Just when you thought the transhumanist craze had died down and was a "passing" fad of science fiction prognostication, this article from the U.K.'s Daily Mail comes along to dispel all the calm (shared by Mr. V.T.):

Bodies kept alive in plastic bags and lifeless 'blank' humans ready for a new consciousness to be uploaded: Controversial booth at CES claims to offer IMMORTALITY - but is all as it seems?

Now, the article is clear: this is all just a "marketing gimick" to promote a "new television show":

Murmurs of ‘I don’t like this,’ and ‘no, this is too much for me,’ could be heard as CES attendees crowded around the Psychasec setup, greeted by what appeared to be lifeless human forms on display in large glass cases.

During a brief tour through the booth, exhibitors dressed in all white sold the idea of immortality, through a plan to upload human consciousness to ‘human sleeves’ of whatever design you desire – before concluding around the display of ‘Joel,’ a fresh ‘sleeve' in a vacuum sealed bag, breathing and eating through a tube.

All is well, however, since the whole exhibit and booth was nothing but a marketing scheme for a new series on Netflix:

It may be one of the most bizarre Netflix marketing schemes yet, going as far as plastering posters with ‘Boycott #Psychasec’ and ‘Immortality is Immoral’ along the outside of the booth (though an exhibitor insisted to that this had been done by anti-Psychasec protestors).

The dystopian sci-fi Altered Carbon is set to premier on Netflix February 2.

But I have to wonder, is it really the case that all is well? Frankly, I find the idea of such a "marketing scheme" to be almost as abhorrent as the reality.


Because notice what is being done: downloading and uploading of "consciousness" is now being promoted as a service to be performed: it is being made a commodity which, to be downloaded and uploaded, means ultimately that it can be bought and sold. Similarly with the "sleeves," the "genetically engineered bodies", are reduced to so much material to be bought and sold - perhaps organ-by-organ.  And with these possibilities comes another: that one enters into contractual arrangements with a mega-corporation encompassing all physical and non-physical (or spiritual if you will) aspects of human existence itself.

In other words, the meme is being planted, and given the nature of such television shows, a platform is being created not only to explore all these implications and speculations but more importantly to drive the conversations in a certain way toward the goal of making humanity itself, in all its parts, a commodity to be bought and sold and "serviced" by the corporate world.

So in other words, folks, transhumanism is no longer a rarefied academic or hypothetical discussion. It is now going to be promoted and driven into the public consciousness. I've pointed out several times, beginning with my very first book in this strange world of "alternative research," The Giza Death Star, that virtual immortality, or even a drastic improvement of human longevity to, say, hundreds of years, has a moral implication, for long ago, the Christian Church Father, St. John Chrysostom, pointed out that death, really, is an antidote to endless progress in evil. His point was, as I observed in that book, and as I have observed in prior blogs about this and related subjects, is that one can imagine an Albert Schweitzer or a Mother Teresa, having not decades, but perhaps centuries, to do their good works. But similarly, one can imagine a Chairman Mao or Joseph Stalin, or other genocidal mass murders having a similar opportunity to "perfect" their particular "inclinations."

See you on the flip side...


Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Jim Cooper on January 19, 2018 at 9:57 am

    If consciousness could be ‘transpositioned’ to a new body, then it seems that the killing of a person as a crime would no longer a capital offense, but one of unlawful dispossession of one’s property? And if one were moved to this ‘new address’, then would they still have the legal standing to bring suit against the person that dispossessed them?

    This sounds like questions for Robert Heinlein.

  2. Roger on January 19, 2018 at 9:33 am

    The Altered Carbon Syfy novels are a pretty awesome read. Everyone has a data stack connected to the spine at birth that records their consciousness and memories. If your skin is killed your stack is retrieved and inserted into another skin of a quality dependant upon your financial means. Some skins have custom implants and upgrades for different occupations and life styles. If you are convicted of a crime your stack is removed and put in storage. Some crimes for up to a century. The series explores a lot of dilemas and issues that can arise from such tech. All from the perspective of a highly trained retired envoy or black ops operative perspective. Be interesting if the series does the novels justice.

    • Robert Barricklow on January 19, 2018 at 9:03 pm

      Great book!
      I read it as one book.
      Still remember the sleeves terminology.
      [and my memory is extremely suspect]

  3. Robert Barricklow on January 18, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    I remember being a small child and watching I’ve Got A Secret. A 17 year old Ray Kurzwell played the piano with bravo, and then dramatically revealed to panelist that the music he played was composed…., drum roll….., by a computer…, drum roll…, he had invented!
    Kurzwell’s BIGGEST fear: death.
    He vowed this was a problem engineering could solve.
    Singularity was born[Vernor Vinge].
    AI becomes all powerful[with nanotechnology’s help].
    Humanity then finally fulfills Descartes’s dreams of liberating the mind from the prison of the body;
    or a Ray puts it: we will be software, not hardware.

