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.
Mainstream scientists and surgeons say that brain transplants into donor bodies is absolutely impossible, but that doesn’t deter Transhumanist dreamers in the slightest. Nevertheless, hundreds of people have paid hundreds of thousands to have their brains frozen upon death, in the hope of being transplanted in the future.
Scientism is a religion that is at the base of both Technocracy and Transhumanism. It elevates science and the Scientific Method to a level of godhood where the scientists and engineers are the priesthood.
A public dialog on ‘what-could-go-wrong?’ with misdirected science is always welcome, but it will take more than 50 people to make it to truly make it to the public arena. Nevertheless, some people are alarmed that scientists are going too far and will harm society more than help it.
Facebook is only one of several companies racing to create human/machine interfaces that will merge flesh and silicon. Technocrats build because they can, not because it is wise to do so.
Transhumans are anticipating great breakthroughs in technology that will change the nature of man, including adding immortality and omniscience. Still, trillions will be spent before they give up.
Scientists at publicly-funded universities are racing to create human-like artificial intelligence that will displace the humans who funded them in the first place. Ethical and moral debate is entirely missing in this field.
Silicon Valley, California is full of Transhumans who are using their vast accumulation of wealth to conquer death through their ever-increasing technology breakthroughs. People like Ray Kurzweil, head of engineering at Google, are leading the way.
Futurist and Transhuman Ray Kurzweil believes the Singularity will occur in 2029, and that immortality for man will be close behind. However, the state of science today is far from what it was 100 years ago. Today’s science is rushed, untested and dangerous. The long-term effects are seldom studied.
Ray Kurzweil is head of engineering at Google, and is a Technocrat and Transhuman, believing that man will see immortality through science. With the full force of Google at his disposal, Kurzweil has accelerated his forecast of Singularity from 2045 to 2029.