We are living in an experience-based interaction simulation. A place that is governed by transparent intelligence technologies. It’s a world where the reciprocal accountability between the physical and digital landscapes is mostly controlled by algorithms, and our frame of reference that defines our place in society is a product of organic and silicon mixture. We are connected, we passed through the pixels, we have been shaped by the situation and became nothing but a narrow dot in the digital univalve, the birthplace of the new humanity.
Scary? But inevitable! We are just at the beginning of the biggest disruption society ever knew.
Our “flow-experience” — the attention we give to a single frame of reference, also known as attention span, is 8 seconds; and while our brain is processing 11,000,000 bits of sensory information during each of these seconds, we are capable of truly being aware of only 40 bits — (and we call that reality?). Our real frame of reference is hidden in our subconscious — but does it has to stay hidden? Or we came to a place in our development that we can unlock and unleash a new type of mental dexterity, one that can re-purpose humanity?
Moore’s law, this magical “unwilling to die” concept did something incredible, it’s evolved and somehow flipped. Computational power is now cheaper than ever before. At the age of everything is connected, chips can hold incredible capabilities, costs almost nothing and can be embedded in virtually any environment, creating a structure of distributed platforms that is exceptionally versatile and can host sophisticated self-learning algorithms that record and program the world.
Beyond apps and the upcoming bots, the new economy is a model on which we can mirror ourselves into, generating digital flow-experiences that we can continuously revisit.
In June 1609 we brought the stars a bit closer to earth. 350 years later, on 12 April 1961, we put a man between them. In September 1971 we took a closer look at our brain with MRI and only 15 years after, the first neuroprosthetic device was implanted in a human. In 2014, Phil Kennedy wanted more. He traveled to Belize and had a computer chip implanted in his brain — to examine his brain relationship with a computer.
This fascination with controlling computers is not new. For the past few years we have developed technologies that enable us to do so in ways we never dreamt about, but I can’t ignore the thought that maybe Kennedy got it wrong. Instead of trying to use his brain to control a computer, perhaps he should have tried to let the computer control his mind?
One of the most exciting changes in the world around us is the marriage of micro and macro. In science, it’s the particles and the universe, in flow-experience, it’s the ability to expand human capabilities and immerse our intention in the world does not govern by a fixed architecture — it’s no longer about changing the landscape of life but the way we experience it
Maybe the secret to undertake our existence, is not a faster horse, but a transformation of human experience?