Imagine technology that enabled 2 people’s brains to momentarily sync.
In in instant, both people would immediately not just know every thought and action each other has ever had. They would actually have experienced it (as far as they know).
Now, imagine that same technology scaled large enough to “sync” every single person on the planet, for 60 seconds.
Instant Global Awakening.
For geeks, think of:
- Telepathy (aka Professor X).
- Vulcan Mind Meld.
It’s the same thing, but instead of cool but impossible magic powers (Trust me that would be “Plan A,” but my extensive research of trying to grab the remote control using “The Force,” isn’t looking very promising at the moment.
However, we can invent… and as impossible as this idea sounds, it could be done, with immense R&D, a bottomless pit of money, and a lifetime.
Most (or all) of the people starting the project would never live to see the result, but it would give your life purpose. We’d be building heaven, but never get to go…
What about our kids?
Randomly thought of that… the same effect is happening with the gradual extinction of privacy, and our ability to instantly communicate.
It’d still be faster, but then you run into:
Is it wrong to force everyone to do something once, if it means putting an end to so much pain? Who gets to make that decision?