wired to nature naturally, rather than having electronics wired to me

Hunter letting it soar…free…as a bird. 5’10” x 19 1/2” x 2 1/2” 29L #GreasedMonstasurfboard photo: Raymond Joyce

Musings of a surfboard shaper:

I had a conversation recently with one Yuval Harari regarding the future of humanity. It was rather one sided since he did all the talking. Explaining to me how humans need more computing capacity, and how the human condition is just, simply put, sub-par; work must be done to evolve these sapiens into something better, something more efficient, something more like …A.I. …something more like…a computer. We already use our phones to inform us at the drop of a search engine query; why not just wire that search engine, that fitbit, that microprocessor right into our brain? We could know our heart rate, our blood oxygen level, our thoughts (before we think them), our actions (before we do them). Oh what fun it all could be! And maybe just maybe a special entity outside of us… like a central intelligence, benevolent uncle, or a federal bureau ‘big brother’ could help us adjust our thoughts and our actions before they happen; so as to make sure we keep in line with the rest of the group. Sounds like peace on earth huh?? – (or would that be a false peace otherwise known as ultimate slavery?…or what some conspiracy theorists might even call mind control?) Just think of what we could achieve; just think of what feats human 2.0 would be capable of…

So I (me, Todd) thought to myself: “Do I really want to be able to be bombarded with more information and have the subsequent ancillary faculties to be able to process it all?” And I thought (again to myself): “No thank you. I believe God knew what He was doing when he made me; when He knit me together in my mother’s womb. And I trust He knows the optimal operating capacity for me. He fills my brain’s circuitry with what He wants in there. He understands the healthiest ways for me to organize my thoughts; and my hopes, achievements and musings. And was I maybe just maybe even happier before I had so much information right at my fingertips? Just sitting and staring off into space and looking out at the waves and not having to “process” anything, other than “Wow that was a nice wave, and yeeeeew that was an epic tube!” Just to be wired to nature naturally, rather than having electronics wired to me…

Like so many things, more and more I believe natural is better.
Here’s @huntray284 this morning doing what comes natural, not thinking too hard, just letting it soar…free…as a bird 🦅
5’10” x 19 1/2” x 2 1/2” 29L #GreasedMonstasurfboard

photo: Raymond Joyce @raymondjoycephotography