Transhumans believe that science has advanced to the point where evolution can accelerated in order to re-create humanity in their own image. This makes for interesting science fiction but in reality is full of risks and unintended consequences.
Technocracy Elon Musk put his money where his mouth is and be the first human to go live on the planet Mars, and preferably soon. There is a sub-culture of Technocrats who are bent on escaping Earth.
The goal of Transhumanism is to put a person’s consciousness (mind and soul) into a physical cyborg to achieve immortality and super-human properties. This is now becoming a social movement that is hard to define.
The US-based company, Bioquark, could not conduct such experiments in the U.S., so it goes to a foreign country that won’t stop them. Transhumans are on the edge of their seats with this crackpot experiment.
A new Columbia University study now shows that the use of CRISPR gene-editing technology can introduce ‘hundreds of unintended mutations into the genome.’ This is what even non-scientists concluded when CRISPR was originally introduced. Indeed, this is one of the most dangerous and misleading tools in the scientific world.
Zoltan Istvan, a leading Transhuman, shows us that the economic system of Technocracy needs Transhuman citizens to make it work. This is not surprising because Transhumanism and Technocracy are two sides of the same coin.
The velocity of AI development is ever increasing; today’s capabilities will double in 12 months and re-double thereafter in 12-18 month cycles. When an AI avatar can routinely fool a human into believing that it is also human, the door to global delusion is wide open. Technocrats build because they can, not because it is smart to do so.
Once junk science is accepted as truth, its application knows no boundary, whether climate change, biodiversity, ‘earth science’ or Sustainable Development. Junk science is a scourge to mankind and the planet.
DARPA is a Technocrat-run agency of the Department of Defense and is wholly-dedicated to the Transhuman idea of improving man through technology. This is dangerous on a number of levels, including the fact that resulting technology will be in the hands of the government and not its citizens.
The fouled ethics of creating synthetic human DNA will not deter them from going ahead with it. Technocrats invent because they can. However, Transhumanists are vitally interested in creating super-men who can conquer immortality.