In our NextNature event BVPS (May 2008), Kevin Kelly spoke of technology as the 7th kingdom of life: a form of evolution whithout the nasty side–effect of dying (Every object ever made, is still being made today). To prove and illustrate this, he showed evolutionary schemes of armor helmets and cornets (by Niles Eldredge) from the day of their invention until today. The video above does something similar. Having the overview of an evolutionary process, helps us learn from the past and think into the future. But what if man is blinded by the new and the next?
Embracing progress, man causes technology and its products to evolve into better “beings”. Yet in the now, technology is very depenant of its slaveholder. The question is; for how long will it be this way? For as technologic evolution continues, the next natural leap is inevitable: communication devices will get themselves organised and in return carry their unsuspecting owners in the pocket.