Discover what we do best and you will discover which earth organ we are.
So what do we do best?
Collect together and talk.
That suggests that humans are the connecting, communicative organ in earth's body--earth's neural net.
According to a Morgan Stanley survey 91% of mobile phone users keep their phones nearby at all times. We use them everywhere: alone or in a crowd, in bed or on the toilet. In fact, 75% of American mobile users used their phones in the bathroom.
Once we get it, few of us can let it go, even for a few hours.
Most of us have an unsatisfied hunger at the center of our being. Unsatisfied longing hurts. Connectivity combines two of the best ways to distract ourselves from pain: keep busy and consume.
We humans have only just filled our environment. What if this is the required tipping point in earth maturing into a coherent homeostatic individual? If so, we have only just crossed that line.
Then our NEED for connectivity is not just a desperate wall social isolates erect against loneliness, or a way business profiteers build global markets, or how all of us keep ourselves from feeling. Our connectivity addiction would be an inherent response to our nascent biologic role in homeostatic earth.
Then connectivity would be vital to every human, plugged-in or not.
Vital to all life, human and non-human.
Vital to the earth.
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