The National Intelligence Council Predicts a Very Transhuman Future by 2030

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A soldier testing an exoskeleton prototype

A soldier testing an exoskeleton prototype

The National Intelligence Council is a high-level agency best known for producing National Intelligence Estimates – forecasts predicting future trends and issues of the next fifteen years. These extensive reports are produced every election year and are directly delivered to the  incoming President between Election Day and Inauguration Day. The latest NIC report released on December 2012 is called Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds (read it here) and discusses several issues such as the decline of the role of the United States as a global policeman and the rise of non-state actors in world politics. It also mentions another key issue: A fast-paced race towards transhumanism.

“Human Augmentation” is indeed considered a key issue in the next 15 years as new technologies will allow all kinds of modifications “ranging from implants and prosthetics to powered exoskeletons, human augmentation enhancing innate human abilities”. These augmentations would be used on soldiers, workers and anyone that can afford them, giving them “super-human” powers and capabilities, whether it be on a physical or a mental level.

Some might say: “That sounds cool VC, what is wrong with that? Why do you always say that it is wrong”. I personally never described transhumanism as being “right” or “wrong”, I don’t make these kinds of judgement calls. I however do have facts about the issue. First, transhumanism is undeniably being actively pushed by mass media and promoted as something that is necessary and inevitable in the future; Second, it is a logical continuation of the Luciferian philosophy held by the world elite where godhood and immortality is meant to be achieved by humans by their own means. In fact, Max More, a leading transhumanist philosopher considers himself as a “Luciferian”.

“The Devil—Lucifer—is a force for good (where I define ‘good’ simply as that which I value, not wanting to imply any universal validity or necessity to the orientation). ‘Lucifer’ means ‘light-bringer’ and this should begin to clue us in to his symbolic importance. The story is that God threw Lucifer out of Heaven because Lucifer had started to question God and was spreading dissension among the angels. We must remember that this story is told from the point of view of the Godists (if I may coin a term) and not from that of the Luciferians (I will use this term to distinguish us from the official Satanists with whom I have fundamental differences). The truth may just as easily be that Lucifer resigned from heaven.
– Max More, “In Praise of the Devil”.

Lastly, due to the prohibitive cost of “human augmentation”, transhumanism will only be available to the richest and most powerful people and the world (the world elite) and will created an even wider gap between the “masses” and the “elite”. The National Intelligence Council report states:

“The high cost of human augmentation means that it probably will be available in 15-20 years only to those who are able to pay. Such a situation may lead to a two-tiered society.”

This is why transhumanism is so heavily promoted in mass media. It will only be available to the richest people on Earth, creating a separate, “elite” class of “superhumans” and this concept needs to be accepted by the masses, even if it goes against its best interests. Through predictive programming using movies, TV and video games, the masses are “programmed” in perceiving transhumanism as an inevitability, as something that is bound to happen. That way, when it will actually happen, nobody will be outraged by it, it will be considered as something normal.

Here’s an article on the NIC Report.

U.S. spy agency predicts a very transhuman future by 2030

The National Intelligence Council has just released its much anticipated forecasting report, a 140-page document that outlines major trends and technological developments we should expect in the next 20 years. Among their many predictions, the NIC foresees the end of U.S. global dominance, the rising power of individuals against states, a growing middle class that will increasingly challenge governments, and ongoing shortages in water, food and energy. But they also envision a future in which humans have been significantly modified by their technologies — what will herald the dawn of the transhuman era.

This work brings to mind the National Science Foundation’s groundbreaking 2003 report, Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance — a relatively early attempt to understand and predict how advanced biotechnologies would impact on the human experience. The NIC’s new report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds, follows in the same tradition — namely one that doesn’t ignore the potential for enhancement technologies.

In the new report, the NIC describes how implants, prosthetics, and powered exoskeletons will become regular fixtures of human life — what could result in substantial improvements to innate human capacities. By 2030, the authors predict, prosthetics should reach the point where they’re just as good — or even better — than organic limbs. By this stage, the military will increasingly rely on exoskeletons to help soldiers carry heavy loads. Servicemen will also be adminstered psychostimulants to help them remain active for longer periods.

Many of these same technologies will also be used by the elderly, both as a way to maintain more youthful levels of strength and energy, and as a part of their life extension strategies.

Brain implants will also allow for advanced neural interface devices — what will bridge the gap between minds and machines. These technologies will allow for brain-controlled prosthetics, some of which may be able to provide “superhuman” abilities like enhanced strength, speed — and completely new functionality altogether.

