The far corners of possibility

What if you could fly like a bird, turn into a stream of water, float to the heavens like a diaphanous cloud? How would that feel?

What if your human intelligence, your childlike capacity for wonder, were freed from the particular human frame of your birth? What would you do with it?

What if your consciousness could radiate out into the waiting universe like starlight, plunge headlong down into the deepest ocean, become a musical instrument that plays mad cool jazz with likeminded souls? Where would you go?

When our virtual selves reach the far corners of possibility, will we joyfully embrace such power? Will we become more free within our unlimited minds? Will we feel that we have finally come home?

2 Responses to “The far corners of possibility”

  1. acg says:

    I’ve often wondered about the future of sexual identification. What happens when mixed reality becomes ubiquitous enough that it becomes culturally acceptable to sexually identify as a plant? Or a wardrobe?

    The AR layer is often described as a system of expression, where the avatar supersedes physical appearance in all aspects of daily life.
    But there’s nothing stopping a user from simply altering everyone else’s appearance to their own, personal wishes. Kind of scary when you think about it.

  2. admin says:

    If somebody wants to view everyone else as a plant, what’s wrong with that? I’m not sure where the “scary” part comes in.

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