A view into an enhanced human world
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If we were all using "all of our brain" then perhaps we would be more socially conscious and aware of what is going on in our environments. It is interesting to speculate about what might then happen as a result. Perhaps a great deal of social change would occur that would allow people to better the planet. However, one could say that the measure of ones intelligence is a measure of their education. As a result of this we could still have really stupid people with no education. Thus if the education of people is not widespread then we may not benefit from such an increase in brain power. Since there are education systems in place around the world, let us assume that we do.
At some point we may then collectively realize that we all have a similar instinctual interest in survival and that through intelligent systems we can sustain ourselves on the planet while still allowing for our species and others to grow.
Due to how the planet is currently, it could take awhile for such a system to be put into place, but with enough hyper-intelligent people in play, such a system could be put into place in a relatively short amount of time.
This is only half of this scenario. The other half consists of a more selfish view of humanity. This can be shown by all those who are continuously cheating others to gain something for themselves. If enough people are in it for themselves they could simply push the others who wish to better the planet out the window.
In terms of society, war, peace, etc., these would likely have drastic changes. You can never know how they will change in such a scenario as this due to the gravity of such a change.
My opinion is that things would change for the better, but it is all dependent on who has the power and the resources to do so. If the majority of people realize they are getting fucked over by those in power, then perhaps it would change drastically. If the increase in their awareness doesn't help, then perhaps it could remain completely the same.
Another completely different idea is that we would all die because our bodies would not be able to adapt in time to meet the needs of the brain after this transition.
I agree with you on the part of there being a sort of spectrum going from destruction to salvation. However, considering our current state of affairs, I think that with everyone becoming "super-intelligent" it would be a lot different.
I think that considering our current governments(and comparing them to the past) we would end up with better systems of government, better health systems, a completely different society(one of enlightenment?), less war, better environments. Mostly because everyone would become smart to some extent (although I still think there would be some remnants of a hierarchy left). I don't know about the weapons of mass destruction, but perhaps what might be a more optimistic outlook are the increase in "weapons" of mass creation. A better way to define what I mean by that is an item that will help in the healing process or a device that allows us to easily visualize, build, etc. Perhaps a robotic system that lets us create things with pieces of matter. War could become obsolete if people begin to realize its frivolousness and understand that there is enough in our Solar System for everyone. I also want to touch on space exploration. With this sort of increase in brain power, better systems for the exploration of space may become available.
This comes down to an imaginary scenario. I'm sure there would be a magnification in scientific discoveries and an influx in the application of these discoveries. It would be an interesting event to experience nevertheless.
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