How can we extend Human existence?
Question from the Internet:
“What are the possible ways to extend our existence in the world?”
In terms of our physical, bodily existence I do not think we can gain much extension in life. Even with more improved health care, and prevention (and here we would need to drastically scale back our present excessively overconsuming lifestyle which is literally sickening, killing us) we won’t be able to live longer than around 120 years.
We do not know if medical, and technological advancements will achieve some kind of “synthetic human life” or “uploading our consciousness” to androids, robots, clouds…And even if we could extend physical life for hundreds of years, what will we do with that time, do we have a purpose?
On the other hand, as we gradually learn, the reality is not something “physical”, material. As quantum physics also shows reality is a network of forces, ‘waves”, even “thoughts”. In truth, we exist in a “virtual cloud” but at this stage we sense our life through this finite, very limited biological body, locked into our own egocentric, subjective perception of material existence.
As unique, empirical, natural scientists explain, we can — here and now, tangibly and practically — transfer our consciousness, our “Human observer” into that unlimited, eternal, quantum cloud by using a special, purposeful and very practical scientific method. And then this Human observer — that becomes an insider, integrated but independent observer and partner of Nature, can understand the purpose of life not just from an individual, but from a systemic point of view.
This has nothing to do with mysticism, religions or philosophy. We can achieve that qualitatively mich higher, timeless and infinite sense of Human existence by following Nature’s laws, building Nature-like mutual integration with each other, building and using a collective consciousness that is above, beyond that egocentric, subjective limitations of time and space, independent of biological life or death.