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PINPOINT ACCURACY IN GENETIC ENGINEERING, AND THE GOLD BUG

Yesterday I talked about the "gold bug," the little cupriavidus metallidurans bacterium that literally eats toxic metals and poops out 24 karat gold. There, I raised the possibility that such a phenomenon represented an alchemical technology that, with "enough money and manpower" could be turned to more industrial scale "production." As I also noted in yesterday's blog, such a technology would likely have been developed in secret, since to admit it openly would collapse the price of gold, whereas a secret deployment of it would allow the creation of secret reserves as a backing for a whole system of finance, with those reserves (since they're secret) being re-hypothecated over and over again, for even more leverage.

Well, if all that sounds fanciful, it is. I called it High Octane Speculation yesterday. But is it really all that far-fetched? I contend with the recent advances being made in genetic engineering, that it is not. It may be possible through such technology(and allied nano-technologies) to boostcupriavidus metallidurans' "production."  Consider this article, for example, sent to me by Mr. V.T.:

Animals Engineered with Pinpoint Accuracy

The fact that cupriaviudus metallidurans' genome is extensively mapped means that one might take the sequence responsible for converting toxic metal compounds into gold and synthesize it with some other, larger, animal, creating the "perfect alchemical chimera" able to ... well, you get the picture. Nanotechnologies might conceivably provide yet another pathway to "non-nuclear" types of transmutations (though, strictly speaking, all transmutations are nuclear in nature).

On the humorous side, one can envision the adaptation of this even to a medical technology to remove inadvertent and dangerous levels of toxic metals poisoning. One could literally - and please excuse the graphic nature of the illustration - poop out the poison and sell it to the local bullion broker. Every trip to the toilet is money in the bank. Sure, it's more High Octane Speculation, but that's the fun of the brave new transhumanist, alchemical future we're entering: it at least provides some entertainment value.

Now, seriously, when you're done laughing, the bottom line here, for me, is the phenomenon I have written about in so many books, and that I summed up in the opening words of The Grid of the Gods, namely, that modern science appears to be but a technique to bring into reality the myths and lore of antiquity with predictable and consistent regularity, and in this case, the myths and lore of alchemy specifically. It is, so to speak, a technique of mythological deja vu, telling us "we've possibly been here before." Well, in my view, there's no "possibly" about it. We have been here before, and that's the problem. The ancient mythologies tell us something else, too, and that is, that the grand visions of the gods all came undone in paroxysms of greed, hatred, and destruction.

Transhumanism enthusiasts, take note.

See you on the flip side.

11 thoughts on “PINPOINT ACCURACY IN GENETIC ENGINEERING, AND THE GOLD BUG”

  1. “EX-LAX, anyone?

    Shitting ‘goal’ (no, this is not mispelled, ha, ha!) — to reach George Bataille’s surrealistic Picture of the headless “Solar Anus” body?

    If anyone asks me I would say old georgy-boy was thinking of the big-bang expansion or the biological term of the heart pumping out blood on the tech-screen measuring one’s blood pressure.

    If theories of a ‘generalized economy’ or circulation have any truth about them then ‘expulsion from the Garden of Eden may not have been such a bad day?

    I cant help forgetting the Images of the humble little African Dung Beetle rolling his little ball of precious food so industrially! (If we could have such energy as this bug…, we could…! Instead of turning the World (Gold) into Humus/hubris?)

    But I guess we all need to ‘Man the Oars” on this Galley Ship called Earth?

    ‘ROW, ROW, ROW!!!!!!!!

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    I just stumbled accross this written interview where the interviee responded with this sentence:

    “Yeah, that’s very true, Tillich concluded that for modern man to be heroic, he has to take nonbeing into himself in the form of absurdity and negate it.”

    Now, here’s the question that brought forth the above reply the interviewer asked:

    “It may be much harder for modern man to be a hero. In tribal cultures, heroism
    had to do with repeating archetypal patterns, following in the footsteps of the original heroes. The hero was not supposeed to do anything new. We have thrown away the past and disowned traditional models. So the terror of the modern hero is that he has to do something new, something that has never been don before. We are justified only by novelty. I think this is why modern man ( and with women’s liberation, modern woman ) is anxious and continually dissatisfied. We are always trying to establish our uniqueness.

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    Hey Joe F. —–(you too Neil r) Keep up the good work? (No more need for digging for gold for now all we have to do is “form a raiding party on that shack of TECHNO-COMINCO!!” hA, Ha!

  2. Putting some of this together,
    I get more of the ludicrous, ridiculous and insane
    [running out of adjectives here]

    Aliens from outer space were so advanced that
    they engineered US and started our civilization
    so that WE could mine gold for THEM
    as they carted [the gold]
    off in their rocket ships.

    Am I missing anything?

    1. Make’s very good sense HAL838 when you put it in this context>

      Ah, the Feminine touch! In the next great big depression I have a funny feeling I’ll be selling Apples on the street corner with no takers (no bites anyone, ha, ha?)

      On second thought the Apples are GM Products (not General Motors this time – forgive the pun) but tinkered with if you know what I mean?

      Maybe depopulation means all that eat genetically modified foods will have grandchildren who are sterile?(so it is rumoured that’s what happened to some unfortunate ‘lab rats?” Even if the story is just a rumour, it’s a good one?)

      I was shopping for a small snack at Trader Joes and they wanted 10 bucks for about an ounce of fresh-looking supposedly organic raspberrys. (I passed them up) I am no food purist by any definition of the word but who can believe they weren’t tinkered with unless you grew them yourself and then again where did the seeds come from?)

      Thanks, again, HAL838 for your insightful comments. Their always welcomed.

  3. first post here , a word of thanks for all that you do Dr Farrell, There is a mining company in British Columbia canada called tech cominco and i know for a fact that they have been using gold pooping bacteria for at least 9 years as i worked there doing contract work back then at the smelter in Trail B.C. a lot of employs knew about it , it was a running joke as everytime the metals market went down or they needed money for whatever designation they cranked up the tailings pile with bacteria .All i know is you could not get near one particular building that was refered to as the mad lab by some. They claimed to have a or some patents on the process but who knows who all was involved?

  4. “…….all came undone in paroxysms of greed, hatred and destruction.”

    That’s interesting… because…

    It hasn’t happened yet, has it ?

  5. Dr Joe if I may.
    If this were so easy?
    Why have we not made a machine were we put grass in one end and get milk out of the other end. You now this would do wonders for the entire world nourish a lot of children and it also would eliminate a lot of green house gases.
    If GOD wanted the “gold bug,” the little cupriavidus metallidurans bacterium he would have created it.

    Now just go and find the little bugger!!!!
    Uncle Phil

  6. Isn’t that what Hollywood is doing? Pooping out poison and selling it to the local bullion dealer or descendant of?

    Maybe there is more to the myths of the goose that laid the golden egg or the gold plated dragons. I’ll have to do some research and see if there are any legends of alchemical adept yogis ingesting mercury and pooping out gold.

    I’m still looking forward to when they start rolling out the dragons. They are doing everything else they used to do in the old days like manipulating the weather to bring havoc on the un-Chosen in the far off colonies and creating new species of animals and human hybrids. But just like the old days, they always seem to have amnesia about the part where the real Gods inevitably return to punish them for their hubris. Hope I live to see that as well. It won’t be long now.

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