Other mods will include retinal eye implants to enable night vision and other previously inaccessible light spectrums. Advanced neuropharmaceuticals will allow for vastly improved working memory, attention, and speed of thought.

“Augmented reality systems can provide enhanced experiences of real-world situations,” the report notes, “Combined with advances in robotics, avatars could provide feedback in the form of sensors providing touch and smell as well as aural and visual information to the operator.”

But as the report notes, many of these technologies will only be available to those who are able to afford them. The authors warn that it could result in a two-tiered society comprising enhanced and nonenhanced persons, a dynamic that would likely require government oversight and regulation.

Smartly, the report also cautions that these technologies will need to be secure. Developers will be increasingly challenged to prevent hackers from interfering with these devices.

Lastly, other technologies and scientific disciplines will have to keep pace to make much of this work. For example, longer-lasting batteries will improve the practicality of exoskeletons. Progress in the neurosciences will be critical for the development of future brain-machine interfaces. And advances in flexible biocompatible electronics will enable improved integration with cybernetic implants.

– Source: io9.com

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sky
2 years 5 months ago
Ok. As much as this freaks me out.. It says that its a part of evolution? How is spliting the world into 2 halfs (two-tier society) evolution?! It simply states that only the rich will be able to pay for this.. But in all honesty if we were to use this for greater purposes, and for it to be controlled, armys would be best with this technology! I also believe STRONGLY it would be great for people whom have lost limbs, by accident or simply because they were born without it! Its not ideal to state that (basically in a… Read more »
takyon
4 days 1 hour ago

armys would be best with this technology?? fuck you sky

n/a
3 years 3 months ago
Why are people so easily sold into "transhumanism"? If you have an identical twin, nobody thinks that twin 'is' you. If you clone yourself and 'transfer' your memories to clone, nobody would say the clone 'is' you — and most people would be outraged by the immorality of it. But, somehow – when robotics is involved, everyone forgets these things. It's not an outrage to 'transfer' your memories to a robot. If you cut out your body parts and replace them with robotics, 'it is still you ++!' they say. Secondly, why do all of these transhuman gadgets have to… Read more »
Jan Smit
3 years 3 months ago

This website does a very good job of sensitizing the public to, and raising its awareness of a certain future which has been planned for us humans.

Maybe we should also be aware however of the fact that this has not all germinated simply in the brains of us humans. There might be other powers at play.

I have to refer you to what Rudolf Steiner (founder of the biodynamic agriculture movement) foresaw, early in the 20th century, and commented on in his lectures and books, for the future of humanity and the warnings he formulated.

SamV
3 years 3 months ago

Yet again the secrets of the government for totalitarian control

alex bomar
3 years 3 months ago

The elite has the biggest imagination I have ever seen. Do they really think they can use electronics rather then organs to survive. Its stupid and jehovah god didn't creat us like that. They need to stop tryna defy god like satan did because its not gonna work. They are a lost cause

Charlie
3 years 3 months ago

Implantable microchips will satisfy the godless and the paganists!
Give it to them..

GoAskAlice
3 years 4 months ago

Luckily I'm not yet quite rich enough to get into transhumanism…

ashley
3 years 4 months ago

But this case should also force us to confront yet again the ways in which ever more of our lives are lived on a screen, in the cloud, via our computers and phones and tablets, and soon, if Google has its way, through our glasses. Our lives are becoming more transmitted than lived.

kaotek
3 years 4 months ago

So I guess all of you against this wouldn't get a pace maker, even if you're life depended on it?

That, after all, is augmentation that has been available for years…

In the future there will be, no doubt, artificial organs for people who need transplants, but that's a bad thing right?

I honestly don't get what the beef is with this particular subject is…

For me it's one part of the future that's exciting and will benefit society as a whole, eventually.

Dyl
3 years 3 months ago

i think it's more about becoming cybernetic, like in alpha centauri, hard, cold, machines

chris
3 years 4 months ago

Now try watching the Avengers with a straight face

Thor
3 years 3 months ago

Best movie EVER!!!

