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Micronaut ~ November 2009 ~ Acrylic on wood panel ~ 18" x 24" ~ 11/2009

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"The Micronaut"

I envision a future where mankind has reinvented itself through 'self evolution'. Some day you will be able to 'be' anything we can imagine. Not only will we live indefinitely, we will be able to take any form we wish, and live a multitude of lives limited only by our imaginations.

This may not be so far out! When we hit the "Technological singularity*", we will, by using the machines yet to be invented, be able to speed up, and control the path of human evolution. We will develop into a new 'post human' form.

This painting is one of many visions I have of the future. A blind boy** has invented a "bio-vehicle" (a living machine) to take him through a microbic universe.

* (an "intelligence explosion", suggesting that if machines could even slightly surpass human intellect, they could improve their own designs in ways unforeseen by their designers, and thus recursively augment themselves into far greater intelligences. The first such improvements might be small, but as the machine became more intelligent it would become better at becoming more intelligent, which could lead to a cascade of self-improvements and a sudden surge to superintelligence (or a singularity).)

**(Yes!, of course he could cure his own blindness … He's probably just got his eyeballs in the shop for the latest upgrade!)

This is also part of my series I call "UNDERWORLD" or "UNDERWORLDS".
This is my vision of the life that thrives in gigantic, yet tiny worlds which surround us, but is also hidden from us.

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