By Amir NOUR for the Saker Blog
“Science without conscience is nothing but ruin to the soul”
Lately, the world famous business magazine, The Economist, has received quite a bit of international media attention; and understandably so.
Indeed, close to the end of each year, going back decades, it publishes an eagerly awaited special edition, which predicts the major political, business and social trends and events of the year to come. But unlike in the past, the December 2018 issue titled “The World in 2019” distinguished itself by the most unique and interesting characteristic of having had two successive and enigmatic covers. In the span of a few days, the cover photo of the 33rd edition of this magazine—partly-owned by the Rothschild family and reputed mouthpiece for the world’s elite and its global agenda—went from all black color to almost black magic!
And since the magazine’s official website is of no help in deciphering the enigmas of these two covers—more particularly the second version which displays a broad spectrum of cryptic images and symbols—one is left with the uncomfortable need to have recourse to esoteric, occult and Masonic readings. Happily enough, an illuminating description of those mostly apocalyptic and Illuminati symbols has been provided in an eye-opening article on the website of The Vigilant Citizen whose motto is the quote attributed to Confucius: “Signs and symbols rule the world, not words nor laws.”
At the center of the cover stands the “Vitruvian Man”, one of the most important artistic masterpieces—besides the Mona Lisa painting—of Leonardo da Vinci, a genius albeit mysterious figure of the Renaissance era, whose 500th death anniversary is expected to be commemorated, with all pomp and circumstance, in numerous Western countries in 2019 precisely.
In describing this main feature as posted by The Economist, the website explains that the “modern” Vitruvian Man “wears night-vision goggles, or maybe a VR headset […] In his hands, he holds a leaf of cannabis, a baseball, and a Smartphone. One could argue that all of these things are used to distract and pacify the modern man through drug companies, big tech, and entertainment. The Vitruvian Man also has two tattoos. On his forearm is a double-helix, the symbol representing DNA. This is most likely a reference to the intense research in DNA modification happening in the private sector. Was the Vitruvian Man’s DNA altered?”
The article concludes with key observations from which two crucial questions are raised: “Overall, the modern Vitruvian Man appears to be blinded, weakened, distracted, and repressed. The circle around him that once symbolized the spiritual realm is now the Earth. Did the Vitruvian Man lose his soul? Is he now concerned only with Earthly matters?”
It is worth noting that this Da Vinci’s drawing (circa 1490) was largely inspired by the works of Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, a famous ancient Roman architect, civil and military engineer, and author. In his treatise, translated from Latin as “Ten Books On Architecture”, Vitruvius showed that the “ideal” human body fitted precisely into a circle and a square—two fundamental geometric patterns of the cosmic order—thus illustrating the link that he believed existed between perfect geometric forms and the perfect body. More significantly, Vitruvius is considered to be among the most important “Grand Masters” and a central character—in addition to King Solomon of Israel, King Hiram of Tyre, and Hiram Abif, three Biblical figures closely associated with the construction of King Solomon’s temple—of an allegory said to be presented during the third degree in Freemasonry whose single most identifiable logo combines two instruments used in architecture: a square and a set of compasses joined together, often with the letter “G” in the center.
In Masonic symbolism, the compass, as a tool, draws a circle; being with no beginning and no end, it signifies the soul (spirit or eternity). As for the square, it draws a four-sided square; it is an age-old symbol of the body (physical and temporary) which epitomizes the material world with its four cardinal points, four seasons, four elements and four states of matter. When placed together, however, they symbolize what is purportedly the ultimate goal of Freemasonry. That is, by squaring the circle—or harmonizing the opposite physical and spiritual world—to create the “perfect man”, and thus achieving godhood! It is no wonder then that Freemasonry is “open to men of any faith, but religion may not be discussed at Masonic meetings.”
Isn’t The Economist’s new Vitruvian Man the same imaginary man as Friedrich Nietzsche’s Übermensch? The same “Beyond-man”, “Overman”, or “Superman” who was nowhere to be found neither by Zarathustra nor by his German philosopher disciple, and who ultimately drove the latter to insanity and death? And is it not that exact same foolish, if not suicidal, quest that is still being sought—with yet more stubbornness and infinitely deeper scientific knowledge and more powerful technological means—in many laboratories across the “Silicon Valleys” of the “developed” world?
In his particularly frightening book—“highly recommended” by Bill Gates—Nick Bostrum, a Swedish philosopher and founding director of the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford, points out that if some day we build machine brains that surpass human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become very powerful. And “as the fate of the gorillas now depends more on us humans than on the gorillas themselves, so the fate of our species would depend on the actions of the machine superintelligence”. He and many other Transhumanists view transhumanism as an extension of humanism, from which it is partially derived, and wish to follow life paths, which would, sooner or later, require growing into posthuman persons. They yearn “to reach intellectual heights as far above any current human genius as humans are above other primates; to be resistant to disease and impervious to ageing; to have unlimited youth and vigor; to exercise control over their own desires, moods, and mental states; to be able to avoid feeling tired, hateful, or irritated about petty things; to have and increased capacity for pleasure, love, artistic appreciation, and serenity; to experience novel states of consciousness that current human brains cannot access.”
In such a wondrous techno-geeking world wholly and exclusively devoted to the pursuit of individual leisure, sensual impulses and musings, Posthumans “could be completely synthetic artificial intelligences, or they could be enhanced uploads, or they could be the result of making many smaller but cumulatively profound augmentations to a biological human. The latter alternative would probably require either the redesign of the human organism using advanced nanotechnology or its radical enhancement using some combination of technologies such as genetic engineering, psychopharmacology, anti-aging therapies, neural interfaces, advanced information management tools, memory enhancing, drugs, wearable computers, and cognitive techniques.” Nevertheless, the changes required to make us posthuman are deemed too profound to be achievable by merely altering some aspects of psychological theory or the way we think about ourselves; that is why, radical technological modifications to our brains and bodies are needed.
