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Showing posts with label Transhumanism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Transhumanism. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Time and Politics 28: The Transhuman Globalization of Slavery

Simplistic right-left political arguments do not explain current events. Image Source: 4chan.

Listen to mainstream analysts, commentators and protesters about current events, and you will hear grim economic and electoral prognostications as the foundations are laid for medical dictatorship. These ideas are being combined with anti-identity and pro-environmental narratives, inserted into canned left-right politics.

Our problems cannot be explained through simple appeals to these old ideas. This is a watershed moment, a transition into techno-feudalism, masquerading as techno-emancipation. There are remarkable historical continuities here, as American slavery revives and expands itself to include all of global citizens. The Black Lives Matter protests against racism and other legacies of American slavery are germane. BLM and Antifa activists' assumption that slavery is currently the preserve of one minority, or one class of people, or a product of a particular political system, based on history, is a mistake.

TRANSHUMANISM AND YOU (10 August 2020). Video Source: Bitchute.

Where the system once enslaved one group as it modernized, now it will enslave all groups. The blockchain is coming for us all. Where subspecies were once defined in terms of racism against a minority, or through the degradation of one social class, pure humans will now be considered the subspecies, compared to enhanced, transhuman cyborgs. Exploitation was always the wrong part of change and expansion. It never went away, and now it will be universalized and escalated through technology.

Any references to left and right politics when explaining the evolving politics of oppression will be misleading. That which is labeled good will be bad, that which is labeled bad will be good.

'Essential workers' are just the best house slaves. A technocracy will require scientists, doctors, and geneticists to follow the plans of social engineers and psychometric managers, who will, in turn, serve billionaire technocrats. Philanthropic, egalitarian, social health and welfare, academic and other altruistic fields will provide misdirection and positive window dressing for anti-human transhuman and posthuman systems.

Oil is being removed as the commodity which drives the global economy. The new basic commodity is humanity, transformed into Big Data which will be controlled and tokenized on blockchains. Instead of the stock market betting on whether a barrel of oil will rise and fall in price, it will bet on whether you will live or die, and which bits of your information are still valuable. The key term to know in this transition is 'rehypothecation.' In the videos below, alt- and techno-commentators explain how humanity is becoming the new global commodity through rehypothecation.

Pomp Podcast #346: Caitlin Long On Federal Banks and Bitcoin (27 July 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

This is a launch not unlike the roll-out of a new iPhone, except that the nature of this particular technology - humanity commodified on the blockchain and integrated with computers through nanotechnology - is being obscured.

I have explained on this blog how robotics failed to cross the Uncanny Valley over the past generation. We never got Blade Runner androids which were nearly indistinguishable from humans. As a result, technocrats decided to transfer their chips and tools into our bodies, and turn us into the androids. As I have stated in other posts, this is why Bill Gates leads the trend: humans are computing's new wetware. The human body is Microsoft's Windows 11.1 operating system. Gates's involvement in the pandemic and education, as well as other social areas which should normally be outside his field of activity, are red flags that these areas are being subjugated to the needs of the technocracy.

Blockchain: Life on the Ledger (4 September 2018). Video Source: Youtube.

The new economy will be based on the metrics of your physical existence, vastly expanding the definitions developed by medicine, the life and health insurance industries, and the banking and credit sectors. To survive in this emerging economy, it's not enough to talk about hyperinflation, worry about the overheated stock market, or buy gold and cryptos. It is necessary to understand how and why the economy is changing, and what that will mean for you when your thoughts and actions are intimately monitored and positively or negatively monetized.

My analyses on the rehypothecation of humanity will appear on the Blog's forum and in upcoming Patreon blog posts.

Part 1: The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Global Technocratic Takeover w/ Alison McDowell (22 July 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Part 2: The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Global Technocratic Takeover w/ Alison McDowell (24 July 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Part 3: The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Global Technocratic Takeover w/ Alison McDowell (27 July 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Part 4: The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Global Technocratic Takeover w/ Alison McDowell (4 August 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

See all my posts on Time and Politics.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Coronavirus Fragments 16: The Highest Point of Beta Male Ambition in Human History

Image Source: The Verge.

On 23-24 May 2020, Celeste Solum's video, featured at the top of my 23 May 2020 post, The Birth of the Totalitarian Technocracy, which criticized the World Economic Forum's plans as a roadmap for totalitarian global governance, was taken off Youtube. The account which hosted it, Willem Felderhof, removed all content.

Assuming that the owner of the Willem Felderhof channel did not have a change of heart overnight for other reasons, this could be interpreted through a blue-pilled view, which trusts authority, or through a red-pilled lens, which does not. Was this a question of censoring harmful, crackpot disinformation? Or was this information suppressed because Solum's anti-establishment heresy was correct?

