The future of humanity

Note: In the course of this blog, I speculate on the future of humanity from a purely philosophical (i.e. metaphysical / speculative / rationalist / ahistorical) perspective. This is not an appraisal of the spectre of communism, or nuclear devastation, or environmental catastrophe.

Does humanity have a future? If so, what will this future entail? Is self-destruction an inherent property of civilisation (or complexity, as I like to call it)? Is progress given or made? Will the homo sapien give way to a Type I species, the homo deus? Have we reached the optimum balance a species could reach, between emotion and rationality?

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