Andrew Wicks

Sweden looks to become more machine than man, and we still fear technology

The Swedes have embraced the concept of improving their bodies through technology. Sadly, we’re still stuck in the stone age.

 

 

There’s two robot/AI jokes about I love.

Q: What does the computer call his son? A: Chip.

Q: Why should you never have a one night stand with a robot? A: He nuts and bolts.

Whether we’re adult enough to admit it, pretty soon we’ll be one with artificial beings. Having a robot inside us is soon going to be a reality, so we should become comfortable with it.

In fact, some pioneering sexual conquistadors have already started down that path, as they’ve decided to dig microchips into their dermal for their own selfish satisfaction. The foremost example is the Swedes, as they’ve embraced technology, and crucial to any relationship, they trust it.

Whereas, we don’t. The Swedes are leagues ahead. After all, they created the Supergroup, the flat-pack furniture and the hot-tub-partner-swap. Heroes all.

But it goes far beyond smut and breaking relationships, as the Swedish government has heavily invested in tech over the past two decades, and as result, their thinking has developed rapidly. For us, the happy byproduct of their love is the products we use. Both Spotify and Skype are Swedish advancements. But the Swedes planting microchips only goes skin deep, as they promote a thought process called transhumanist ideology, which is exactly as it sounds, meshing modern technology with our ancient fleshy bodies.

The aim is super intelligence, super limbs…super everything. They’re merely updating some rather outdated hardware for the challenges of the upcoming future. Here’s a TED talk about it. It’s very good.

Back on local shores, we have some way to go. Our greatest pioneer of this thinking is a foolishly named man who put a microchip in his arm to fight both CityRail and the local court injunctions. The Swedes are living in a Jetson-style uberfuture, while we’re stuck in a cave throwing shit at the solitary weirdo who is just a little strange.

Does not compute. I’m moving to Sweden.

 

Andrew Wicks

Andrew Wicks is a country boy with a penchant for movies and sport. After a few years working in health, he decided he'd rather work with today's youth and studied arts and education in rural NSW. His main interests are religion, health and lairy shirts.

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