The future of mankind is with the computer influencing all aspects of life. A person gets immediate feed back for their every action. A host of telecom devices, monitors, and RFID sensors report your very action and calculate the value of your every association so that you and they can make informed decisions in each instance.
No actions are prohibited or consequences restrained. The merit of one’s choices are accounted for and acknowledged. Life happens, as it always has; the only differences are that faith is no longer required, honesty is not conditional, fairness is calculated, inequities are embraced, and our purpose is to succeed in the place and time we find ourselves.
The challenge is to deal with human nature, accommodate change, and manage adversity. In the world of the global mind the nanny state doesn’t succeed but gives way to a more libertarian society and a laissez-faire governance because the individuals are held accountable for his or her actions.
People who do stupid things are allowed to suffer the consequences. Drugs, obesity, perversions and every other human failure are allowed but not ignored. Your right to swing your fist ends just in front of my nose. However, now I am going to know that you intend to swing your fist before it actually happens. The character flaws, which lead to excess and abuse, are no longer yours alone to fight. The misunderstanding or misrepresentation of facts is not allowed to go unnoticed or unreported.
The parsing of facts and the stretching of the truth is visible to the people surrounding the liar, cheat, and thief.
At first flush it seems that all freedom has been relinquished, but after closer examination our freedoms are safeguarded by the very nature of freedom, which is the absence of restraint physically, intellectually, and emotionally. What we are faced with is not deceit but unrestrained honesty. Are we capable of revealing ourselves rather than try to conceal our flaws? Are we able to think of others and act on their behalf with no thought of ourselves or expectations of rewards? Is it possible to change the evil nature of man? Given the ubiquitous presence of technology and the egalitarian nature of group source programming, crowd sourcing and the empathetic side of human nature takes hold in spite of the resistance and reluctance. As the global mind became more active everyone begins doing the right thing, seeking the right thing, and supporting each other’s efforts because it was apparent, verifiable and valuable to the community.