In alt media circles, there is a consensus that one is only shot down if one is over the target, that is, one's interpretation of establishment misdeeds was correct and therefore had to be silenced. Of course, the mainstream perspective is the opposite - that a particular interpretation of information is beyond the pale of reasonable discourse and must be suppressed.

On 19 May 2020, the NYT interpreted this distinction as a question of the dangers of being red-pilled, which it defined in terms of a gulf between left- or right-wing political opinions. But red-pilling is not about conservative politics, so much as it is about crashing out of the whole left-right paradigm. Being red-pilled reflects profound disillusionment about establishment narratives, a shattering of world views, and a refusal to accept top-down interpretations of information. The red-pilled experience of extreme alienation, born out of democratized access to information, countered by the control and manipulation of information, describes the new context of 21st century politics.

On this blog, I have maintained that social alienation and economic decline have been compounded by a misunderstanding of the degree to which things have changed over the past two decades. Outdated terms from previous centuries dominate our political, economic, and social discourses. They have not kept pace with enormous leaps in technology. Within that gap, there lie cognitive dissonance, and the potential for totalitarian exploitation as the public cannot distinguish between propaganda, that is, historical terms used to describe reality, and evident, Protean reality.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Global Transhumanist Technocracy 1.0

Protests over the coronavirus lockdowns are becoming more intense, especially in the United States, as the impending related economic collapse comes into sharper focus. In Michigan, USA armed protesters entered the State Capitol building on 30 April 2020. Views are divided on these protests. Critics on social media showered  protesters with withering, politicized contempt; for example:
"All I see is a bunch of retarded right wingers and neo nazis getting Covid!"
"Why didnt one of this idiot fire a shot on the floor by accident and that will shut these fucker up. Imagine how the swat will get their asses."
".....morons, illiterates and animals, WITH WEAPONS. A person's true nature is always exposed in a crisis situation. I don't know about you, but I fear for our future."
"Bro if I was the governor I would have riot police push these fuckers outta the building"
The next uproar in the state of Michigan revolved around Karl Manke, a barber in Owosso, who reopened his shop, surrounded by supporters. When the police came to shut down the shop, an armed militia mobilized to block the police. A Circuit Court judge subsequently refused to uphold the Governor's order to shut down the shop.

Protesters argue with police inside Michigan Capitol building (30 April 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Karl Manke, Barber, Interview (9 May 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Militia DEFENDS Shop Owners In Michigan! - DEMANDS Police Stand DOWN! (12 May 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

In Seattle, Washington, USA, police officer Greg Anderson refused to arrest citizens for walking down the streets and other pandemic protocol violations. The father of three was subsequently put on leave, then fired for refusing to take down his Instagram message to other police officers (below). A family friend set up a Go Fund Me campaign on 11 May 2020. The crowdfund has raised almost half a million US dollars. The initial goal was USD $50,000.

These Tyrants Just Fired The Best Officer In The Nation. This Just Proves Cops Are Tyrannical (11 May 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

The Go Fund Me campaign for Officer Greg Anderson, Port of Seattle Police.

In Sacramento, California, a Marine veteran, Dr. Cordie Lee Williams, who is based in San Diego and Los Angeles, chastised police who were guarding the State Capitol building until the police stood down.

California Police STAND DOWN After Marine Vet Challenges Their Integrity (3 May 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

My friend and reader, -C., who is based in Switzerland, sent me the following worldwide protest video. Canadian friends, -H. and -J. forwarded me the document which is below that and asked me to post it.

Lockdown Protests - The Great Awakening WorldWide (Huge Compilation Mai 2020) (3 May 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Global Transhumanist Technocracy 1.0

NATO Dark Hand On Trump And CoronaVirus Now Evident (13 May 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

There are two theories evolving in the alt media about nCov now, and neither focuses on public health. Both theories assume that the pandemic is really about the development of new weaponry and the introduction of new technology. One view, developed by George Webb, Dr. Paul Cottrell, Dr. Judy Mikovits and others, focuses on the big business of vaccines, as a front end activity for bioweapons development and espionage.

Judy Mikovits - Paul Cottrell Interview Summary By George Webb (15 May 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

The second view, developed by Aaron and Melissa Dykes at Truthstream Media, among other members of the alt media, such as James Corbett and James Evan Pilato, is that we are witnessing the initial launch of the brain-body-machine interface. I find the second view convincing.

