ANOTHER LOOK: TRANSHUMANIST LONGEVITY A STEP CLOSER: HARVARD REVERSES ...
One of the major themes I've been following on this website, and indeed, in all of my books, is the impact of science and technology on history, culture, and society. And one of the largest cultural impacts would be the technologies of emulation, those which can emulate the stories of the gods of old. Within this category of emulational technologies, would surely fall those of longevity.
Now there's this from Harvard University:
Harvard scientists reverse the ageing process in mice, and it might also be safe for humans!
Granted, there are some great and beneficial goods to be had here:
"The surprise recovery of the animals has raised hopes among scientists that it may be possible to achieve a similar feat in humans or at least to slow down the ageing process.An anti-ageing therapy could have a dramatic impact on public health by reducing the burden of age-related health problems, such as dementia, stroke and heart disease, and prolonging the quality of life for an increasingly aged population."
Well and good, but let's ponder two important questions. In the first case, let's assume for a moment that this process is applicable to humans and that it would result in longevity effects. Who would have access to it under a federal "health" "care" system such as Obromney-Heritage Foundation care? And who would determine access? Mostly likely, only the very rich, or very powerful, could afford it, and be given access to it. It would therefore become perfectly feasible, under such a scenario, for the elite simply to live so long that their self-generated global population crisis would simply peter out... feed enough people GMOs that affect human virility and fertility, and you get the idea... no drastic biowarfare, starvation, genocide, or nuclear warfare needed. It would be a "soft genocide," easily executable, and easily explained, and, because not sharp or harsh, seemingly the perfect vehicle to accomplish an objective the financial oligarchy has held since the idea of "overpopulation" and "maximum carrying capacity" was first broached in the Most Serene Republic of Venice. One would literally be looking at a breakaway civilization in the most fundamental sense, for it would break away simply by outliving its "normal" human counterpart. No drastic measures needed. Just price the technology beyond the average population's ability to afford, or deny access under government regulations for one contrived bureaucratic reason or another.
But there's a second question to ponder, and that is - for want of a better expression - the "principle of public lag time." To put it succinctly, it is taken by alternative researchers as an axiom of black projects development that what is developed secretly may be at least a decade, if not several, in advance of what is publicly known in that science, or what is technologically capable to it. But we should not restrict our vision of possibilities merely to physics and secret accomplishments in aerospace propulsion and technology.
As I attempt to argue in my forthcoming book Covert Wars and Breakaway Civilizations, the funding mechanism for this structure is truly vast, and far exceeds even the estimated numbers of the "legitimate" black budget, which is staggering in and of itself. This funding mechanism was, as the title suggests, partly created to fund covert wars, but this does not account for all the vast sums implied. A technological development is implied.
It stands to reason that much of this hidden finance went to fund projects of biological and genetic research. In short, what we are learning about now - in mice - may have already been accomplished in black laboratories of governments or rich patrons long ago... and that may be a hidden reason for the race to patent all sorts of artificially engineered or tinkered-with genomes, much less to socialize medical care in almost every country in the world...
When this man gave this speech, he was ninety-two years old:
I don't know about you, but it makes me wonder!
See you on the flip side.
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Of course, the downside to genetically induced immortality for the elites would be defeat of their plans for world conquest and then an immortal lifetime in prison which would be a fate worse than Hell, especially if they are sent to a CIA torture prison and they are tortured daily for all eternity. Chances are, after a few generations, the jailers would forget why these people who don’t age are in jail in the first place and set them free. And then in no time, these crazed immortals would try to conquer the world again. Naturally, the first thing they would do is erase the true past from the history books and then write books like the Bible where they are the heros.
I have enough problems with mice as it is. Mice that live forever? That truly is a nightmare scenario. I would give mice good odds to replace humans as the dominant species of the planet in that case. Of course, this would escalate into some genius at DARPA giving cats more than nine lives… and so on and so on, until finally the only solution to the animal kingdom run amok will be the creation fire breathing dragons to keep all animal populations in check.
Whatever technologies that are available for longevity or the reversal of aging…we will not get access to it. They want us “useless eaters” out of here.
I’m missing something. What 93 year old man is Dr. Farrel talking of?
Hi Ted, He is referring to David Rockefeller who is giving the speech in the video. I think the video dates from 2008 so Rockefeller would have been 93 at the time.