Obviously, Transhumanists are well aware that the coming technological transitions may be the most important challenge that humanity will ever face. They even admit that the entire future intelligent life on Earth may depend on how such transitions will be handled. If we do the right things, they say, a “wonderful posthuman future with limitless opportunities for growth and flourishing may lie ahead”. Yet, they warn that if we handle them badly, “intelligent life may go extinct”. Bostrom believes that, in principle, we could build a kind of superintelligence that would protect the human values. But in practice, he hastens to add, the control problem—the problem of how to control what superintelligence would do—looks quite difficult, although it seems we will only get one chance. Be it as it may, he warns that once “unfriendly” superintelligence exists, it would prevent us from replacing it or changing its preferences. As a result, “our fate would be sealed”!
To all those who are inclined to dismiss out of hand an “artificial takeover” as mere science fiction, Transhumanists retort that it is likely that it will happen sometime in this century. And as a way of further persuading us of the correctness of their viewpoints and predictions, they consistently and conspicuously exhibit the data provided by Derek Price according to whom at least since the late 19th century, science and technology, as measured by a wide range of indicators, have doubled about every 15 years. Extrapolating this exponential rate of progress, absent an abrupt reversal of current trends or an unexpected deceleration, Transhumanists foresee dramatic changes in the relatively near future, and no longer hesitate to proclaim Urbi et Orbi the advent, at last, of the Modern Prometheus!
As a matter of fact, the countdown—tantamount to the point of no return—to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is on. Unsurprisingly, it has begun in Bostrum’s native Sweden where tech company BioHax International has already “microchipped” many of its employees. The future has also arrived for employees of Wisconsin-based tech company Three Square Market (32M). The tiny chip, the size of a grain of rice—the same chip used in a credit card or mobile phone—is inserted between their thumb and index finger. It uses Radio-Frequency Identification or RIFD technology and allows employees to operate copy machines, open doors, login to computers and more, simply with the wave of a hand, without the traditional pass card.
And as the saying goes, the “best” is yet to come, on two fronts: Firstly, on the corporate level, a fierce competition is underway in the different “Silicon Valleys” around the world. It is more often than not fueled by the unbridled imagination, material greed and will to power that motivate some executives like Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk. In the United States, considered the world leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning, engineers and neuroscientists have been working quietly, for over two decades, to build a revolutionary technology called BrainGate that wirelessly connects the human mind to computers by means of chipping people’s brains. They are already in the process of digitally mapping the human brain. And they are experimenting with, and changing in a significant way, human behavior and brain function. Secondly, on the global level, relentless efforts are being made and considerable financial resources poured into the race for world leadership in AI, with a particular emphasis on its military applications, of which the development of Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems. The latter issue is so acute and challenging that it prompted the United Nations to initiate a debate on a treaty banning such nightmarish weapons. Russian President Vladimir Putin put it bluntly when he declared that “Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia, but for all humankind. It comes with colossal opportunities, but also threats that are difficult to predict. Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.” Reacting to Putin’s remarks, Elon Musk said that competition for AI superiority at national level will be the “most likely cause of WW3”. He clarified that he believes the war would be started not by a world leader, but by an AI as a preemptive strike.
This dramatic evolution and its deep impact on the sustainability of modern civilization will be the main topic of a forthcoming analysis.
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- Algerian researcher in international relations, author of the book L’Orient et l’Occident à l’heure d’un nouveau Sykes-Picot (“The Orient and the Occident in time of a New Sykes-Picot”), Editions Alem El Afkar, Algiers, 2014: downloadable free of charge, by clicking on the following links:http://algerienetwork.com/blog/lorient-et-loccident-a-lheure-dun-nouveau-sykes-picot-par-amir-nour/ (French)
http://algerienetwork.com/blog/العالم-العربي-على-موعد-مع-سايكس-بيكو-ج/ (Arabic) ↑
- The magazine’s former Editor-in-Chief (2006-2015) is none other than John Micklethwait who has attended several times the secretive Bilderberg Conferences and contributed to their publicly undisclosed discussions and outcomes. See the list of participants to (https://bilderbergmeetings.org.participants.html) and main topics of (https://cnbc.com/2018/06/06/bilderberg-meeting-elite-focuses-on-politics.html) the 2018 Bilderberg meeting, held in Turin (Italy) in June 2018. ↑
- Read: https://vigilantcitizen.com/vigilantreport/the-economists-the-world-in-2019-is-full-of-cryptic-messages/ ↑
- Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, De Architectura Libri Decem, written circa 20-30 BC and “rediscovered” in 1414 by the Italian “humanist” Poggio Bracciolini in the Abbey of St Gallen, Switzerland. ↑
- A Masonic lodge called Vitruvius Lodge # 145 was established in 1860 and still operates in Bloomfield, CA. ↑
- Richard Cassaro, What Does the Freemason’s ‘Square&Compass’ Symbol Really Stand For? richardcassaro.com, November 28, 2009. ↑
- See Statement on Freemasonry and Religion, Masonic Service Association of North America. ↑
- According to a study published in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavia, in December 2006, Nietzsche’s death was not due to General Paralysis of the Insane (GPI), as commonly thought for a long time, but rather to Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) which is a chronic dementia. ↑
- Nick Bostrum, Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies, Oxford University Press, 2014. ↑
- Read Transhumanist FAQ, version 3.0 in https://whatistranshumanism.org ↑
- Idem, Op.cit. ↑
- Nick Bostrom, Op.cit. ↑
- Derek J. de Solla Price, Little Science, Big Science…and Beyond, Columbia University Press, 1988. ↑
- Jonathan Margolis, I am microchipped and have no regrets, The Financial Times, May 8, 2018. ↑
- Haley Weiss, Why You’re Probably Getting a Microchip Implant Someday, The Atlantic, Sept. 21, 2018. ↑
- Co-founder of American neurotechnology company Neuralink, which is reported to be developing implantable Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs). ↑
- Jeff Stibel, Hacking The Brain: The Future Computer Chips In Your Head, Forbes.com, July 10, 2017. ↑
- See 2017 UN report: https://daccess-ods.un.org/TMP/6036958.69445801.html ↑
- RT, Whoever leads in AI will rule the world: Putin to Russian children on Knowledge Day, Sept. 1, 2017. ↑
- Karla Lant, Elon Musk: Competition for AI Superiority at National Level Will Be the “Most Likely Cause of WW3”, Futurism, September 4, 2017. ↑
Thank you. This is the most important subject to be discussing. Please continue!!! I am reminded of an experiment done on rats—electrodes were placed into their orgasmic brain centers and they were given the means to self stimulate. Soon they were dying, starved to death, but in bliss because they would rather orgasm than eat.