THE PURPOSE OF DISRUPTION (15 May 2020). Video Source: Bitchute.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Coronavirus Fragments 15: Medical Precrime and the Hackable Brain

Horrifying Glimpse Into How DARPA Will "Save" You From COVID-19 and Venezuela Coup Tied Back To Trump (7 May 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

In my last two posts, The New World Emperor and Wake Up, You're Next, I stated that the main worry in the nCov pandemic is not just the virus - its origins, seriousness, the number of strains, and their forthcoming spread - but how the pandemic will be controlled.

I argued that mass vaccines and tracking will involve the transition from computer-based to human-based operating systems. A series of pandemic outbreaks now and in coming years will be followed by successive vaccines, which will implant weaponized AI and nanotechnology on a mass scale, in order to establish brain-machine interfaces around the globe, paired with a cryptocurrency as a reward or punishment system. If you accept this technology into your body, the control of the few over the many will be complete, and the Internet of Thoughts will be born.

To understand injectable technologies, see (above) The Last American Vagabond's 7 May 2020 interview with independent journalist, Whitney Webb. At 26:15, she describes in detail the American Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) brain-machine interface programs in the United States. Webb explains how these programs connect to the pandemic. Webb's 4 May 2020 article is a must-read:

Webb explains that DARPA presents its research as beneficial to the public. For example, it can make deaf people hear. However, "this is not about health." The actual intention behind DARPA's innovations is bioweaponry, aimed against domestic and foreign publics. The first guinea pigs in the implementation of injectable technology will be health care workers and other essential workers, who will become neuro-controlled actors.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Awaken the Amnesiacs 13: Wake Up, You're Next

Wake Up Outta Your Sleep (3 May 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

The Technological Revolution stands at a crossroads. The leaders of the technocratic movement are using the global population to enter the heart of darkness. My Awaken the Amnesiacs series concerns the ways in which the technocratic movement has exploited human slumber, both the collective unconscious and a deliberately-imposed unconsciouness, forced upon our daily awareness.

Wake Up, You're Next

Dear members of the global public, you must wake up. You must heed the warnings. You must not sleepwalk into the technocratic heart of darkness. Authoritative voices will tell you to trust authority under the guise of the left-right division. They will tell you that believing them is part of your personal identity. You are intelligent, well-educated, prosperous, respectable, well-traveled, civilized, and liberal.

Make no mistake. The technocracy will use these slogans, but it is about being none of these things. Stop believing authorities, just because they are mainstream and official. It is not good enough, in the Age of Information, to state something and be believed just because one is authoritative. Purveyors of information must be telling the truth.

Nor is the current debate solely about COVID19, lockdowns, or a mandatory vaccine. This is not about whether a citizen is personally 'respectable' or 'intelligent,' or not. This is not about what other people will think if you change your mind. It is not even about the virulence of the virus and whether good citizens obey lockdowns. Leave all smug dismissals and judgements of others at the door. This is about whether you and everyone else will be subjugated to technocratic totalitarianism. It is about the implementation of the human body and brain as the new technocratic operating system. This is not a game.

If you agree with the mainstream media and official line because you think that Bill Gates is a selfless great humanitarian and his critics are ignorant, stupid, and left behind, impoverished racists, then you are reacting based on your social, educational, political, and professional conditioning.

For your own sake and for of all humankind, step back from politics. Even step back from the pandemic. Investigate the COVID19 question purely in terms of what is happening in the technological space. Look at what is being done in that space. Begin researching the proposals and projects which are bring brought forward now, particularly in the areas of transhumanism, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and nanotechnology. Listen to the years of speeches, made by tech leaders. Listen to the words they have used, the plans and promises they have made. Start with the fact that Bill Gates called his vaccine, "the Final Solution." That was not a mistake. Wake up.

Do not only consider the sources you usually consult. Examine the companies involved. Read their Websites. Do not do this to criticize the anti-vaxxers or the moronic, racist populists and conservatives. Stop relying on outdated political ideologies and rhetoric, which were designed to enslave you and keep you asleep, trapped in the false emancipation of hating the other half of the political population. Look into these questions now, as if for the first time, because if you do not, your own life, as an individual, will be destroyed.

What Americans MUST Remember Once the Dust Settles... (4 May 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Pitted against these authoritative voices are alternative voices, like the Youtuber above. It is not these contending mainstream and alternative media actors who will profit or lose, based on your decision over whom to believe - it is you, directly. Do your research. Read and listen widely, not just in the places you are accustomed to seek information. You must wake up.

Imagine the picture presented in Robert Browning's 1844 poem, Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came, about which I have blogged here.

Childe Roland is a poem about a knight, cut off from his company, all of whom have been picked off, one by one. This knight is the last of his companions. In despair and isolation, he comes to a crossroads, where a smirking, sinister guardian of the road encourages the knight to take the wrong turn: "My first thought was, he lied in every word." The knight ends up at the Dark Tower, and all around him, there are ear-splitting warnings, screaming at him. He is deaf and blind, but in a sudden moment, he hears the alarms and recognizes that he has nearly wandered into the heart of darkness.

