It now seems clear to me that we are moving towards one of two futures: annihilation as a species or complete metamorphosis into another type of being. (These may, in the end, be the same thing thing.)
1. Annihilation: we simply poison ourselves through our introduction of toxicities (this includes climate change); or blow ourselves up with our continued push towards dichotomies protected by armaments.
2. Mechanical Metamorphosis: we become our machines by simply allowing our minds to be influenced and infiltrated by the medium of transmission--we are only receptors; or to save our "kind" we MUST build ourselves new bodies to survive the results of number one above.
Now, we all know this is nothing new (though it is a revelation), but don't we continue to encourage this trajectory at every turn? We believe in the self-fulfilling prophecies...our very literature creates us and creates our demise. We have our ingrained prophetic texts detailing our ending in fire...how do we write another story at this late date?
Our very planet provides a means to halt this...for those with eyes and ears to see and hear--read the seasons, the stars; listen to the streams and trees. To do this we must step off the pavement and step out of our cars.
Resist the mirror of your own mind--YOU are not the ultimate in BEING--this is the hubris that brings the mighty to dust.
We have constructed the means to destroy life--we further that conclusion daily.