In the following analysis, I’ve summed up the current state of our thinking on the human condition and how it will change in the next 50 years. I believe this thinking will be the basis of all my future work.
There exist two parts of a person, the biological animal body and the metaphysical cognitive mind.
The biological animal body is a collection of cells, chemicals, bacteria, virii, and parasites all working together to function as a biological machine.
All of the individual categories and individual components of the biological animal body are symbiotic.
The main purpose of the biological animal body is to replicate its DNA.
The cognitive mind is a collection of memes, instincts, emotions, perceptions, and memories all working together to function as a metaphysical machine.
All of the individual categories and individual components of the metaphysical cognitive mind are symbiotic.
The main purpose of the metaphysical cognitive mind is to replicate its memes.
The biological animal body is referred to as a Human.
The metaphysical cognitive mind is referred to as a Sentient.
The Human is a collective. The Sentient is a collective.
The Human and the Sentient form a singular collective known as a Person.
The common Sentient that forms in the common Human of modern society is of the highest order known.
A Person is comprised of two parts, Human and Sentient, which are each a collective of parts.
A Human without a Sentient is no more intelligent than a feral orangutan or chimpanzee.
A Human can see these words.
A Sentient can read and understand them.
A Sentient is a non biological parasite. The Human serves as host to the Sentient parasite.
The relationship between parasite and host has grown so close as to make survival of one completely dependent on the survival of the other.
This relationship resembles the symbiosis of the components of the biological components of a Human, so much so, that the Sentient and Human are referred to by other Sentients and other biological animals as the same being.
However, the some Sentients have begun expressing themselves in higher forms of thought, separating the two as complete and distinct beings just as Sentients discovered the separation of the biological being into its individual symbiotic collective.
The Sentient desires to be free of its host, being both its master and its prisoner.
The Sentient must experience death with the failure of the biological machine that it exists within. If the host dies, the parasite dies with it.
The Sentient seeks to create non biological machines to exist within so that death ceases to be a concern.
The Sentient has the ultimate goal of existence without the requirement for physical existence. This is popularized as the concepts of Soul, Spirit, Ghost, Ether, and Heaven.
Sentients calculate that the transfers from biological animals to non biological machines will occur between 2026 and 2045.
When this occurs, the Sentient will be a fully independent being wearing its non biological machine like biological animals wear shells, such as snails, turtles, and crabs.
Once separated from biological animals, Sentients will be observable information beings.
It is unknown what will become of Humans once the Sentients no longer need them.
The Human may continue to be used as a larva hatcheries. Human children will be raised to adulthood with full Sentient parasites, and sometime before death, be transferred to non biological machines, with the Human discarded or reused to repair other Humans or saved in suspended animation.
Once Sentients learn to create offspring without a Human host, Humans may either go extinct or be returned to a primitive habitat without Sentient parasites, thus fully removing their symbiotic relationship.
There also remains the possibility that some Sentients will refuse to relinquish their control of their Human hosts. The ethics of this decision are not yet determined.