The Asteroid is on it final countdown before hitting earth causing a terminator-style annihilation.
Most of us have seen a Science fiction Movie with this scenario.
Did you ever try to list the reasons why it is impossible for man to act as one. A very interesting exercise of imagination and fact.
Here is my first attempt at a few reasons
Our DNA demands Survival. Greed.
We are caught in a vicious cycle of Fear, Rage, and Appetites that cry for instant gratification.
We are the agents of the very changes that are throttling us.
We are inventing a world of which we are altogether ill fit to live on.
Complex languages. World Organisations that compete against each other.
Intelligence. In ourselves, we may finally have met our match.
There is an Evolutionary force to which we cannot adapt. The web.
Perhaps we will simply morph into Cyber sapiens,* a new human, infinitely more intelligent than you or I are, perhaps more socially adept, or at least able to juggle large tribes of friends, acquaintances, and business associates with the skill of a circus performer. A creature more capable of keeping up with the change it generates. To handle the challenges of time shortages and long distances, Cyber sapiens may even be able to bilocate or split off multiple, digital versions of themselves, each of whom can blithely live separate lives and then periodically rejoin their various digital selves so that they become a supersize version of a single person.
A lack of biological constraint may become the defining trait of the next human. We will almost certainly become augmented versions of our current selves.
Our newfound capabilities might become more than we can handle. Will we evolve into some version of comic-book heroes and villains, clashing mythically and with terrible consequences? Powers like these give the term cutting edge a new and lethal meaning. And what of those who don’t have access to all of the fresh, amplifying technologies?
Should we not being guarding against a world of super-haves and super-have-nots? It is these sides of the equation I wonder about most.