Into the Heart of Darkness

The Heart of Darkness scene from King Kong (2005) © Universal Pictures. Reproduced under Fair Use. Video Source: Youtube.

As the technocrats push humanity toward the heart of darkness, at double time, and drive us forward with crowbars and sticks, we may well ask: why do they keep going? They know that they are pushing everything past the point of no return. Some of these moguls and tech designers have even had moments of doubt. Why are they so convinced that there are problems, yes, but we must do this anyway? Hurry, hurry, hurry, we must do this now. There is no time to debate. There is no time to pause and contemplate. Their breathless rush is a warning sign that something is wrong.

Political and media authorities, and the tech leaders behind them, do this on purpose so that the global public cannot wake up and question them. We will be given no time or space to consider whether or not the technocratic course and transhumanist cybernetic immersion is healthy and justified. The time to consider these questions was in the independent media, from 2005 to 2019. If you did not use that time wisely, then you will have to wake up quickly, and you must wake up now.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided All Cutscenes (Game Movie) 1080p HD (22 August 2016). Video Source: Youtube.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Full Game Walkthrough - Longplay No Commentary (PS4) (24 August 2016). Video Source: Youtube.

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Sunday, May 3, 2020

What's Left Over? The New World Emperor

"The work of Geert Vanhoovels comprises assemblings, ‘monotube sculptures’, digital images and ‘art & strategy projects’. His conceptual ‘Transhuman Generation Art’ is associated with philosophic aspects related to transhumanism." Image Source: Art People Gallery.

Yesterday morning, I had a taste of the new paranoia. I walked outside my house and overhead, a series of planes were flying as they released striking contrails, one after the other, sequentially and in parallel lines, over about four hours. They were not originating from, nor flying to, the area of the sky where the two closest major airports are located in Ottawa and Montreal. That is, they were not following the paths always followed by passenger jets. Rather, they flew between these cities, meaning that the planes flew from rural airfields, from a location about 60 miles west of Montreal, to another location, 60 to 80 miles east or northeast of Ottawa.

Chemtrails are not my thing. I have not gone down that rabbit hole, nor entertained those conspiracy theories. Nor do I write about climate change on this blog because it is such a politicized issue.

Plane Overhead, Eastern Ontario May 2, 2020 (3 May 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

This display was blatant and unusual. The day started with a clear blue sky. After four hours of this phenomenon, the sky became white and congested. These are the oddities behind the current situation.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Coronavirus Fragments 13: The Final Solution

Image Source: Scientific American.

This week: controversy everywhere, as several themes emerged. The mainstream narrative about the pandemic is failing to gel into a publicly-accepted consensus. Different commentators expect this crisis to continue over time in multiple parts and waves.
  • Continued discussion on virus origins
  • Seriousness of COVID19 and treatment controversies
  • Loss of rights and freedoms, fear of deep state 'plandemic,' extended lockdown debates; Sweden as the alternative example (thanks to -B.)
  • Ongoing revelations about 'deep state' prior to the outbreak, with potential, unrecoverable embarrassments for famous, powerful people. Revelations of crimes have been coming too close for comfort, e.g. Epstein case and exposure of connected figures like Bill Gates
  • Bill Gates, vaccine debates and controversies
  • China's strategic position in global politics, Chinese empire in Africa
  • Financial and economic collapse, starvation, debates on alternatives including digital currency
  • Artificial Intelligence, big data, nanotech, weaponized robots and drones finally ready for mass release
  • Banned and censored discussions on coincidental roll-out of 5G fast connectivity, possibly enabling AI and nanotech operations, main 5G whistleblower 'leak'
Some say that this crisis will be used as a catalyst to replace the old system with a new, AI-driven simulacrum of society, a transhumanist fascist technocracy, which will depend on turning the world population into nanobot-vaccinated cyborgs. I will discuss the problem of conscience, consciousness, transhumanism, AI and the pandemic in a different post. Here are some other highlights.

China 2.0 in Africa

Another Africa Leader Wakes Up From Slumber Against China Hiding Agenda | Voicetv Nigeria (23 April 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Pay Back Time For Chines In Africa, As Africans Discovers China Recolonization Strategies (29 April 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

All week, the online news outlet, Voice TV Nigeria, has been lamenting the lack of unity and leadership among African countries, while complaining that the Chinese want to build an empire in Africa.

