• Archive: transhumanism

Shocking Shocker! Alex Jones & David Icke Are Illuminati Disinfo Agents

Nov 14

Acceler8or, October 2012
by “Dolphy Hipler”

I guess it all started about a year ago.  As part of my duties tracking conspiracy sites for my Illuminati Masters, I started noticing that Alex Jones was ranting more and more frequently against the transhumanists and singularitarians. 

Now, my job with Illuminati Central is fairly simply.  I track the conspiracy sites and warn the Illuminated Ones if anyone is getting to close to the truth as I understand it.

Was Michael Jackson A Transhumanist?

Oct 23

h+, June 2009

The rumor– whether true or not — that Michael Jackson missed his cryonics appointment, but instead arrangements are being made to have him plastinated by the ever-controversial Gunther von  Hagens would not surprise anybody, if true.  Rather, one is — to some degree — surprised that Jacko did not arrange for the greatest return engagement in entertainment history.

Part 2: Steal This Singularity? Yippie!

Oct 21

BIG DADA BW

The Singularity is, of course, conceived of as the time at which the artificial intelligences that we create become smarter than us. And then it makes itself even smarter and smarter still and yet smarter again and so forth… at an ever accelerating pace until it becomes incomprehensibly something other to our wormy little minds.

I have to be honest. I’m just not sure how seriously to take this.  But Steal This Singularity has much more of a ring to it than “Steal This Future” or Steal This Transhumanity” (groan) or whatnot.  And the way I see it, The Singularity has become a buzzword for the rad techno-future brought on by NBIC (Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno) or GNR (Genetics, Nanotech, and Robotics) or — to put it in more populist terms, the coming of the machine overlords.

Part 3: The More Things Change, The More You’ll Need to Save

Oct 21

money

It was 2008 — maybe a week or two into my first experience working with “official” “organized” (as if) transhumanism as editor of h+ magazine.  I was being driven down from Marin Country to San Jose to listen to a talk by a scientist long associated with various transhumanoid obsessions, among them nanotechnology, encryption and cryonics.  As we made the two hour trip, the conversation drifted to notions of an evolved humanity; a different sort of species — maybe disembodied or maybe not — but decidedly post-Darwinian and in control of its instincts.  I suggested that a gloomy aspect of these projections was that sex would likely disappear, since those desires and pleasures arose from more primitive aspects of the human psyche. My driver told me that he didn’t like sex because it was a distraction — a waste of brain power… not to mention sloppy.

I arrived at a Pizza Hut in an obscure part of the city.  This gathering of about 15 – 20 transhumanoids would take place over cheap pizza in the back room that was reserved for the event. There was even a projector and a screen.The speaker — a pear shaped fellow clad in dress pants held up by a belt pulled up above his stomach — started his rap.  As I recall, he predicted major nanotechnology breakthroughs (real nanotechnology i.e. molecular machines capable of making copies of themselves and making just about anything that nature allows extremely cheaply) within our extended lifetimes, allowing us, among other things, to stay healthy  indefinitely and finally migrate into space.

Part 4: The Worm Earns (or it can fuck off and die)

Oct 21

Cut to a Singularity Summit that same year, also down in the sainted city of San Jose.  During one of the talks, the speaker, Marshall Brain, at that time the host of the TV Show Factory Floor and author of Robotic Nation spoke about the exponential acceleration of robot technology that the conference was, in its essence, about. He noted that the degree of automation that was soon to arrive would lead to such a loss of jobs that it would be necessary to start providing people with a guaranteed income.

This time, it wasn’t a slight groan that arose from the gathered transhumanoids. There was actual hissing from a substantial segment of the audience.  It was the first and only time I ever heard this kind of response at one of these gatherings. (Transhumanoids tend to pride themselves on a Spock-like calm logic. They are not rowdy sorts.)