Beliefs, superstitions, religions, philosophies, sciences

We’ve always wanted to make sense of our world. The more society has evolved, the more complex our view of the world has become.

We started with simple beliefs and superstitions that evolved into complex systems. They further became religions. And, with them, we started to have a reason to live, a way to live, values to cherish, good ways to die and even good ways to live the afterlife.

Thing is, religion had a tendency to put us on a pedestal, a bit more favored that other creations, the chosen ones, the center of the universe. This, made us more arrogant. Yes, eastern religions were less prone to do it, but still, man was superior.

Technological advancement lead to a scientific golden era (that we still experience). And science started to challenge religion. While science seams to provide better explanations for how the world works, in terms of values, we still go back to religion. But not only religion, philosophy, modern ideologies.

It strikes me how we still have a tendency to see man as superior. Yes, we are the most evolved living organism we know, intelligence is a rare trait among the living and life is superior to inorganic matter; but still, we are just a step in evolution.

In latter years, we started to be more concerned about the “inferiors”, the animals and the environment (seen as a blend of living and inorganic). But I believe that the future will bring us a true challenge as we face the next step in evolution. At some point, our children will stop resembling us in body. Artificial intelligence and digitized minds will be the children of man.

I hope we will be able to teach them tolerance and love. Otherwise, hatred and arrogance will give them the manners of a caveman.

Let me share with you one of my favorite movies Edward Scissorhands:

The future of games

In future, games will evolve faster and faster, computer offering them the only resource they need – players.
Games exist, probably, from the beginning of mankind. They were firstly athletic, but, as civilizations evolved, a new type appeared, the so called society games (card games and chess were probably the first society games). In modern history both types evolved, firstly as regulations, organization and, during the last decades, as diversity. But the most amazing event in the modern history of games, was the revolution of the computer games.
Apart the added complexity computer games can reach, they are versatile enough to simulate athletic and society games. But the biggest potential is given by multi player games. They will enable games to diversify even further. You won’t need you colleagues and opponents to be close to you. Therefor more complex games will develop.
As a bonus, computer games tend to enhance and educate the natural capabilities of each individual. Furthermore, employers begin to see the benefits of allowing employees to engage in games with their colleagues in the process of team building.

Definition

I believe tomorrow is the inevitable consequence of today. Tomorrow can only happen in one way. A way that cannot be precisly predicted because of the almost infinite variables that make it incomputable.

The human kind needs a system of beliefs to make her go around. My system is based on science. Always young, it’s always been there. Even though, it cannot predict precisely the future, based on its principles and theories, we can draw pictures of the future.