    • Robert Barricklow on January 18, 2018 at 8:20 pm

      Silicon Valley’s big tech monopolist all pander to this immortality gospel. Sadly, rushing in like mad-capitalists to sell these immortal coils, hanging humanity’s soul out-to-dry.

      Fools rush in…

      • zendogbreath on January 18, 2018 at 10:24 pm

        quite the conundrum. before i buy a car i tend to keep the old one until i’m sure the new one works well. if i trade in, i make sure the new one will be fine first.

        now how exactly is that going to work? in order for ray and his bene tleilax friends to sell me on uploading my consciousness, i want a test drive, or three. if i prefer the old model, i want to keep it and work it out with parts and service instead.

        even if i do like the new model, my limited imagination has it that whoever’s consciousness shows up in my new model, it’s not gonna be me. the pretense that my consciousness is not my body defines insanity. which if i understand right is one of many goals satanists set for themselves – our insanity that is.

        basically the way ray tleilaxu’s contract with his customers’ reads is: hey you’re dying anyway, donate your body to science – before you die. trust us. really. what could go wrong?

        • Robert Barricklow on January 19, 2018 at 11:02 am

          again their pitch…
          Trust U$.

  4. Robert Barricklow on January 18, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    I remember Dr. Farrell talking/writing about this subject for sometime. Even Max Keiser & Stacy got into to this immortality; especially w/reference to hellacious punishments.

    • Robert Barricklow on January 18, 2018 at 7:57 pm

      Max Keiser Report 1176 for 1/16/18

      • Robert Barricklow on January 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm

        Both Max & Stacy discuss article entitled;
        Prisoners Could Serve 1,000yr Terms
        in 8.5 hours in the future.

        • Robert Barricklow on January 19, 2018 at 6:03 pm

          Forgot to self-censor.
          Trite, but suffice to say.

      • Robert Barricklow on January 19, 2018 at 6:01 pm

        Prisoners Could Serve 1,000yr Terms In 8.5 hrs In the Future.

        • Robert Barricklow on January 19, 2018 at 6:07 pm

          Dr. Farrell discussed of this type of horror before the headlines were inked. High-Octane scores another one!

  5. goshawks on January 18, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    What I learned in Marketing classes was that you always went for the ‘opinion leaders’. These were the folks that everyone in their group looked-to for opinions/guidance. Once you had ‘captured’ them, whatever you wanted sold got sold…

    Consumer Electronics Show (CES) attendees are the ‘opinion leaders’ of that segment. This ‘exhibit’ has all the markings of early Conditioning advertising. Frog in a slowly-warming pot kind of stuff.

    Plus, I wouldn’t be surprised if multiple cameras recorded the reactions of each and every visitor. Those with neutral to positive reactions might be ‘earmarked’ for future grooming

    • zendogbreath on January 18, 2018 at 10:16 pm

      word gosh. remember when walking dead became a series? i remember reading and telling others it was programming intended to condition us into see everyone else, especially those lost weatlh and health fortunate than us as other. as in subhuman. to make it easier for each of us to live in a far more economically stratified society, which was obviously coming at the time.

      • goshawks on January 19, 2018 at 12:34 am

        Yep, plus the no-empathy killing of ‘zombies’ was meant to condition us to kill fellow humans without remorse…

        • goshawks on February 3, 2018 at 11:15 pm

          testing: rampant

  6. marcos toledo on January 18, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    This all about our masters lust for power and control slavery is their drug.

    • zendogbreath on January 18, 2018 at 10:13 pm

      yeh marcos. you’d think slavemasters would tire of that quickly enough eh? it just doesn’t seem that fun of a job when one sits down and thinks it through. too much responsibility. kinda lonely job. not much pension…… really it’s a dead end kinda career ain’t it? so what’s someone like the author of amazing grace to do?

  7. WalkingDead on January 18, 2018 at 8:17 am

    The technocratic version of “immortality” comes with the same problems of “editing” and ” hacking” which compromises every digitally based platform in existence. No doubt the alphabet agencies, and those who own them, will have their back doors in place, and you will be “compliant” once the process is completed. The ultimate control freaks dream.
    There is also the possibility that what may be “installed” may not once have been human after all, but something much worse. The complete lack of anything resembling empathy in those behind such technologies is staggering.
    There is a reason mans life span has been limited to 120 years under optimal conditions by his creator, if you believe in such things, that reason being touched upon above..

    • Diane Shear on January 18, 2018 at 1:06 pm

      Gosh , you’re right.
      Hard to imagine this world in 100 years.

      • zendogbreath on January 18, 2018 at 10:09 pm

        wasn’t frank herbert an employee of an alphabet agency while he wrote a complete economic and linguistic study in predictive theocratic programming?

