archive: SETI Global Brain/Superorganism - Humanity's Future Destiny?

SETI Global Brain/Superorganism - Humanity's Future Destiny?

Larry Klaes ( lklaes@bbn.com )
Thu, 17 Dec 1998 11:38:27 -0500

The usual view of how humans will evolve is that our descendants will
have huge heads and small bodies. But perhaps we will do much more
than that. Perhaps we are all part of a larger system which we are unaware
of, being just "parts" of a greater whole.

Is the Internet the connecting part of this merging organism, like a
nervous system? Will we "bud off" into the Universe via space colonies?
Have other civilizations already done this, and what will happen when
we meet each other out there? Will our Milky Way galaxy and other
such star systems become "aware" entities on a vast scale?

Here are some Web sites for further information to ponder the subject:

http://pespmc1.vub.ac.be/:/GBRAINREF.html

http://pespmc1.vub.ac.be/DEFAULT.html

Larry