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At some point we turned ourselves into a colony organism, where most of the evolution happens in the information exostructure that surrounds humans.

Maintaining that organism is very energy intensive - far more intensive than keeping an equivalent number of disconnected humans alive.

We could always devolve to something much simpler by running out of energy - and that may be what happens.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Thu Oct 11th, 2007 at 09:58:09 AM EST
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