Where do I see the future of science?

I think science ends up failing as a system and methodology. I think the idea of testability and falsifiability ends up getting thrown away. The Daoist anarchists more than likely had things right: Things are what they are. That’s like saying life is a movie. Sure, something about reality could change and people start flying and mentally “willing” magic from their fingertips.

More importantly is looking at things I tried covering some time ago: Einstein’s theories of relativity and the philosophical influence it has. If we’re in a block universe, static as can be, the ideas of repeatability and testability are ideas that require free-will to be accomplished. I think reality ends up becoming a psychological experience, whereby the existential crisis is resolved by the perpetuation of insanity and delusion. Falsification as an idea is an axiological one, whereby in a physicalist reality, there can be no right nor wrong.

So, science dies. The human race ends up in turmoil due to not being able to find any decent resolves of answering the why and hows of reality came to be. Perhaps Gödel’s incompleteness theorem is what drives life into insanity or seeking some reclusive state of mind to never question reality again, thus preventing existential issues. Personally, I’ve considered the reason we can never fully understand reality is because “God” or the universe didn’t/doesn’t want us to: If you understand how things came to be, maybe you could destroy them. In terms of a pain/suffering perspective of life, ending suffering means ending reality: Absolute prevention.

Those are long-term things. Short-term things involve the evolution of STEM. I see transhumanists coming into being if politicians don’t corrupt everything with their greed. With transhumanists, I see society becoming a Type III civilization, looking for other life-forms. I don’t think that will resolve much. Issues such as parallel dimensions, the multiverse, etc.. may come into fruition or at least be observed. The ability to make or observe such may come into fruition.

I see the ideal transhumanist discovering the emotional connectivity with reality, thus being able to manipulate reality with the mind. But at no time do I see the resolve for philosophical problems. The grandfather paradox (time traveler’s paradox) and other issues stick around. Reality becomes a one-track situation. One could only hope for a deus ex machine situation, whereby an individual sits in the driver-seat of God, becoming master of reality in order to change things, thus paradoxes not being an issue.

I think neuroscience is going to head in the direction where people walk around like Dr. Gero from Dragon Ball Z with their brains in robot bodies. It resolves a lot of issues, thus enabling focus on regeneration and restoration to decaying brain parts. I like to think neural Darwinism due to the mechanisms that exist now would beat out any engineering “attempt” to make something better in the next million years. If that hypothesis is wrong, something could be engineered.

With the brain isolated and the body no longer an issue, people will have the opportunity to live long lives and focus on philosophical issues and understanding the “physical” nature of reality. From there, they can get their Star Trek or Stargate on. That doesn’t necessitate anything will be resolved, though. The expansion of the universe will be an issue. If something can be engineered to bounce back thing, great. Punch wormholes, manipulate reality, travel the cosmos, look for other life.

I guess that’s the say science eventually hits a brick wall: The philosophical issues remain. Sure, it’d be great if a scientific description of God could occur. And God might be best described as “the first cause” or “what caused the universe to occur,” if you want to claim that’s quantum fluctuations, some obscure physical phenomenon, etc.. It’s a definitional issue.

Scientifically, I see God as an infinite-dimensional being, thus allowing it to have free-will. It may or may not be logical.

I see the transhumanists taking over for the most part. But with the issues of not seeing time travelers or aliens, it makes a person question if individuals in the “future” are extremely capitalistic or secretive: Selfish vs. reclusive. I think the latin description of science being knowledge is one thing: It’s another to take a perspective that science is what a person uses to accomplish a desire. There are those who engage in science to understand and describe reality as it is. There are others who believe science can be used to understand, describe, and manipulate reality. The last part might seem like a feat of engineering, perhaps at least requiring free-will if not a break in reality: Arguable, any attempt could be the delusional acts of an individual desiring something more from reality.

Some transhumanist schools have leaned toward hedonism, which I suppose is to battle the existential crisis. My subscribed school is truth-seeking, thus is more interested in what exists and does not exist in reality. It may be that “truth” is never found. I’d like to think that if any transhumanist figured out reality, he or she would have found the off-switch, thus putting the universe to an end. My continued existence in reality, as I type this, appears to be evidence that confirms no transhumanist has done such.

An evidential interpretation of my place in reality convinces me that God is not dead. God being reality, nature, all of existence, etc.. God is not dead. As long as God can be defined, God is not dead. As long as there is a definition for God, God is not dead. That doesn’t necessarily mean that one can bring forth a definition in “court,” which might be the only place a definition matters. But the paradoxical relationship between there not being evidence of a God yet still existing seems to only bring forth a solipsistic view of reality, which might be the unfortunate situation of reality.

It could be that reality is simply the mind of God, everything in reality all pre-planned. So, I would say, ideally, science would find a way to kill God. But I also think it’s interesting that nature, reality, and the universe has even allowed at least one individual to think about doing such. But that doesn’t mean it will be possible: And eventually, it appears the death of reality never occurs. It becomes questionable, on a philosophical level, why the universe never dies, doesn’t want to die, or at least doesn’t end. It’s just not part of reality for reality to die.

The thing missing from science is free-will, which science ends up not doing anyone any “good,” which is an axiological ideal requiring free-will in the first place. That may or may not be reasonable, but I think matters of axiological necessitate free-will to exist in the first place.

If you look at medicine, you see the issue. I think the issue with making a stem-cell treatment for AIDs started to show the issue. People tried replicating the stem-cell treatment by breaking bones, something like that, and entering in stem cells that won’t get infected by HIV, and it just wasn’t successful. It could be the discovery wasn’t correct. It could be that free-will is necessary to implement the treatment. A treatment is never conducted. That would require free-will. Doctors would need free-will to treat a patient. Otherwise, it’s just the flow of reality. It ends up appearing a huge situation of chemotaxis. A chemical soup looking for a chemical treatment to alter its chemical makeup. There’s a philosophical topic that deals with that: It goes along the lines that if someone is going to heal, they’ll heal as part of what’s in the great design of reality.

Science ends up going so far as it can be implemented for engineering purposes. It only goes so far for truth-seeking purposes. And it goes only so far to resolve philosophical topics. Once it hits the glass-ceiling, it’s done for.

I think you look around, no time travelers or aliens: It hits the brick wall in the future. The engineering uses seem to be moot. Otherwise, we’d have time travelers around talking about the scientific methodology they used to come back, the science behind “time-space” that their time machine or machine uses.

I don’t think that means a spiritual enlightenment occurs: I’ve come across various spiritualists who argue that being alive is about “loving” others, so I’d imagine that any transcendent beings would come back to our timeline to describe how we can transcend ourselves: Kind of like Morpheus in the Matrix movie helping out Neo to seek the truth. I grew up around a person who believed/(s) in the ascended master theology.

I think the utilitarians and various transhumanists are looking into futures and considering hedonism to be the only thing worth doing. Science is a descriptive technique. Engineering a creative one. If either is an art, either may as well by a sophism.


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