When I first say the word ‘Evolution’, what is the immediate thought that comes into your mind? For me, it’s undoubtedly Charles Darwin and his (controversial) theory of evolution. But, this fascinating term isn’t restricted to Science or Biology, only; in fact it has extreme importance in human existence. In a broad sense, evolution refers to the slow development of something.
Just like food, water and now phones, evolution is also crucial for survival and for the maintenance of life on this world. It is believed that the earth began 4.54 billion years ago and that the reason for its existence till now is evolution itself. Without any evolution, we would all have succumbed to external and internal forces and life wouldn’t have taken the shape it is seen taking now. Uniformity leads to stagnancy whereas change leads to growth. Hence, evolution, not only the biological one, but also the one of our thoughts and of our behavior is perhaps the fundamental requirement for the progress of this world.
Now, let’s move into a particular aspect of this multi-faceted word. In recent times, we have all seen and in fact are still seeing an increasing advancement of technology. It’s now almost impossible to imagine our lives without gadgets and other sources of technology. Tasks ranging from getting up in the morning to taking a bath to travelling to our office to even sleeping at night are all directly or indirectly possible because of the magical technology we all are possessing currently. Now, let’s consider a situation. Suppose we move 15 years ahead, or maybe 25 or 50 years also, the dependence of our lives on technology will be even more than what it is today. In fact, it’s even possible that maybe self-driven vehicles, robots and bots would have completely taken over the world and humans would be compared to animals, i.e. thought less beings. Quite a scary thought, isn’t it?
BUT, and I say the but in capital letters, we all know that there is always an end to everything and that even the best of things finish off, leaving us with nothing but to quietly obey the old-school saying ‘Change is the essence of life’. It’s also a common observation that the rise of a person, thing or phenomenon is directly proportional to its fall, which means that faster a thing grows the shorter it lasts and the slower it grows the more it lasts. This basically implies that the quantum rise of technology could soon see a devastating fall and that we could once again enter, if not stone-age, but a world where people would once again be free off the materialism and live a life full of innocence and genuine realism. But, how is this practically possible?
It’s possible only through the evolution of the human brain.