On a Post-Simian Future

Home evolvesA Thinking Ape’s Critique of Trans-Simianism:

Technologies such as the bow and arrow already desimianize the act of hunting.  While our ancestors were able to experience the pure ape feeling of clubbing an animal to death with a rock, we are left with the cold, sterilized bow that kills cleanly and quickly from a safe distance.  This separation from basic daily activities is a slippery slope.  What would happen if we no longer had to gather fruits and nuts, and they simply grew wherever we wanted them, or had drinking water flow right to our feet instead of wandering in search of streams for days?  These seeming conveniences would rob us of what it means to be an ape.

HT Nora