THE SHINING BORG CUBE CITY ON A HILL

I'm constantly amazed at the ability of technicians and engineers to invent things they think will be beneficial to humanity, that I cannot help but look at with horror. I suppose I've become conditioned by the transhumanist movement, which I view primarily as an anti-human movement. The fundamental premise of it, I suppose, is that "we" - meaning us humans - need improvement, and the technocrats and social engineers are just the people to do it. If that gives you comfort, then we part company right here and now, because to me, that's rather like turning all future human evolution over to George Soros.

The litany of "trans"(anti-)humanist things that give me horror is rather long, and I suspect most regular readers here already know what they are. Uploading people's memories into computers like we're the Borg from Star Trek, or cyber-implants so we can communicate "telepathically" with our smart meters, smart appliances, or each other - all of this appears monstrous to me; it would be rather like being perpetually plugged into Ma Bell back in the bad old days of AT&T, with a constant dialogue with Lilly Tomlin's  infamous caricature of a Ma Bell telephone operator, "Ernestine." Add to this Apple's recent roll out of "social credits" - i.e., Pavlovian awards for "correct" behavior, and holding "correct" opinions - and you get the idea.

Shining City on a Hill? I don't think so. More like the bewitching beckoning false light of a demon in disguise. It isn't manifest destiny, it's damnation.

If those seem like strong words, then consider this article shared by Mr. M.H.:

Spray-on antennas could unlock potential of smart, connected technology

Yes, they've now figured out how to spray on antennae:

The promise of wearables, functional fabrics, the Internet of Things, and their "next-generation" technological cohort seems tantalizingly within reach. But researchers in the field will tell you a prime reason for their delayed "arrival" is the problem of seamlessly integrating connection technology - namely, antennas - with shape-shifting and flexible "things."

But a breakthrough by researchers in Drexel's College of Engineering, could now make installing an antenna as easy as applying some bug spray.

In research recently published in Science Advances, the group reports on a method for spraying invisibly thin antennas, made from a type of two-dimensional, metallic material called MXene, that perform as well as those being used in mobile devices, wireless routers and portable transducers.

Isn't that wonderful? They figured out how to keep you totally connected, 24/7, with flexible spray-on antennae in your clothes.

Now, stop for a moment, and imagine the very next step. Someone might, of course, decide that one's ability to take off one's clothes might not be that 24/7 full spectrum dominance that the Shining City on a Hill wants to have. Now, imagine taking the next step; imagine making this into a spray on skin, your permanent cladding.

Oh, wait, they already have thought of that:

The group initially tested the spray-on application of the antenna ink on a rough substrate - cellulose paper - and a smooth one - polyethylene terephthalate sheets - the next step for their work will be looking at the best ways to apply it to a wide variety of surfaces from glass to yarn and skin.

Imagine, using someone's own skin to enclose them in a perpetual prison of "interconnectivity". We all know that some such euphemism will be used to "sell" the idea. We can all predict the other selling point: imagine being able to monitor someone's medical condition from home. "Won't that be wonderful? Think of the lives that will be saved."And of course, the idea of "spray on" antennae will eventually become a quest for a more permanent "installation."

And of course, the unspoken text here is probably the most important bit: antennae, as envisioned by the article, are transmitters. If you think you have no privacy now, just remember what I said in Microcosm and Medium, organisms are transmitters, and as such, the National Security Agency believes that those signals are fair game for "sigint", signals intelligence. And don't forget those electroencephalographic dictionaries that began to be composed in the 1970s.

But the other problem is, of course, that those antennae can be receivers, too. Think Ernestine. Think Ma Bell. Think the Borg. "Resistance is futile; you will be assimilated."

I'm reminded of something else. These developments were predicted by science fiction writers decades ago. What is intriguing to contemplate is that most - not all - of them viewed those developments with cynicism and skepticism. Asimov formulated the three laws of robotics; The Federation fights the Borg. Perhaps it's time to heed their warnings.

See you on the flip side...

