Mass Media Promoting Transhumanism: the “Mind-Blowing Benefits of Merging Human Brains and Computers”

Feb 8th, 2012 | Category: Latest News | 117 comments


Ray Kurzweil in Time Magazine

We’ve seen in previous articles (notably in The Transhumanist and Police State Agenda in Pop Music) that the concept of transhumanism, which can be defined as the merging of humans and robots, is being abundantly promoted in music videos, movies and video games. On top of this “indirect” kind of promotion, transhumanism is being sold through more direct channels such as documentaries, television features and news reports. The main face of the movement is the American inventor Ray Kurzweil who has recently been on a massive PR campaign to promote what he calls “Singularity” (a term that is probably less threatening than “transhumanism”).

Kurzweil is however not a lone nut with a crazy futuristic dream. He works in collaboration with the world’s most powerful people in business and politics. For example, in February 2009, Kurzweil collaborated with Google and the NASA Ames Research Center, to create the Singularity University training center for corporate executives and government officials. The University’s self-described mission is to “assemble, educate and inspire a cadre of leaders who strive to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies and apply, focus and guide these tools to address humanity’s grand challenges”. It is safe to say that transhumanism is not only the goal of one man but of the entire global elite. For this reason, the merging of humans and robots is not only promoted as something “cool” and positive in mass media, it is announced, despite its potential pitfalls, as an inevitability.

Here’s an article from the Daily Mail about Singularity. It bares the typical “overwhelmingly-positive-but-with-a-hint-of-obligatory-criticism-to-appear-objective” tone most mainstream news sources use when covering the issue.

Hitler would have loved The Singularity: Mind-blowing benefits of merging human brains and computers

Of all the tall tales in the science-fiction TV series Star Trek, what impressed me most when I was a  little boy was the Vulcan mind meld.

Laying his hands on the head of a human (or, in one of the films, a humpback whale), Mr Spock could, for a moment, dissolve the distance between two living things.

Each experienced everything the other felt, thought, knew and saw.

Now it seems scientists are about to make the Vulcan mind meld a reality – and go far beyond it.

Ten years ago, the US National Science Foundation predicted ‘network-enhanced telepathy’ – sending thoughts over the internet – would be practical by the 2020s.

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Man and machine: Computers could soon be hardwired into the human brain and unlock amazing powers

And thanks to neuroscientists at the University of California, we seem to be on schedule.

Last September, they asked volunteers to watch Hollywood film trailers and then reconstructed the clips by scanning their subjects’ brain activity.

‘We’re opening a window into the movies in our minds,’ Professor Jack Gallant announced.

Last week, the scientists boldly went further still. They charted the electrical activity in the brains of volunteers who were listening to human speech and then they fed the results into computers which translated the signals back into language.

The technique remains crude, and has so far made out only five distinct words, but humanity has crossed a threshold.

We can now read people’s minds. On Star Trek, the Vulcan mind meld had medical benefits, curing a nasty imaginary infection called Pa’nar syndrome.

Science fact soon?: The Vulcan mind meld

Science fact?: Harnessing the power of the mind was a favourite of science fiction, including Star Trek's Vulcan mind meld

But the new breakthroughs promise to deliver much greater – and real – benefits.

No longer need strokes and neurodegenerative diseases rob people of speech because we can turn their brainwaves directly into words.

But this is only the beginning. Neuroscientists are going to make the mind meld look like child’s play. Mankind is merging with its machines.

The process began centuries ago with simple devices such as eyeglasses and ear trumpets that could dramatically improve human lives.

Then came better machines, such as hearing aids; and then machines that could save lives, including pacemakers and dialysis machines.

By the second decade of the 21st Century, we have become used to organs grown in laboratories, genetic surgery and designer babies.

In 2002, medical researchers used enzymes and DNA to build the first molecular computers, and in 2004 improved versions were being injected into people’s veins to fight cancer.

By 2020 we may be able to put even cleverer nanocomputers into our brains to speed up  synaptic links, give ourselves perfect memory and perhaps cure dementia.

But inserting technology into human brains is not the only thing going on. Some scientists also want to insert human brains into technology.

Since the Sixties, computer chips have been doubling their speed and halving their cost every 18 months or so.

If the trend continues, the inventor and predictor Ray Kurzweil has pointed out that by 2029 we will have computers powerful enough to run programs  reproducing the 10,000 trillion electrical signals that flash around your skull every second.

They will also have enough memory to store the ten trillion recollections that make you  who you are.

Adolf Hitler

Dangerous technology: The huge potential unlocked by the technology raises frightening prospects if it were to be used by evil dictators like Adolf Hitler

And they will also be powerful enough to scan, neuron by neuron, every contour and wrinkle of your brain.

What this means is that if the trends of the past 50 years continue, in 17 years’ time we will be able to upload an electronic replica of your mind on to a machine.

There will be two  of you – one a flesh-and-blood animal, the other inside a computer’s circuits.

And if the trends hold fast beyond that, Kurzweil adds, by 2045 we will have a computer that is powerful enough to host every one of the eight billion minds on Earth.

Carbon and  silicon-based intelligence will merge to form a single global consciousness.

Kurzweil calls this ‘The Singularity’, a moment when ‘the pace of technological change will be so rapid, its impact so deep . . . that technology appears to be expanding at infinite speed’.

At that point, we will have  left the Vulcan mind meld far behind. But even this may not be the end of the story.

Much of the research behind last week’s breakthrough in brain science was funded not by universities but by DARPA, the US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency.

It was DARPA that brought us the internet (then called the Arpanet) in the Seventies, and DARPA’s Brain Interface Project was a pioneer in molecular computing.

More recently, DARPA’s Silent Talk programme has been exploring mind-reading technology with devices that can pick up the electrical signals inside soldiers’ brains and send them over the internet.

With these implants, entire armies will be able to talk without radios. Orders will leap instantly into soldiers’ heads and commanders’ wishes will become the wishes of their men. Hitler would have loved it.

Thing of the past: Advances in technology could revolutionise the way armies communicate

Thing of the past: Advances in technology could revolutionise the way armies communicate

U.S. Special Forces soldier

Cyborg-soldier: The defence industry could soon try implanting computer technology into the brain of soldiers

Some of the clearest thinking about the new technologies has been done in the world’s departments of defence, and the conclusions the soldiers draw are alarming.

For example, US Army Colonel Thomas Adams thinks that military technology is already moving beyond what he calls ‘human space’, as robotic weapons become ‘too fast, too small, too numerous, and . . . create an environment too complex for humans to direct’.

Technology, Col Adams suspects, is ‘rapidly taking us to a place where we may not want to go, but probably are unable to avoid’.

As goes war, so,  perhaps, goes everything else. The merging of mankind and its machines that Kurzweil predicts for the mid-21st Century may, in fact, turn out just to be a lay-by on the way to a very different destination.

Later in the century, what we condescendingly call ‘artificial’ intelligence might replace us humans just as thoroughly as we humans once replaced all our evolutionary ancestors.

All this will come to pass . . .  unless, of course, it doesn’t. Maybe the trends Kurzweil and Col Adams identify will slow down, or even stall altogether.

And maybe the critics who mockingly call the Singularity ‘the Rapture for Nerds’ will be proved right.

But on the other hand, maybe the Nobel Prize-winning chemist Richard Smalley is closer to the truth when he points out: ‘When a scientist says something is possible, they’re probably underestimating how long it will take.

But if they say it’s impossible, they’re probably wrong.’

The University of California’s neuroscientists have taken us one more step towards a final frontier far beyond anything dreamed of in Star Trek.

- Source: Daily Mail



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117 Comments to “Mass Media Promoting Transhumanism: the “Mind-Blowing Benefits of Merging Human Brains and Computers””

  1. Look Ma No Brain says:

    Creepy. Just watch all the cartoon episodes of the " Animatrix" and fiction shall become a reality.

    Godbless all humankind.

    • newbie says:

      Its like "Ghost In The Shell" could become a reality…smh

    • Confused_About_This_ says:

      Wow.

      We need to feed the hungry (or at least make them self sustainable) before we "fix" our brains.

      Dude has his priorities messed up.

      And when we're all plugged in this megga computer who on Earth is going to be the controller?

      The Elite.

      I said this in the comment thread and I think it should be said up here, this is important:

      For those people who disagree with "the Hive mind" or "the Singularity" know that you are not alone. Millions oppose this.

      The younger generations, unfortunately, are currently being conditioned to accept this.

      So, this probably won't happen in this decade, or even the next, but it will happen. I feel sorry for all the babies being born today and their children.