For living healthily to age 100 I recommend the following cocktail of supplements supplied by Dr. Mercola in Chicago: Krill Oil, Purple Defense (premium antioxidant), immune support (herbal complex), immune support ( organic mushroom complex), complete probiotics, chlorella, spiru-blue, eye support with lutein, conjugated linoleic acid, ubiquinol, joint formula, astaxanthin, vitamin k2, biothin (with hoodia, irvingia and fucoxanthin), whole food vitamin plus, black currant oil, fennel, coconut oil, alpha lipoic acid, niacin, turmeric formula, vitamin B12 (sublingual) and miracle whey protein powder. Detailed information about these supplements can be found on Dr. Mercola’s website.
Then again, choosing ones activities while being a woman of leisure, not smoking more than 2 cigarettes a day, a daily glass of port, a kilogram of chocolate a week and regular use of olive oil both topical and ingested might work too:
Is there any room left for regular table food after we’ve ingested the goods on the lengthy list you provided? I would add seasonal D3, beta glucan (although maybe this approximates the organic mushroom complex you mentioned), Himalayan pink salt and a rotation of fermented foods to the list. By then who needs desert? Bon appetit.
I also like Mercola.com and buy several “vitamins and minerals” from him ( +a few from somewhere else).
Vitamin D (as discussed on Mercola.com) is also probably thousands of times more likely to prevent you from getting the flu than any flu shot is. He also says now that you should take Vitamin K2 along with vit. D.
It’s very close to midnight, and all the news that’s fit to print
…was put to bed very, very, long ago.
The CIA is very proud of their part in the Press Corps(e) BIG SLEEP.
So this is an apropro ring-side ticket to the coming attraction:
The Fiscal Cliff Circus of Absurdistan.
[slight typo] http://michael-hudson.com/2012/12/americas-deceptive-2012-fiscal-cliff/
round and round it goes, the game is rigged!
What a way to start thew New Year here, with a kind jester to set things right. Appreciate your kind jester, and will take that as an omen, for me to resolutely try to help others, in what they’re doing.
Not, not in the republican way, or indeed the democratic way.
But in the the direction, “we” at the web site try to go: the way of truth & justice for all.
(corny, but it’s a new day).
Robert, thank you as I have learned a lot from you during these past few months.
Forgive me for seeming like a wise guy with these 2 suggestions taken from your writing:
In 2013 replace segway with segue. Also replace jester with gesture, that is, unless the joke’s on me.
All the best. TS
It’s the jester in me keeps leaping out. I’ll try to contain him, and seque more seamlessly, into correct syntex and spelling/with as few typos as possible.
Keep me honest.
I need it.
You’re welcome Robert, and kind of you to take the edit as offered. I appreciate your posts, how well you express yourself, and enjoy the congenial repartee among the GDS bloggers. I’m also taking to heart Dr. Farrell’s prescription to offer kindness as a salve for the spirit. There are more of ‘us’ than ‘them’ so numbers are on our side 😉 Cheers for the new day!
I always look forward to your post Margaret.
Your taking your time to read and help my posting, not only made my day; but set the stage just right, for the coming new year.
I am struck by the transparently obvious one dimensional consideration of “the problem” . If industrialization is the problem then prudent industrialization is the solution. This planet could sustain twice the present population if all humans were valued equally. But of course the entire energy, health, science, justice, political, corporate, etc., etc., paradigm would have to be allowed to change. So yes, of course they want to control the dialogue, talk that gives only lip service to true sustainability, such that we remain entrenched in a world of narrowly defined possibilities.
On a different note, I learned through Joseph Mercola that alternating successions of short intervals/bursts of high intensity exercise with a short recovery time with a total exercise time of 20 minutes, 3 times a week, has been observed to increase the length of the telomeres and elevate HGH levels several hundred percent. Yeah ya gotta work (hard) for it but it is a more wholesome method than being injected with teleomerase. For now at least those who want to live longer have to work for it.
Sure we can conjecture for example how much longer some of the Third Reich gang might have been able to prolong their lives assisted by Nazi bio science after they migrated to the west but the real issue IMO is not extending life but having ones life deliberately shortened by the nefarious agents of death.
Often, we begin with false predicates, carrying us far from intended shores.
For instance, consider the predicate of “how do we feed the world?” With such a predicate we are doomed to failure before even setting sail. The predicate, rather, sould be how do we empower the peoples of the world to feed & provide for themselves? The problem is one of economic philosophy.
