Meet-ups are being organized for cyberenthusiasts who are as focused on optimizing the mind as the body. The link refers to a social forum for the exchange of bio-enabled gadgets, such as an MP3 player that is psynched with biofeedback. (This feature exists in some audio software packages)
What does it all mean? Fuzzier lines between human and machine. It is our belief (really, your belief) that the adoption of socially-oriented technology, which is reminiscent of some of the earliest popular websites which, not surprisingly, tended to be community-driven, will become further fused with mind and body.
There was a recent observation that instant messaging appeared to be "speeding up the brain" of users. Certainly we've seen those effects here when a meme starts spreading through IM (instant messaging) with lightning speed.
In a manner of seconds different groups or 'colonies' on the planet have formed their own opinion based on their unique grok.
Thinking back 10 or 20 years, you'll recall that communications did not work that way - when the phone was the major force in distance-based human dialog. This purposeful and not entirely random cognitive stimulus will possibly speed up the pace of evolution. It is exactly the kind of transformation that has ocurred in the distant past when environment and ecology intruded into human development, forcing an evolutionary response. Let's see where it takes us.
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