      • Cinrad says:

        "… the development of exponentially advancing technologies and apply, focus and guide these tools to address humanity’s grand challenges”.

        No, he doesn't have his priorities wrong, your just not thinking Elitist enough. As far as the illuminati are concerned: who cares about the poor and starving masses as long as it is profitable that they work for us. Thing is, the masses are not there for the illuminati, they are there for The Beast and the illuminati are just pawns in The Beast's plan to subjugate all humanity to himself. The illuminati are deceived enough to think that all the rituals that they get power from are for their own prosperity. The day is coming when the Beast will want his due.

      • capax says:

        That was my first thought as well. Literally BILLIONS of our fellow human beings have no homes, food, health…and these great minds and untold dollars are spent on this??? A very sad state of affairs for all of us.

    • Fleurdamour says:

      I love your screenname!

    • Charlotte says:

      Or Neon Genesis Evangelion (weren't they trying to bring about something like the singularity and/or apocalypse and/or emmanitizing the eschaton?) or any number of sci-fi and cyber-punk novels, comic books, and animated series / movies.

    • Gary Lee says:

      U.S. soldiers are going to wear special helmets that will enable the military to control their mind on the battle field. These new helmets that use neurotechnology are a step in creating cyborg warriors. The Pentagon is developing these special military helmets that control a soldier's psychiatric status, which includes cognitive enhancement, alertness, reducing stress, blocking pain and allows soldiers to stay awake for days at a time.

    • disturbed 1980 says:

      there's also a film on netflix that glorifies transhumanism, and had me feeling sick as i attempted to watch some of it.

      http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Technocalyps_Pa

  2. Matrixxx says:

    This is part of the soldier programming for our kids.

    • Gary Lee says:

      The military and intelligence communities around the world have been using things like EMF or Electro Magnetic Fields to control the psychological state of the population in a city or geographic area. Compliance, mental confusion, passivity and aggression can be produced in large number of people that are targeted by EMF. EMF, ultrasound, and sound frequencies that cannot be heard from the human ear can be transmitted to people subconsciously through the Internet, radio, television, digital television sets in the home and through cell phones.

  3. Matrixxx says:

    This is a short video about the history of the super soldier project.

    Project Paperclip – OSS later the CIA brought in 40,000 Nazi mind scientists after world war two to continue their experiments in mind control and more.

    Project Mkultra is a CIA umbrella project of 150 sub projects involved in the study of controlling the human consciousness.

    Project Talent is a covert recruiting arm of the intelligence agencies that finds gifted psychics and subjects them to Project Mkultra, Monarch, and Montauk against their will. Originally project talent had 377,000 test subjects. The project was financed by Department and Welfare, Health, and Education; the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Naval Research. These individuals were tracked using RFID technology and monitored at regular interviews throughout their life.

    Project Monarch is the creation of a total mind controlled slave using trauma based programming involving the use of electroshock, needles under the fingernails, drugs, and water boarding. They were given a choice either die or split into alternate personalities. Most died those that survived developed dissociate identity disorder and could be activated like a Manchurian candidate.

    Project Montauk took place in a underground facility on Montuak Point, New York involving time travel ops. It was shut down in the early 80s and then reopened as Montuak 2.0

    Project Surrogate involves the creation of a batch of genetically superior individuals who are cloned and placed with surrogate families to be grown up in a natural environment until they are old enough to be used as super soldiers. They placed these individuals with fake families because they found they are better fighters if they have loving families instead of being grown up as a prisoner in a underground base.

    Human cloning began in 1978 and has advanced beyond the imagination of the common man.

    The Ultra MK Universal Super Soldier program is the creation of a perfect fighting machine one who acts without questioning their command, brainwashed, enhanced with drugs, metal bones, and circuitry they are the real terminator. Originally 6,000 promising individuals were chosen from project Talent to become super soldiers. They were then placed into different six groups such as alpha dealing with general programming, beta or sexual programming, gamma or conintellpro, delta which are killers, and omega and so on. Only 20 living subjects survived from original group. It was there DNA that was chosen to create future generations of super soldiers within project surrogate. Today there are currently 400 super solider operatives in existence, they are so advanced they can lift a tank using telekinesis and can go into outer space without a breathing mask on. Each super soldier operative costs $30 to $100 million each.

    Total recall chair is the brainwashing trip chair. Long term and short term memories are switched around so that the person will have no clue what he or she was doing. Also used for training and torture. Each trip chair costs $17 to $30 million dollars and made from gold and platinum.

    Milabs stands for military abductions. Military abductions are performed on gifted psychics that are targeted by Project Talent. Those conducting the Milabs are often milabed themselves and have no idea they are leading a double life.

    All of these programs were financed by the Federal Reserve under the direction of the Rockefeller Foundation and MJ-12.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xxpLdJOAMk

    • Muffin says:

      Wait…..wait…..wait………is this for real? I mean REALLY REAL? :O

    • Rashi says:

      Yeah, cool video trailer, now I want solid proof. "There's no proof because it's all hidden" doesn't count.

      • severalminds says:

        Rashi, you r free to beoieve or discard the idea…nobody forces you to believe in. So no need to ask proves. Isn't it simple? you know that it is all hidden, but i bet, even if there were witnesses, proves, documents, you would hardly accept them as this is all against your logics, this all seem to you as impossible, cause it is impossibly terrible…normal reaction of brain in front of such terrible truth…

        usually in front of terryfing discover the reaction of human brain is of 3 steps – 1, hard to believe, refusal of reality; 2, finally accept the terrible reality, fact and get under depression, upset, sadness; 3; last step which is not reachable by anybody, only the strong character people can come to that last step. This step is – doing something concrete, making the choice…

        just keep on with ur normal life style and forget what u have read here. It is simple, no need to force urself. You r not obliged to believe.

      • severalminds says:

        explaining in more details the process of "inconvenient truth digest".

        why the human brain refuses the inconvenient, terrible reality or fact? cause it is a part of self-protection system of brain. When brain first gets some info which is clearly dangerous for self-security, the brain gets a defense position – the refusal. The refusal period of "truth acceptance" protects the brain from getting in crash, getting crazy. If you wouldn't have this mechanism, you would get crazy immediately, the brain couldn't digest the terrible fact, it would get confused and so the whole system of work of brain would crash. While refusing the inconvenient truth, your brain takes a time in order to prepare itself for the fact's acceptance. It is a parallel process going on while you deny…Once the brain starts to get used to the hard truth, there starts also the acceptance process. It may be the total acceptance of hard truth or you may accept it by little pieces – up to your type of psyche. If you are vulnerable and undetermined person, probably the acceptance will be longer. If you are strong and concrete person, then after the first refusal/defense process you will realise the truth and accept it totally. Later you will make the choice. The last step – choice is the moment of truth. is the moment of for what we are born to this world – to take part of good or evil…some takes just the part of strongest, powerful one…it is also the mechanism of self-protection, desire to survive at any cost…but there are those who choose just the good or evil on the base of own philosophy…

    • Gary Lee says:

      The enormous advances in technology, science and medicine are exploding all around us.

      Scientists are speaking of a coming Singularity, where human-machine integration is realized. This will enable scientists to use the latest research in genetics, computer technology, DNA and cybernetics to create a new breed of "superhuman" that will be called transhuman. In other words, scientist are ready to create through enhanced biology, artificial intelligence and artificial neural networks an advanced human being called transhuman.

      This new technology will merge animal and human DNA in order to produce humans that could have the hearing range of dolphins which have a hearing range of over 40,000 Hz and man-with-beast combinations.

  4. Gabriel says:

    This really is getting old WTF?????? What will these people think of next

    • Voice of Reason says:

      First things first: We're NOT meant to read each other's minds; God deliberately gave us a filter between our brains and our mouths…

      Secondly, from the enthusiastic way this insanity is being pursued, it's obvious that the elite are not just planning to enslave our bodies and minds; their number one objective is to try to outsmart God by perpetuating their own earthly lives forever. They believe that if they can figure out a way to transfer their brains/intelligence to a robot (or, more likely, a specially-bred young adult with a healthy body-every 30 years or so), they can avoid their inevitable interview with God.

      For a group so enamoured with ancient Greece, they're totally disregarding what that society taught about arrogance…

  5. i says:

    It sounds like Kurzweiland all of his crazy supporters have been transhumanized, get rid of these people, =(

  6. Ms. Smith says:

    This guy Kurzweil has always creeped me out everytime I've seen him on tv.

