I wonder about the future often. How can I not? We’re creating it right now. I watch the day-to-day drama of the present playing out into the future moment by moment and like many aware artists, I’m caught up in attempting to use whatever abilities and platform I have to try to steer the collective conversation in a better direction. However, sometimes I grow weary of the constant alarming chatter (to which I contribute, I admit because I AM alarmed.) But even though these are trying times, there are still amazing things going on in the world.
This morning I was reading about how two researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have deciphered a mouse’s retina’s neural code and used it to develop a prosthetic device to restore sight to blind mice. That means it’s just a matter of time before this will translate to humans. Remember Geordie’s visor in ‘STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION’? The future is becoming more and more real every moment. So today I thought I’d post something a little different, a little more in keeping with what I most love to create. I’m fascinated with thoughts of how humans will slowly morph into cyborgs. As long as we keep evolving, there’s no stopping what technology will bring us. We might not have a visible motherboard in the front of our foreheads, but still… It’s fun to play with, don’t you think? @blueravenartist