I have tremendous hope and faith in tech and have dedicated much of my life to things that I believe will make the world a better place and avoid the looming crisis before us. However I am coming to see that the tech is simply a manifestation of our will and that comes from our consciousness / world view.
Our current story as a people is one of separation (from each other, from the earth, etc). As separate beings in a hostile world, much of our behavior makes sense. However there is another story emerging, one in which we literally are the Earth, we are the animals, we are mother Nature… there is nothing separating us from what we are destroying or trying to “save” and the “other” people we blame for this or that. All of us are both individuals and part of a single whole. The transition to a new story of our place in the world won’t even be a sacrifice necessarily — it could be the greatest adventure ever undertaken.
It is only from an interconnected consciousness that we will see who / what we are and be able to do what needs to be done to step away from this suicidal path we are on.
The tech will evolve with the people making, but will not save us from our own limited thinking. I take some comfort in the belief that we have no choice really: we expand our consciousness and empathy to include much more than ourselves, or we all die. We build a more loving world or it’s Game Over. It won’t necessarily be easy, but I’m excited to be alive now. Our actions matter more now than at any time before.