22 thoughts on “THE SHINING BORG CUBE CITY ON A HILL”

  1. Sprayed antenna … antennas can also be used to increase the capacity to harvest wireless signals.

    Prior to the introduction of Smart Meters, there was much mention of “energy harvesting” in the media …. then it disappeared. (Perhaps I did not have the right keywords, but I could not find anything in my searches).

    At some point, I put two and two together….
    With all the proliferation of microwave signals, through WiFi, cell towers, smart meters, etc…. it would be possible to have miniature robots with cameras (like the fly), in the environment, monitoring everything.

    Freedom anyone?

    ___________

    I would like to propose a solution ….. (Here is an image)
    http://realfunny.net/uploads/all_we_have_to_do_is_stand_up_and_their_little_game_is_over._1041640373.jpg

    Another version ….
    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/47/c2/92/47c292ecb3c708a6af6202585510ce14.jpg

    You know the old saying (something like) ….
    for evil to win, all we have to do is NOTHING!

    What are we waiting for?!?!?!
    We have to take action!

    I propose that for one minute every day at 12:00pm, everyone stands, holding up a sign that says “Stands Up”.

    This will be a sign, showing the kakistocracy, how many of us are awake to their insanity (5G, trans-humanism, geoengineering, fiat currencies, debt, vaccines, cancer, autism, common core, addiction to technology, social engineering, Marxist Feminists, gender issues, migrants. poisoning of our environment, Monsanto, pipelines, fracking, …. and on and on and on.)

    1. oops! Correction!

      First line….
      Sprayed antenna … antennas can also be used to increase the capacity to “HARVEST ENERGY”, from wireless signals …. to run nefarious devices. (Nano & miniature bots, embedded in our environment, clothes, and bodies.)

    2. dLux: “… antennas can also be used to increase the capacity to ‘HARVEST ENERGY’, from wireless signals … With all the proliferation of microwave signals, through WiFi, cell towers, smart meters, etc…. it would be possible to have miniature robots … monitoring everything.”

      Good point! The Achilles’ Heel of robotic ‘anything’ is its power supply. Note also that a “big thing” today is the wireless recharging of cellphones, tablets, etc. Trickle charging from the air is the next step, as you noted…

      (This might make sense of the ridiculously over-powered cellphone towers. Having the capability to ‘up’ the energy in the air might be future-proofing for the time when these robotic spies become technologically-mature enough…)

    1. A Nobel Prize?
      That should be a huge red flag right there.
      Just more interference into mother nature.
      Patents to follow suit, lot’s of $$$$, the only purpose of it all.

  2. Technology is the new Religion.
    We are to take its “benefits” at face value, without question.
    And the false prophets are singing (eehrrr no, SHOUTING) to us from their hymn sheets relentlessly on a daily basis, 24/7.
    “Cloud!, Wifi!, 5G!, Internet-ofThings!, AI!, Automation!, Autonomous!, Smart-this & Smart-that!, Internet-of-Everything (yes, that includes us human beings)!, etc, etc.
    It is the road to the extinction of the human race, at least the extinction of our own independent minds, our individuality, our own capacity to think & act.

    Technology has its place, we wouldn’t have this website otherwise. But if you hand control over technology into too few hands, bad things tend to happen. Same as with finance, religion, medical system, whatever.

    Why do we allow a tiny group of people (if that is what they are…) to decide our future? Why should we accept that this IS our future?
    We’ve been down this road before in the distant past, and it didn’t end well for the majority of humanity then either. Why does it repeat?
    Warning, end-of-twig speculation follows.

    Perhaps we are still experimented with/on to this day.
    The Earth is their (who’s?) playground for their creations to run amok and see what the outcome is. Analyze, a few tweaks here & there and we’ll do another pilot run, see how it ends this time. One day we hope to stop them from killing each other. Or maybe just the opposite, make our creations more violent & devious each time, just to observe and see how fast they can destroy themselves. We quite like the “quiet time” on that beautiful planet in between the experiments, we’ll have it all to ourselves for a while until we let the next iteration of our creations loose.

