Will We Survive Post-Humanity?
Will humanity last? What will happen after humanity? When humanity is gone, will the world contain only primitive animals and plants only? Or perhaps, post-humanity will have only robots? We, humans, are worrying that Darwinism will eventually wipe out humanity because smarter robots or whatever would rule the world instead of us. We fear that when we are no longer at the top of the food chain, we are going to be beaten and eaten by whatever just like how we have done to the animals. For example, when the robots got so smart that they would eventually squash the humans like how the humans have been squashing the cockroaches. Like a bug!
I think the fears that we have had about post-humanity scenarios are good things because these fears make us think about things that we would never have thought of before, if ever. Furthermore, I think if something is way smarter than us, this should understand the compassion part. After all, we humans do understand what is compassion, and so we strive to preserve species, refusing to let them go extinct. If humans can understand compassion, I sure hope the next species or whatever that would be smarter than us can also understand the importance of having compassion.
I think, nobody knows the future or if there even is a good scenario for a post-humanity, but one truth to be told and we should know too is that nothing lasts forever. The next top dog species that will come after post-humanity probably will also understand the truth that nothing last forever. Nonetheless, even though we know this, we should not just discard humanity altogether, because humanity is us. We should strive to improve ourselves till post-humanity.
By now you probably are wondering why I keep on mentioning post-humanity even though there may be a futuristic scenario in which the robots would rule the world but the humans are going to exist anyway because the robots are so smart that they would understand what is compassion. Even if this scenario will exist in the future, I must have to admit that it’s the post-humanity scenario, because this very scenario would hold a truth in which humanity is no longer at the very top of the food chain. Robot compassion post-humanity scenario would be good regardless because we will continue to carry on the existence of humanity. Nonetheless, we can never know what will happen after post-humanity, because we cannot see the future. We can only hope that we will be able to exist long after post-humanity. After all, we should strive to preserve our species at all costs.