        • goshawks on January 19, 2018 at 12:29 am

          Actually, I was more impressed by the Bene Gesserit in Herbert’s original “Dune”. I remember leaning back and saying “Wow!” at the scope and long-term thinking within that theocracy/matriarchy…

  8. anakephalaiosis on January 18, 2018 at 8:05 am

    Devils in skin are always having their birthday party, with snake dance in snake pit. They leave their old skin, and enter into a new host. In contrast, the most beautiful thing about the genius of Runes is, that they map logical transition from cradle to grave, maintaining the morphogenetic field (soul).

    The angelic way to create soul, is the ancient art of “rubber ducks in maelstrom”. Lemmings running in circle, is the ring dance of Hakenkreuz & Pyramid. The annual circle is the “Year of the Lord”. Why did you not think, that the Year itself was the deified source? It is to blatantly obvious to be missed!

    Perhaps, it became lost in translation, that Yahweh is Year? Different times, yet same context, with new words for the same thing. Outside the morphogenetic field of Eden, there is a snake pit corrupting the feminist, to be cast out. I bring no peace, only sword.

    • Jarret on January 18, 2018 at 8:05 pm

      I know Dr. Farrell gave you props on your cool username… but that didn’t mean that you have to grace us with your demented verbal diarrhea, all the time.
      Your not as clever as you think you are!

      • zendogbreath on January 18, 2018 at 10:10 pm

        easy j. everyone here has some seriously different pernts of view. the one pernt we’re all trying to share is a mellow perspective eh?

      • Cate on January 19, 2018 at 1:34 am

        He is you know.

      • Baz on January 19, 2018 at 2:41 am

        Jarret, if you’re going to be rude you should go elsewhere . A comment should have some substance and be interesting; yours fails on both counts.

  9. Baz on January 18, 2018 at 5:44 am

    February 2 is Candlemas; candles are blessed at churches and taken home to symbolically bring new light into a household. Traditionally the 40th day after Epiphany; the transference of “light” might be analogous to the uploading of a new consciousness into a host.

    • Kahlypso on January 18, 2018 at 8:37 am

      you do know that satanists use the 2 february as the start of satanic Revels, leading up to Grand Climax. . Keep a very close eye on any family/friend members who are female and below the age of 17..
      Symbolically bringing the light eh?? lightbearer.. want to see who’s still a satanist in power.. check out if there are high ranking politicians who arent anywhere to be seen on Feb 2.. Also a night of initiation for any covens out there looking to bring in new witches..

      Back on track..

      Id say that the only thing they got right there was Immortality is Immoral.

      the only only proof we’ve had that Immortality existed, is the Sumerian King’s lists..and plenty of referals thereafter in Eygptian Mythology and Sumerian Mythology to the idea of living eternally.. I think the Gipshuns were more into rebirth and renewal.. need to look more closely at that..

      • anakephalaiosis on January 18, 2018 at 10:00 am

        Reign of Christ has lasted for two millennia, and yet his lifespan was only three decades. Perhaps the same thing can be said about “first Adam” and others. Sometimes a footprint lasts longer than the foot that made it. Did the ancients make a clear distinction, between foot and footprint, the king and the kingdom?

        In Grail mythology, the king and the land is ONE. It basically means, that a king has become a deified symbol of the morphogenetic field. Then he is a priest king or a king of kings. Satan literally means adversary, and black lodges are just snake pits of prostitution. Pedophilia and vampirism is an attempt to gain access into the morphogenetic field.

        The snakes on the thrones need access to blood soul to maintain power. Yes, corrupted politicians are initiated into black lodges, because democracy is, and has always been, a smoke screen for snakes on the throne. A true leader is a creator of a morphogenetic field. Old King Cole was a merry old soul.

        • NonGMO_Alchemy on January 19, 2018 at 8:31 pm

          Props! That was well said. I guess we are entering the time where it will be necessary to teach our children about the Hero Twins Hunahpu and Xbalanque and their adventures in Xibalba (Mayan Popul Vuh).

          Unfortunately the preponderance of mankind (not Humanity as we have not done the Work necessary to transform ourselves into true Humans) is profoundly ASLEEP. They have been seduced by Science – The Religion of Rational Man. Our Consciousness is Eternal! We are already doing universal commerce in “skins” each time we true up in Devachan. The only difference here is that the Black Lodge wants us to do 3D commerce for unlimited skins beyond the Karmic “gift” of an earthly vehicle given / spiritually contracted and symbolized by birth / reincarnation.

          My first insights as a young boy in the 60’s reading Dune was Bene Gesseric = Vatican and Tleilax is Atlantis. For it was in Atlantis that WE as a race in the distant past married black magic to technology and fed energy into egos / psychic aggregates / astral effluvia to a point where the Pendulum swung the other way.

          And so WE reach the Turning Point again. Will we continue to live at the directed level of narrative and enter into contract for the temporary housing of our attention? Or do we clean up our own astral garbage and ensure the mastery of consciousness necessary to evade all of their many traps and deceptions.

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