Spring 2005 As humans, sometimes we can transport ourselves into little metal objects. our essence and voice is transferred across space, and we take on the avatar of a cell phone. On the other end, our friend is talking with an avatar of ourselves in this tiny box. In the future, cell phones may be implanted in people’s skulls. mind control over simple electronics has been established pretty recently in science. With a little more development, the relation between humans and technology will began to blur more. we already have electronic implants to monitor heartbeat, and to help with health problems. there is a new field of study concerning human-machine interactions. It is called cyborg anthropology.
If humans had cell phones implanted into their skulls, they could have instant access to other’s sounds. with more development, thoughts could be transferred. Would this mean a collective consciousness? The speed of transfer of information could increase as time progressed, so the transference of thoughts would reach a speed in which everyone could be completely and fully linked. There would be no lies, and everyone would completely understand the other. would this create world peace?
Would a collective consciousness such as this be good for society? would it help the world in any way? What would the world look like under collective consciousness? Would there be outsiders this consciousness that refuse to have this technology implanted into their heads, or would it be required by every individual at birth, or they wouldn’t get a birth certificate, social security number, ect. Would this be a means of control, in which anyone going into any store would be tracked by what his chip emanated to a receiver? Could the coverage of these receivers allow everyone on earth’s position at any time known at all times?
Under a collective consciousness, a terrorist’s motives would be able to be known at all times, as well as their reasons for it. would people then care for others? care for society? What would happen? Would people try to make the world better? Would problems be understood or their entirety, or would the merging of duplicate information make everyone simple sit back and absorb ideas instead of act? Would it stop everyone from doing anything? Would it cause riots? Likely this technology would not be used by the entirety of the world but by subsections that could profit the most from it. Channels that were depressing or intense might be turned off. Alternately, those with subscriptions to minds of those higher then them might absorb endlessly, or use that information for their own purposes, if they had the interest.