I certainly agree re: plutocracy.
However, I wonder how you imagine that all these high-tech fixes you envision could possibly enhance equality.
First, there are the dynamics inherent in the production of such technologies. Do child slaves mining cobalt in the Congo benefit from the intensification of our species’ utilization of “smart” devices? Are brown women being poisoned by washing chips going to participate in the glorious democracy you envision while they’re being dragged down by the chronic and critical health troubles associated with working in this industry?
And what about the damage that reliance on these devices does to human concentration and creativity? How are we going to meet the immense adaptive challenges we now face while we daily depend on tools that tend to diminish these essential human capacities?
Don’t meant to pick on you, natureboy—but since you use this handle, I ask you to contemplate the extent to which our species’ attempts to get around or over Nature have really been working for us and the rest of the Earth family. And whether, therefore, it is reasonable to expect that more of this approach will bring different results.
Life is not a technical problem awaiting a technical solution. Human evolution is certainly not a technical problem which can be “solved” through better tools, technologies, or systems.
Human evolution is an inside game. Only individual transformation can result in fundamentally different systems of group organization.