Ever sisnce I was a kid move around from one country to another due to my father’s job. In order to get used to the ever-changing environment around me I learned to keep my personalities and mindset extremely flexible. However, my inconsistent identities I had in each country has left me worrying nowadays which one of those personalities are a part of me or not.
Emerging human advancements will definitely enhance the living standards of mankind to no end. However, such enhancements will only benefit those who can afford them. As of now, the world has been and is still filled with unbalanced wealth distribution, underdeveloped countries, and unstable economic environment causing only a handful of privileged elites to prosper.
Emerging human advancements will definitely enhance the living standards and abilities of mankind to no end. However, such enhancements will only benefit those who can afford them. As of now the world has been and is still filled with unbalanced wealth distribution, underdeveloped countries, and unstable economic environment causing only a handful of privileged people to gain more.
Research to further understand post-humanism:
In the article Asoka Bandarage, discusses the vast changes mankind might undergo in the era of posthumanism. Many pros and cons due to the manipulation and redesign of nature and human are mentioned in the article. Bandarage discusses numerous advancements such as reaching immortality, replaceable genes, A. I. with superior knowledge and more that can definitely improve the overall living standard of the world. But Bandarage is also hesitant of what each breakthrough in technology would result in society. The possibility of disappearance of earth-based indigenous people or being able to self-replicate an entire human being can raise issues that people might not be ready to face. People are always willing to achieve technological advancement but are uneasy when they are forced to question the essential values and morality arising from such advancements. Bandarage shows hope that human technology advancement can get rid of ecological and social crises rooted in human greed, ego, by getting rid of the fear of death and attachment to self. However, she also worries about the moral and psychological changes that post-human can bring in the world.
The final result of my project will be a series of renders.
For my design I got my inspiration from three very different vehicles: hovering skateboard, and mini-robot with micro-spine claws made by NASA. The skateboard was what gave me the most important idea that even compact, light-weighted objects can hold human weight in air with great stability. The robot made from NASA to travel across the moon gave me the idea to add small gripper to the vehicle so that it can hold onto rough surface with great strength and ease. The harsh environments for my vehicle are cliffs, caves, and different types of landscapes that are either unoccupied or filled with hostile enemies. The harsh environment led me to decide that the overall design of my vehicle should be compact, portable, and most importantly adaptable for a variety of surroundings. The user of this vehicle is Lara Croft from Tomb Raider, a knowledgeable and passionate archaeologist who is always in search for lands that might hold ancient secrets and history. She is also a very athletic individual and was trained personally by her father and mentor to survive and search for ancient relics through harsh environments. She is against violence but doesn’t hesitate to fight when she has no other choice. From Lara’s traits I decided that my vehicle should have additional have space to hold mini-robots for scavenging for relics and detecting enemies; other space on the vehicle will be for weapon (just in case) and to put in the relics that she finds. For my renders I made great use in taking renders in many different angles; this is because I want to show the various features and functions that my vehicle can present in varying situation.