This stance reflects a conspiracy theory I mentioned in my previous post, namely, that the coronavirus was a bioweapon manufactured by Chinese scientists to depopulate Africa (see below). The hypothetical aim of the Chinese, having spent the last decade building African infrastructure with the blessings of the UN, was a take over the continent and to turn it into China 2.0. Supposedly, the nCov experiment blew up in the faces of Chinese scientists and was accidentally released by them out of the Wuhan biolab. Alternatively, it was intentionally released by non-CCP Chinese or non-Chinese intelligence agents, and the Wuhan biolab was framed. The latter actors were supposedly placed in Wuhan at the World Military Games, 18-27 October 2019. If there is any credibility to these deep dark rumours, then the non-Chinese intentional release of the virus in Wuhan was retribution for, and prevention of, Chinese plans in Africa.

Click to enlarge. Image Source: 4chan (21 April 2020) via KiwiFarms.

The Final Solution

Bill Gates: Global Innovation Is The Key To Achieving A Return To Normal (24 April 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Bill Gates had an interview with Stephen Colbert on 24 August 2020, in which he stated that his vaccine was "the final solution." Colbert suggested that maybe they shouldn't use that term. Gates cackled, "Good point." The already-riled Internet, whose anons and trolls despise Gates, erupted in rage and began producing hundreds of videos on Gates's past, his motivations, his family, his real intentions. Colbert also stated: "If you don't save our lives, you can't control our brains."

MUST SEE - OUTRAGEOUS! "If you Don't Save Our Lives You Can't CONTROL Our Brains" Colbert to Gates! (26 April 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Gates also stated that we are only now dealing with Pandemic One. Pandemic Two, when it arrives, will be likely a bioterrorist attack. This will be followed, presumably, by Gates's 'final solution.' Gates aroused more criticism because he just bought a new house (USD $43 million), but not a new yacht, despite rumours.

The blue-pilled public believes that anons dislike Gates because the latter are God-fearing, superstitious, anti-science morons. The discussion is rather more complicated than that, since anons fear that nanotech dust will be placed inside vaccines.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Coronavirus: A Pandemic Launch Pad?

Image Source: 4chan.

At the rate things are going with the global pandemic, my main hope has been that the world doesn't go full Mad Max. I don't want to end up running down the 417 highway in my underwear with one shoe on, or negotiating for my survival with armed marauders in a truck decked with burning skulls.

I told fellow blogger, Dia Sobin of Trans-D Digital Art that the world is becoming like a Stephen King novel, and I could handle that, just so long as it doesn't turn into a Clive Barker novel.

We were already living in something like a Stephen King novel, that is, a Norman Rockwell painting gone wrong. But in a Barker-esque horrorworld, we would be dealing with underground cities of mutants who would be communing with demons (watch Barker's Underworld here, while the link lasts). I just don't want to go through that.

There are a lot of references to plagues in modern culture: it is an eternal theme. It should not be taken as 'predictive programming' for a planned agenda, as some have. The eerie similarities between novels, video games, and films and the current pandemic reinforce a message that human ingenuity and resilience can triumph. But nothing is guaranteed. Pandemics reflect pre-existing weaknesses in all systems and populations. They can be launch pads for political oppression and war. It is up to us to recognize what is true, not just what we want to see, and to learn how to adapt to changing circumstances.

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Materialist Rhetoric: The Cosmic Indifference of Alien AI Gods

From Alan Moore's Lovecraftian comic, Providence. Image Source: Xataka.

This week, I am selecting vocabulary used by materialists to reveal their long game. Materialism here refers loosely to those who subscribe to secular and scientific values, that is, those who explore the world in the strictly physical sense.

I deconstruct some materialist values here, not to write an anti-scientific or technophobic screed, but to consider alternative approaches toward science and technology. I mean to show here that what we think of as 'rationalism,' 'secularism,' 'materialism,' 'science,' and 'technology' are social constructions, grounded in obsolete, 19th and 20th century modernist concepts of order and madness. I will discuss this historical background in future posts.

Can we build AI without losing control over it? | Sam Harris (19 October 2016). Video Source: Youtube.

In recent years, several tech leaders have come forward to predict the rise of artificial intelligence. The prediction rests on a definition of intelligence as 'information processing' and 'interactivity,' about which I have blogged here. Developers consider AI 'goal-setting' to be the same thing as human dreaming. The AI vocabulary projects machine processes onto human cognition, and removes the extra-sensory, the anti-materialistic, or any magical thinking that is otherwise undefined in physical terms.

If one adheres to this set of ideas, one removes emotional, moral and ethical concerns from intelligence. One ignores non-linear, lateral, interstitial, and other undefinable elements that are part of the purely human, non-mechanical experience. (Thanks to -D.)

