading thanks to the power of new technology.
I would encourage you to closely follow developments with Neuralink and how it might be tied in with AI Technology. This new technology might transform our species essentially overnight with the advent of connecting with machines and allowing for information to flow seamlessly. Effectively, we could become Neo in the Matrix and “know kung-fu” in a matter of moments as our brains begin to download information at a higher rate of speed and time. This information combined with the advent of increasing content curation on the internet itself to ensure the cream rises to the top will collectively work hand-in-hand to transform our human experience. Following the developments in this new technology is absolutely paramount.
New Media like podcasts, YouTube channels, and blogs are taking over our world.
We are collectively sick and tired of the old model. We are sick of fake looking reporters reading from tele-prompters and having fake conversations where they cannot deviate from the script. It is insulting to take complex ideas and attempt to distill them into 3-5 minute talking points meant to drive more fear into our world for the purpose of satisfying corporate funding. Collectively, we are waking up one person at a time to the promises of “new media”.
What makes podcasts and blogs so powerful?
These are powerful forces that increase empathy across borders. In general, new technology gives us the ability to connect with each other at an increased level. In today’s world, we can chat with folks across continents instantly via social media or any number of online forums or messenger apps. Although it might take a moment for this wave to take hold, new technology will create a wave of empathy that will be difficult to squash in any regard.
New Media is an essential part of this transformation. There is a reason that Joe Rogan receives millions of downloads every month. His show is three hours of authentic conversation that sends a powerful message of self expression, individual responsibility, hard-work, critical thinking, and introspective awareness. In this format, millions of people every month are exposed to an authentic expression of the human experience that is incredibly different from any content produced by FOX, CNN, or any other corporate news outlet.
We are collectively saying “finally… some real shit”.
Have you thought about the absurdity of our situation for the past few decades?
The average person spends a majority of their time at a 9-5 job. At this job, they are told to act “professional”. There are certain words like Fuck and Shit that are not to be used. They live in a state of fear and separation from their boss and fellow coworkers for fear of being “found out” over some menial task or piece of work they maybe were worried about doing or not doing. When they return home (driving on the man-made highway in a man-made car), after traveling through traffic of the rest of the species doing the same, they generally watch some TV. On the TV, they’re watching sports, fictional shows, or the news… All of which are not really an accurate portrayal of the human experience. What happens on the weekends? Go to the movies… Watch the game… Go out drinking with friends. For many folks, this is life.
It is all fake. There is no realness.
New Media is shaking this up. Now, on a person’s drive to work, they are listening to Joe Rogan and Aubrey Marcus talking about psychedelic journeys in the Amazon rainforest… Or maybe they’re learning history from Dan Carlin… Maybe they’ve got their favorite YouTube channel playing in the background. When they get home, they watch some of their favorite YouTube creators or maybe read their favorite blogs. The ripple effect is massive.
People are stepping into reality… Into the true human experience. Into the better world our hearts know is possible.
On this episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien show, Zerin Beattie from the Xpand Podcast and I talk about the changes brought about by New Media. We chat about this phenomenon and the effect it has on our world. Check it out!
Crowdfunding New Technology
New technology innovations often come from Crowdfunding technology.
What is Crowdfunding?
Basically, it’s a method of using the internet to poll a large segment of the population (visitors to the website) to see if they are willing to financially support a certain product. It is a form of pre-selling a product or business ideas. Crowdfunding is usually conducted on platforms like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or GoFundMe. Each of these platforms are similar but contain some essential differences for how they can best be used. In general, Kickstarter and Indiegogo orient more towards business ideas or product pitches. Meanwhile, GoFundMe is more focused on charity or raising money for social movements.
Crowdfunding is a powerful application of new technology that allows the people to fund ideas independent of any third party. Instead of having to go through a newspaper or third party advisor, the individual can financially support whatever ideas they are looking to further. Although it is not used in this manner regularly, it is easy to see how crowdfunding platforms could be applied to social or political issues. In fact, we are already seeing this through the campaign on GoFundMe to fund the wall on the southern border of the United States of America. We exist in a fascinating time where technology is giving us opportunities like never before. In these situations we have unique opportunities. However, in order to take advantage, education is necessary.
Zach Smith from Funded Today is here to break this down. Funded Today exists to help organizations or individuals use and understand Crowdfunding platforms. Zach is a serial entrepreneur who began to have huge success using crowdfunding to provide his clients with more money for their business growth ideas. This has propelled Funded Today into the spotlight and helped them raise over $250M on crowdfunding platforms. On today’s show, Zach and I talk about the idea that Crowdfunding platforms are a monetary expression of the collective consciousness. We chat about the social movements that can be created and funded thanks to these platforms. Check out the show here: