What makes us so different?

Kayla (@kayla147258) 8 years, 10 months ago

Do you think humans will eventually become extinct? I’ve been wondering this lately….

Millions, probably billions (I don’t know) of species that have lived before us are extinct, what makes us different? The fact that we’re aware of our lives maybe? I hear a lot of, “Well if we don’t have a lot of babies then the human race will die out.” Sure, it’s our natural instinct to live, but why is it so important? The universe will probably be here forever, if not then long after the human race is gone.

I think too much.

January 31, 2013 at 2:45 pm
Irina (21) (@psyhe) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@kayla147258, there is no such thing as ”thinking too much”…
It’s not the quantity, but the quality of the thoughts!
Haha.

I think humans will maybe *evolve* into something different… maybe we will ascend to a higher form :)

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Patrick Triplett (8) (@trippypatty) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

I think that we are in a cycle of consciousness. Maybe in a couple hundred years we will ascend to a higher form or concentration and be able to do things that we only dreamed about doing in this consciousness or astrally/lucidly.

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Patrick Triplett (8) (@trippypatty) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

*consciousness

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

Yes, the humans we know now are going to be extinct, because we’ll change. It’s not gonna be anytime soon and when the time comes we’ll worry about something completely different. You think just enough.

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Kayla (68) (@kayla147258) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@beyond, but if we change, what are we changing into? Also does this mean everything living changes? Birds, cats, bacteria even? Everything that’s gone extinct?

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Mathieu (4) (@amphryde) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

Everything points to humanity eventually dying out. Whether it’s because of a natural event ( asteroids, super volcano, etc… ), or because we actually evolve in some way( such as bionic upgrade, or natural evolution ) so that we are no longer “human”. However, with our current understanding of the universe, at some point down the line, the universe will no longer be able to support life as we know it. Whether it be due to a big freeze, big rip, etc… Which physicists predict will eventually occur… However, this is a few-several billion years from know to my knowledge.

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nobody (32) (@nobody) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@kayla147258, yes, EVERYTHING changes. that’s how it all goes. Evolution is the driving force. it gave us consciousness (howevr that may have happened) which is most probably the one factor that distinguishes from other organisms. at least to the extend we humans possess consciousness.
Humans will become extinct because of one reason: humans

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@kayla147258, There are only theories about that. Maybe what makes us so different is that we have crazy fantasies we manage to realize by manipulating the forces of nature.

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Robert (21) (@iamconscious) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

Eventually. My theory is that our planet has been lucky enough to make it this far and we know that the universe manifests and dissipates irrespective of the species that live and grow out of this planet and possibly other planets if any at this given moment. Once you understand the trancendant immensity of time and space you will understand that we really arent so different than any other species in the animal kingdom. Its all relative of course.

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Anonymous (5) (@) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

Humans will most likely go extinct.

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Anonymous (177) (@) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@kayla147258, Ha! Probably we will extinctify ourselves through nuclear holocaust except for a few on far flung islands way off in the lower corners of the Pacific where the winds will keep the fallout away. But, it may be cold, cold, cold if the sun is blotted out, and then, they too may perish and the cockroaches will reign supreme. All hail the cockroaches!

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Anonymous (0) (@) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@kayla147258,

Hmmm I’m not sure, I like to think we would grow advance enough to travel interstellarly through space to search for a new world for us humans to live or maybe live in multiple worlds. If humans can inhabit multiple worlds, us going instinct would be almost impossible.

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Gare (9) (@fossilfuelsrule) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

I think Stephen Hawking said that we are nothing extraordinary; Only that we are remarkable due to the fact we know where we sit in the world and actually being able to map out the awareness of the universe is no small feat. Comparing the general knowledge 1,000 years ago to today’s, must have been insanely different. Some people must have wondered if other things exist outside the planet, like the moon for chirst sakes how would you describe the moon to your child 1000 years ago, “that’s a thing that comes out at night in contrast to the hot bright thing that comes out during the day.” For only 1,000 years humans will survive hopefully spread life throughout the universe, it seems both arguably pointless and the main drive to a fruitful future. If we don’t end our own existence, which is incredibly depressing and real, we will live on to be fat farmers that hopefully never lose o.g. organic dna food strains. I think that would fuck up human evolution very quickly, and also radiation. I think a lot too :D

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