With the current wanton destruction of the biosphere in favor of animating the machinery of civilization, it would seem that the direction of evolution is towards "artificial" creations. Is this drive an expression of parthenogenesis--"male birth", or pursuit of deathless perfection a la "terror management theory", or reductionism in it's crassest form--a simalucrum of "life"?
Musing with all my might these days, as more toxic and radioactive plumes make their "leopard spotted" way across the earth and sky and sea. I am reminded of Marshall McLuhan's saying, decades ago, "Humans are just the sex organs of Machines".
An estimate by someone on NPR this weekend: "There are approximately as many hyperlinks on the internet now as there are synapses in a human brain". This led me to wonder if our every click on the computer is feeding into the gestation of a being as yet unborn, which will at some unspecified point in time, separate and gain self-awareness! Will "it" look at us, the collective-billion-strong mother-object, and begin the struggle for individuation?
Tennis, anyone? (With a carbon fiber elbow, you'll never get tendonitis.)