Design 2.0

Dear eternal comrade Maker!

A certain representative of along-suffering planet from the Milky Way galaxy with both simple and unobviousname “Earth” is asking you to conduct a redesign of our mortal receptacles ofthe eternal spirit and to perform several corrections.

You, as the Son of Man, who passedpersonally his perilous earthly journey as a member of our civilization,certainly know, what primary design flaws, committed by your Angels, theseabove-mentioned receptacles along with their spiritualizers still possess. Andif the aspect of free human will lies outside the competence of these AngelicBioengineers, the question of developing and changing bodily forms is undertheir direct creative control.

Respected Maker! I sincerely want to drawyour attention to the following number of shortcomings inherent in the entireproduct line of these creations:

1. Primates-like behavior.Having physically descended from the apes, humans somehow surprisingly andbrazenly preserved their inherent habits such as mischief, shouting, thievery,silliness, and other series of intellectual imperfections, with which theystill flaunt to each other! There can be no reasonable explanation for thisphenomenon – it’s quite obvious that they put themselves in the category ofsapient ones far too early. Perhaps, bird-people would be a more appropriatesolution, allowing with one or two strokes to solve a lot of transport problemsand more efficiently use space in the lower levels of the planet’s atmosphere?In extreme cases, I hereby ask you to consider the option of cat-people – theirinnate cleanliness and the presence of fur cover would solve the problem ofsettling the territories of the far North without the necessary melting ofglaciers and flooding of the land.

2. Preservation. Theprotein base chosen by your engineers is significantly inferior in terms oftoughness to some materials used in creating the bodily forms ofrepresentatives of different civilizations. Is it any wonder that earthlingsare trying to turn themselves into cyborgs, make all sorts of praises tosilicon processors, and have already created a whole valley with the same name?You certainly know that they think of immortality only as of the unlimitedduration of the existence of their external forms, and that is why they aretrying to extend the duration of their existence through cybernetics? And howmany exterminations of these bodily forms, including mass ones, have been madeover the past centuries, it’s not for me to tell you. Perhaps, silicon-basedbodies would be the golden mean between their endless desire for mutual andself-destruction, and their wish for a longer bodily life?

3. Recovery. Thequestionable toughness of our bodies is supplemented by non-obvious and limitedmechanisms of recovery processes. Even lizards can grow themselves a new tail,why are we any way different? The tail is, most certainly, is still a remnant,but the skill of restoring limbs would help many of us to literally “get backon their feet”. All in all, even new teeth can grow in place of former babyones. Given the cost of dental prosthetics, this opportunity would be trulypriceless!

4. Consumption. Thehuge disparity between the consumption of the rich and the poor risks plungingour world into a new series of social disasters and civil wars. Could youplease compensate for the process of hyper-consumption with bio-programs ofdepression and searching for the meaning of life, while simultaneouslyactivating the processes of self-healing in the bodies of the humiliated anddestitute people? All in all, we must finally understand that money doesn’tbring joy and happiness!

5. Secretion. Thisis truly something inconceivable! I, most certainly, clearly understand that wehave already polluted the entire Earth to upper limits with our wastes, but whydo you keep constantly provoking us to keep doing this nonsense with our bodilymechanics? And I am not even talking about the sad fact that the most advancedscientific geniuses have still not discovered a way to eat at night and notgetting fat! Maybe we should take some interesting ideas from the field offlora – say, photosynthesis? To reach for the light – is it not a commendableaspiration even in its bodily expression? As a last resort, I ask you to reducethe food standards required for life support, because the amount of “balloonpeople” has already exceeded all the limits allowed by the body’s aesthetics!

6. Reproduction.Despite some pleasant aspect of the physical process itself, which is certainlynot as delightful as spiritual enlightenment and ecstasy, the very process offinding suitable couples, carrying children, and subsequent childbirth is by nomeans short and painless. It is unlikely that you planned to punish the entirefemale race for the sins of a certain ancient Eve, so I would venture to offerthat you reduce the time required for the bearing of children, as well as thepain of the childbirth process while increasing the speed of theirself-evolution. And if you desire to change the process of reproduction atleast for a while so that unworthy people cannot have children – they willbecome one of the greatest values of any society, as you wanted to be!

7. Finalization. Asthe saying goes, all our bodies return “to the ashes as they were”.Unfortunately, the very process of this return is fraught with a lot of troubleand suffering for those close to the ones who are returning to you. In somepoor countries and cultural traditions, we are not even talking about ashes –dead bodies can be simply “thrown overboard” to the delight of vultures orfish. I am certain that you will agree that this is, to put it mildly, not thebest way to honor the memory of a departed soul. How much more interesting itwould be if, on the day of departure, our body began to gradually disappearinto thin air, clearly symbolizing the illusory basis of purely materialistic views!Neighbors would always have time to say goodbye to the departing person andwould not need to conduct all these enchanting fiery procedures, and thedeparture itself would leave behind a sweet aftertaste with notes of lightsadness and the promise of a second coming. And as an additional free bonus –people would stop being afraid of ghosts! Please, consider this option, allright?

P.S. Due to emerging dangerous trends ofdegradation of human minds and bodies back to the level of animals, I kindlyask you to protect the intelligent representatives of our world from theirrapidly becoming feral neighbors.

Everything is in your hands! Don’t evergive up, please!


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