    Hmmm, that twig is getting very small and weak, hanging on by my finger nails.
    But the grass below looks green and soft, with flowers, real bees, a gentle stream with fish, a deer taking a drink, a swirling butterfly.
    I don’t mind to let go of the twig.
    And to climb that majestic tree again, on my own, my own free will.

  3. Internet of things will lead to inevitable interface with banking, insurance etc. If your not connected then your not. Submit or fail. The push for smart meters here in rural England is astounding. Bombarded by emails, even physical post.

  4. If you look at the Bigger Picture, almost every ‘benefit’ advertised by transhumanism is a substitute for innate powers that we once demonstrated. Telephony for telepathy, transportation for teleportation, artificial memory for access to the akashic records, etc. All are a degraded, limited form of ‘natural’ strengths we should be accessing. Even more nefarious, these technologies are not a ‘straight to Source’ connection. All pass through some form of controlling entity or apparatus. No danger there…

    In the Bigger Picture, this is indeed a war for deep-control of us. Repetition makes something a habit, to the neglect of other things. Put it this way: How many hours have you used your cellphone/smartphone today? How many hours have you practiced on your telepathy today?

    Worf to The Borg: “Assimilate This!”

    1. Well said Goshawks, so true.
      Substituting technology for nature is their game. And if they are in control of that technology, they are in control of you and everything else in, on and above this planet.

  5. Science fiction has been for at least since the eighteenth century a way of our modern oracles warning us to beware the gifts of dubious value and danger our elites place before us. The road to hell paved with good intentions at best at worst a cloak of deception to hide their evil desires.

  6. All the communications advances from writing to the internet portended world peace & prosperity. Then the real world intruded in the communications technology by swiftly remaking the world that continued, but now at a swifter pace, in war & politics.
    The Chinese already have been forging those social credits chains upon the unwashed.
    I have to admit I stopped reading, for I loathe this tech-quick-sand mankind is rushing towards.
    Just as the news is so in-your-face STUPID; so is this future they portend to be so bright; when history is so replete with each & every realized bleak outcome.
    Only this time; the rabbit hole will be too DAMN DEEP to escape it’s insane grip on our apparently too ignorant, too innocent, trusting souls.

    1. Finally read the rest of the post.
      Yep, spray on McChains. Goodbye 201th century gray bar hotels; hello 21st century where freedom spray is selling for just $29.95. This is great, because the internet has become inescapable. Don’t worry about getting beyond its reach. Even remote sections of Afghanistan outposts or in the Congo offer Wi-Fi or a top of Mount Everest or hundreds of miles below the Earth’s surface where airman can access their Facebook accounts.
      Don’t worry about the giant corporations losing control, as they are certainly too big to fail or jail. Your freedom is assured in your spray on freedom terms of agreement. Also on sale is smart pills to insure your intellect’s strength, or the fact that external war has finally made world peace.

      Luke 8:17
      For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest;
      neither anything hid, that shall not be known…

      Don’t worry about assimilating; your spray is freedom; your pills are intellect strength, and the eternal war is eternal peace.

  7. On the flip side, if enough people learn the knack of “sending back” the invasive signals through intentionality, they might have to close down those systems in a hurry! We could imagine the hypnotized suddenly turning the tables on the hypnotizers. For example, the CEOs of whatever corporations using entrainment marketing, feeling compelled to do the same “impulse buying” that they push…

    1. I totally love the idea of Intentionality!!!! As for impulse buying, I think it only works for Asian market now, the US and Europe market is shrinking due to their stupid management of killing middle class. I do like to see when they finally completely remove middle class, who is going to buy their products, may be A.I. will LOL

  8. I guess the rollout of 5G just wont bathe us enough life threatening electromagnetic radiation; best make you part of the “net”, just in case you decide to move off grid. Can’t have people in places we can’t monitor them. They just might get the silly idea they are free.

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