TheWinterSoldier
2 months 27 days ago
…Ok, I don’t see the issue about getting Bionic arms and limbs, it’ll help veterans who have lost theirs and others who don’t have them either. And if it’s controlled by your brain, so what? It’s better than having a remote that people might steal and take control of you. Unless there is a chip planted into your brain I think if it can read your next action it’ll help ones who need prosthetics. Aaaalll, right…here’s another thing….I’m making a book where the main character is from a different realm,a victim of MKUltra (Delta Programming) and is a time traveler… Read more »
LibertyHall9000
3 years 4 months ago

Transhumanism must be Strongly Opposed

There is Nothing " Cool " about it

Osiris
3 years 4 months ago
I never asked for this Also VC speaking of transhumanism why haven't you done a REAL analysis of Deus Ex: Human Revolution? It gets into globalist corporations, transhumanism AND the secret societies and Illuminati, and has so much blatant illuminati symbolism and they call out the Illuminati by name. All I saw on it was one of your least detailed reviews of ONE trailer. I mean FFS in the game there's even a guy on the radio screaming his head off about Bilderberg, CFR and the Trilateral Commission who predicts basically everything that happens in the game before it happens… Read more »
Chrissy333
3 years 4 months ago

I am an electronic engineer and there is one thing I can tell you about electronics: they are very vulnerable and susceptible to electromagnetic pulses. A simple magnet will suffice.

Billy the Kiid
3 years 4 months ago

They're already beginning to create an Apple computer that can see, smell, touch, hear and taste. I'm guessing it's only gonna get creepier and creepier as time goes by.

Neil Lopez
3 years 4 months ago
I do not say much but here goes… I played call of duty black ops 2 and In the game I see lots of symbolism in there, like the one eye symbol, and the 666, i can't remember what mission where you can see those but its there, you'll see… same as black ops 1 with the one eye symbolism still… and for both, One Character that you will use as the protagonists for the whole game named Alex(B'ops1), David(B'ops2) with their last names MASON. whats up with that? black ops 2 storyline was focusing on the new world order… Read more »
buddy
3 years 4 months ago
The one eye is actually a positive symbol which I guess has been co-opted by the elites for their own agenda. The one eye symbolizes the third eye, or the pineal gland in the brain. "Large portions of scripture are metaphors for the holy temple which is your human body and brain. … If you stood a snake in the upright position, it would resemble the spinal cord which extends up the back; the head of the snake would resemble the pineal gland (understood by the ancients as a spiritual organ) at the bottom center of the brain. In deep… Read more »
BluBoy
3 years 4 months ago

Buddy…………Ive read the same thing what you have stated above and regarding the Elite and alot of the secret societies – they base some of their teachings on what you have mentioned…………Its very interesting stuff.

Neil Lopez
3 years 4 months ago

I respect your knowledge into this.. My thanks! ^_^

Just one question,

Why is humanity making our life so complicated and selfish?

buddy
3 years 4 months ago
Did Jesus Believe All Is One? by Joshua Tilghman on May 26, 2012 www dot spiritofthescripture dot com This week I want to revisit what can be a confusing topic: the fact that God is one. We can all say God is one, but do you really understand the implications? Failure to do so results in suffering for everyone. I already visited the oneness of God topic in another blog post, entitled, The Nature of God, but because of its monumental importance for mankind, I am going to address it again from a different scriptural angle. Anyone can quote a… Read more »
buddy
3 years 4 months ago
(cont.) Knowing that God is one is part of the key to eliminating suffering. Not understanding this concept is what’s responsible—either directly or indirectly— for the misery encompassing our globe. This also includes thinking that God is an individual “out there” to worship. How could that cause suffering you might be asking. For starters, here are just a few reasons: 1. It can contribute to a nonchalant attitude on very important matters because these individuals believe God is going to come down and fix all the world’s problems anyway. Just the other day a mainstream Christian, who is also a… Read more »
Neil Lopez
3 years 4 months ago
wait.. God created us in his image and likeness, so why would God be only a "state of mind" to everyone then? I mean if that's the case, then men will act like gods of their own… and in my opinion, EGO will follow. you know what i am trying to say? and I do not care anymore on what type of Christianity I'm in.(me catholic) I do not even follow the tradition always too. But in my heart, I always want to do good mostly, doing bad is what I get from the society as I got older but… Read more »
buddy
3 years 4 months ago

I suggest you read the blog post titled "Man Is Made in the Image of God" at www dot spiritofthescripture dot com.

Anonymous
3 years 4 months ago

I suggest you wake up and escape the brainwashed reality you are living

Neil Lopez
3 years 4 months ago

how?

