Thoughts on Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore’s Kat’s thoughts.

Kat is just like any other utopian world believers; they believe solely in the capabilities of the human species to be elevated and highly evolved creatures of our times. Her thoughts on the human brain were very interesting and captivating to ponder upon for days. She mentioned that someday in the future our brains will start thinking differently. Our bodily functions will soon unrecognizable in a thousand years’ time. Because thousands of years ago, humans did not think like those from the 21st century. Only with the evolution of biology, time, space, and interaction did we start adapting to the empty zones we have yet to traverse. And then, computers happened. Technology happened. For better or worse, we are entering an awakening and a rapid transition to a new world is taking place. Soon, humans’ thought-conceiving processes will be in an entirely different order — as a result of computers’ grip over our lives. The technology that had made life easier will continue to cripple our mental capacities into contemporary’s lesser standards, the worst scenario we all dread to come. But in a thousand years’ time, it would be the norm, it would be average, it would be typical, or just natural. Our innate need to substitute a function will take place in an altered form.

Our generation and the near generations might not be present to witness the day our thoughts will be directly projected in screens, or our bodies made of computers — seemingly a hybrid of part robot, part human. Kat’s postulations of the future were not impossible. Of course, nothing is truly and irrevocably impossible. A scene in the novel depicted a conversation between Kat and Clay, with Kat engaging Clay to imagine about the future. He mentioned multiple descriptions of robots, flying cars, and things alike that we’ve all seen from a science fiction movie. In the end, he reached a point when Kat asked, “And then?” and where he replied with, “Nothing.” Because all our notions of the future are a finite series of scenarios we have mainstreamed and became overly familiar with. But, what if we have yet to know and see what will become of the human race in 200 years? In 500 years? In 1,700 years? What will become of us? We are likely to become extinct. Earth has survived millions of years without humans, it will adapt on its own or could also cease to exist.

The possibilities the future presents are infinite, which personally, I then, have filled so many of my days with lots and bunches of maybe’s. Maybe yes, maybe not, may be. May it be this or may it be not. I believe so, I have faced many uncertainties in life, not in the most average definition of lost, but like two extremes clashing to that beget more maybe’s. Partly, a reason why I was captivated with Kat’s resolution in reference to the future and what it can bring to us. Human species are continuously evolving in numerous aspects, mentally, biologically, socially, culturally; but, it all boils down to the function. Evolution is meant as a product of need and to serve a function. When the demand is there, we are always forced to adapt. Over time, we have begun rapidly adapting to the changes of our times, and it’s only in due time, that adaptation is fused with another human dynamic of function.

I just write.