  7. Lim Lynn says:

    Science Fiction is slowly becoming scientific fact with a few tweaking. This worries me.

  8. tj says:

    Take a look at Nicki M.'s video{ turn me on} w/ David G. I think this part if the introduction in bringing

    it to more of a reality. Think of all the pop and hip hop (current-most popular) kind of music, and the performers who have a part of their body – {face/arm/hand etc.} covered in metal as in a robot or human/robotic state of being. The skin/body looking like a part of a robotic creature of modern technology with a mind of its own is a bit creepy. Just because we are forging ahead and can create new technologies does not mean we should mess with what God has created. Man can be evil and sin let us not act before we think. All of this transhumanism is slowly surfacing for what some would like to see a reality. I've seen it with Lady GaGa and others, we all have, now the real queston is why?

    Just another quick shock value/trend. If so then why not as often in the videos/concerts of say alternative/hard rock groups and country. These can be just as popular. Well they are not as popular "now" and those that wish to make such changes want to embed this modern agenda of sceince into our world, will use what is most listened to in order to get the acceptance of it to the general public and masses.

    • turnmeon.. on.. on says:

      I was thinking Vigilant was going to mention this video. It's so… Well since he hasn't I'll break it down a little.

      So in that video Nicki is an android, fembot, whatever the proper word is, created from a mixture of magick and science. She's shown, of course, with ONE EYE AGAIN, but I'm sure it means nothing lol /sarcasm She takes on a very human appearance then goes for a stroll through what looks like a dark, old, European town at night and attracts the attention and apparently contempt of the villagers. Oh and the villagers are all living mannequins. So Nicki's character is a mixture of the Mariabot from Metropolis and Frankenstein's monster, basically.

      When the mannequin people, with their unemotive faces bust their way into David Guetta's castle they see his experimentations. It's hard to tell if they're angry about the experiments or excited because while they can move like humans and clearly are capable of feelings, even sensuality, they just have blank doll faces, which reminds me of H+ magazine.

      Eventually they disrobe Guetta to find out he's some kind of cyborg and not a human like he appeared. A mannequin lady seems to enjoy the feeling of his metallic flesh, perhaps she wishes she had some of her own?

      So Nicki's character seems to be, maybe, the story's standard of perfect. A robot who looks human and can emote. Maybe all of the characters in the village had the same start as Nicki's character and all the while the video is testing your perceptions to ask you "well, why not? why CAN'T a regular person secretly be a robot? Or a mannequin a human being?" The video is about blurring the boundary between doll and human to suggest to us that we reconsider our definitions and standards of what we are willing to accept as a genuine human being versus some non-living thing. Look up Uncanny Valley.

      Nicki is also asking to be saved and mentions the possibility that she might die young… Uh.. huh. But at the same time are they also possibly using the whole transhumanism=philosopher's stone of immortality thing, suggesting that if we embrace transhumanism, which is 100% what the video was about, that we can live forever?

  9. shinystar says:

    Yes its annoying at this point….

  10. chomps says:

    The Disney Movie "The Black Hole" (1979) was all about Transhumanism and the conquering of death.

    Maximilliam (sinister robot) fuses with Dr. Reinhardt in the end of the movie for an embrace. They rule as one in hell able to live for an eternity in the blackhole rising over a tower of drones once human that had taken the mark on his ship and chose immortality as droids instead of being killed during the mutiny.

    the faceless drones are in fact the crew, who mutinied when Reinhardt refused to return to Earth, and have since been lobotomized and "reprogrammed" to serve him. Reinhardt literally rules in hell for an eternity over the drones as a Transhumaniod beings.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDj6XtZrxvw&fe… The hell scene at 2:30

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzUJJKDa558 The making of drones at 1:40

    There's Disney for you- letting you know what the plan has been back in 1979 as a sci-fi– just waiting for the technology of today. Ever notice the mantra of new military commercials mentioning it's not Science Fiction.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EHZ6v7DuOE

  11. Syrus says:

    Just one more way technology has overshot our spiritual development. We're like a little kid that just discovered his daddy's handgun.

  12. frank says:

    no, not at all. in star trek it wasn't called "mind meld", which was rather a natural ability of the vulcans. what this here really aims at is the very thing called "hive mind" — or: "borg collective".

  13. futuristic says:

    We should focus on finding a technology that will make everyone not dependent on money, oxygen, food or shelter. No more need for any of that. We would all survive with NOTHING. Now THAT would be a very epic technology.

    Lets find technologies that would allow any person whatsoever to get immunity against all the diseases that exist.

    Also, we need to find technologies that would allow anybody to quickly, instantly move to another planet and live there if they want.

    How about that?

    Instead of this super-robotic-radioactive-nanomachined-cyborg-soldier sh*t.

  14. Freetoday says:

    "I am convinced that He (God) does not play dice." (Albert Einstein)

    Oh, wow!! We will unlock out own minds and live forever. We will be like … gods. Kurzweil is a sick man, but he has a lot of company. Why would we need to interface with a computer? Why do we need to replicate human organs in transplant factories? Do we really need to live forever? Why can't we eat properly? Why does all our food poison us? Why are many of our inventions harmful to us? Are not cell phones purveyors of radiation? Do our vehicles and plan not pollute the atmosphere? The same guys who want us all to own a cell phone want us to have chips in our brains. The fallacy of control is so obvious. God wins, they lose:-)

  15. Fleurdamour says:

    A 'singularity' is a black hole. And we will disappear into one if we go this route. The headline says it all: "Hitler would have loved The Singularity."

  16. Alexandra says:

    We are the Borg….

  17. Muffin says:

    …..this has got to be the freakiest thing I have ever read on your website. Thank you for searching out this information VC.

    "With these implants, entire armies will be able to talk without radios. Orders will leap instantly into soldiers’ heads and commanders’ wishes will become the wishes of their men. Hitler would have loved it."

    …and this is the freakiest sentence in the freakiest post… :P the end is comiiiiiiiing

    • Fleurdamour says:

      And if we have this warm and fuzzy singularity unified consciousness, why would we still have wars? Just who would be fought? Probably the individualistic holdouts.

      • Muffin says:

        ….bible says that christians are gonna be persecuted when the Anti-Christ reigns…..and all these new ideas just make it more and more freakish over whats gonna happen. And since I'm a Christian I get this "uhoh", but in the end God wins :)

  18. Muffin says:

    And intellegiant christians? If I dare to call myself that :) hehe

  19. Muffin says:

    ….on this planet? The way things are now? Noway! Who would want to? :D

  20. Rashi says:

    Yes, this is thoroughly disturbing. Yet, let's not look at it as if Kurzwel's opinions are all that there is. I'm happy to know that while he certainly has supporters, many scientists don't agree that copying our brains onto machines will be enough to reproduce human intelligence, and others find the idea just as alienating as I do. For example, consider this interview with Douglas Hofstadter, a remarkable logician and a cognitive scientist: http://www.americanscientist.org/bookshelf/pub/do
    There will be times when decisions will have to be made but let's not forget that the majorities always have the final word. The internet (yes, this piece of modern technology) has enabled us to spread news and ideas and organize protests, just look at the uproar caused by SOPA, PIPA and, more recently, ACTA. As of the "transhumanist agenda", as you call it, it's not as if the opposite view isn't expressed as often. An examples that comes to mind is The Neon Genesis Evangelion, which deals exactly with that same topic and which I wholeheartedly recommend.

  21. saschi says:

    People are so gonna take this, especially the young generation that is totally obsessed with technology and stuff. I mean somehow it's cool to have things you see in SciFi-films but you can't go beyond your human nature, it's just wrong to implantate a computer into your brain. But the young genereation is prepared for a battle with technology like this, look at all the video games and movies coming out. Police State, Transhumanism, future-stuff…. it's all leading to a special time that is not so far away.

  22. s-zx says:

    muffin i disagree, the freakiest part is :

    "Later in the century, what we condescendingly call ‘artificial’ intelligence might replace us humans just as thoroughly as we humans once replaced all our evolutionary ancestors."

  23. N says:

    The technology is already there but they are just now telling us about it. They will introduce it gradually… but this technology already exists.

  24. SupremePantsman says:

    How about, "As goes war, so, perhaps, goes everything else." This states an unfortunate truth about the nature of power. War is the catalyst for civilization as we know it, it defines our lives in America and in virtually all "civilized" nations. That statement makes possible the following notion that “Later in the century, what we condescendingly call ‘artificial’ intelligence might replace us humans just as thoroughly as we humans once replaced all our evolutionary ancestors.” Through the destruction of old ways, new ways take precedence – as opposed to positive evolution of perspective through honesty and altruism, which leads to change; leaders would prefer to decimate the old to guarantee acceptance of the new.