Trump was born 700 days before Israel became a nation, was 777 days old 77 days after Israel became a nation, and was 70 years, 7 months, and 7 days old on Inauguration Day.
As you can now guess Trump was chosen for the circumstances by those who manage the circumstances. He is a group’s chosen tool because they consider such things necessary for their purposes.
Have a read. Take the red pill. Escape if you can.
In the movie the red pill leads to (((Zion)))
The real choice is to not fall for false choices.
Thank you for this article. Will be studying it in depth. This is a subject matter that is of great interest to me. Also, I saw many interesting takes in regards to the latest covers of The Economist. Things are definitely spinning out of control (or so it seems); the occult themes are just pouring out of every corner of the western media, music, Hollywood, paintings, TV etc, etc. It was always there but in a much more camouflaged form. Now, it is full frontal. The interesting thing, is that most of the channels that analyzed the economist cover are no longer available. This one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Aj4oCcx2t8
is still there but many others that I booked marked are gone. Once again, check out anything by the “Truth stream media” channel; good humor, mixed with very good research.
BTW Eastern Europe is not far behind : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5YbyljNhVo
The second video is age restricted. You can watch it here without login
Group is from Romania. The concert is taking place in Lithuania.
CanSpeccy agrees with the misgivings. But he also says it’s already happened.
Video at his link is highly persuasive:
That was an interesting beginning, thanks. I look forward to the forthcoming analysis.
BTW, by my reckoning this notion of post-humanism has been circulating for far longer than the Renaissance. In ancient China the human body was extensively studied in the hope of curing the various ills it is prone to. This study at some point morphed into a search for eternal life as, logically, it was thought that if all ills could be countered then natural death of the organism would be conquered and there was nothing then in the way of achieving eternal life.
Logic, its good for some things, but deadly for others.
Maybe so, but, if we don’t fix our hindbrains – the part laid down early in our evolutionary history, the part that responds mindlessly to stimulus – we will just enhance our ability to destroy ourselves. We won’t need some super-intelligent machine to do it for us, we are very capable of doing it all on our own.
If you look closely you will see that that is currently well under way, compliments of gravity, a driving society, and reproductive genes.
In the United States, considered the world leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning, engineers and neuroscientists have been working quietly, for over two decades, to build a revolutionary technology called BrainGate that wirelessly connects the human mind to computers by means of chipping people’s brains.
I’d like this clarified, please.
While I know about the voluntary chipping of the BioHax employees, I didn’t know of any brain – chipping happening in the states, either voluntarily or not.
Is it happening on prison/psychiatric populations?
Is it happening in the guise of clinical trials?
Or is it this only at the level of stated ambition?
A wireless connection to a ‘human'(these will be ‘Exceptionals’ after all)brain could be hacked, or ‘spoofed’. Then again reality seems increasingly like a ‘spoof’. The problem the Exceptionals have is that they watch ‘Mission Impossible’ movies and think that they are reality. The refusal to face facts, as with anthropogenic climate destabilisation denialism, will kill us all, and shortly I fear.
Quote, ” … he warns that once “unfriendly” superintelligence exists, it would prevent us from replacing it or changing its preferences. As a result, “our fate would be sealed”!
Maybe unfriendly superintelligence already exists and already governs us.
The ruling matrix/overpower that directs governments across the world certainly knows much more than it is prepared to share with the rest of us.
It is most probable that the people at the very top understand our mental/spiritual nature and the way that our consciousness channels and interacts with the eternal realms. A great deal of energy and indeed the entire governing structures that control us are designed specifically to block this information from our awareness.
As the professor in the talk linked below says,
“Our rulers stand between the truth and a lie”.
We, the public at large, are given choices from a spectrum of lies but the truth about our reality is kept from us all. This system has been in place since the days of Ashkenaton, 3,400 years ago. The protocols governing human engagement with “the truth”, the big truth, our Divine nature … is almost certainly understood by the topmost elite alone.
This topmost ruling class knows the truth (or, rather, understands its ‘outer’ mechanisms) and rejects and opposes it. Their kind of consciousness is devoid of the sense of unity and connectedness that deep engagement with this ‘truth’ necessarily entails).
The universe is a virtual reality created by God for the advancement/improvement of each individual unit of consciousness (the only thing that is real) that occupies a human avatar ( physical body) i.e. for the perfection of its own creation (that’s us) and, therefore, itself.
