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…
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