Posted at 2015-09-07.

We summarize reality. We learn from it, develop ways to predict it. The more we understand and predict, the better we are at surviving. Our knowledge is predictive.

But now... Now it's different. We don't die anymore, we don't need to know that way anymore. Our peers keep us safe, keep us alive. We can now know just for the sake of it. We can now create, we can now invent and modify.

We are not bound by natural selection anymore. Not by the same rules, at least.