The elite are Luciferians. They want a kingdom of their own, even though that kingdom is literally nothing (only experiences inflowing to participating consciousness is real The physical universe itself and the imaginary space and time programmed into this VR, is not real**). God allows this for now because the challenge of facing, recognising and constructively opposing this power is how we grow into better souls. This is how souls are raised to heaven, enhanced in their qualities of love and wisdom.
(the existence and methods of the overpower (labelled “The Conceptual Power” in this talk) are described by a Russian professor to FSB (KGB) students here:
** Emanuel Swedenborg, astral traveller extraordinaire said all this about 250 years ago:
“Space and time are not as we imagine but merely a matter of our inner condition.”
“God occupies all space non-spatially and all time non-temporally.”
Could be interesting for you…
In a civilization determined by gnosticism – only one thing rules – naked Power no matter whether satanist, relativist or positivist. So..with these AI-toys does anyone here really believe that this tech will be used in any other way then to AFFIRM, ENFORCE dominance of the ruling Masters over their subjects ??!!
As soon they are in your body – and they will – by adverstisement and lies – you will be their property as much as a cow in the slaughterhouse.
The Gnostic thinks that God is a very simple substance like thing with no intention, structure and being, removed from his creation. They either flee this creation or are trying to repair it and master it.
They will fail utterly, because their assumption (a logic impossibiliy) leads to stupidity, abysmal stupendous, stupefying stupidity – which is necessarily coupled with their believe in power – naked power. At the very end when they stand a step from their triumph, they will see the truth and DEATH, I mean real everlasting DEATH and the eternal VOIDNESS and thus meet their prince. Since the one they believe in is the one which is, yet is not, and has no place to go…sounds familiar ? HaHaHa ! FOOLS !
Follow them and you yourself will go to hell. Resist and you will be saved, GOD will know the difference even if you fail.
Just my 2 cents.
There’s this game “Cyberpunk 2077”. The game’s story take place at distance future where human are half-robot with upgradable parts & AI integrated. The game alone will be one hell of new experience. Check out the trailer or the gameplay, very cool, very detailed and astonishing to see the level of “creativity” the developer put to their game.
And speaking about Hollywood, they obviously support these idea. They already had films about it; Terminator, Transformer?, Her, Ex-machina, Transcendence, Lucy & Ghost in the shell were clearly about Trans-humanism. Btw, Alita battle angel is about to come to theater! Remember, we know that film is not just for entertainment, but it’s also an effective way to deliver political propaganda. Beware!
What we got know that video game and film are just medium to promote the idea of Trans-humanism, the other medium of course through smartphone revolution, and social media influencers / celebs, yet coming though. So now, knowing that, our youth and children, chances are they’ll get their hands on it, thus slowly but sure, they would finally have to face Trans-humanism itself. “They” need to drive our youth to start thinking about “men of the future”, involved them in creating their own “Trans-humanist’s ideal”, to work on it, and to become one of it.
Now, is it bad? How bad is the idea of being “forced Trans-humanist”? Well, Technology is advancing, and the policy keep changing. We will surely come at one point, we either agree with their “terms & agreement” (like we got when we buy new phone or installing apps) or leave it at all! means not being part of “the global network”. Now, who does not want to be part of “cool fellas” today?
Last, the only way that could stop all these advancements in my opinion is “energy” (the other way is nuclear war). It obviously will require uninterrupted supply of electricity to power up millions of servers and cell-towers for internet around the world. The crisis of energy might be our savior, for now.
I welcome your opinion.
Ризки Рамадхан, in my young (teenage) years in mid 60’s, I read some sci-fi Russian books (of course written by communist writers), which clearly dealt with post-humans. Particularly one where on one planet populated by cyborgs the whole borg-society was controlled by human brain attached to central control system.
So, anyone thinking that what we are exposed to today is something new, must look no further than the Soviet Union Control Apparatus.
Actually, I was just watching Greek Political video, where Konstantinos Bogdanos interviews General of Police Force. The discussion was about Police officer assassinated by the ultra-left terrorist organization calling itself November-17 (does this remind you of something?). Anyway, the general said the following: when police was going to release the statement regarding the murder of the said Police officer, he (the general) received calls from current Greek government officials and American Ambassador (???) to put a plug on the announcement.
The video is called: Στρ. Κονταρίδης: «Έχουμε κυβέρνηση που υποστηρίζει τρομοκράτες» – our government supports the terrorists”
Bogdanos starts off with making fun of the “International” check 3:28
US Science Fiction is so unbelievably boring and stupid, a sure sign of a society in terminal decline (The german Perry Rhodan series is so unbelievably more advanced that it hurts – an epic – unsurpassed by anything anglo-saxxon). To Transhumanism – it is just another word for the Panopticon brought to the logical conclusion – creeping into the mind and body itself – the most tight fitting prison imaginable.
The only thing circulating in those totally stupid circuitries will be about power and greed and an avalanche of factual unrelated data – TERROR !!!
When I held the apple i-Pad for the first time in my hands (forced by the mother), i felt the terror that is coming – TOTAL AND ABSOLUTE STUPIDITY AND IDIOCY – ABSOLUTE TERROR TO CONFORM !!!!! It is really breathtaking to what standards IT has already devolved in the last twenty years – from a true Engineering faculty (even wearing the white coates of Scientists) – to a heap of lies and trash seemingly designed by early primates.
Anonius & HDan, Thanks for that info. I’m too young to know that Russian and Germany Sci-fi.
