My bet is things that go against our natural properties won't stand any chance long-term.
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Lots of things will have changed by the year 2500.
But lots of things will have stayed the same, too. My bet is things that go against our natural properties won't stand any chance long-term.
Food won't be compressed into a pill for the same reasons we still drink wine the way it's been drunk for thousands of years.
We won't be talking to each other in virtual rooms as holograms. We'll naturally resist that change. We just enjoy wine and interactions with people too much to sacrifice that for an ounce of efficiency.
We still use a simple tool like the pen to write ideas down, even though we have created systems and ways to express and store data more efficiently. Yet, we don't seem to give up the feeling of wrapping fingers around the metal body of the pen and slowly moving it on paper to express an idea or a thought.
So, what enhances our existence will flourish to a point where it's enough. We don't have any reason to go beyond, and we won't do it, as it's against our natural foundation.
In 2500 humans will be more enhanced, but still humans. Still talking to each other face to face after a hard day at work, drinking a glass or two of wine. Still using a pen to explore an idea. Still enjoying the birds.
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