I constantly wonder how society would change if humankind evolved into a creature with the ability to read or decipher each other’s minds through the use of “telepathy.” I wonder if the ability people have at the moment to sense when others are looking at them (i.e. “I feel their eyes on me”) is somehow the pre-stage of a more psychic communication down the well-spun and likely awesome-as-shit evolutionary “road” in store for us. Would it prove to be incredibly beneficial or useful to society? Or is the transition into the void of obnoxiousness and mental penetration which is sure to follow somehow too much for us to bear?
For one thing, folks wouldn’t be able to lie their asses off like we do now, unless they appear behind a screen, I suppose. Which raises the question, “Would we all be forced to communicate by video feed?” Hell, would we even talk anymore?
Wait a second. Hold the cellular phone! We already live behind our screens (so edgy). Forget what I said, everyone.
Not to mention (or do!) we wouldn’t be able to keep secrets anymore (not that anyone has anything interesting to say). Our minds would be open-caskets like that of a dead juggalo baby’s funeral. Would human culture be forced into an entirely different movement of people non-judging and understanding to the thoughts of everyone else surrounding them? Probably not.
However, this all works hand-in-hand (or mind hand-in-mind hand. Kill me, people) to produce one additional motherfucking problem. What I mean is that every member of our species might not receive the evolutionary benefit at the same time. Which places a potential chunk of people into the ass-end of the psychospectrum as a horde of filthy fucking muggles.