  25. GumbyFan87 says:

    What is wrong with Transhumanism???

  26. Yosan says:

    @ everybody

    Please all take time to see "Ray" Kurzweil picture on the TIME cover at the start of this article.Its the first picture after which this article starts on VC.He is posing in front of a white building.

    Please check the Cornithian pillars, the Ark like curve at the top of the building, two globes, and the color palette of black and white!It is safe to say that the gentleman was made to pose behind a sacrad building or a building with sacred geometry!

    Ok here is a picture of a lady who went to the ancient 'Burial" grounds in a place called "Mada In Saleh" in Saudia arabia….a Nabatean mortuary, or funerary temple.

    You will see the same arkitepillar structuring to this ancient pagan temple…
    http://miranda-gonzales.blogspot.com/2010/10/mada

    This temple is about 2100 years old….seems as if nothing much has changed over the centuries.

    who is behind mr ray….

    what does that building or its sacred architecture represent.

    This gentleman ray kurzweil is just a puppet for his masters…

    know who is behind him and his statements!

    • anony says:

      The place is actually "Madaain Salih" – "madaain" in Arabic is the plural of "madina" which means town/city/dwelling. This place consisted of the cities of the Thamud people. The Thamud were the descendents of the very arrogant 'Ad tribe. "Salih" is the name of the Prophet of God who warned Thamud to change their evil and oppressive ways and come back to the worship of God. So "Madaain Salih" is simply means the cities of Prophet Salih (peace be upon him).

      You can read a bit about Thamud here: http://www.iqrasense.com/islamic-history/madain-s

      Thamud did not take the warning of their Prophet, so God destroyed them, because frankly, they were too awful to deserve to continue live on earth – they only brought harm and corruption to others. And God, indeed the Best of Plotters, will do exactly the same with the transhuman and other agendas of Satan's gang.

  27. carly says:

    when i was in gradeschool,a nun told us …in the year 2000,we would be able to see the people we are talking to on phones. we thought this was insane because it was 1968!!!! i will never forget that.

  28. loosethoughts says:

    Anyone here played EA's Syndicate yet?

    Prime example of the technology dominating mankind…..

  29. LVB says:

    Great article once again, VC. I especially liked your hilariously accurate description of the global elite lapdogs in mass media:

    "the typical “overwhelmingly-positive-but-with-a-hint-of-obligatory-criticism-to-appear-objective” tone most mainstream news sources use when covering the issue."

    Big LOLz there. :)

    And, to me, the key to the whole thing is that we must all recognize that the same patterns of history keep repeating over and over again – the most important one here is that the ruling elite at any given time in history always have and always will use whatever technology is available to them in order to consolidate their already massive wealth and control over our world's resources – energy, food, water, medical care, transportation – i.e., OUR INDIVIDUAL GOD-GIVEN FREEDOMS AS HUMAN BEINGS.

    Now, they are making it very clear that they want much more than that – not just the wealth and power to enable their own families to live in obscene luxury and arrogance to the detriment of the rest of the human population – no, NOW they want total control over all of our minds, as well.

    There can be no other reason for Transhumanisn than to have a "perfect race" of slaves to serve them, and who are not loyal by choice, but because their individual will has been stolen from them via some technological means of disrupting and reconfiguring our minds…against our will.

    As I said in the "Imma Bee" article here on your site, the wealthy ruling elite founders of Transhumanism and Eugenics openly said that those were their goals – from Huxley to Darwin.

    So, this should come as no surprise to anyone who has done any amount of research about the origins of this Transhumanist Cult. They told us exactly what they were doing and what they wanted to achieve – it has just taken several decades to come this close to realizing their dream. And now, unfortunately for all of us, it is probably very near.

    The biggest tragedy is that so many people will blindly march along with their false promises of this Brave New World of Transhumanism – begging and fighting for their own enslavement, and too naive or stupid to realize that's exactly what it is – until it is too late…for all of us.

    This illustrates the clearest example and definition of the words "Irony" and "Deception" that I have witnessed in my lifetime.

    Advancing technology to benefit mankind by curing horrible diseases, giving sight to the blind, creating cleaner energy sources or simply a better Xbox is all well and good with me.

    But, again, the problem lies in the fact that the sick and twisted minds that are this world's ruling elite are going to be the ones who guide and control what these awesome technologies will be, what they will be used for, who does and does not get replacement eyeballs or kidneys – and weapons we cannot even imagine yet – and who they will be used AGAINST.

    Take an educated guess as to who the victims will be in that future scenario…

    Peace and keep up the good work.

    • Godozo says:

      I've always believed that money was always the side issue for the elites, that they've always lusted after power. The only difference between all of then and now is that the ability to gain absolute power over us is actually within reach. Not sure if they'll mess with my ilk (over forty, could probably be killed off without thought) but the twenty-somethings and below could easily trained to want this powerlessness.

  30. Tink says:

    If this actually happens, God won't allow it.

    • LVB says:

      I believe God has told us in Revelation that it will happen – The Number of the Beast – the system of one world govt, one world religion and no one can buy or sell anything without taking the mark, and swearing allegiance to the Beast.

      I mean, it seems clear that the only way it would be possible to control the entire world and everyone in it would be with radically advanced technology – like we're seeing evolve before our eyes.

      So, you're right both ways really – "if it happened" = it will , and "God will stop it" = yes, He very clearly said that, too.

      But the Beast will have its time of domination before it is destroyed, along with all of those poor souls who choose to betray their Creator and instead worship the Beast seeking lust, power, money, etc.

    • Confused_About_This_ says:

      Hmmm.

      Interesting.

      The question that should arise on everyone's mind in this:

      "Who will control the super computer?"

      Hello? Anyone?

      The Elite.

      It cannot happen today, only because people as early in their early twenties and older probably don't want this type of privacy invading technology.

      The younger generations however….they are specifically being primed and conditioned for this type of matrix stuff.

      I feel bad for all those babies born today.

  31. The transhumanists (an Archontic concept fully described in the Nag Hamaadi texts) are so afraid of dying they have never lived.

  32. anony says:

    “overwhelmingly-positive-but-with-a-hint-of-obligatory-criticism-to-appear-objective”…

    VERY well said!!

  33. Syrus says:

    Actually, humans are inevitably destined to evolve into what our recent ancestors would call "super-humans". As we move into a zone of more highly-charged energy in the galaxy, the opportunity presents itself for us to evolve. Because the universe is maintained by a benevolent super-consciousness, if you become a more loving, open person by activating fully your heart center (the green ray), you may graduate to a higher plane of existence at this point in time. All that is required of you is to be slightly more "service-to-others" oriented in your behavior. Basically, choose to be a good person. Or! You could be a complete monster and if you're horrendous enough, you'll "ascend" to a higher plane of existence too, which is basically like hell but for black magicians only. You'd have to be as close to 100% "self-service" oriented to stand a chance getting into "4-D Negative."

    Now there's something called "the Law of Confusion" in effect. Meaning, there's no way to prove to you conclusively that this is factual, (although it's better-supported than you'd expect!) so the choice is naturally yours. But this fantasy of transhuman singularity is never going to happen. You know those mythological grey ET creatures that preform horrific human experiments and leave messed up corpses in South America and so on? They're humans who have screwed up their genetics so bad trying to become immortal that they've suffered from that cloning dilemma. In other words, you can only make copies of copies for so long, and because they're emotionless, they're incapable of loving themselves enough to heal. Or so I've heard. Basically though, what these Nazi pinheads are discussing quite feverishly is a pipe dream. You can't cheat death. Even on a higher plane you'd still eventually get spread thin enough to voluntarily die. No biggie. Reincarnation is cheap. It's not worth the nasty karma you get from human sacrifice.

    • EthericSouloftheAbys says:

      I too believe the Universe, perhaps the Multiverse is maintained or was created by a collective consciousness of every conscious item in existence, from plants to insects, to bacteria, to animals to people to the earth, basically anything with the ability to respond to stimuli and reproduce which is basically what consciousness is. I am assuming you seen the documentary's The Esoteric Agenda and its predecessor film Kymatica. If not I'd like to know where you gained your insight from. I have never met another person who necessarily believes that the so called, "God" or what I like to refer to as the maintaining entity is a super-consciousness or collective consciousness made up of every conscious thing in existence like I do. Also where did you gain you insight on the "little Grey ET's" about them being humans who screwed up their own genetics through tinkering that they created a cloning dilemma where they have no emotion. I'd like to read up on some of the idea's you have. Interestngly enough you also know about Earth passing through the photon belt as do I. We could have interesting conversations. Plz email me with your insights in which I was pondering…

      Americanfreedomjuly4th@yahoo.com

  34. gnome says:

    Singularity can also mean: the state, fact, quality, or condition of being singular : he believed in the singularity of all cultures

    If the culture is Luciferian it could imply being singular (separate) from God, as this seems to be their main ambition.

