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
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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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 nut shell) if your poor you won't afford it! I understand this technology will be exspensive but I think for people that need it most should have it! But as for 2030 for transhumanism to be in place and to be affective I find that quite hard to digest. Maybe… Read more »

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

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 either be infused within your body, or replacing your body and brain piece by piece? Why not just have a fancy set of goggles, an ipad, an exoskeleton, or something you can wear and just take off later? Oh I know, ++ speed and ++ the intelligence if you just… Read more »

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.

Yet again the secrets of the government for totalitarian control

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

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

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.

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.

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

Now try watching the Avengers with a straight face

Best movie EVER!!!

…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 who, (oh no! I’m evil!) has a bionic arm because, during his time as a POW, lost his…. (of course, somehow “The Winter Soldier” got my my plot and Bucky Barnes looks disturbingly like my character, also my character had the nickname of “Buck” from Cameron Williams…but I still love… Read more »

Transhumanism must be Strongly Opposed

There is Nothing " Cool " about it

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 BECAUSE THE GAME IS BASED ON CONSPIRACY THEORIES! The game is full of predictive programing, showing how Crime lords and the elite have all the augs and most people don't.

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.

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.

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 as well with one cinematic clip after you finish all of the missions, it says there: "global population of 2billion"…… I mean games nowadays talk about the end of times prophecy in here…… I wonder why God is not doing anything yet to stop all this………….. Well, for the reality… Read more »
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 meditation practices, spiritual energy (kundalini, Holy Spirit) rises through the spinal column and proceeds to open the seven chakras (seven churches of revelations) along the spine until it reaches the pineal gland, symbolizing a spiritually-resurrected individual. This process can also be seen as the serpent that becomes transformed from the… Read more »

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.

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

Just one question,

Why is humanity making our life so complicated and selfish?

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 scripture saying God is ONE and still not understand how truly significant this abstract concept really is. And since it’s so hard to undo religious conditioning, we’re going to discuss some famous sayings of Jesus in hopes that more will come to understand this knowledge and the great blessing it… Read more »
(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 personal friend, told me that the Bible says “God protects his own from all the harmful things in this world.” In other words, we don’t have to take responsibility for other’s wrongs or worry about any consequences. Since God is not an individual, the responsibility lies with us all. 2.… Read more »
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 I hinder in promoting it to others. And sadly, evil still prevails in this world. I always have this sense in doing good, because that is all I ever wanted to do since I was a kid. I am naive person at first. I expected things to good the day… Read more »

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

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

how?

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 truths to you. They will be very convincing considering the highly suggestive mental state you are in at the time. It may seem harmless for even a long time but just one experience is enough to permanently screw up someone's direction in life and ruin any chances of them seeking… Read more »

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!

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.

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.

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 to the "Christ consciousness" so that we can become Christ and that Christ was only a great prophet and not God himself. Don't get me wrong, we are to strive to be like Christ in our lives but never should we demean him or bring our sinful selves up to… Read more »

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.

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.

I am terrified!Blog of the…..

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.

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

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.

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

lol homo erectus still

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.

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.

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.

@Andy

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

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

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

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

They want to integrate technology into their human bodies and minds and possibly suffer all the consequences that might go with it?! Go ahead! I would rather go back to prehistoric times if it comes to that… rich or not, elite or not, I can imagine what would happen if they really did that…. the problems that come with it…. unnatural abominations… as much as I love technology, I would not want to become a 'robot' so that I could 'live forever' these people obviously have no beliefs in the immortality of the human spirit, or any beliefs in the spirit or soul at all… they only see themselves as material beings, which can be proven by how much value they put in the 'material' goods. They are obviously the limited and unknowing ones…. if this is the kind of future they envision for themselves… huh, if it comes to… Read more »

You never know though, some of them might see the light and wake up. Nobody is completely immune, nevertheless everybody who is alive still has the option to change. There is always hope. Let's avoid writing people off.

You can't live forever if your soul leaves your body. Without soul, we are nothing, we pass away. That's why they call our eyes the window of our souls. Health deteriorates with age, looks fade away etc. We can only delay the process of aging but we can't live forever in our human form without the intervention of a higher power. I don't believe those people are unintelligent, however it happens to be enormously arrogant and believe that there are no obstacles in they way. They are unreasonable due to their arrogance. But then again we are all arrogant to a certain degree, nonetheless we make the effort to keep our arrogance at bay.

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