We fear artificial intelligence, but as perpetually routined and streamlined people, have we essentially become the automations we fear?
No longer part of nature, it seems we may becoming robotic-like life forms, in a civilization that seems more mechanical than of conscious life.
Are we not gods living as machines?
Like everything of nature, we are multi-faceted, multi-sensory, multi-dimensional beings that are more god-like universes than the systematic and templated patterns we live.
We are more than these human skin suits.
Beyond our skin we dream every night and awaken to screaming alarm clocks. We live recurring motions, day after day, fuelled by caffeine. We don't even remember our dreams.
Nothing else in nature behaves this way. Somewhere along the way we've taken on more mechanical lives, sacrificing our nature for a system outside of nature. Something not alive.
Perhaps we've become what we see on TV.
No longer captivated by the realness of life. The moments in between the day to day duties and happenings. The ones that make us feel most alive. Make us feel part of life. Real, living life.
The life in nature. Now worlds away, and increasingly so.
A civilization that judges by number, convenience, speed, productivity, efficiency... We explain the most magical events through the most mechanical data.
Like placebos. Experiments that seem to be from Harry Potter books. We conduct studies solely on the drug in question, rather than on the fact that our minds are powerful enough to transform sugar pills into magic that heals life.
We are both the cause and effect of such power; such sheer life. We are that power that alters chemistry and physical anatomy. We are superheroes, and we don't talk about it.
But news of the drug is spread wide, as it's for sale. You can't sell life.
The information we share seems automated at this point. It all happens outside our senses and beyond ourselves as a living species. Outside the human being.
We rarely notice the sanctity of life anymore. The actual substance that runs through us all. Our real lives and the connections between us, outside this world we've created.
We live like spectators, watching it all from our human skin suits. We forget we're alive in these things.
That's why we can have political, social and economical systems that can drain our livelihood.
Or we can "fight for democracy" through war.
That's why we're able to destroy the very planet we live on. Because our world is created with little sanctity for life.
It's not made for humans. It has little infrastructure to support all that we are.
We dream, create, give birth, heal, love and even journey around space, still coming home to a sleeping existence. A giant machine fed by millions who rarely see life.
It's up to us to unplug the machines and add life to society. Perhaps like with placebo effects, it's all based on our expectations.
We have the power to create a society based on us as living beings. What the planet needs most: our real, true selves. To regain life and evolve with the planet. To feed the future the living, sustainable life everyone and everything of this world requires.
Out of a mechanical dream and into a naturally evolving, living world. We can shed our robotic forms. We can unplug and come back to life.
We can bring back the human being.
And it all starts by getting real.