    Unfortunately to do this, they have to take us all with them and replacing our minds with tin toys is a pretty infallible plan : )

  35. Dan Mike says:

    Hi,

    This reminds me of the movie, 'In Time' starring Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried and Cilian Murphy. It's about a future where humans are engineered to stop aging at 25 and then have to 'buy time' or 'life', where the monetary system is based on 'time' too. The 'time' anyone has is imprinted in neon green onto his or her arms and the clock starts ticking at age 25. In fact, paying for a bus ride or good from stores all use 'time', so the entire economy is based on 'human life time'.

    So every day, the 'workers' in the 'ghetto areas' are forced to work to 'buy more time' to allow them to live another day or two. Wages are paid every day in 'time' which if it runs out, the person will get an instant heart-attack when their time runs out to 0.

    Kind of giving the phrase 'living day to day' a whole new meaning … :/

    In the movie, it is made known that this 'human life time' currency is used to curb OVERPOPULATION. Sounds familiar?

    Interestingly, the movie also portrays an Elite group and society, living in a city called New Greenwich who has thousands and even millions of years worth of time on them, as compared to the ghetto workers who only have hours or days only … so the Elites are nearly immortal …

    All this push for trans-humanism can only lead to one thing … POPULATION CONTROL.

    Check out the movie, and do a review on it, VC! :)

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1637688/

  36. Ken says:

    People, get a clue. It's all already done. Was rolled out 10 years ago.

  37. Ken says:

    Stupid thing left out the website.
    http://www.dataasylum.com

  38. YT Channel-TheGatewa says:

    'Carbon and silicon-based intelligence will merge to form a single global consciousness.'

    I love thinking about how the world will be so much different when Christ (pbuh) comes back and makes everything right.All those years of satanic planning ruined with the return of The Messiah lol how must they feel

  39. echo says:

    reminds me a lot of the 'one brain' army in Dollhouse… definitely worth a look if you haven't seen it..

  40. all minds in one "Computer"?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! what if that computer crashes?….

  41. cheekybastard says:

    honestly i dont care if they use it among the elite

    what bothers me is that they are making decision for every human being in this world

    i dont know who these people think they are? God? Seriously even if is for the common good this is gonna backfire on his ass !

    • Ms. Smith says:

      One of the problems is that he doesn't believe in God so he thinks he can do whatever comes to his sick mind.

  42. ramicio says:

    Sorry, but eyeglasses and hearing aids are not even comparable to transhumanism. Corrective lenses re-focus light because the shape of the eye changes. A hearing aid amplifies sound. Neither of those things interface with the body or mind.

  43. Fleurdamour says:

    For anyone who doesn't think there is anything wrong with transhumanism, digital body implants, etc. I recommend you read this book:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woman_on_the_Edge_of

    It's a strange science fiction novel about how some Illuminati-type psychiatrists implant mental patients in NYC (some of whom are actually mentally ill and some of whom are just poor and powerless) with devices that allow the doctors to stimulate their brains electrically and control them. The shrinks behave monstrously, playing with one woman like a puppet and discarding her like a broken toy when they tire of their new game. The protagonist describes what the implant feels like, and it should not be wished on anyone. I think someone pushing an agenda to merge humans with machines when cellphone service isn't even perfected yet is someone to be wary of. Even if all Kurzweil has is a capitalist agenda and not a mind-control one, that's bad enough, look at health insurance in the US and how decisions are made to let patients die because it would cost the insurance company too much profit to help them. And do you REALLY want to hear other people's thoughts all the time? Introduce one neurotic or psychotic mental pattern into the network and you've got the makings of an epic disaster.

  44. Confused_About_This_ says:

    Ray Kurzweil, that's Jewish right?

    It all makes sense now.

    Zionist.

  45. EyesWideOpen says:

    THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN BECAUSE GOD WON'T ALLOW IT. TIME WILL TELL. YOU'LL SEE.

  46. Mrs M says:

    I just listened to Mike Hoggard discuss human DNA in relation to the temple of God, amazing! If people would only realize you can't get much better than that they'd put away such foolish ideas.

    ps. it's under watchmanvideobroadcastdotcom

  47. Cinrad says:

    Does anyone else remember the Dr. Who edpisode about the Cybermen? This is exactly what happens. The cybermen are not aliens as every other Dr. Who villain is, they are human brains which have been fused with robot bodies, and this was created by a man. The Dr. defeats them by sending them all to "the void" between two parallel universes, but he actually calls it "hell".

  48. lilly says:

    Would it not be more efficient to construct robots that function independently instead of inserting microchips into the human brain?

  49. jujube says:

    Personally, Transhumanism, in merging computers with our brains reminds me less of a vulcan mind meld and more like the BORG hive mind! ;P I mean that seriously, I used to watch a lot of Star Trek in the past (not anymore), but I think if or when this happens, it would be much more akin to the borg sadly, which is precisely why I'm against!

  50. Kristina says:

    Has anyone ever wondered what is past the "top" of the pyramid?

    Have you ever asked yourself WHY are they doing this?

    Money? They have plenty of it, and plenty of resources to keep it flowing in…

    Power? They've got plenty of that too, power of law creation, power over food, power over media, power of the sheepie…

    Control? As mentioned above, the sheepie are perfectly under control. And us free thinkers? What will one or two damage in terms of their money and power?

    WHY do they want a totally enslaved earth? WHY would they want human beings all slaves? They already have all the power, money, and control they want. And no, its not because they're drunk off of it and just want more…

    THERE IS A REASON, AND THE GOVERNMENT/ELITE ITSELF IS STARTING TO GET SCARED AND STALL BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT SURE IF THEY'RE THE ONES THAT ARE GETTING FOOLED ALONG WITH THE REST OF US!

    This goes beyond Earth.

    There is a reason for the alien agenda.

    There is a reason for MK Ultra.

    There is a reason for the secrecy and denial.

    There is a reason for the agenda.

    There is a reason for total control, beyond egomaniac human desires.

    Do research, people. Dig even deeper. READ, READ, READ!!!! Keep asking WHY and you will be blown away at the knowledge and information that your soul will lead you to.

    • drewe says:

      Why don't you just tell us the reason to put us out of our misery? Why then?

      • ShadesofWisdom says:

        Because just like vigilant, she's not going to give us all the answers on a platter, in fact, when you say those kinds of things, it makes you sound a lot like a sheep…

        The answers you find yourself are ALWAYS more appreciate than the ones handed t you on a platter!

        I know this from a lot of personal experience. And VC has a GREAt section called "Educate yourself" when many many resources to start with! :D

  51. Yosan says:

    Man only can only think or interrelate thoughts, from something,some input that has already been put into his mind.When I look back at my past,I only see the images, the visions of a time , that once was , but now is only a dream.

    When I look at the violence, sanitized morality, rubber glove touch,the kill/death ratios of modern videogames, botox filled haggards selling plastic happiness ,the apocalyptic scenarios constantly bombarded via media into my mind….I can only think within this carefully crafted reality tunnel.Atleast I have the intellectual defense mechanisms to know what is good and bad , or above all what is relative….how can a kid with braces and faint facial hair know where all this programming is eventually leading him.

    Why is it that man, even though enlightened, always resolved down to blood, guts, gore and died brutal deaths for things that were illusions and nothing more.The wars of yesteryears look like cruel jokes to me!

    I had a moment of silence some time back in Arlington cemetery.

    The silent graves of thousands of young men, cut down at their prime….and the watchtower, the priapic phallus of Washington memorial standing up admist them.The necropolis of Baal…where thousands of innocently ignorant men sleep …the eternal sleep!

    The real evil of this world is ignorance!

    Pity the fool, who walks to his death with a smile on his face!

    Pity the man, who thinks without knowing !

  52. Yosan says:

    "The fascism of tommorow , will not come in military uniforms and boots , but in jeans, sneakers and smiley T shirts"

    George Carlin

    I happen to know some of the new generation….

    Their entire reality tunnel consists in death streaks, kill death ratios, noobs, campers, headshots,recoil profile of weapons,magazine capacities,malee attacks,silent strikes..

