The image reminds me of extra-terrestrial aliens in space suits walking in an alien world that has some kind of toxic atmosphere. These are humans. This is no longer their planet. They are temporarily stranded on this alien world and hope that science will bring in their rescue ships, probably in the form of some kind of consciousness upload into an Internet cloud.
Vaccination works by using the body’s natural immune response systems. The history of the evolution is that any particular individual would only encounter a few viruses that it would need to find an immune response to. We should worry that there is an upper limit of the number of immunities that the body can have at the same time.
Why are the very young more resilient to this disease. Among their traits is an unawareness of various topics outside their immediate lives. They have not been educated to learn these topics, and their attention is not drawn to them even if they were able to learn them. These topics include politics and suspicions of what other groups may be plotting against them.
many other viruses have the exact same luck and have been getting away with this sequence of lucky moves for eons. It just makes me wonder whether viral accommodation by cells is a part of normal biology of a species for some greater goal that outweighs even the survival of the individual.
Given what we see in nature, we have good moral reasons to hope that evolution is unintelligent and that accidents can result in excellent designs. If a superior intelligence is responsible for these advanced designs, then we would have to ask what we should do if it turns out that this superior designer is actually a villain.
This is just a possible scenario of a synergy between humans and automation technology. We need technology for its mastery of the time-domain. Technology depends on us for survival due to our biologic advantages of solving problems in time-volume or in a frequency domain.
Learning is an instinctual behavior. If we had to be taught how to learn, we could never learn that lesson.
Success or fame in the current environment is a lottery prize given to great and weak with equal probability. In such an environment, it makes sense to put as little effort into success as one would put into buying a lottery ticket. A weekly effort, perhaps, but one that takes only a few minutes, leaving the rest of the week free.
The modern gig lifestyle results in a hive-like devaluation of the individual, but it also contributes to the emergence of more hive-like behaviors by encouraging individuals, especially men, to maximize their efforts in a gig when they are needed and minimize their obligations when they are not relevant.
The popular notion of a good life is to live the life of a historic king. The house becomes a castle. Every room must be filled with treasure. Every meal must be a feast. This is not a result of determination from evolution. This is a result of living a fantasy.