so i coudnt find this topic in any archives, and thought some may find it as interesting as i do.
I guess the question is, what do you think is the limit to human potential?
I personally don't believe there is one, but i think there is two categories.
1 - human potential without being altered by chemicals, substances, operations, or anything that would be deemed 'un-natural'
2 - human potential taking into consideration all of the above and more.
Its the second that makes me believe that human potential is virtually limitless. In fact one of my favourite movies is called just that 'Limitless' and recommend it.
Is there anything that we as humans wont be able to achieve as individuals through scientific breakthroughs in the distant and possibly even near future? technology and science is advancing at a blistering pace, with more and more impressive breakthroughs every year. people are living longer, overcoming problems that couldnt be over come before. stem cell research has the potential to have those unable to walk possibly walk again, and this is just the beginning. will we soon be able to choose what genes we give our children to ensure they have the best chance at life?
will there be drugs that unleash the full power of the human brain, making Einsteins theories seem equivalent to that of a pre-schooler?
there are scientists devleoping bionic eyes, ive seen documentaries where scientists have managed to train a magnetic north into people allowing them to navigate far more effectively as animals do.
will there come a time where everyone is a genius at the very least? and even to a more extreme view will things like telekinesis and things of this nature become possible? i know it all seems a bit out there, but things being achieved today im sure were deemed impossible by some in the past.
if you put aside the religious and moral views of 'we cant play god' and just go for it, we would see things move even faster!! after all, if there was a god, why would he design such a being that is capable of achieving things he didn't want us to be able to achieve??
i personally believe we have barely even scathed the surface of true human potential. anyway just wanted to hear some others views on the topic!