    They sit in front of large LCD screens (the higher the screen resolution, the more penetrative the propaganda ) and play these games hours and hours on stretch.

    The fabric of these games is based on the incentive principle…get these many kills to unlock this attribute or this weapon enhancement.The blast dynamics, the motions of fallen soldiers are so accurately portrayed and the simulation of death is so real,it gets to you.

    Run and kill……run and kill!

    Nicholas Naseem , the most intelligent man of our times (black swan,fooled by randomness and the bed of procrustes) says

    "the opposite of bravey is not cowardice, it's technology"

    What kind of humans will emerge from this labryinth ?

    ADHD, trigger happy, eternal teenagers….with no religion, no empathy,no deep understanding..

    A bunch of hollow button pushers, waiting for the next dopamine rush!

    "head shot…….owned!"Generation

    Imagine what this ignoramus will do to you, when you say "no!".

  53. trez says:

    well at least if our minds are all hooked up to one super computer,the illuminati can constantly project a gigantic eye onto the fake sky for us to see always,to show us how much they care about us mere mortals and how thankful they are to us for faithfully playing our paradoxical role of atlas,being both slave and sustainer of The System!and when we do see it,most of us will probably go: omg!that is so cool!i love the eye colour,kinda reminds me of those cool pics i've seen where gaga covers one eye!

  54. This is all the result of man trying to be God without God… sad, but it will continue until the Anti-Christ is destroyed by Jesus Christ Himself

  55. Crystal says:

    The "Turn Me On" by Nikki Minaj and David Guetta would be a great accessory to this article on transhumanism. The video shows self replicating human android tissue. I would love to know what VC has to say about this video. Also interesting about Nikki Minaj is her confessed alter egos : Nikki Minaj, Onnika and a little boy named Roman Polanski live within her and were created during her traumatic childhood. (Wikipedia)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVw7eJ0vGfM

  56. Incidentally I've noticed in the show 'The Big Bang Theory', Transhumanism is being pushed through the main character of Sheldon who is supposed to be a genius and continually talks about the day he looks forward to being merged with robots…

  57. Alex says:

    I think there is a difference between adding extra technology to the human brain (meaning the brain isstill there) and replacing the brain completely (which is osmething the Elite want).

    A wise man once said that:

    "the entire world is built on slavery. Slavery of the Machines. The only way for mankind to survive in the face of advanced AI and physically powerful machines is to become again superior, both mentally and physically, to machines."

    Now, personally, i would prefer it if we perfected nanotechnology and did this type of thing. There would be many benefits.

    1) Nanomachines could work with the immune system, making disease, poisens and the like totally ineffectual as whatever the natural immune system couldnt handle, the nanobots could.

    2) Nanomachines could enhance the muscles in the human body to be stronger than the strongest hydraulic system and more durable than the strongest metal. The same goes for our organs. Bulletproof/fireproof skin, and organs that are immune (mostly) to damage and can work at 100% efficiency and never have to worry about damage of any kind or degredation of performance due to constant maintenance by nanobots.

    3) Using nano-scale quantum (supercomputers) computers and nano-data storage devices and putting millions in the human brain, interlaced and working with instead of taking over, would bring massive benefits to us. A race of immense knowledge. No more misunderstanding, no more forgetfulness, able to remember every happy memory permanently and an end to mental illness. Everyone would be able to do whatever job they wanted, able to hold proper discussions instead of people coming into conflict with each other.

    The magic is that the nanobots (and computers/storage devices)could be made out of our very cells – bio-nano-machines – which would mean it wouldnt really be man and machine, but just adding to an already complex natural machine (the human body). The only machines would be the ones making bio-nano-machines out of stem cells produced at the base of the spine, all others would be cell based 'machines' similar to other cells in the human body.

    Where i start to disagree with most transhumanists is the use of transmitters/recievers and other 'mind-reading' technology. It is not needed. we have perfectly capable voices and for everything else theres mobile phones/landlines/satellite phones etc. I also dont really like the idea of the'augmented reality' technology, unless it was for gaming in which case OK.

  58. Ralee says:

    i cant believe this! I just posted a discussion in my online computer class about this guy. our teacher gave us the links to many of his lectures and throughout all of his giant words and intertwined theories I came up with the same conclusion, that he and the Singularity University were promoting Transhumanism, and the "building" of these perfect people. He had said that these creations can sit under water for hours, and run/job for hours without even breathing…

    He did mention the fact that it was backed by NASA and GOOGLE, and i contributed that to my post as well. With the idea that he mentioned the two groups because people would be able to relate to them, and be less likely to question the idea.

  59. This is where I part ways with VC and apparently most of the readers of this sight.

    It is a profound and egregious intellectual error to confuse INTENTION with CAPABILITY.

    Examples:

    "The Iranian regime wants to build a nuclear bomb. Therefore, they must already possess nuclear first strike capability that is an existential threat to the existence of the United States."

    Obviously, the Iranians do NOT have 1) nuclear warheads that can fit on a missile; 2) missiles that can reach anywhere near the United States. Do the Iranians want to build a nuclear bomb? I'm sure they do – who WOULDN'T considering having nuclear weapons makes you immune to American invasion. Desire, however, does NOT equal ability.

    "The Internet can be used to monitor and track you. Also, computer viruses can destroy your computer. Therefore, the Internet is a threat to computer users everywhere and everyone should just stay way from it."

    Do nefarious elements of the government and corporate elite wish to track everything we do? Sure. There are plenty of measures you can take to ensure this doesn't happen, however. Stay off of social media websites, delete cookies, block tracking programs (there are 2 ad networks and 4 companies on VigiilantCitizen.com trying to track me by the way, all blocked – how's that for hypocrisy?), use pseudonyms, use a VPN with packet encryption, etc. the list goes on.

    As for viruses – use a firewall, use anti-virus, don't click email attachments.

    Once again to confuse criminal or government intent with capability is a grave error. You can try to shut yourself off from the Internet, but you lose access to direct communication, productivity enhancing programs, and websites like this one (that have loads of valuable information in spite of the militantly Luddite attitude in some articles like this one).

    "Some criminals use guns to commit crimes. Therefore, guns are too dangerous for citizens to possess, and only the government should be allowed to have guns."

    I think most people can see what's wrong with this one by now. Even if you do hate guns, surely you can recognize that without anyone to "watch the watchers" so to speak, society is defenseless if absolute tyranny hijacks the state apparatus. Some, such as myself, would even argue the state itself is evil by nature and cannot ever be trusted.

    Here is where I come to my final point that ties all of this together: assuming for the sake of argument that trans-humanism and the general progress of computer technology is PURELY EVIL and must be stopped in order for humanity to survive, then WHAT is anyone's plan around here to stop it? WHAT solution do any of you have, except to supplant the New World Order's attempt at global governance with an even more powerful and absolute tyranny? There is simply no other way to stop the inevitable advancement of biotechnology and computer technology, along with the merger between these two disciplines, except to physically stop every human on Earth from doing any further research on these subjects. This necessarily involves absolute gun control and a world police that invade every individual's private property in order to ensure that no rogue technological development takes place.

    The bottom line is this, there will always be bad actors in the world that try to do terrible things to us, as we have discovered with nuclear proliferation, computer technology and the Internet itself. However, it is not at all productive to simply bury our heads in the sand, or worse yet, attempt to violently constrain our fellow human in a vain effort to prevent progress into the future. On the other hand it is productive, and I would argue, absolutely necessary to accept future trends and make the best effort possible to shape these trends in a benign, if not helpful direction for humanity.

  60. Grrrl says:

    Can we even be sure that Ray Kurzweil isn't an android himself?

    What's in a name?

    Kurzweil – Last name origin & meaning:

    German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a joker, from German Kurzweil ‘pastime’, ‘amusement’, ‘entertainment’, a compound of kurz ‘short’ + Weile ‘while’, ‘short time’.

    And of course, Ray is referring to the sun.

