I like to read from time to time cyberpunk books, so how comes up until recently I have been a luddite?
Although I have read cyberpunk books, bio-punk books and such the likes, I read them with a dim view. I enjoy those books, but I lived in fear of technology taking over, like it has in many of those books!
I saw those books as a warning sign!
A flag up for society a shout out of do and doom!
Dramatic I know!
But forearmed is forewarned, that was my philosophy anyhow!
You are beginning to see now that I am a frightened creature, a creature that is easily made tensed and living with a sense of perpetual panic… about mostly everything!
You’d be right in thinking I a prepper, because I was a girl guide “be prepared” was our motto too you know!
But just because I read books, doesn’t mean I am very smart in everything. My intelligence lies with literature in general, languages, the environment, animal welfare and social sciences – not technology!
You can’t learn much from the average cyberpunk and bio-punk novel, other than developing a sense of fear or excitement over it. It doesn’t tell you how to use twitter set up an YT channel and upload pictures on Instagram. I wish it did, but there you go!
But I still stand with how deeply concerned I am that as society is progressing to becoming more and more cyber oriented, we are not increasing our understanding of nature and working designs out to be more wildlife inclusive.
Really, you’d think that as we’re now so technologically and scientifically advanced these days that we’d have developed cities akin to the Venus Project and that more cities, especially in the 2020’s would look like Singapore or better versions of it!
But lo and behold… no!
We’re still making concrete coffins to cover the land, it’s spreading like a virus and I don’t like it! It’s not pretty and it’s certainly not healthy!
You know this technology is amazing and it really can be a much more amazing thing if we think outside the box and thought more inclusively about nature. Never before has humanity bragged its sense of inclusiveness so dramatically as it has now, but failed to include other species within the spectrum of inclusivity.
Until we do so, maybe then, we will find alien life as they will know that humanity isn’t speciesist! That should be a new word in the dictionary – speciesist, meaning disrespect of other species and anti-biomutualist.
It’s something to consider.
It’s something also that is mentioned a lot in my books!
Specie inclusivity, bio-mutualism and so forth; why not? Hardly anyone has touched on the subject to the degree I have. Except of course, our precious David Attenborough, and to me he is a precious member of human society that if bio-technology needs to save one human in the world from death, it is him! Forever may he live!
Thanks for reading!