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colorful sensory motions on the surface of the planet

The sensory evolution 2 – the scenario

A – Sensors and detectors

Sensors and detectors will be everywhere. In your body in your flat, in the tram, in the car, at your workplace – simply everywhere. And they will measure simply everything: Your heartbeat, your gestures, your facial expression, your words, your mood – how much you drink, what you drink or eat and when.

Of course your fridge will be equiped with sensors, your washing machine, your doorbell, your windows (how often you open it) and of course your dog’s metabolic system will send a signal to your electronical perception device (watch, phone, glasses, brain implant – whatever) when it needs food, water, air, interaction or motion

Regarding detectors researchers describe a technology that can  measure and influence students’ attention for educational software:

"Accurate detection of student affect can support a wide range of interventions with the potential to improve student affect, increase engagement, and improve learning. In addition, accurate detection of student affect could play an essential role in research attempting to understand the root causes and impacts of different forms of affect."

Source: http://www.columbia.edu/~rsb2162/EDM%20Affect%20Detection%20V22%20final.pdf, page 1

B – Scanning behaviour

One can expect, that in 2025 many parts of our lifes will – at least subtly – be connected to data capturing and analyzing systems. Insurances, car makers, software and research companies, employers, administrations, marketeers, secret services and of course online stores will know our preferences, some of them will know what we like, many of them will know what we do and an increasing number of data experts will possibly know who we will be according to the patterns that shape our behaviour.

When institutions begin to combine the data profiles from different sources they can generate a very precise profile of each person that is connected to the internet and that is observed by automatically analysed CCTV (face recognition) – even today. Only a few things are not accessible. The more sensors or detectors are scanning your behaviour the more you are completely observable: What you do, what you say, what you eat, what you buy, what you would like to buy, who you love, who you would like to love, your political preferences (instant changes of your preferences), where you would like to go, if you are subject to permanent reconfigurations or not and so on.

C – The anthropological connection and interrelation between technology and human existence

In the future almost every organisation that is collecting AND analyzing data about a person will probably try to make use of it. This will define a space of constant mutual analysis. > Perception > Self-analysis > Societal analyis > Cognition > Intercognition. As a result of this we will live in a more intercognitive space – a space of permanent self-improvements, intercultural and intersubjective  exchange and an enhanced reality of human-data-technology intercommunication.

Not only companies will benefit from this in a financial way. Senors and the analysis of sensory data will lead to new patterns of social interactions, behaviours and common understandings. We will experience a technology that is more and more interrelated regarding our native perceptions of life. An interconnective technology that is connecting us in an intelligent way – with each other, with permanently accessible data / knowledge storages (such as Wikipedia) and analytic intelligence.

Nevertheless technology is also subject to permanent change and reconfiguration. Over time technology has always been a trusted partner to human civilisation. One may ask: What is technology? Or: Why are we with technology? Why is technology shaping and reconfiguring our societies continuously? Some people think, technology can be understood by applying the term “capitalism” to this awesomely complex mental and material structure that defines our existence. But reality clearly shows us: Humankind and technology are bound together in a natural and even biological way. Human existence IS technology. And: Existence as such is not yet clearly definable.

D – A next extensive re-configuration on the basis of evolutionary progress

It is obvious that human driven civilisation is a technology driven civilisation and that only technology allowed us to develop things like democracy, the iPhone or feminism because it allowed us to emancipate ourselves from the fight for basic needs on an everyday basis. Technology enabled us to replace permanent foraging with conserving nutritions by baking bread (cereals) or by smoking or cooling fish and meat and vegetables.

And after millions of years we ended up with microwaves and satellites and sensors in almost every device because we only want to not why (we are here). Probably those sensors will change our lifes but still – nobody knows why. We will use the term “progress” very often but nobody will know what it really means. And again and again people will be fighting against people. As usual. Evolutionary almost non-relevant entities, filled with hatred and believes will yell and shout only to perform a role they don’t why they are performing them.

From this point of view a massive reconfiguration of communications and configurations is necessary (as intended by evolution). Probably this is what we experience at the moment (in mid 2018). Many traditional explanations don’t work anymore.

Soon: Data analysis and the limitations of the human brain

 

a picture of a nebula – a blue structure in the universe

About Intelligence and work and thinking and communism

Many people live their lifes in an easy and relaxed kind of way. They apply for jobs, they develop usual social patterns and calm down their mind by just and easily shifting any reponsibility to others. They do not care about economics or anthropology or politics in no way.

The majority of people is behaving like this. And, well, this is nice and good because the overall control and mangement of initial processes is left to a chosen few. Karl Marx said that most of the people are permanently subject to a form of abusiveness. The very truth is that most of the people don’t want to be in responsibility. It is a very good indicator of a modern society that people are taken care of. It is also a very good indicator of a modern society that people still step into social responsibility by just ignoring any of those concepts that are trying to take the world down entirely.

Some people tend to claim that anything and everything has to be shared between people. This is a very nice and progressive approach. At the same time it appears to be that many of those people who are demanding a shared world are in no way willing to contribute any of their own energies to a future world that would need their hands or minds or even their interests.

This is why communism doesn’t work. The leaders of any political system are able to abuse the majority of the people in any society, in any configuration of social organisation. Even people working in powerful NGOs sometimes abuse their influence (Many hire professional promoters instead of being present on the streets themselves[!]).

Nonetheless it is that societies need leadership and societal design. That’s why over time we always were experiencing the patterns that we are exposed to. Many people may agree on the hypothesis that responsible leadership is hard to find. Especially when taking into account that probably almost every change that we experience is a change that happens on the basis of evolution.

In regard to developement processes no idea that finally leads to a new technology that changes the world is human-made. Ideas happen to come into being in our brains – not because of a conscious mind but perhaps because of a certain momentarily wiring inside neuronal plexuses. We do not control this certain state of information. It is rather that our brains are an evolutionary created infrastructure that evolves on a basis which is in many ways independent from human influence.

Evolution is extraordinarily influencing our daily routines. We may think that we are so independent because we are human. But finally we are subject to evolutionary motion in any way. No brain can go beyond its own imagination. Any imagination of a brain is subject to evolutionary, Mendelian or interconnected modifications. – Your very opinion can be subject to change or reconfiguration within seconds – your very mind can be subject to reconfiguration on the basis of usual communication at any time.

So: Who are you? Where are you going to? Why would you tend to step into responsibility? These questions still remain to be unanswered.