Btw, replying to both of you, the goal of Trans-humanist in simple words, reduce human capacity to animal state (porn is another tool to achieve this), make them easier to control, and make them submissive slaves, so order & control. Even today, we or most people, already becoming that kind of being. “They” already watching & controlling us through the use of smartphone.
I forgot to mention “sex-doll revolution”, creepy, very very creepy (for normal person view). It already happen in Japan (RT documentary), and its widely available online.
And, video games, it’s no shocking to know 18+ games have always contained gore & extreme violence. So to speak, well, I’m running out words.
“Perry Rhodan”! Hahahahahaha! The ultimate in “pulp sci-fi”. I read a few back in the day. On the level of 1930’s sci-fi.
As a Radical Transhumanist myself, I am aware that the real problem is humans trying to preserve their “humanity” – i.e., their fundamental primate natures with all the emotional baggage that entails – while still allegedly trying to develop “Transhuman” technologies. This is the real problem, not the alleged “threats” of AI.
The solution to the AI threat is quite simple: Humans become the AI. You don’t create intelligent machines more powerful than yourself. Instead, you embed the technology that allows for superintelligence in yourself.
Transhumanism is allegedly an outgrowth of humanism. In reality, it goes back to the word “transhumanar” which basically refers to the old philosophy of some of the ancient Gnostics that “it was better to be God than to worship God.”
The defining characteristic of Transhumanism is that the only way to solve the problems created for humans by human nature is to transcend human nature and become something else. Humans are fundamentally merely an extension of primate physiology and psychology with a significantly enhanced ability to conceptualize. In most other respects, our behavior is little different from chimpanzees. Only a slight change in genetics produced humans from lower primates.
Bostrum and many other so-called Transhumanists don’t really understand their own concept. This phrase “to have unlimited youth and vigor; to exercise control over their own desires, moods, and mental states; to be able to avoid feeling tired, hateful, or irritated about petty things; to have and increased capacity for pleasure, love, artistic appreciation, and serenity” completely shows that. A Transhuman or post-human entity would have no such emotional states or responses, but would be a completely logical and reasoning entity with a body not subject to the waves of biochemical influence that prevent humans from being rational.
The end result of the development of Transhuman and posthuman enabling technologies will be some degree of conflict with humans who will not accept this solution. Unlike in Star Trek, however, there will be no Captain Kirk to fool a reasoning Transhuman with human illogic to save the day for humans. Humans will end up either being destroyed, transmogrified into Transhumans without their consent, or simply ignored – or all three, which is the most likely outcome.
And indeed this is likely to happen before the end of this century. And it can’t happen too soon for me.
@Richard Steven Hack
“it was better to be God than to worship God..”
You obviously don’t know what you are talking about. You lament your fundamental human condition by citing ’emotions’, obviously you don’t understand what emotions are and you also have no clue whatsoever what Forms are or Numbers, or a circle for instance – something which you fundamentally cannot understand because of your ignorance (not directed at you personally, it’s rather KARMA handed down to you by your Gnostic ancestors).
You are AND you will never be GOD, because the element cannot become the super class of itself, but you can become the son of man, the new kind of being which RECOGNIZES God in mind and action AND bow to his order – and as has been said for THIS new type there are no limits, because nothing shall be hidden or veiled from them because they walk in GOD (but can never become GOD, because it is a fundamentally different class, super class). Be assured no silicon gadgets are required for this tranformation – since – God’s creations are FAR, FAR beyond what you can imagine with your talking stones gadgets…hubris which by their nature cannot produce anything other than data.
How goes the saying, the one fighting with the sword will be slain by the sword – do you understand WHAT this means ?!! YOU – in order to become GOD, WILL first have to battle GOD and overcome him ! Good luck and good hunting, HeHeHe.. !
>>> And it can’t happen too soon for me.
I’ve found these views common among autistic men, mostly English.
Not surprised, as they don’t understand the relationship between thought and feeling.
None of us do, and there is yet no all – encompassing theory of emotion.
We do know however, that thoughts can generate feelings and vice versa.
Implants will definitely affect this circuit.
Claiming that you can predict these effects is pure hubris.
One thing we may be very thankful – none of this is ll happen in the near future, and I l tell you why.
It is the human hubris that lies at the root of their worst problems, and the science is no exception. The science tends to believe that everything can be explained with the known phenomena. This equals to belief it knows it all, everything. That is the reason, the each new great discovery is the discovery how much we did not know, and it is not seldom that the discoverers do not live to see the day their colleagues accept their discoveries.
There is nothing so difficult for the science as to say ‘We do not know’. That is the reason for a fierce resistance of the science to any new knowledge – it means they didn’t know it. In that sense they are not much different from the priests who burned Giordano Bruno. An one time editor of ‘The Nature’ wrote an editorial on how the understands the Popes burning the books, as he would do the same with the writings of a colleague offering some radically new explanations.
Everything is in the Bible, and we know the Bible, we know everything.
So, let us see what the everything consists of.
We know today that the genetic code of the human contains about 30MB of actively used information which describes the proteins in the human body. Changing that code can dramatically change the organism, but how that works, the science knows nothing about.
Imagine a seven year old pressing a button on the keyboard, and obtaining effects on the screen in his favorite game. He does not know a thing about how a PC and programs on it work. But if he were a scientist, he’d imagine he knows it all.
It should be clear to anyone having a slightest about the information technology that the 30MB, the size of a music title can by no means describe a human, or a dog , or even a fish for that matter. Only the brain of a human has 100 billion cells connected in a very complex topology. What is to say about other organs with their highly specialized cells and tissues in the forms brought to perfection in hundreds of millions of years, extremely complex biochemical processes, should I enumerate any further.
