What is a human? Even more pressing, what comes after that? Not in terms of death, but in terms of evolution. As an impatient race, humans flock for the chance to buy every new apple product, see every movie with hot girls or explosions at midnight, to live stream every new show the second it is live from the comfort of our own Ikea-laced home. What happens next? AS humans become impatient with everything around them, they also become impatient with themselves.
Here come the fake tits and fake tans.
Sorry, that was admittedly too easy (as are the women featured).
That’s exactly what I’m saying.
But past that, what else is there? The surgical knife and excessive sun damage can only do so much, what is the next line to cross? Well, the first thing we have to note is that there is not much left, aside from our humanity. Oh, there we go. Humanity. Humanity is one innate barrier we can push and push, but to be post-humanity requires the complete desecration of it. N. Katherine Hayles says in “How we became post-human” that “Mutation is crucial because it names the bifurcation point at which the interplay between pattern and randomness causes the system to evolve in a new direction. It reveals the productive potential of randomness that is also recognized within information theory when uncertainty is seen as both antagonistic and intrinsic to information.” (2172) This development, this self-imposed evolution, this mutation is not only necessary it is crucial.
This crucial need to move on and evolve is inevitable. The post-human world is inevitable. Get with the program, because it’s happening.