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TRANSHUMANISM: BRAIN INTERFACES, ROBOTS, AND ANDROIDS

This one was sent to me by a facebook friend, Ms. P.H., and it illustrates another example of what my co-author Scott de Hart and I called "alchemomineral man", the "androgynous" fusion of humanity and mineral in the form of machines, in our book Transhumanism: A Grimoire of Alchemical Agendas.

Brain Computer Interface used to control the movement and actions of an android robot

We can see all sorts of applications of this technology: direct brain-robot interfaces with drones, new vistas in remote control for all sorts of applications, by extending through robots the presence of human intelligence in environments currently hostile to human biology: deep oceans, space, and so on.

But I have written here previously about yet another kind of thing this type of interface promotes, and Scott and I wrote of this in the book as well. Some transhumanists view these types of possibilities as eventually being able download and upload the personality, even the consciousness, of the individual. Some of these technologies have been dubbed "soulcatcher", and already in the book and on this website we have cited examples of one rat - trained to run through a maze - having its memory of how to do so caught on a computer chip. When implanted into another rat, that other rat, which has never learned the maze, "remembers" how to do it perfectly.

This leads to what I propose here to call "emulational" technologies, or one might even call them "anamnetic technologies," after Plato's doctrine of anamnesis, which held that mankind could account for feelings of higher dimensions, past lives, and so on, because one indeed was remembering them (from the Greek word anamnesis). Such emulational or anamnetic technologies, combined with increasing advances in prosthetics which are increasingly able to mimic lifelike human movement, hold the prospect for downloading a consciousness into, well, an android, a robot. One thinks here of Star Trek The Next Generation's Mr. Data, always seeking recognition as a human, which, in one episode, is finally granted legally. Data emulates or "remembers" actions and behaviors that mimic human, and thus, is indistinguishable from the real thing by law.

Well and good, but let's open the doors to other speculative possibilities. For Plato, anamnesis or remembrance literally put one into contact with one's true, universal Self; it provided an access to the realms of higher beings, the gods, the universals. Now suppose, for a moment, that this is a hidden goal of some within the movement: to construct a technology to identify and "download" such a "higher consciousness", say, the Archons from the famous Gnostic text, The Hypostasis of the Archons.

Such a technology then would become a portal, a door, a gateway, between worlds... not a wormhole, not a stargate, but a means for the "incarnation" within this world of information from another, or, vice versa. If this sounds strange, it really isn't, for such technological transhumanist agendas were in early evidence with Thomas Edison, who was attempting to contact "the other world" through technological means. What is new is the technological ability to transfer memories from one individual organism to the other. What we have added here are the anamnetic possibilities... and if a hack from South Dakota can think of it, you can bet that the boys at DARPA have too...

See you on the flip side.

10 thoughts on “TRANSHUMANISM: BRAIN INTERFACES, ROBOTS, AND ANDROIDS”

  1. I certainly can’t claim any expertise in such subjects, but I think it is fairly simple to point out that “downloading memories” just is not the same thing as “downloading CONSCIOUSNESS.”

    Personally, I doubt that “they” will ever be able to download the actual “identity” or “soul” (or whatever you want to call it) with what we call (materialistic) technology. Memories and ideas are things that can be COPIED, leaving the ORIGINAL behind and intact. To copy memories, ideas, skills, etc, just is not the same things as manipulating the whole, original, personality or soul.

    If it is possible to download “identity” (and who knows, perhaps it is . . .), it will either be through nonphysical (or ‘psychic” or whatever you want to call it) “technology” (in other words, the physicists and biologists won’t be able to help in any way) or through some material technology that is so different from ours, that it probably comes form “somewhere else.” Don’t ask me where . . . .

  2. I’m like most people. I don’t really care what they do to me, as long as I get a new cell phone. The measure of a man is his phone, and considering that money is just worthless paper, I think a better form of currency would be to get paid in minutes. I also think it would be really cool to have my brain wired into 4G. This would also be a much safer alternative for people who want to text while driving.

  3. This has the germ of an “idea” that needs a long way to go. The real problem is,
    That you finally end up where you started from.

    All these “bells & whistles” need to become “interdimensional” to even begin to “see the light at the end of the tunnel”.
    But, as always, the devil is in the details. And “the devil” doesn’t play 2nd fiddle(or does he/she?)

    1. It should be noted that Archons were, are inorganic beings.

      Imagine if light can be bent upon itself….you wouldnt see a thing in our narrow wavelength of perception.

  4. I would add that if a bunch of hacks from the middle ages practicing back yard alchemy can figure out how to transmute metals into gold, you can bet that DARPA probably knows how to do that too. Unless they truly believe in their own brainwashing from their university education. In that case, it would leave, The Nazi International? The Russians?

    1. why not include the Chinese as a definite possibility?-

      Catherine Austin Fitts once stated (if my memory serves me correctly) that by the middle of the 19th century China had amassed over 80% of the world’s gold reserves- the came the Opium Wars in order to (if my read sources are valid- and they always stand to correction) get the Chinese hooked on opium so they would be forced to pay back the gold for their collective addiction (yeah, I know that concept sounds initially like “ready for an institution” but maybe there was actually something behind it)-

      now enter Ben Fulford: considered by many to be the most nut-cased expatriate to Asia- he has always stated that the world’s major gold reserves were located in China before WW2 (now see above under concept “Catherine Austin Fitts”)-

      in past times China was always waaay ahead of the west- are we to naively assume it’s different nowadays?-

      Dr. Judy Wood’s book was printed in China- now you or anyone else go figure it out-

      a lot of food for thought-

      hope you are well-

      Larry

        1. check out the origins of the McCormick spice company.

          As for China being ahead…. sure before they killed off the gods…but then again, being immortal has benefits.

      1. Interesting that Dr Wood’s book was printed in China. That would explain in part how she could produce a book of that quality – quite apart from the fact that it would be very difficult to print it in the west at all.

    2. Its very possible there may be a necessary spiritual ingredient to alchemical gold production and without it the process can not be done. That is, the alchemist must have achieved internal spiritual alchemy before he can attempt external alchemy.

      The Chinese would know this and have achieved it but the Ugly Ones would not have. I can imagine them scratching their heads in Israel right now wondering why they can’t make alchemical gold. God is funny like that. Deny to them who covet the metal the most.

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