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theadvancedapes  ·  3373 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: TPP Seen as Door for Foreign Suits Against US

    And you're still confident in the technological salvation/ ascension of the species?

The 21st century is the physical manifestation of the ancient concepts of apocalypse/transcendence. I'm an optimist (I think with good reason), but not a determinist.

    Is there going to be a point where the womb of humanity will be too poisonous/damaged to give birth to the next phase of intelligent life?

It is in the ruptures, in the dramatic/traumatic discontinuities when life really breaks into something new. That is the only way life breaks into something new. True at the individual and the collective level. Punctuated equilibrium OR: oh shit we have to change.

    Or will the phoenix come rising out of the ashes of society as we know it?

I still think the end of the human universe is the symbiotic synthesis of transhumanity. I don't think that entity will have trouble stabilising planetary socio-economy/ecology.