Materialist Proposition 1: Progress is Worship, Expressed through Physical Augmentation of Natural Ability

Quantum Computers - An Altar To An 'Alien god'! Doorway To Other Dimensions And Image Of The Beast! (2 February 2017). Video Source: Youtube.

Tech leaders like Geordie Rose, father of marketed quantum computers, adhere to a 19th century vision of 'progress.' They believe that history is an upward story of human and scientific expansion. We must develop bodies, societies and systems which transcend the limits of biology.

ideacity 2019 - Geordie Rose - Synthetic Minds, Cooperation and the Future of Humanity (21 June 2019). Video Source: Youtube.

In this view, the brain is a machine, which we will decode, mechanize and develop with the help of artificial intelligence. Because of its independent functions and the symbiotic assistance it will provide during our brain upgrades, the AI will appear to us like an alien god. Technologists admit this god will destroy our humanity, but that is acceptable, because the god will help one nation get ahead of another in the geopolitical balance of power. That, or the god will cure cancer.

Despite their supposed adherence to logical explanations, these technologists justify themselves through glib asides. They never ask if there is an alternative to 19th century scientific progress. They do not reflect on whether their political biases pose problems for their planning. They never consider whether the nation-state is a dated idea. They never refer to the evolutionary purpose which cancer may serve, about which I have blogged, here and here. They certainly never ask (at least publicly) if there are extra-physical aspects of human cognition, which cannot be simulated. It does not matter if the consequences of technologists' blind spots will result in species-wide slavery. In fact, that is the expected result.

The real question, then, concerns the developers' ambitions. A very small number of humans aim to control the machines that will control the bulk of humankind. XPRIZE founder Peter Diamandis remarked:
"Today, a group of 20 individuals empowered by the exponential growing technologies of AI and robotics and computers and networks and eventually nanotechnology can do what only nation states could have done before."
These humans will act, based on their limited intelligence and values. If the story of the AI as alien god is really a story about the ambitions of a tiny group of tech moguls and billionaires, we should identify the real beliefs of this group.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

What's Left Over? A Plague on Both Your Houses

"Star cross'd lovers take their life." 'Life' is singular. One life is lost when Romeo and Juliet die, because the two characters form one character in death. Romeo + Juliet (1996) prologue. (1996) © 20th Century Fox Video Source: Youtube.

The New Millennium is synonymous with the future, and if you identify with that future, you may have noticed a trend which enflames polarities, but then oddly reconciles opposites, even between right- and left-wing politics. A Millennial third way seeks the Sun (masculine), Moon (feminine), and Stars (the higher union). Or: Past, Present, and Future.

There are different routes to the third way, and not every path is positive. The future's third way may follow the current course of world politics. After a prologue in conflict, it may destroy polarities through war and conflagration. Or it may erase polarities through technological, social and biological engineering.

Whether we follow the path of war or technocracy, the course will be materialistic. There is an alternative, however, which is anti-materialist. This blog post continues my series, What's Left Over?, which reappraises Millennial politics and political culture in terms of materialism and anti-materialism. I argue that the alternative media are not alt-right so much as alt-material. Their radicalism is not grounded in outdated left-right political paradigms, as much as it is in the political connotations of living in, and with, virtual reality.

Prologue in Conflict

U.S. set to hit China with new wave of tariffs on September 1st (31 August 2019). Video Source: Youtube.

Paradoxically, the institution of higher, unifying principles is preceded today by a deliberate exacerbation and intensification of differences. It could be one way of bringing about the desired union in the long term. Think of a couple fighting, followed by make-up sex. This may be the long game behind mainstream propaganda which has worsened political differences and regional tensions and has left us feeling that there is no chance to negotiate in order to solve problems.

Boris Johnson suggests prorogation will help negotiate Brexit deal with EU (30 August 2019). Video Source: Youtube.

'Boris Johnson, shame on you': thousands protest against prorogation (31 August 2019). Video Source: Youtube.

Brexit. Lebanon. Kashmir. Hong Kong. Egypt. You may abhor or adore the populists and their elitist opponents, or the democratic and anti-democratic factions, or honour the aggressors or victims. But it could be that all are servants of this greater aim, this third way, whether they know it or not. They worsen conflicts which will eventually obliterate the very barriers they are erecting. And perhaps this was the aim all along, to push things so far that finally we begin to break down divisions between different perspectives and ways of living.

Hong Kong riot police seen beating protesters in clash at metro station (31 August 2019). Video Source: Youtube.

A transcendent third way to overcome past and present problems is a very old idea. It is evident in symbols like the Yin and Yang, the Hammer and Sickle, and the Star of David or Shatkona. All could be taken as representations of the act of sex, the union of masculine and feminine energies. Equally important in east and west, as critical for the ancients as for the moderns, the higher union or third way is a code for nothing less than the survival of our species. As such, it is a positive idea.

