Creative Thinking: We’re Just Some Experiments

Countless theories are filling the void of the emptiness we feel whenever we try to think of our origin.  When did we arrive?  How did we first exist?  How on earth had we survived but not the dinosaurs?  We know the dinosaurs existed for sure as we have dug up so many dinosaurs’ skeletons in our backyards.  We then ponder on how the dinosaurs were killed off.  What had killed off the dinosaurs but left us alive?  Or, did we come after the existence of the dinosaurs?  So on and so on we go, and we go off the rail with theory after theory, unsure of ourselves how on earth we really had come about to exist here on earth.

If I remember correctly, one theory suggests that a sizable enough chunk of space rock such as a meteor could have created a large enough impact on earth’s past to wreck so much havoc on earth’s past ecosystem, thus in the process, the monstrous size of the dinosaurs was the death-knell that killed off the dinosaurs.  Basically, the dinosaurs could not sustain their lifeforce while the earth’s ecosystem was in tattered.  Not enough foods were around to sustain the predators like the dinosaurs!

Whatever the theory may be, a meteor or an asteroid, diseases or God’s will, we would never be sure how the dinosaurs were extinct since we weren’t there to witness the hellish catastrophe.  How did we come into being?  It seems the whole human race is still having an amnesia because we don’t remember how we had come into being!

To play this guessing game, I like to suggest the most outlandish, on the par with sci-fi spirit, theory.  Imagine when the earth was still at its most primitive stage.  The dinosaurs were roaming freely.  They would feed on smaller preys and humans weren’t around at all.  Of course, I could imagine how ugly such a scene could be to see a dinosaur gnawing, crunching away on a live human, but luckily I think we weren’t around at the time when the dinosaurs roamed as kings.

My theory suggests an alien race descended onto the planet earth, killed off all dinosaurs, spared the more harmless cockroaches and few other harmless animals so the food sources could lay intact and the earth’s ecosystem could survive to nurse the next king of the planet.  The aliens then would create an out of this world experiment by planting human seeds at our most primitive stage to see how the whole planet earth would develop thereafter.  Perhaps, in the future, the aliens would then revisit our planet earth to check on their amazing experiment.  Would the whole human race survive or die off?  They could make a bet to each other while they’re making their way here on their super cool spaceship.

If anyone is making a movie, I think my theory is rather cool for such a prospect.  Don’t you think so?  Anyway, I think my theory seems to be way cooler than other theories that try to explain how the dinosaurs went extinct and how humans came into being on the planet earth!  Of course, my theory is way outlandish and got no proof to back the claim up, but how could you disprove that my theory is wrong when all other theories are just mere theories too.  Remember, we weren’t there when things got really ugly!



The Great Experimentation

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worldmap, world map, maps of world (Photo credit: nsikander28)

The world is getting smaller not because of a freak accident which shrinks the earth, but it’s because of how us humans, across all races, have begun to utilize technology such as the Internet to explore culture differences among world cultures.  As time goes on, I think more people will try to experience the culture differences among world cultures even more; technology of the future will make the whole process fluid.  As cross culture experiences become the great experimentation, will this change world politics?

Perhaps, one day, whether we like it or not, the great experimentation will become the norm to the point that politics among countries might be of little differences and more of the same.  Politics among the world might find it is hard to not stick their nose in each other’s politics.  Perhaps, self-ruled nations’ sovereignties will become less important?  What if we take the pessimistic point of view, will the great experimentation present a much more chaotic world order where cultural differences might instigate hatreds and violences?

Of course, nobody knows how the future will turn out, but we can pick and choose a trend to foolishly make a prediction of what the future might be.  Nonetheless, I think the great experimentation is already happening as we speak.  The advancement of technology is transforming humans’ earthly society as we speak.  Society of today is behaving quite different from the society of the past, but tomorrow will be even of a greater difference.

Technology such as the Internet has already allowed us humans to either isolate ourselves from real life experiences or vice versa, depending on how an individual uses the Internet.  One example would be, she wants to meet more strangers therefore she joins an Internet social circle on a popular dating website.  Another example would be, he is an introvert therefore he plays games all day and only interacts with online gamers through voice chat.

In politics though, I think if more people are going to prioritize peace over war, more people of the world will sing a similar tune and play a similar beat, therefore more people will have a familiar political point of view.  The question is, can technology go so far to the point of instigating peoples of the world to forgo political differences and melt their cultural experiences into one?  Will extreme violence come first before the great experimentation becomes the norm?

Whether one likes the idea of a smaller world or not, it’s already happening.  The ultimate fear is that, it might be happening in a very apocalyptic way.  If the world is getting smaller in a good way, not detrimentally affecting the peoples of the world, peace might reign supreme and more good things will come, politically or not.  Thanks to technology?

Cyborg Rat?

One more experiment that’s taking us closer to the day where humans and machines can be integrated fully.  A cyborg rat was a guinea pig for an experimental project from Tel Aviv University showed that a lost part of the rat’s brain was revived by integrating an electronic device within the brain.  Basically, the experiment was to revive reflex blinking for the rat, and it was a success.  So what is next?

Note:  Please excuse me for using the term cyborg on a rat even though the cyborg term is supposed to be reserved for humans only.