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Are you willing to sacrifice part of your humanity to make your life easier? We are closing in on a time where computers are getting closer to our human body, just take a look at the Google Glass that you can wear as glasses and be connected to the world anywhere, anytime. How much time will pass until Google is able to put this all in contact lenses, and even replacing your entire eyes with robotic ones. No longer will you have to go to the optician and you are able to make pictures literally in the blink of an eye. You go on vacation and are able to instantly share video footage with your family at home through your own eyes. Soldiers fighting wars will no longer return home with lost limbs, not being able to be part of society again, because their legs and arms get replaced with synthetic ones. Now this might sound strange to you but with the constant research into the human brain, we might even soon be able to extract the thoughts from your mind and let others see them, either your memories or your dreams.
But where do we draw the line as mankind? As Albert Einstein said: "Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of pathological criminal." How long will it take for the wrong people to take advantage of these technologies. Could the brothers Wright have ever predicted that their airplane invention would lead to the bomber plane that caused so many casualties at Hiroshima? Questions of morality and ethics will probably quickly arise in your mind right now. It doesn't take long for humanity to turn something good into something evil. Because technology makes us strong, and this will eventually lead to domination of others and as many wars caused by greed have shown, it eventually leads to abuse.
This leads me to the final question; how are we able to stay human in the future? I guess we'll have to see what happens. It is important to have rules and regulations about this, but there should be a balance. Too many rules cause anarchy and too little cause chaos. There is no question about it that the road to get there will be a difficult one, but we have proven many times that together we can make the right decisions and make sure that bad things are being slowed down and the good things gain heavy support. We have lived for thousands of years overcoming many obstacles and I'm sure we will continue to do so in the future.