I write at mid-night even with the energy of a contemporary youth, that energy that in my case, should already be a good that begins to be scarce. That's right, after 20 years that I started working for Hewlett-Packard I'm still in the IT industry, and it's exciting to witness the frantic changes - and sometimes just from the marketing - in the products, services, experiences, etc.
But not everything is about technology, in my personal project, -as you already know is photography- one of the 4 fundamental themes that I explore, is consciousness -if it is partly the knowledge of oneself, of the others and of the circumstances; but at the same time it is something else, but this time I do not want to digress in philosophical questions about the subject-
Thus, the equation that I have been working on in recent years has two extremely rich variables that are not easy to understand; technology and humanity. From there, several questions begin to emerge about how they intertwine, how one affects the other and at the end of the story, how we would expect the future humanity to be.
With all this in my head, I've been wondering if my next personal project should be called "Augmented Humanity", I end up listening this term for the first time in a humanities debate at the University of Manchester, but this year I see that Gartner appropriated of the term and now puts it aside from marketing and only contemplating certain states of this relationship; although it is certainly interesting the report that includes 5 trends -the wrapping interface, the human algorithm, the fluid vs the collective self, the trust paradox and the transformed experience-
Again, the relationship between technology and humanity in these times allows us to conceive - in a very imaginative way - what future humanity will be like. We could say that humanity will use technology in a harmonious way and in this way we can enhance our whole being; but in reality how aware we are of the use of technology and its implications -especially when we talk about algorithms, artificial intelligence, etc.-, where the technology will be so powerful to change our state of consciousness and even our identity -not minors things, ontologically speaking-
To end tonight, this relationship -technology and humanity- will lead us to live unimaginable experiences and empower our being or as some people question, will humanity become only the sensitive / sensory side of technology?