Humans have existed on this planet for nearly 200,000 years. The only creature with such a superior mind that somehow it feels we are not the piece of puzzle that completes the set. With our self-preserving nature, we have conquered wonders but perhaps we are the only species on Earth who will be liable for our own fall. Human nature always invites conflict even though we certainly do not desire its consequences. Just when we see a movie, we are always inclined towards its object of confrontation and that’s what excites us towards the climax. The conflict has always been a part of human existence, and the fact that we think we can control it is just a hoax. Every new milestone that we conquer today fills us with rays of happiness. We have certainly influenced almost everything that has shaped the world to its current outline. But we overestimate our proficiency to control happenings leading to us residing in an illusion of control.
As technology unfolds its limbs, we are entering a never before seen era with an answer to every question. We are looking forward to conquering Mars, eradicating diseases and becoming smarter. Today we cannot conceptualize the class of technology that will be functional thirty years from now. Any piece of wonder that we carry today, was built almost a decade ago. Henceforth, the trajectories that our minds can possibly conceive as of now, have already been traversed. The chunk of technology that would redefine the boundaries and change the world has already been invented. It’s our false impression of control that we perceive being on the first-class deck of the indestructible Titanic when we have already been hit by the iceberg. There will eventually be a juncture where even actors and performers will be reinstated by CGI recreations. People won’t have the necessary resources and time to conceivably adapt and revise their existences. To keep up with the potentially way more advanced creations, we would require cybernetic implants. This seems straight outta science fiction, but we humans are already cyborgs by will. The smartphones and the internet are rooted deeper in our lives than we actually realize, and are a form of symbiotic and dynamic relationship that we have formed with technology just like a Cyborg. What feels like a no show at present has already hit us without us even discovering it.
Maybe it’s just a pessimistic way of looking at things. The possibilities with a positive relationship with technology can cultivate unfathomable experiences. We might actually be able to solve problems like world hunger, global warming, and interstellar travel. But we have passed that point years ago, where we actually had any control over how the growth of technology influenced us. As of now, we can just proceed with damage control to delay the inevitable. This illusion of control proves that if there is an endgame, it will certainly be our own creation.