Innumerable trillions of Terrabytes are not enough for a full description of a higher organism, and 30 MB is miserably little even for the simplest, single cell beings.
So, where is this vital Information without which the life could not exist? No clue? But still, you are going to create the artificial intellect, and to that FAR SUPERIOR one to anything the God or the Nature, choose to your own liking, cretaed in the 4 billions of years of the Earths existence, if we are not going to count the full 13,6 billions of years of the evolution of the Universe.
Human vane stupidity has no limits, as someone very smart had said once. The knowledge has.
Ok, lets go further.
The differences between the computer and the mind are rather striking.The newest supercomputers are closing to the brain in the number of functional elements – the brain has around 100 billion nerve cells, and the supercomputers are presently at about half of that number and nearing fast.
The nerves conduct impulses laughably slowly compared to the machine, at speeds measures in tens of meters per second. The computers are tens of millions of times faster, at 300 000 km/s, the speed of light.
Nevertheless, the jobs our minds do with ease are extremely difficult for the machine; it needs luck to tell what is in front and what is behind in a 2 d picture, for example. And if we don’t want to be harsh to the machine with enormous floods of visual information to process, lets give it a sequential job, better suited, like translation.
The google translator is an AI, it ‘machine learning’. If you give it the sentence in english ‘Spring is a car part’ the Russian translation is ‘весна это часть автомобиля’. It may be better in other languages, more ‘experience’ at getting at the context, but still, you see at once that AI is a self programming machine; of learning, consciousness or life there is no trace. But many in the the science negate consciousness or life anyway. The live being is only a machine, and a human is a kind of mechanical toy – so they are free to put the equality sign between the self programming machines and learning humans and animals.
How can it be that the system transmitting signals at mere meters per second is hugely superior to the machine working at the speed of light? The reasonable proposal is the memory of the live beings and the way they handle enormous amount of information, enabling their biological functions and consciousness.
The capacity and speed of the human memory must be astounding to surmount the snail pace of their nerve impulses.
What does the science know about functioning of the memory? Nothing is a generous description. They even do not know why do we dream. Still, they are going to build their Frankenstein, let us be aware of him! That he doesn’t distinguish a car part from a season does not matter, of course. They know everything, the Gods :)
I could go on like this, but let me tell you in short, no worry about the Frankensteins among the machines, the real ones are much more dangerous, because they are human, at least in some of their abilities.
Our enemy are we, ourselves with our limitless hubris, vanity and stupidity. That is what we should worry about.
As for the getting at the secrets of life, among them these of intellect, luckily, the todays humans, misusing everything, cannot get at these secrets, thank Goodness, for the simple reason that they still do not beleive in life. The hubris comes to our rescue, at least this once.
Slobodan, unfortunately English being rather primitive language uses the same word for spring – the device you can squeeze, bend, pull and it retracts and the spring as a part of a year.
Interestingly enough I went to google translate and asked for translation of two Polish words to Russian as I thought that it would be easy for computer to translate, which turned out to be a failure.
wiosna => весна
sprężyna => весна (this should have been “pryzhok or skatchok” from my dictionary).
So, the human brain may be slower, but it’s quick at shortcutting information.
Well, English is a language with enormous vocabulary and a very simplified grammar. Modern offshoots of the old languages tend to have a simple grammar, not a bad thing for a learner, be it an English kid or a (bloody) foreigner. English borrowed a lot from Latin, French and Italian, name it (and never returned it back to the rightful owners). Another good news for a foreign learner.
Homonymes of this kind, like ‘the spring’, having more than one meaning, are very usual in any language. It is a bit unjust to call English primitive on that grounds. English is anything but primitive, do not transgress on my pet language, please.
The homonymes are of absolutely no consequence to a human; You are never going to think someone is trying to tell you the most beautiful season of the year is a car part. But the machine, which doesn’t think, does calculate such a result. How unjust from us, we did not create our languages for the stupid machines, but for us.
How very true, great Comment !
Science is a fantastic way of learning more about this marvelous creation of GOD, but it’s underlying empirical method is limited, it cannot discover anything or everything because a priori to their work there is a universe of the mind – the universal spirit of GOD – which is NOT in our head but beyond.
For instance in order to get something meaningful out of the heap of factual data the honest good scientist collects by way of experiment he MUST apply something which is totally alien to the facts, MIND – SPIRIT he NEEDS an Idea, something which is NOT in his head nor in the heap of data but solely and exclusivly in the MIND and SPIRIT. So the radical Empirist denies his very foundation when exclaiming that there is nothing other than what one measures.
The world of ideas which includes such fundamentals like mathematics (a number is NOT a physical object AND will never be, exactly like a circle or a triangle !!!!!).
Kant erronously postioned this objects in the mind of the self, which is logically completly insane, because these objects are not bound by a body or the timeline of a person – but instead these objects BELONG and have been created by GOD which is SPIRIT but not solely and not limited to it, and are discovered by us humans !!!!!!!!!
To the 30 MB of the genetic code, that must be darn good compression when I reflect on the garbage heap operating system of this very computer which is roughly 1000 MB WOW !!
Obviously a humans just like birds (God’s favored amongst the animals !) are self referential AND environment referentially encoded, the 30 MB is just the very, very first starting point and not even that because already in it’s formation the environment (the Universe) threw a dice, although GOD does not throw dices, not in the sense we do, so we have 30 MB plus Zillions of GB of data or that number which reflected the state of the universe at every time interval (which is not yet known whether it is infinitly fine) of the intial formation of the gen set, ALL Supercomputers of the Earth would give in for the first 1/1000 second of calculationg the subsequent states given they had a valid starting state number, which of course they have not, thus the dataset of a human or bird is made of a set going atleast towards infinity.
