Eric Schmidt, former chairman of Alphabet and CEO of Google, a member of the elite Trilateral Commission and a consummate Technocrat and Transhuman seeking to conquer death itself.
Make no mistake about this, implantable tech is about Transhumanism, not science. Transhumans like Musk and Ray Kurzweil dream of achieving immortality by uploading their brain to the cloud.
Transhumans are detached from reality because they believe that science and technology will allow them to escape death and live forever… like gods.
The U.S. is already 4 years ahead of Japan in creating chimeras by injecting human stem cells into animal embryos. Technocrat scientists invent because they can, not because there is a moral imperative to do so.
Since both are rooted in a strong belief in Scientism, Transhumanism and Technocracy are joined at the hip. Transhumans believe they have hijacked evolution and will create Humans 2.0 through the application of science and engineering.
If data can be pumped into your brain, then your personal sensory data can be pumped out… just like the scenario in the upcoming Channing Powell series, The Feed. However, just because scientists say something is going to happen doesn’t mean it is really going to happen.
Transhumans are the prospective inhabitants of the Brave New World of Technocracy, with immortality and omniscience as their core characteristics. While waiting for that, they have turned their focus to ‘life extension’ instead.
The religion of Transhumanism is pervasive and resilient, judging by the continuous flow of stories every year. The technology to achieve their dream is always just out of reach and just around the corner. Alas, it’s been that way for years, and yet they are no closer to immortality than they were 30 years ago.
The quest for immortality is as old as human existence, but has taken on a modern form in Transhumanism that is just as superstitious and silly as the Pharaohs in ancient Egypt. It will just as certainly fail in the end.
Transhumanism is a religious belief system based on the hope that somehow science will provide the holy grail. The fact is, science has not advanced one centimeter toward immortality in all of history.