THE TRANSHUMANIST SCRAPBOOK: MICRO-HUMANS FOR HARVESTING
The Bride of Frankenstein is alive and well. You may or may not remember the movie, but in it, the mad scientist concerned reveals his "prize creation," little jars of tiny humans, in full costume, the quintessence of the alchemical "homunculus." Now it's become a disturbing reality:
Mad Science: ‘Genetically Modified Micro Humans’ to be ‘Farmed’ for Drug Testing by 2017
This is - and I will not mince words - the end result of a philosophy that early on and in relationship to a very different issue bought into the moral and ethical lie that somehow a unique human zygote is not a person and not deserving of the equal protection of the law, whether that zygote be created "the old fashioned way" or by the meddling hand of man. But whether you share that view or not, there is another implicit logic behind all this....
In my book Genes, Giants, Monsters, and Men, I raised the specter of the standards of American patent law, and how they were being applied to the issue of GMO foods. The essence of this argument is that if a product cannot arise naturally, but requires the intervention of the hand of man, and if that process follows a precise recipe which others can duplicate, then it is patentable and both the idea and the product become property. Following this logic, I then raised the specter of the ancient texts that seem to suggest - though some would dispute it - that modern man himself originated by some similar process practiced in High Antiquity by "someone else," who might return someday to reclaim their "property." Attorneys might have a field day with this, should such a bizarre and high octane scenario ever occur, for the "course of performance" over the past centuries of humanity "managing" its own affairs would seem to constitute a legal argument against any such implicit contract. And there would be "jurisdictional" matters to settle: what court would have jurisdiction to hear such a case?
But what if, I asked, similar processes were to be applied to modern humanity by our out-of-control pharmaceutical cartels (mercury is safe, everyone, get your flu shot!). In that instance, any "products" become property, and not persons, and we're right back to the "logic" of Dred Scot case. One can even envision a scenario where said corporations and their little "humanity farms" and their microchipped genetically engineered occupants could be counted as "3/5 of a person" for census purposes... in other words, the potential for political mischief is almost unparalleled, and given the track record of various government agencies and corporations, don't put it past them!
The upside-down morality of these mad scientists and their government and corporate backers is revealed by the fact that this will all be touted as a "good thing" to save animal testing!:
"Developers of artificial micro-humans, or ‘mini GM humans,’ are hoping to release their technology on the market by 2017. No this isn’t a sci-fi joke. Scientists are developing artificial humans in the same vein as GM plants with the hope that these creations will replace the need for using animals in laboratory testing."
Welcome to the "brave new world" folks. We'll see lots of hand-ringing and platitudinous "explanations" of the benefits from technocrats, politicians, and "religious leaders" and so on. It will be a carefully managed "debate" that will be no debate at all.
See you on the flip side...
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OMG! “Farming mini-humans!?!” Are you kidding me!?! UTTERLY REVOLTING AND DISGUSTING!!
I hate to tell you this, but Kurt Vonnegut had a lot of our future mapped out correctly. Here is the excerpt from his book, Slapstick,
“Long into the future in a decaying U.S.A., Wilbur runs for president under the slogan “Lonesome no more.” He wins and takes office, but his creation of artificial extended families for every American can’t stop the demise of a society under a twin assault by microscopic Chinese, who have found a way to shrink themselves so they can invisibly invade the U.S., who when inhaled by humans, give us a disease called the “Green Death.”
The proof is irrefutable that DNA tampering has been going on for ……the question is …who is behind it.
Those beings are something the plagerists will not be able to sidestep around…no matter how much wealth or technology or power they think they possess.
By 2017?? Three years from now…micro humans, for drug testing!? If they can ‘micro’ a human being on that scale, then why even test drugs on them? If they know that much that they can alter his genetics, then don’t they already know most of what they need to know already? And if they know so much already about humans that they can farm them at will, then why don’t they have cures for diseases that don’t require nearly as much information?
And what else are they farming humans as besides micros? You know if they can micro them, they surely can also macro them…
what jurisdiction will hear such a case? probably of that “someone else” , whereever they’re from.
“what court would have jurisdiction to hear such a case?”
No court is needed. Recall . . . .
“The strong do what they will, and the weak suffer what they must”
They are counting on throwing so much at us so quickly that we become punch drunk. You have to pick your battles.
The ultimate guinea pigs own from creation to destruction the wet dream of our slave masters. Nobody has to complain about what’s done with them. New toys for our bored out of their minds stupid oligarchs to play around with and dream of being gods. When will these idiots ever grow up?
No man steps into the same river twice, for it is not the same river and he is not the same man.
Unfortunately, we are living in the times of in-your-face monsoons.
Stepping through looking glass psy-ops at every fork in the road.
Each one stepping-up a full-frontal-assault upon our moral integrity. So strange, that one keeps asking/Who ARE these guys?
Our cousins Frankenstein progeny?
Programmed for out-of-control madness?
Are these then to be called, mini-frankenstiens(steens)?