  61. I wanna feel the hea says:

    Memorable quotes for

    Looker (1981)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082677/quotes [imdb.com]

    "John Reston: Television can control public opinion more effectively than armies of secret police, because television is entirely voluntary. The American government forces our children to attend school, but nobody forces them to watch T.V. Americans of all ages *submit* to television. Television is the American ideal. Persuasion without coercion. Nobody makes us watch. Who could have predicted that a *free* people would voluntarily spend one fifth of their lives sitting in front of a *box* with pictures? Fifteen years sitting in prison is punishment. But 15 years sitting in front of a television set is entertainment. And the average American now spends more than one and a half years of his life just watching television commercials. Fifty minutes, every day of his life, watching commercials. Now, that's power. "

    "The United States has it's own propaganda, but it's very effective because people don't realize that it's propaganda. And it's subtle, but it's actually a much stronger propaganda machine than the Nazis had but it's funded in a different way. With the Nazis it was funded by the government, but in the United States, it's funded by corporations and corporations they only want things to happen that will make people want to buy stuff. So whatever that is, then that is considered okay and good, but that doesn't necessarily mean it really serves people's thinking – it can stupify and make not very good things happen."

    – Crispin Glover: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000417/bio [imdb.com]

    "It's only logical to assume that conspiracies are everywhere, because that's what people do. They conspire. If you can't get the message, get the man.'' — Mel Gibson (from an interview)

    "We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." — William Casey, CIA Director

    George Carlin:

    "The real owners are the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians, they're an irrelevancy. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don't. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They've long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the statehouses, the city halls. They've got the judges in their back pockets. And they own all the big media companies, so that they control just about all of the news and information you hear. They've got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want; they want more for themselves and less for everybody else.

    But I'll tell you what they don't want. They don't want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don't want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking. They're not interested in that. That doesn't help them. That's against their interests. They don't want people who are smart enough to sit around the kitchen table and figure out how badly they're getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago.

    You know what they want? Obedient workers people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork but just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, reduced benefits, the end of overtime and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it. And, now, they're coming for your Social Security. They want your fucking retirement money. They want it back, so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street. And you know something? They'll get it. They'll get it all, sooner or later, because they own this fucking place. It's a big club, and you ain't in it. You and I are not in the big club.

    This country is finished."

    We now return you Americans to your media, corporate, government sponsored and controlled (rigged) elections..

    Most of you are all so asleep it's time you woke up!

  62. Ted says:

    "15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. (Revelation 13)

    While we are not given all the specifics as to how it shall happen, the Bible states that in the end times, the False Prophet, the religious figure who will lead the world in worshiping the Antichrist and Satan, will help construct an “image” of the Antichrist for worship. In the Old Testament, the word “image” is use repeatedly to describe statues of pagan gods. And through clearly supernatural means, this image will be given life. It is going to be actual artificial intelligence. Unfortunately for those alive at this time, all people will be required to worship the image of the Beast under penalty of death. It will be another part of the Antichrist’s plan to bring the entire world into full satanic worship.

    If that does not seem possible, remember that the Bible stands on its prophecy as its evidence. There were over 100 Old Testament prophecies, written centuries before Jesus Christ, that were fulfilled by his birth, life, death and resurrection. And also know that science is racing towards giving life to an “image” already. As the following video can attest. With all of the talk of the “singularity” – the time when man and machine can become fully integrated and a computer can actually become a part of the human body and mind, it seems that what the Bible predicted 2,000 years ago is becoming more of a reality. The robot in this video can not only speak and respond to questions, it has a “personality” and understands concepts like sarcasm and humor."

    http://beginningandend.com/frighteningly-real-ai-

  63. Marko L says:

    Has anybody seen this recent music video by the band Living Things that is straight on the idea of " Singularity" shot by famed music video director Floria Sigismondi ( Katy Perry, Marilyn Manson, White Stripes)..A man has sex with his car

    http://vimeo.com/31810947

  64. Masonicon says:

    the main reason I go after things like god and Supernatural things is: it can be perfect alternative for merging between Man and Machine

  65. FTS says:

    WATCH 'PSYCHIATRY: AN INDUSTRY OF DEATH'.

    Wow!

  66. S.G. says:

    A few things came to mind:

    1. They want us to all be robot zombies – programmed without conscience and broken spirits robbed of our souls. No mercy No love No sympathy No empathy No morals

    2. The DeadMau5 performance @ the Grammys:

    a. The audience was eating that shit up like it was the best poison they ever drank.

    b. The lyrics to the song are so blatant – and I think the "And it's over — How does it feel now?" Where you see the full W was a jab at Whitney Houston being sacrificed as I believe she was. (Look at the digital image–reptile eyes) That's when you see the full W of the DJ booth.

    c. DeadMau5's name made me think of what his name actually means. All I can come up with is a play on words. A computer mouse is a controlled object. OR Pests that need to be EXTERMINATED (Exterminator movies much?) Who are these rodents? Human beings? Exterminated by who and how? All the X'd out eyes on the mouse heads was disturbing to me – NOT cool.

    3. Blatant shameless promotion of "Artificial Intelligence". You're right — it does sound less threatening actually not threatening at all because I was always led to believe it has to do with getting computers to think like humans and not the other way around. They want to program us.

    Food for thought:

    In computer networking, master/slave is a model for a communication protocol in which one device or process (known as the master) controls one or more other devices or processes (known as slaves). Once the master/slave relationship is established, the direction of control is always from the master to the slave(s). The County of Los Angeles, saying the term master/slave may be offensive to some of its residents, has asked equipment manufacturers not to use the term. Some manufacturers prefer the term primary/secondary.

    Other communication protocol models include the client/server model, in which a server program responds to requests from a client program, and the peer-to-peer model, in which either of the two devices involved can initiate a communication session.

    Taken from:
    http://www.searchnetworking.techtarget.com/defini

    I don't know about anyone else but this is pretty much the objective. Before you know it human hearts will be equipped with Energizer Lithium batteries…or did that pass me by already?

  67. Commenter says:

    They try so hard to reach their goal: enslave the humanity and live forever. But anyway, no matter what they will still lose. They are not gods. The elite is trying to be, but they are simply not. All of us are just human beings and so are they. In the end everything evil fails. If not by itself, then with God's help.

  68. casey says:

    Google is seriously the worst company of all time. They literally want to control everything you do on the internet. Do some research and stop using google and other google-related entities altogether, or at least not as much. I know it's hard, but really google is pretty much big brother in the 1984 sense…always watchin' ya!

    • Matthew says:

      And to use what? They are watching us everywhere with all sorts of means. We can't get away from them now, can we?

  69. DValentine says:

    Why not train your own mind powers and find out its limits without computers? And believe me, there are mind powers… Which sticking a computer up in there is going to mess up believe it or not, silly Scientists, never looking for the obvious. Or is that too boring?

  70. Fred says:

    "Google is seriously the worst company of all time. They literally want to control everything you do on the internet. Do some research and stop using google and other google-related entities altogether, or at least not as much. I know it’s hard, but really google is pretty much big brother in the 1984 sense…always watchin’ ya!"

    Drugs are bad, mmmmmmkay?

    Every service Google offers is an open ended choice for you to use.

    Are you forced to use Google's search engine? No.

    Are you forced to use Google's e-mail? No.

    Are you forced to use Google's Chrome? No.

    Are you foced to use Google's ChromeOS? No.

    And so it goes with their other products.

    Google is not The Catholic Church in the dark ages giving people over to local authorities so they can burn them as heretics. The army of paid shills and clueless users both stomping around on the internet crying "Dead Man Walking!" over Google's actions are disgusting and without cause. If you know anything about software and hardware and how easily they both can be manipulated on any OS through poisoned hardware/software/other vectors you'd know privacy is DEAD.

    ALL electronic devices are easily POISONED by the right organizations/individuals.

    When you shuffle into a store selling computers, what Operating System is pre-loaded on the majority of consumer computers?

    Microsoft Windows.

    Are you forced to use Microsoft Windows?

    No, but if you're not intelligent enough to request a Windows refund, install your own OS after formatting the drive, or buy from a vendor offering other pre-loaded OS options, how many choices are you offered?

    Report back to us after you've visited ten stores selling computers, ask them what Operating Systems are pre-loaded on the desktops and laptops.

    I'm telling you right now, the answer will be 99 – 100% Microsoft Windows.

    You can search on the web and read about the lawsuit(s) and the "OEM deals" throughout history with Windows. For most people walking into a store, programmed to believe Windows IS the PC

    (I'm a PC (Windows) I'm a Mac (MAC OS X) is an example of more media programming to drill it into your head that a PC must equal Windows)

    (And what of the other commercials where they say "I'm a PC!" and what Operating System are they pimping?)

    and the IE icon IS the internet, where is the choice? How many of these people know how to install another OS?

    How do most Microsoft Windows installation CD-ROMs treat your hard drive when you install it? Most versions TAKE OVER the drive and the MBR, never offering you a CHOICE to install any other OS except Microsoft Windows! Where is the choice in this? If you install another OS along side it and decide to reinstall most versions of Windows, what happens to the MBR? That's correct, Windows OVERWRITES IT, killing your dual boot option until you manually restore it after digging through documentation, or giving up and re-installing your other OS in tandem.