One can of course curtail, but then one gets lost after even a few generations, even when using statistics which is becoming poisoning very fast as well.
However the SPIRIT, the MIND holds the answer – though only after evolving to the point – there are no shortcuts !
The trouble is, for the dominant mechanicistic/materialistic paradigma of the today’s science, anything showing in the direction of the spirit, soul, or, God forbid, the God himself – is an absolute no-no.
So, the science is rather prepared to believe in such circus, like the whole human genome fits into 30MB, then consider the possibility the genetic info is somewhere outside of the body – because it could be found nowhere in the body itself.
To tell you the truth, I thing we should be grateful. That keeps us safe, their unwillingness to look the right way. We are just as prepared for these deeper secrets of the nature, secrets of life, as a 12 year old would be to take over as a director of a nuclear powerplant. We are unfit to manage even these comparative banalities, as nuclear physics and it’s offshoots.
I would never give the secrets of life to such sociopathic idiots that rule the humans today, and such vane morons that believe them. Luckily, the providence, or the nature, or God, or the simple logic of the Universe, choose it, are of exactly the same opinion. The secrets of life gets someone who recognizes there is such thing as life, in the first place. Our science doesn’t. They believe the evolution created us as the robots and mechanical toys.
I thought beetles were God’s favourite creatures. He had an ‘inordinate fondness’ for them, according to J.B.S. Haldane, on account of how man types of the creatures he had created.
@ Slobodan Cekic
You wrote : “The nerves conduct impulses laughably slowly compared to the machine, at speeds measures in tens of meters per second. The computers are tens of millions of times faster, at 300 000 km/s, the speed of light.” – that may be true but is nothing compared to the human mind, which exceed the speed of light by very very far and that is the speed of thought. If you’d be at billions of light-years distance from me and I think to you, that is instant. That’s why the Spirit can be anywhere, it can’t be stopped, incarcerated or killed, it is beyond technology, beyond human science and knowledge. The power of the spirit, the power of the heart is the big unknown, residing in a “world” without boundaries.
Thank you guys for your interesting thoughts exchange !
Well, the nerve impulses do travel at speeds measured in tens of meters pro second ( 100M/s max, I believe).
The reason I mention it is to point out that the human memory must be extraordinarily capable and fast, to overcome such slowness of the nerves.
If I may put the relation of the capabilities of the machines and humans in comparison, when someone speaks about artificial intellect, to me it feels like someone in the MIddle Ages promising the moon travel with the help of his catapult. He would kind of need a rocket, I think. The relation in favor of the human is even more pronounced, I think, than a comparison of this kind can possibly express.
And yes, I think just as you seemingly do that the memory is based on the quantum non-local effects. So it is not even located In our bodies, I suppose, and regarding it’s speed – it is instantaneous, without regard to the distance, yes.
So it seems to me, we agree on all your points, with the possible exception of all this being beyond technology. It is beyond our technology, thank God, but not beyond some future technology, I believe. I only hope we get more responsible till then.
Slobodan, I think, I want to comment on your comments above.
1. Lets start with interconnections, because this is where your 300,000km/s comes along. Scientists concluded that pure-copper, silver although provided low resistance slowed down the flow of electrons. They decided that miniaturization would solve that problem, so the started to pack as many logic circuits on a wafer as they could. The problem was the generated heat. Next, fiber optics were introduced hence now we are enjoying Internet II, with its Gigabit speed.
2. The actual computing power, I won’t go to the history, but all I can say is that current technology is at a dead end. This is why you can buy CPUs with 2,4,6,8, etc cores with their speeds increasing ever so slightly, but not much. This is also, the reason why Gamers need to use water cooled heat-sinks because their multicore CPUs cook themselves to death. This technology does not use optics, hence no 300,000km/s speeds, although progress in technology makes internal connections ever so short, but this is not enough.
3. Let me say it this way: IBM Labs have always been at the forefront of computing development. And here is the beauty, twenty some years ago they were working on cell sized transistors, which were expected to increase the computing speed multifold, but we have yet to see that in real world. Does this remind you of that Russian Sci-fi book said, the one I wrote about earlier on?
Well, you can’t beat God’s creation, which is a living cell.
This is why I haven’t upgraded my desktop in 10 years (it uses 8 cores), no need because Intels and AMDs have nothing new to offer. Besides, we are still suffering from the original 8080 design.
Well, I do not really know how far the miniturisaton of the circuits of the wafers can go, but there must be some physical frontier, be it the atom diameter as the minimum width of the leads, or wherever it may be.
I think that it is easy to get led astray if one makes conclusions on how the brain works making analogies with the machine. I do not think, the impulse speeds being as they are, that the brain could have even a small part of the computing power of the machine, if it would work in the same manner as the machine, basing itself on the electical circuits and functioning on the purely electromagnetic principles.
I suspect the brain being not more that an interface, or periphery to the real computing power of the biological organism. Some non-local quantum effects look to me as the likeliest candidates for the functioning of consciousness, and in that field the technology is at the beginning. The biologists seem to shy away from this field, for the reasons of their own.
That is why I think that the creation of the AI based on the conventional computers is as probable as sending a mission to the moon by the means of a good old Roman catapult.
Agree loosely… it’s just rather more simple in my view: no amount of ‘intelligence’ or even ‘super-intelligence’ will result in a machine making a decision, because it cannot interpret the world, as it has no soul. A FZ wrote: Information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, wisdom is not truth, truth is not beauty, beauty is not love, love is not music, music is the best
Well, the machine can make a ‘decision’ if someone lets it. A couple of weeks ago, a Tesla in auto-mode has driven over a Russian PR-Robot :) The machine can calculate only, following the sequence of the operations in it’s program, be it written by a human only or supplemented by the machine as well. The real intelligence can much more, and I suppose it can manage enormous streams of parallel, non sequential info as the human unbelievable visual processing powers seem to show. I am at guessing here, to be honest, but anyway, the machine and human do not seem to be even comparable to me.
