The life-changing forces of technology, globalization, climate change, the stunning advances in medicine and science, are reinventing what it means to be human. Three-person babies. Technology altering our brains. A cure for loneliness. Extreme biohacking. Outposts on Mars. Emerging diseases. Sex robots. The union of man and machine. Even the end of death itself. The once-immutable facts about what it means to be alive are up for grabs.
I enjoy author Michael Neill’s perspective in, The Space Within: Finding Your Way Back Home, “Since our experience of life is really an experience of Thought, the more we have on our mind, the more complicated everything seems, and the more the aperture of our consciousness tends to contract. Before we know it, all we can see when we look out into the world is our own thinking reflected back to us in the fun-house mirror of our own self-consciousness.”