A new idea just popped into my head. Now, I can’t think of a name for this new idea, but I am hoping one already exists. Maybe I am slow to the draw and this field already exists. So, please help me if you can.
Here is the idea: Biological Evolution is dead.
It has to be. Human evolution is no longer controlled by biology, it is controlled by technology. Look at these examples:
A person with a cochlear ear implant is, by his senses, 20% machine/robot.
A person with 2 prosthetic legs is, by his appendages, 50% machine/robot.
Humans and not biological evolution have, by far, the greatest impact on every species on earth.
The human brain will be drastically improved by technological evolution, thousands of years before it is improved by technological evolution.
These are just a few examples of how technology is controlling our evolution. I am sure you can think of many more. So, is biological evolution really dead? Have we already pushed aside biology and natural evolution and put ourselves in control of our own evolution?
I would say yes. To confirm this suspicion I tried doing some web browsing but found nothing. I am really intrigued by this thought and I hope to learn more. Does anyone out there know more than I do? Can you point me to some studies that looked into this?