Today there is a clear difference in human beings; it is not about gender, age, education or socio-economic situation, today human beings are faced with the greatest dilemma in the history of humanity, or we are analog or digital.
We reach this point in human evolution and in our society if we go back to the Sumerians, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and other cultures, being able to observe that there is a beginning, a development and an evident decadence of these societies, but none had to face What today takes us to a next level, biological evolution is infinitely surpassed by technological evolution.
The usefulness of analogue or digital is in the hands of how we understand and build the needs, 1,000,000 years ago was enough to stand, standing doing some action to be considered an extraordinary creature, 100,000 years ago we started to communicate and we distinguish ourselves because we were able to associate and form a community, 10,000 years ago we jumped from a nomadic life to one of fixed territories and that is how the term nation and sovereignty was conceptualized, 1000 years ago our greatest advance was in transporting ourselves to expand our territories and our sovereignty, 100 years ago we were dreaming of traveling to the moon and produce the most complete line of products, 10 years ago we were thinking about how we could communicate with video calls and how to board a plane to travel out of the country and see remote places , 1 year ago we asked ourselves if we already cure HIV, Cancer, if we can delay aging, if we can choose the characteristics of the children, if we can tour through the troposphere or choose what we will eat tomorrow regardless of the place or the environment.
When the possibilities of sustaining a life are limited to the dependence on technological devices for communication, information and contact, we are talking about the machines that make life incredibly comfortable, PCs, notebooks, smartphones, tablets or, as purists say, integrated chip circuits and silicon-mounted transistors, it is only possible to ask all the questions to answer with ones and zeros. Will human beings assume techno-scientific dependence?
Bits are the minimum unit of information in the digital age and the word or letter in the analogical era, as we keep walking together between bits and letters, analog clocks spin their hands imitating the rotation of the earth and digital clocks show numbers being more accurate, but do not represent a real analogy, digital information does not deteriorate over time however the analogical if and can be easily destroyed, is it a risk to follow analogically?
The risks of the introduction in the short term of digitalization has allowed advances in telemedicine, astro informatics, biogenetics and solutions for a series of challenges that had arisen in the eternal struggle of the human being to live better and more, today nanotechnological mechanisms and genetic modifications allow us to alter the natural cycles of aging and diseases, we have been able to study and analyze as never before the Universe that surrounds us, understanding part of its paradigms and laws through the Astro computer data processed from telescopes, satellites and space probes How far will we go in the digital age?
We seek to be right to a series of doubts of our past, present and future as if we were a gear that could not be anything other than a gear, as an engineer could not become a painter, as a worker could not be a doctor, we have a excess of specialization and at the same time only form us to exploit one of the intelligences described by Gardner, all human beings have and we can be what we want to be, but we have to wish against a materialistic society and with an individualism bordering on brutality.
The lights of the digital will continue lit, as well as the lights of the analog, what makes the difference is how each of the social and individual paradigms are transposed during life in actions, words and thoughts that manage to give a view for a human being more integral, perhaps we are condemned to this paradigmatic purgatory and every time we find an answer we have many more questions.
We will mainly want to understand the human being that opens up to new knowledge and borders that are not only physical, they are also mental, as we are and to capture our essence, that which distinguishes us, not thinking and doing only so that our utility as a gear is productive,
Why should the human being be productive? For what? For whom?
Do we understand what our mission is? Are we able to understand the rest and connect with that otherness?
Today, thinking that machines have an increasingly important place in our lives makes us reflect on our own importance, we really dedicate time to what is important, we are with whom we want to be, we rest enough to recharge our batteries, we have the Will to learn for not make the same mistakes of the past, how much we dare to innovate, advance and improve without looking at the cost, all these are questions that we ask ourselves as we feel that the neighbor is more steel, silica and plastic than our computer or our telephone, will be that the interpersonal connection will not be interpersonal, it will be inter-something, that, today we see transhuman or transmáquinas, someone could say with certainty if our evolution has any name for a species with liquid, muscle and skin but without Soul or one with Soul but without skin, muscle or fluids, we will be able to catch the main issues that distinguish us from other species and keep it at Through paradigmatic changes and socio-cultural changes, we will maintain our identity or our identity will be changed by something that is not associated with a biological definition and we will be forced to a bio-technological definition of who we are and how we advance.
Have clarity about our present and how we face a new humanity and together with this new humanity go unveiling the secrets of Life as such without surnames, the analogous being will become an entity that survives in non-replicable conditions and the digital being will be the one replace it, it is a very hard to speculate about what will happen to humans who only survive in analog and non-digital environments, all those people who will gradually lose their voice, their body and their integration with the rest of humanity will probably be relegated to specific sectors or districts within the cities, fulfilling specific tasks that do not require digital means or devices for their interaction.
Should this happen? And if it is part of our natural non-biological evolution, Gardner was right, human beings are capable of building our reality with all our abilities and intelligence, today we reward the STEM type with a superior evaluation but what if this outside natural, perhaps a baby does not have to depend on the teat of the biological mother to breastfeed and will do it through circuits that stimulate their feeding sensors generating a state of satisfaction that will be evaluated by a non-human intelligence through IoT (Internet of Things) present in the home of that creature, or the mother will be alerted that the baby is hungry and physically a biotechnological creature breastfeed, and here we are faced with another condition of change this time and not social-cultural or technological.
Different studies show that the use of technologies makes us comfortable, but also with the arrival of new beings, they tend to be anthropomorphic so as not to produce rejection, outrage or surprise, our hands will become tools with specialized mechanical characteristics to operate the devices with the interfaces as we know them today, will lengthen thumbs and our brain will be reduced in size by the use of specific areas and have all the knowledge in digital format ready to be downloaded or read and thus not discover anything new in an analogical way, It may even be that in the digital future this essay is not written again since reflection will not be necessary to have direct empirical evidence in our brains as well as our genetic memory allows us to survive during the first two years of life, generating an interaction between this memory universal genetics and tutors, parents or other adults responsible for keeping the new human beings alive.
The risks inherent to natural non-biological evolution will be many and of different complexity and for that reason we must prepare ourselves to heal our own system failures, in communication, social or cultural interaction and above all try to understand what the challenges are to We will give our lives trying to solve them and discover our particular advantages within the current and future society.
We should not be afraid of these changes, they are natural, although there is always the question of whether we will survive as a species and the traits of each one can be inherited in the way we do today.