The Hammer and Sickle symbol goes beyond the Hegelian dialectic. It confirms the occult roots of socialism. The hammer represents masculinity, while the sickle refers to femininity in harvest and death. Both symbols imply creative and destructive aspects of gender symbolism in northern mythological traditions. Image Source: Russia Beyond.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

What's Left Over? The Rationalist-Materialists

A quotation from the 2014 collection The Blooming of Madness 51, by Florida poet Christopher Poindexter. Image Source: pinterest.

A simple way to understand the philosophical crisis raised by technology is to ask yourself the question: 'What's left over?' This is a shorthand I devised, and partly borrowed from the sci-fi writer, Philip K. Dick (1928-1982).

Dick predicted the impact of simulated realities on our consciousness. Aware that simulations would soon be indistinguishable from organic beings and authentic objects, he kept trying to hit bedrock and finally concluded in his 1980 short story, I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon: "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." This can be a maxim for testing your own views and those of others regarding the mind and its relationship to reality, especially when it comes to the meaning of creation (whether one sees God as Creator or humans as creators) and created objects like technology.

My previous post introduced the hypothesis that how people view technology may be grounded in rationalist-materialism, materialism, or in anti-materialism. Today, I will start with the rationalist-materialists; two subsequent posts will discuss the materialists and the anti-materialists.

To define what I mean by those systems of thought, I asked 'What's left over?' after one removes complex narratives and beliefs about reality in each case. That is, what core attitudes are we talking about when everything else is stripped away? My answers vastly oversimplify different philosophies about the mind and matter, and avoid formal academic definitions; nevertheless, I hope they will clarify our current conundrum as technological simulacra become harder to control.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

The People Who Want to Microchip People

Image Source: CBS News.

In an earlier post, I noted how the BBC is promoting human microchipping as well as larger tech-body implants. Their poster boy for this cause, colour blind guy, Neil Harbisson, merits a special 'cyborg' passport status.

Image Source: NYT.

Image Source: Munsell Color.

The subcutaneous chip was first developed by Siemens in the United States. The human microchip implant was invented by Kevin Warwick: "He is known for his studies on direct interfaces between computer systems and the human nervous system, and has also done research concerning robotics." You can read backgrounders on human microchip technology, here and here.

If this practice becomes widely accepted, it will become an automatic, mainstream practice, and children will be microchipped at birth. There are already brain chips which can affect moods and behaviour. Let this go further, and subcutaneous implants will become an organic user interface. They will also constitute an assault on the integrity of the bodies and minds of individuals both as individuals, and as members of society. Soon, it won't be necessary to talk about human rights and freedoms, because the preconditions for them will be medically removed and technically absent. For a disturbing, unconfirmed original sources on this endgame, see here.

The BBC promoting microchipping for Humans (29 January 2015). Video Source: Youtube.

The Body, Colonized

China Behavior Rating System V/S Sweden Microchip implants | Must watch technology (18 June 2018). Video Source: Youtube.

Of course, rhetoric which promotes rights and freedoms will remain. The political speeches will continue, but rights and freedoms will be erased in reality. Lip service will be paid to these archaic constructions until it is no longer necessary to do so, and people have forgotten them, or been reprogrammed. Expect whatever slavery that follows to be labeled as a new type of freedom. The Chinese have a saying about manipulation and the acquisition of power: point to a deer, and call it a horse.

Human microchipping is part of a new field called 'biointerfaced nano-engineering.' Another catch-all term is 'wearables,' created by firms like Proteus and MC10. This is not the path to convenience, progress or enlightenment. It is the path to slavery. Although it seems that the human body must become the next technological platform, it is not inevitable. Do not do it. Do not accept it.

This post is not a Luddite screed. It is a plea to save the best potentials of technology and keep them on a course that will not destroy us. We are entering a new stage in the Tech Revolution, in which we have to learn to take responsibility for progress and innovation. Thus far, citizens have been accepting actors on the receiving end of research projects released via big tech companies. These were experimental prototypes, presented as exciting consumer goods. Electronic goods were marketed with various political and socio-economic messages to make them palatable in the capitalist endeavour to build self-identity from the outside in.

Image Source: Go into the Story.

We were entranced in the first decades of the Tech Revolution by the gadgets and rapid software upgrades. Most people believed in the opening act that they acted as consumers inside the pre-existing capitalist model. They did not understand that that old system had already been effectively outdated and internally destroyed; only an illusory shell of that model persists as a form of mass behavioural control.

We can all be forgiven for assuming that consumerism was how tech was introduced into our reality. But it never was.

Although glitzy, futuristic marketing campaigns created the illusion that technology turned people into empowered, connected consumers, each new level of hardware and software between the 1980s and the 2010s blinded technophiles to the fact that they were never consumers at all. They were increasingly-conditioned lab rats, running through monitored environments, inside the biggest human behavioural study ever conducted.

Now, things must change. It is time to wake up. It is time to grow up. We can be forgiven for trusting those big corporations, helmed by intelligence agencies and Promethean research groups, as benevolent guides in the opening act of the Tech Revolution.

Image Source: Film Connection.

But we cannot be forgiven if we sleepwalk into Act Two, and deliver our children into immersive slavery. In transhumanism, the commodity is not the microchip or its successor technologies. The commodity will be a new type of interbody imperialism and colonization, developed under the banner of building safer, more efficient societies. This will be a coercive, predictable, micro-legalized system, based on live feed maps of humankind's biological processes, mass consciousness, and psychological and physical reactions as a collective of living beings.

There has to be a moment when we recognize that the integrity of our bodies and souls is worth more than a few everyday conveniences. We are not meant to become 'the Borg.' Planting a gadget in your body is not a form of self-improvement that is good for the environment. To believe this reveals a fundamental misunderstanding of the body as an environment in itself, and of the body as an organism functioning within the larger natural environment.

I suspect that what will happen is that humankind will split into two camps. One group will absorb technology fully into the mind and body with erotic abandon. They will love the quasi-sexual interface, and will mistake the enhanced experience for an authentic upgrade.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Hallowe'en Countdown 2018: CERN is Wonderland

ALICE project at CERN: "(A Large Ion Collider Experiment) is a heavy-ion detector on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) ring." Image Source: The Royal Society.

Today's post reveals how online researchers can take two terrifying ideas and combine them to create a new, counter-factual alt-history that is more terrifying because it seems more true, when it is actually less true.

Magic and Science, A Post-Truth Horror Mash-Up

These two frightening rumours are:

Theory 1: Evil Science
Those developing technology mean to enslave us with mind-bending and reality-altering devices that will get out of control.

Theory 2: Evil Magic
The CIA's historically-documented MKUltra program is a still-operational global scheme for brainwashing and controlling select individuals. The program's Nazi roots lead to murky accounts of ritualistic cults, black magic mayhem and murder, Satanic ritual abuse (SRA updates the ritual murder myth), prostitution and child torture. The hypothesis runs that MKUltra's malevolent techniques are now being applied wholesale via entertainment and news media to mainstream culture. A typical testimony in this genre is here.

Theory 1 seems more credible and tamer in terms of content than Theory 2. It isn't.

Theory 1: TLDR
  • The double slit experiment proved that an observer transforms an object by observing it. Scientists declare this occurs only on the quantum level.
  • Terrifying online theory: this leads to the question of whether any serious research projects have set out to understand and control that process on a large scale, thus potentially gaining the ability to shape general reality and change history at will.
  • To do this beyond the quantum level (if that is possible), researchers would have to control masses of observers in the first place; they would have to learn how to control human perception generally; and they would then have to begin to conduct experiments on that energetic field.
  • There is a hypothesis on the Internet that there may be a mathematical formula which defines how human perception affects reality. That is, this is a mathematical formula for the physics of human consciousness as it interacts with, and impresses itself upon, the material world.
  • A further hypothesis considers that the means to control human perception was already known in some cryptic way in occult or magical practices, but that means was not scientifically understood or instrumentalized in a reliable, industrial way. Thus far, the bending of space-time has supposedly been rooted in organic manifestations generated by highly-intuitive, spiritually-gifted, and esoterically-trained individuals. Some of these occult secrets have been revealed publicly through the arts.
  • Or they have been revealed through politics. Another fringe theory maintains that the murderous politics of Nazi Germany was an occult experiment in altering mass perception, thereby forcing reality and history to change, with genocidal consequences.
  • Yet another fringe theory asserts that after the fall of Nazi Germany, the Nazis' research into mass mind control was transferred to, and continued in, the USA and the UK at Project MKUltra and the Tavistock Institute, respectively.
  • Conspiracy theorists think all that work is now bearing terrible fruit and that CERN is the big scientific experiment dedicated to orchestrating human perception, thereby building a tool that will create new realities through the manipulation of mass consciousness.
  • One alt-researcher, Daniel Liszt, thinks that the map for CERN's research was originally presented in mathematical formulas embedded in the Alice in Wonderland books by British author, Lewis Carroll. The Annotated Alice reveals how Carroll did indeed insert mathematical formulas into his fiction.
  • The assumed CERN-Wonderland connection was fostered by the fact that CERN actually has a heavy ion detector called ALICE.