An economic philosophy is the engine of any economy. Philosophy will determine whether an economy is anaerobic (out-of-oxygen, fermenting & inefficient) or aerobic (in oxygen, robust & efficient). The Malthusian economic theory of population & wages is not an economic philosophy, but a toxic disease inducing anaerobic economic ruling class ideology. American born Henry George was an economic philosopher. Portrayed as a socialist because of his quest for social justice, George when examined, was actually a fair market capitalist.
His 1879 economic treatise Progress And Poverty, sets down the reasons for an emergent poverty in the midst of what appears to be progress. George also handily refutes the Malthusian Pretext.
To this end, a pasteurization & homogenization of milk, is a “food” born metaphor for a Malthusian political & economic ideology, that seeks sterility, conformity & uniformity globally. This Malthusian ideology is anathema to the American ideal of the rights of the individual in the face of an emotion laden, ignorant & reactionary mob. The will of the mob is cloned & regurgitated as “public opinion” so as to elicit a public demand for the “remedy.” In such a system, the “remedy” most often exists long before the “problem.” Often, pretexts like 9/11 are engineered.
John McMurtry establishes this theme in his many writings & his upcoming revised/ Cancer Stages of Capitalism: From Crisis To Cure (April 16, 2013)
Here is an example, of such writing(s), that mirrors your analyses Elm.
He is on target, as is Elm.
And another interesting tidbit:
Researcher Warns That Military Must Prepare For “Mutant” Future:
“Researcher Patrick Lin says that with the development of a wide range of technologies including: drugs, special nutrition, gene therapy and robotic implants, the military needs to plan for a future where soldiers have “mutant powers.” From the article: “If we don’t, we could find ourselves in big trouble down the road. Among the nightmare scenarios: Botched enhancements could harm the very soldiers they’re meant to help and spawn pricey lawsuits. Tweaked troopers could run afoul of international law, potentially sparking a diplomatic crisis every time the U.S. deploys troops overseas. And poorly planned enhancements could provoke disproportionate responses by America’s enemies, resulting in a potentially devastating arms race.”
Indeed…Makes me wonder too. If he is so concerned about over population, why doesn’t he reduce the population by exactly one, and commit suicide. “Wide spread industrialization?” And who is responsible for it Mr. Rockefeller? You are! Stop the wide spread industrialization, you industrialist!!! Funny how they never see that if their claims are true, then it is their consumerist asses that should be the first to go.
Dear Dr. Farrell,
I would like to thank you very much for everything you’ve shared with us in this year of the apocalypse. Thank you for all the great and wonderful reads, news & views, interviews, etc.. I’ve enjoyed each and everyone of them immensely! 🙂
I wish you and all those who are dear to you a very happy, healthy and successful 2013! 😀
Welcome to the World of Brave New World and the manga Battle Angel Atillia we will never be able to rid ourselves of these monsters
Oh, but this isn’t exactly a new Harvard study on this subject, it’s the same one that was widely reported 2 years ago.
Reports of further development would mean more.
“Soft Kill” comes in many forms: GMOs, AIDs, Cancers, and many more due to the technological pollutions replete throughout earth, and many more coming down the pipeline..
And don’t even think of vaccinating yourself.
Agreed. This is “broadband” applied eugenics. As JFK warned the American people in one of his last public addresses to the America people — “They have accumulated vast human & material resources,” for this purpose.
Better to have lived FOR something than to have died for nothing, other than some control freaks wet dream.
Also sorts of insurance systems deny some care, so attacking Romney care is a dumb distraction.
Now, would these therapies be known and widely available? And do they work? (They probably don’t work, because of science’s misconceptions about matter.)
I agree: I don’t think true (and that is the key word) longevity or immortality will ever come from technology.
I used to say that the human mind is like a loaded .44 in the hands of a six-month-old: in the long run the kid will eventually kill his or her self.
Bottom line: there just isn’t a way to protect us from ourselves.
It’s not “longevity” they’re searching for, but immortality, wherein the depths of evil could exceed the bonds of physical death. This is what is being inferred in Genesis by, “they shall” in their own eyes, “become as gods.”
Indeed, it is the Creator of the universe against Whom they make war. Occultically, they do ritually that which is forbidden morally. To think like them, one must be counter-intuitive. As Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky writes, “if God doesn’t exist, then all is permitted.”
thats genesis 322, have a look at GWs skull and cross bones picture and the number is prominent.
You need to reverse it …