WarForYourSoul
3 years 4 months ago
Ahhh it sounds so intriguing and plausible but this is all lies and twisted truth! To answer your earlier question buddy no I have not checked out that blog but I am very well aware of the kinds of things it would talk about. The Bible does not need to be reinterpreted and added on to, it is holy and perfect! Read the Bible first by yourself realizing that it is God breathed. Meditation is used for channelling and OBEs which allow demonic entities to appear to you in any form they wish (e.g. dead relative, alien) and speak lies/twisted… Read more »
Neil Lopez
3 years 4 months ago

sighs*

Sometimes, I do not know on what to believe in anymore,
with all these different versions of Christianity and other LIES that you get everyday.

Because I always think of Christianity as of being humble and not to get attached to material things, pride and all that. Being Holy, Simplicity and Merciful and the NO to tolerance in killing each other is the way of life….

But one thing is for sure, that all of these things happening today,

DOES NOT DO GOOD TO HUMANITY, PERIOD!

buddy
3 years 4 months ago

The elites aspire to become (like) God. This implies that one has to elevate the ruling ego of the sense consciousness (the king of Babylon in the Bible). It’s satanic (which simply means selfish thought force in human consciousness, the adverse mind, or the mind that thinks and acts independently of God mind).

If seen like this the battle is really spiritual in nature, and it should be fought on the spiritual plane: through meditation, by bringing the I AM to the fore.

antonia
3 years 4 months ago

They aspire because they are blind by arrogance, basic instincts and egoism. To be humble, nonjudgmental, love unconditionally everyone, have the ability to constrain your passions are not easily accomplished.

WarForYourSoul
3 years 4 months ago
New Age=one world religion of the NWO. Trust me, I've done tons of research on it. People like Alice Bailey and Helena Blavatsky, who have been responsible for much of the growth in the popularity of New Age beliefs, were very unhappy people and you should see what kind of messed up stuff their "yogis/ascended masters/enlightened ones" (actually demonic entities) have channeled through them in various books. They basically turn the Bible upside down and make it sound believable. New Age appears all fun and games on the surface but there is so much more to it. It teaches evelating… Read more »
buddy
3 years 4 months ago

Has your research covered this blog www dot spiritofthescripture dot com ? If not, please take the time to read it to understand where I'm coming from. Blessings.

iLikeIt
3 years 3 months ago

Thanks for sharing that website. Between reading it and the comments here, my soul feels like it climbed the spiritual ladder a little bit tonight, so that's a GREAT feeling.

hvns
3 years 4 months ago

I am terrified!Blog of the…..

3 years 4 months ago

I think its true. Just take a look at Will Smith movie ”I, Robot”. Look the year. And also, ”Back to the Future” At 2015 they predicted videogames without hands, by 2005 this was possible. Also, Videochat, 3D and 4D movies. By 2020 we are going to have a lot of new technology.

Khannea
3 years 4 months ago

Essentially, precisely how I want it. Yet not nearly fast enough.

Turkish
3 years 4 months ago

The video game "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots" has interesting and possible view on what the future could be like. One where war is completely controlled by corporations and is almost deemed sport-like.

Bank
3 years 4 months ago

Homo sapiens: An intelligent species that uses it’s ingenuity primarily to find better ways to kill each other. >.<

callie
3 years 4 months ago

lol homo erectus still

Dug
3 years 4 months ago

I do not know if anyone watches anime but if you look up Ghost in the shell. this seems like the future it has predicted.

Laura
3 years 4 months ago

Even though I agree that "godhood and immortality is meant to be achieved by humans by their own means" is a very Luciferian concept, as a doctor, I sometimes deal with children who must be amputated because of osteosarcomas and I can't help thinking that bionic prosthetics would be such an amazing thing.

buddy
3 years 4 months ago

I think what is meant by Luciferian, in the context of the elites and their agenda, is the uplifting of man's ego / the lower nature. Spiritually speaking, this is adverse as it's a deliberate attempt to block the I AM in you, the spirit.

Lim Lynn
3 years 4 months ago

@Andy

Don’t forget Bollywood style Enthiran Science Fiction becoming Science Fact.

Kff
3 years 4 months ago

That's a great movie! Fun but there is an agenda.

Lim Lynn
3 years 4 months ago

It’s mot surprising that National Intelligence Council Predict Transhuman 2030. The Trend already started in Moscow Russia 2045 Global Forum.

E verett
3 years 4 months ago

Police will no doubt have these technologies resulting in a police state full of robots!! scary

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