Saturday, 23 January 2016
The Future Of Earth/2?
Gwen expects to be put in charge of Earth/2 after the Draka conquest and domestication. Only resisters will be killed. Extreme measures will be unnecessary because homo sapiens cannot harm Homo drakensis. Gwen's administrative Household will be limitlessly rich and life will be a sort of utopia for everyone else with no more:
Industry will be in space. A tailored paravirus will alter heredity to Homo servus. As such, our descendants will retain personalities and thoughts but without any aggression or rebelliousness. Some will not be personally owned and will "'...even have property, to a certain extent.'" (p. 146)
So can this society evolve towards full equality with technology serving all intelligent species and replacing servus? Social evolution requires periodic revolutions but rebelliousness has been genetically removed from servus. The Final Society has enormous potential but also very great resistance to leveling up.