“What is this peculiar phenomenon we call scientism? It is not science, any more than the shadow is anything identical with the substance of a thing. Nor is science ever evidence of scientism. At most, science merely serves to heat up the imagination of certain minds – and they are not few – who are too prone to sweeping and unqualified generalizations in the first place. Scientism is pseudoscience or misinterpreted science. Its conclusions are sweeping and large, and therefore sometimes pretend to be philosophical. But it is not a part of philosophy, if by philosophy we mean the effort to think soberly within the restrictions that human reflection must impose for itself. No, scientism is a malady – an ideology. And as such, along with other ideologies that beset us, it has become a permanent part of our modern culture.” – William Barrett, Death of the Soul.
Technocracy is a replacement economic system for Capitalism and Free Enterprise, and is represented by the United Nations’ program for Sustainable Development and “Green Economy.” It proposes that all means of production and consumption would be controlled by an elite group of scientists and engineers (technocrats) for the good of mankind. Technocracy was originally architected in the 1930s but regained favor when adopted by the Trilateral Commission in 1973, under their “New International Economic Order” program.
“The belief or theory that the human race can evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and technology.” (Oxford Dictionary) Until science and technology became a factor in the search for immortality, Transhumanism was a metaphysical philosophy with little substance. Today, universities, corporations and government research centers are working feverishly to apply technology to human longevity, with the ultimate goal of conquering death altogether.