“Humanism” is given a positive sign. But be careful: “humane” means “non-God”, humanism is the movement of removing God from the pedestal, and the empowerment of a man instead of him. It’s the way that the West is going through for 12 centuries, and has finally arrived in front of the ambis.
no way too send yo a like her, so am doing it this way. A short but meaningful commentary.
Congratulations Amir Nour! Very interesting and insightful contribution questioning the current irresponsible racing in the field of artificial intelligence. The question is : how to stop this headlong rush and avoid a real human tragidy?
Post humanism ala US of A
The USA is clearly preparing for a bio-warfare onslaught, using DNA research into particular populations, and recombinant DNA rechniques. No doubt Holy Israel, that co-operated for many years with its lost love, apartheid South Africa, on ‘genetically specific’ bio-weapons, as it did on nukes, has shared its research with Thanatopia, just as the Japanese Mengele (far worse than Mengele in fact) Shiro Ishii turned over all his findings from the Unit 731 activities in China, that included spreading plague by using arthropod vectors, and the vivisection, ie live dissection, of human victims including children. The plague spreading techniques were then used by the USA in its bacteriological warfare attacks in Korea.
The USA I would say, plans not just to wage bio-warfare on Russia and China, but to launch a generalised culling of the ‘useless eaters’ across the planet, for whom they have no further use, and who just represent a threat, political and ecological, to the ruling oligarch parasites. The ‘populist’ revolts in the West, if not suppressed by force, will bring the date of the release of some ‘mysterious disease’ that much closer. A Trump or any other fascist regime is OK, because they work for the parasites, but once the threat of a real socialist alternative becomes apparent, then it won’t be long.
…and sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
Didn’t expect to see this here. I mean seriously, 30 years ago there was going to be a global currency…how’s that working out for us hmm…
Economist, just another mainstream rag pushing an agenda. Of no greater or less importance than any other.
The Economist 2017 Year in Review Magazine cover shows 8 tarot cards one of which is The Hermit. In the image for the hermit on cal see the constellation of Leo relative to the Moon. That alignment took place on 23rd of November 2017.
If you study the globe atlas in the image you will see the map shown is an amalgam of the UK and France. You will alse see a black lightning bolt striking Alsace Lorraine the Seat of the European Union.
You will also see the Yellow Vests marching with banners displayed.
The Yellow Cests genesis was synthetic. It was created by the French Deep State. Its corresponding counterpart are now revealed…the Red Scarfs.
The Yellow Vests are a state sponsored vehicle to enable marshal law and Macrons ascension from a prince of Andora to the King of France.
Marcon’s name means a “mark”. Macton recieved a letter from the black pope Francis upon his elevation to President of France. The letter which is available inline asks Macron the heal the wound influcted by Napoleon upon the Papacy. That wound was the severing of ties between church and state. Napoleon crowned himself emporer. Macron is co-ruler of Andora in partnership with the Papacy. Look it up!
Indeed! And no worry, anything electronic is extremely vulnerable to strong electromagnetism, like a CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) or man made NEMP’s. With current technology it is quite easy to wipe out everything electrical and bring (un)human(un)kind back to working the fields to feed themselves.
Thank you for your always illuminating observations and commentary The overlooked spiritual aspect of Marx’s ‘New Humanism’ will always enable mere mortals to do better by standing on the shoulders of giants than any wired cyborg ‘Ubermensh,’ although the race to create one may be the death of us all.
Russia suspends INF Treaty
What do you think about this allegation that Pelosi and Co botched an assasination attempt on Trump.?
Nice daughter of a Mob boss Pelosi wouldnt would she.?
Very difficult to take this seriously. Particularly the supposed “assassin”. He is, of course, a Muslim and “radicalized” and apparently preparing to join Islamic State. Oddly, despite it being clearly pointed out that he is Muslim, his nationality was not mentioned in any of the the sources I’ve seen. Of course, he hates Israel and wanted to bomb a synagogue as well as the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. Pelosi is pretty pathetic if she chose such an amateurish individual who would obviously stick out like a sore thumb. She should have hired Mossad if she wanted this done right. Oh wait … they’re on Trump’s side.
Seriously, the ForeverTrumpers need a new demon. Obama is long gone and even Hillary is gradually fading into history. A good distraction to keep attention off Venezuela.
US already producing missiles banned under INF.?
Not just drones but minute man type missiles.?
Global War comes very soon
Actually, it is not that machines are becoming smarter than humans. It is the opposite. Humanity is dumbing down to a level below that of machines.
Apparently, the IQ of young men in Norway peaked in the 1970’s. As far as I can see, this process has accelerated since then. My 3 kids (28, 18 and 13) don’t read books for starters.
“Researchers find IQ scores dropping since the 1970s”
Elon Mask is parading all over the place saying how we’re nothing compare to the AI. Trying to convince everybody (through a fear porn tactic) that the only way to make it is to get merged with the machines. The truth is, none of the current scientists have any ideas of how human brain really works and what it is truly capable of. They only have theories that get revised from time to time.
There is a very massive and concerted effort to dumb down humanity through toxic foods, toxic blue lights exposure and toxic education. Priming humanity for the transhumanism.
Look what jack kruse (highly reputable dentists and a neurosurgeon had to say about fluoride (among many other things) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxerfsaEPYs