Transhumanism: The Anti-Human ‘Singularity’ Agenda

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BY URI DOWBENKO

At a TED-like techno-geek symposium in the 2014 film Transcendence, Artificial Intelligence guru Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is asked by an audience member, “So you want to create your own god?” And he answers, “Isn’t that what man has always done?”

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  1. Today I came across the article (video) Could you fall in love with this robot from CNBC. The company behind this robot is Hanson Robotics which used Google’s Voice recognition technology to help the robot understand what is being said. Besides the technological advancements and how robots can integrate with humans, it stands out that this article is all about the positive effects of robots to our lives and society. I see it as yet another article to promote robots and the push for I.A.

    • Thanks for posting Roy. I saw an article recently about this robot (maybe the same one) where are the end it “jokes” that it will destroy humans.. Skynet anyone?

  2. I couldn’t stand watching any of the Terminator or RoboCop-type movies. They conveyed a world that was dark, hostile, ugly and destructive. This is what the supporters of transhumanism strive to achieve in this world? That’s really sad. I agree, there is absolutely no beauty, harmony or wisdom in that kind of reality and all forms of life would just whither and die, leaving an empty shell of something that had once flourished and thrived with vitality. It’s disturbing to read about the obsession with immortality by means of A.I. – it seems very delusional.

  3. Very sobering article to read about our current technological developments and where we could be heading. From looking up some videos about DARPA and Boston Dynamics, it is evident they are building roborts for combat and war. Combine these developments with the wickedness that’s already in the world, and it’ll become an even more unsafe place to live in.

    On an individual level, I can see these tech gadgets becoming more and more common in everyday life and the boundaries between the virtual and the real world are slowly fading away. Where will this lead and where are those moments of peace and clarity when we are constantly emerged in the entertainments available?

    I’m very grateful for this article. It makes me reconsider the services I’m currently using and therefor support some of the companies behind these developments.

  4. “Simply put Kurzweil’s sociopathic quest for digital immortality is based on his fear of death.”

    It’s amazing how often it comes down to this, isn’t it? Seems straight out of a movie, but sadly I’ve known people in real life who share this fear also and who would be more than willing to partake in anything to spare them from death.

    The pseudo-urge to “crack the code of life” — as (bizarrely!) appealing as it may seem to some — is so clearly an endless chase after a happiness they’ll never find. Somehow these people would rather spend their whole life struggling to defeat death rather than actually live.

    A life clouded/obstructed/governed by machines and devoid of the beauty and wisdom of nature is just about the most depressing vision ever — it’s sad enough that life is already sort of like that in so many ways, and the thought of these people working to solidify, reinforce, and establish transhumanism in a more prominent way is just… all I can say is that I’m I hope I won’t be around to witness the full consequences of whatever that kind of life comes to be.

    • I really feel for what you are saying:

      “life clouded/obstructed/governed by machines and devoid of the beauty and wisdom of nature is just about the most depressing vision ever”

    • it’s not transhumanism, although they call it that.
      what they really are is antihumanists. a form of Nihilism!

      the way that time flies, anyone concerned about this should really LEARN about the clouds of whitish chemical YUK that is diffusing from the rear-ends of airplanes worldwide.

      find out about that! in a New Age, the symbols, myths and memes of the previous age
      suddenly “become real,” and Kurzweil is all of the “mad scientists,” drunk with power, who decide that they know what is best for the human race…with vile and deadly consequences.

  5. After watching a promo on the new Windows 10 and their desire to push alternate reality and mix it into reality – I found this all too scary.. How will people start loosing sight of what is real and what is not, how can a simple virtue of “patience” be learned if instant gratification is given, how to feel and be here if at all times, there are ‘holograms’ being projected at you from these glasses…

    Such a horrible future to see materializing in front of our eyes – but now with this article, to realize the potential of A.I. and how it can really affect us – this is just pure madness and pure evil..

    Thanks for such a great write-up, I hope that in some ways, it makes people working on these things realize what is truly happening, the impact of their decision to continue to develop such things.

    If only people understood death, knew about the spiritual and the reason for being alive, there would not be this madness to stay alive for as long as possible, and this fear of the end we all must face would no longer exist.

    • Yeah it seems these things are rapidly changing from science fiction to fact. Mixing an alternate reality with reality was recently foreshadowed by Google too:

      Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Thursday predicted the end of the Internet as we know it.

      At the end of a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where his comments were webcast, he was asked for his prediction on the future of the web. “I will answer very simply that the Internet will disappear,” Schmidt said.

      “There will be so many IP addresses…so many devices, sensors, things that you are wearing, things that you are interacting with that you won’t even sense it,” he explained. “It will be part of your presence all the time. Imagine you walk into a room, and the room is dynamic. And with your permission and all of that, you are interacting with the things going on in the room.”

      Concluded Schmidt: “A highly personalized, highly interactive and very, very interesting world emerges.”

      The panel, entitled The Future of the Digital Economy, also featured Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and others.

      http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/google-chairman-eric-schmidt-internet-765989

      • “It will be part of your presence all the time. Imagine you walk into a room, and the room is dynamic. And with your permission and all of that, you are interacting with the things going on in the room.”

        As this new high-tech ”intelligent” view of reality merges into our way of living and becomes the way we perceive the world and communicate with this ‘clay model of learning’ so to speak, we begin to distance ourselves from another wisdom taught by many spiritual schools of the past, which spoke about the true perception of the moment, of living in a pure state of alertness and awe. How much more will this technological invasion distract us from a timeless spiritual message and spoil our capacity to experience life to the fullest.

        I share your sentiments, Geraldine and Matthew. What a strange world that is rapidly coming upon us.

    • “Thanks for such a great write-up, I hope that in some ways, it makes people working on these things realize what is truly happening, the impact of their decision to continue to develop such things.”

      I hope so too, but it feels a bit like a train out of control and heading towards a precipice. There are so many people who think it’s cool to come up with and use the latest technology and are excited by it that I can’t see the momentum stopping. It’s scary to think of the Terminator like scenario where it could take us.

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