What Will Your Empowerment Contribution Be?
We’ve covered a lot of ground in this chapter, much of it quite speculative, as in Chapter 2. I hope you have found at least some of it worthwhile.
Of all the times and places in human history when you could have been born, you have had the incredibly good fortune to be alive in precisely those few decades when the world’s technology is waking up. Application by application, it is reaching human levels of intelligence and adaptability. Close and honest observers, those willing to look beyond the usefulness of being dystopian, can see that our world appears to have a growing developmental immunity protecting its growing intelligence. You can be part of telling and advancing that story.
Amazingly, if you want to stick around and see what’s coming, by preserving yourself after your biological body dies, you can even do that today, due to the relentless advance of science and technology, if that is something you and your loved ones might desire. Soon that preservation process itself will be very inexpensive, and I expect an increasing number of people to become personally interested in sticking around to play their own useful part, and have experiences, in the long-term future.
You have an accelerating armament of tools and techniques to craft better futures at your disposal. Those tools and techniques can be used to make developmental predictions, conduct evolutionary experiments, and evaluate goals, priorities, strategies and plans for their adaptiveness, in clearer and more evidence-based ways than we could evaluate them before. I trust that you see the value of doing all three.
In sum, your future is incredibly bright. What you do with that awareness is entirely up to you. I hope you’ll help others to see this as well, in whatever way makes the most sense for you, so that our collective foresight can be the best it can be. Have any private feedback for improving this chapter? My email is email@example.com. Thanks for reading.