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Mr. Z's Tree House by CCalvinRamses

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Daniel
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
Netherlands
Motivated artist and striving to get better everyday in drawing using the Intuos Manga pen tablet and Photoshop.
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The future, it does seem far away sometimes, yet it is closing in much faster than we think. Just take a look at what the human mind has created so far, from the beginning of mankind we invented things to shelter us from the cold and made weapons to protect ourselves and hunt for food. This process is still going on, only it is not as visible anymore. It is in our nature to keep improving our lives and invent things to make everything easier for ourselves. Most of the time we take these inventions for granted, save some money and buy it at your local store, but there is more to it than that. What if we never have to worry about these issues again? What if we are able to enhance ourselves in such a way that heat or cold is no longer a problem? What if people in 3rd world countries no longer have to worry about food? It is possible that in the near future these questions can be answered. Then we are able to combine technology and biology and change our bodies in such a way that we never have to worry about anything anymore. It is already happening today with people running marathons with replaced legs and scientists are still working on improving this into making it a full functioning human leg. We have already managed to recreate human limbs that are connected with the brain to imitate feeling just as a human arm feels it. However, a few questions remain;

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.


-Danielgee

 

  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: Alex Goot
  • Reading: Metro 2033
  • Watching: Big Bang Theory
  • Playing: With my mind
  • Eating: Cereal
  • Drinking: Pepsi

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Sou-YanStar Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!I am a dummy! Hug GiveGetCenter-party
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DanielGee Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much ! :)
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Sou-YanStar Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:3 you're welcome
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SkyfireDragon Aug 5, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday! I hope your wishes come true!
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DanielGee Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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SkyfireDragon Aug 5, 2013   Artisan Crafter
No problems!
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Man-Of-Rhodes Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LIKE YOYR ART!
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DanielGee Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :) Do you also like to draw anime?
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Man-Of-Rhodes Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE DRAWING ANIME!
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DanielGee Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha that's good to hear! You use traditional material i see?
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