Through a series of developments that lead back to the original position or situation — usually used
in the phrase come full circle.
lthough Yogi did not anticipate Phrenicea with his famous quote above, he was humorously
astute enough to observe that change is inevitable; and that it can ironically come
"full circle," or "back to square one," as it did on a grand scale once Phrenicea became integrated into daily living.
The capabilities of Phrenicea by 2050 in many ways led to less complicated lifestyles, so
simple in fact as to resemble 18th and 19th century living, if not before.
???? - Reading & writing is yet to evolve.
2050 - Reading & writing is extinct (made moot with Phrenicea).
ago - Teeth become symbolic for communicating kinship and status.
Early modern humans sew extracted teeth
of their dead ancestors on their clothing to show off a sense of community and distinction among their budding population.
2050 - Teeth become symbolic for communicating kinship and status.
As Phrenicea renders teeth vestigial
with the consumption of Polynutriment custard, early adopters show off a sense of community and distinction by extracting and stringing
their teeth upon their necks. Edentulous — and proud of it! (Colloquially referred to as "vestige prestige"!)
1895 - Radio, TV, VCRs, cell & wired telephone, fax, records, tapes, CDs, PCs and the Web/Internet do not exist (not yet invented).
2050 - Radio, TV, VCRs, cell & wired telephone, fax, records, tapes, CDs, PCs and the Web/Internet no longer exist (not needed with Phrenicea).
1860 - Automobiles, planes, jets, powered ships do not exist (not yet invented).
2050 - Automobiles, planes, jets, powered ships no longer exist (made moot with Phrenicea, as well as other factors).
One language — the first — exists in the world; Proto-Human language that becomes the common ancestor to all the world's languages.
2050 - One language — the last — exists in the world; tacit, non-verbal communication facilitated by Phrenicea, that
becomes the common successor to all the world's languages.
1882 - Centralized energy-generating power plants not yet utilized.
2050 - Centralized energy-generating power plants no longer feasible.
1450 - No news is good news. Well, not quite. Newspapers — or forerunners thereof — have yet to be invented.
2050 - No news is good news. Well, not really. Newspapers — and derivatives thereof — are moot. There's nothing to report in a world facilitated by Phrenicea.
1700 - Food is grown locally and is consumed locally. Long-distance shipping not possible.
2050 - Food is grown locally and is consumed locally. Long-distance shipping economically infeasible.
2500 (B.C.!) - A person's financial worth is on their person. Coin, banks and financial institutions were yet to be invented.
2050 - A person's financial worth is on their person (DNA!). Coin, banks and financial institutions not needed with Phrenicea.
the most significant form of life on Earth at the time, arguably the simplest life form, prokaryotes, reproduce asexually.
2050 - the most significant form of life on Earth at the time, arguably the most complex life form, humans, reproduce asexually.
1837 - One computer — the first — exists in the world; the mechanical Analytical Engine invented by Charles Babbage.
2050 - One computer — the last — exists in the world; the biological brain-based "braincomb," aka Phrenicea.
You are invited to explore the Phrenicea site to better understand the scenario touched upon above. Many of us assume
that the tremendous change witnessed in the 20th century, and especially in the 1990s with the Internet/Web phenomenon,
will continue throughout the 21st century to further complicate and speed up our lives.
It will get worse, and it will become unbearable. The loss of privacy, proliferation of electronic gadgets as well as technology-enabled violence and
environmental factors will give rise to conditions facilitating the infiltration of Phrenicea into our lives and culture.
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