It is always interesting how so many are fearful of what cannot be stopped. Just as with individuals responses to the fact of "death." Westcoastrav, I agree with your open-mindedness towards "internal evolution." There is much evidence already for what is happening. We all need to remember, as humans we use a small portion of our brain (internal computer) and as technology and cultural ideas rapidly evolve, we have great capability to do so right along with it.
Consider the amount of information we process today compared to one hundred , fifty or even a twenty years past. As individuals put aside their rationales, justifications and uninformed fears we are posed to evolve in incredible ways, as yet unimagined!