    For many. many years, Windows only included IE as the default browser. In some countries like America, it may still be true that IE is the only preloaded browser option, I don't know) It has been called a free offering from Microsoft, yet it's pre-loaded and closed source, meaning you have to run it in Windows (or maybe Mac OS X) or try your hand at emulating it on Linux through WINE.

    Tell me how many choices of Operating Systems pre-loaded on computers you have out in the stores apart from Windows. You can try looking on-line, but most on-line corporate websites which offer alternative OSs BURY the alternative OS in difficult to find pages, or don't offer them at all on a pre-loaded system.

    How many document formats or media forums in the history of Windows have been required to or MUST STILL be opened on a Microsoft Windows machine?

    How many times have you heard someone tell you they NEED Microsoft Office? Why? Because of locked-in document formats.

    Instead, they should use Open Office which is free, but Microsoft Windows doesn't offer you this choice, YOU have to look around outside of the OS and find this for yourself.

    What about gaming? What choice do you have on computers? DirectX (which is the beast behind most media/gaming on your Windows system) is proprietary and works on Windows. You can go to the console market and choose something apart from Microsoft, but a majority chooses XBOXES, again, another Microsoft offering!

    And in regards to privacy, have you read the privacy agreement on XBOXES with Kinect? Are you aware you may be recorded in some form and if you do something naughty in front of it it could possibly be used against you? Where is the freedom and choice in THAT? None. Is Google watching you like this on a console in your living room or bedroom? If so, how?

    You have the choice through free will to avoid Google, Microsoft, or any other corporate product unless they are a monopoly (wasn't Microsoft convicted of being a monopoly in the past?) like your local energy, gas, water, and possibly even your trash companies are. If you try going without those, expect drummed up curiosity about you and your family, and maybe even strict enforcement of some obscure laws to draw you back in to the monopolies' game of providing you energy, gas, water…

    Don't like cookies or your browser touching Google or Microsoft's sites? Add them to your hosts file. You can search on how to create and use a hosts file on the web, some block all of Google's servers, or most by default, and you are free to opt out again in this manner. Spybot is a free, but proprietary, software product for Windows which offers a simple one click hosts file replacement with their block list if doing it yourself is too mentally challenging.

    Are you intelligent enough to use solutions like SSH, VPNs, Tor, or other privacy options to avoid profiling and zombie cookies? Let's hope so, because Google isn't the only one tracking you, and if you're using Microsoft's proprietary software, you are playing in their sandbox. Do you know what each new update contains? No, you cannot see what it is beyond WHAT THEY TELL YOU IT IS/DOES. You cannot verify the source code, you cannot verify what Windows may be doing right now behind your back.

    I would argue there are more people in the world being watched by Microsoft and their offerings than Google. A majority of people use Windows and Microsoft software, almost all of which is closed source, and then there are those who dance naked in front of their Kinect XBOXES while Microsoft may be having a perpetual laugh at you, or maybe you are using cannabis to treat a medical condition while you use Kinect… Oops? Is that a knock at the door?

    Do you mute commercials on TV or do you consume them? How about in-show product placements in movies and sitcoms? Do you close your eyes before they are presented because you are psychic and know when they'll begin and end?

    From the time you wake up in the morning until the time your head hits the pillow, you, I, and most of us in the modern world, (stupid enough to continue living within it and not separating ourselves away from all of the noise) are bombarded with advertisements in some form or another.

    The beef shouldn't be with privacy as much as it should be with sanity. We could all get together and say, "No! We will no longer tolerate advertising in our cities!" and "No! We will no longer tolerate advertising on our televisions!" and if people worked together and supported one another through boycotting, the ads would CEASE. But humans are scattered on purpose and divided against each other to keep us apart and a willing audience to whatever SEED they wish to PLANT in our HEADS, every day, every week, every month, every year.

    Google is not the worst company of all time, this sounds like crack head speak.

    Google forces NOTHING at or on you. Google gives you the OPTION of using their services and if you need any more hand holding on the subject, perhaps you should consider a lobotomy. I hear they're still offered in some parts of the world and you'd probably be able to enjoy your Microsoft products more after having had the procedure.

    Caution: I am not a doctor or lawyer, I am not suggesting medical advice nor legal advice, the mention of lobotomy and any related procedure is satire, a joke, ha ha.

    Do you want to break free of corporations and tracking?

    Try Linux for an Operating System, and choose what web services you use wisely, reading every TOS and privacy policy.

    (IMO Windows was built with the sole purpose of tracking, try examining it with freeware forensics tools, the traces of your movements on the system are EVERYWHERE and then some!)

    As for myself, I will use Google's FREE services when I CHOOSE to, because I have the CHOICE and they offer some QUALITY free software.

    There is no reason to whine about Google now that I've educated you on your errors. Corporations usually exist to shove products down your throat and take your money in trade, welcome to Capitalism 101. Put down your books of fiction and step into the real world, buddy.

    YOU can BLOCK all Google related advertising everywhere with some simple research, and CHOOSE not to use their software.

    Until the day comes if/when Google starts implanting people with devices to relay advertisements internally (like V2K mil tech or super tech contact lenses) or externally, you have no basis in reality for making such a statement.

  71. your computers are a says:

    "but do you know how to check and is there any point checking when we already know NSA/KGB, etc etc have the globe encircled with satellites?"

    try lining your windows with tinfoil and check it after a few months. You'll discover straight LINES and DOTS (tiny peep holes). This is with the tinfoil on the inside of the windows' surface, in-house/apartment. What causes this?

    I believe most, if not all consumer computers and devices are, if not monitored, swept and mirrored by big bro using satellite technology.

    One anonymous poster to pastebin, claiming to be representitive of Mossad, fired a shot across the bow of Anonymous and other hackers by saying, paraphrased, "All of your hard drives are mirrored in (locations A,B,C as I forget which countries were mentioned) certain places on Earth anyway.

    I find this to be true, I've used Microsoft's SysInternals programs to monitor processes and discovered my drives being swept, a chat program running I never installed and could find no trace of, files where they had the most interest were mp3 and graphics files, but they scraped the whole drive, and an iso creator/mirroring utility was running.

    You only make it easier for them if you willingly install video streaming programs (VLC) with command line counterparts, music programs with command line counterparts, Office programs, which I noticed PDF files were being made in the background, and all of this activity was happening when I was monitoring a computer isolated from any wired/wireless/LAN network(s).

    Google: Subversion Hack archive for a glimpse into this mysterious activity

    It's all about the waves.

  72. lee land says:

    I did not read one sentence about the potential risk associated with this freak show technology. What if there is a EMP? Cancer risks? Emotional risks? Sounds like these people want us to become like the "Necromongers" from the movie "The Chronicles of Riddick"

    Not to mention all the other crisis that face humanity right this moment, this sounds like a bad, bad concept all the way around. There is already too much power in too few hands. This technology will consolidate that further.

  73. Human Forever says:

    This " Transhumanism " is Sinister and Un Acceptable

    Frankenstein should be a Strong Enough Warning about Scientists doing what they Like

  74. ein Mennch says:

    Of course, embodiment of all evil is protrayed again as demonic nazis and Hitler, despite the fact, that transhumanism benefits only hardcore zionist jews, like Kurzweil and all the other jewish power figures in front and behind the scenes. Britain and especially City of London is one of the main centres of Rotchild/Windsor zionist world empire, wich Alex Jones and other jew-controlled shills want to hide at any cost, british press is especially keen to report about wonders of new techocratic utopia.

  75. Mr.Dodger says:

    They can try all they want, but our HEAVENLY FATHER YAHUA = YAHWEH, won't allow it ? “But you, Daniel, keep this prophecy a secret; seal up the book until the time of the end. Many will rush here and there, and knowledge will increase.” Daniel 12:4 (NLT) “Why do the nations rage? Why do the people waste their time with futile plans? The kings of the earth prepare for battle; the rulers plot together against the Lord and against His Anointed One. ‘Let us break their chains,’ they cry. ‘And free ourselves from this slavery.’ But the one who rules in heaven laughs. The Lord scoffs at them.” Psalm 2:1-4 (NLT) “Scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires. They will say, ‘What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created.’” 2 Peter 3:3-4 (NLT) “But people who aren’t spiritual can’t receive these truths from God’s Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can’t understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means.” 1 Corinthians 2:14 (NLT)