Transhumanism – what is it and what are its implications?

By Marica Micallef

The concept of transhumanism goes back in time.

In his “Divine Comedy”, Dante coined the word “trasumanar”, meaning “to transcend human nature, to pass beyond human nature”.

In the 1637 “Discourse on Method”, René Descartes envisioned a new type of medicine that could grant both physical immortality and mental strength.

In the 1960s “Manifesto”[1], the Japanese Noboru Kawazoe, wrote:

“After several decades, with the rapid progress of communication technology, everyone will have a “brain wave receiver” in his ear, which conveys directly and exactly what other people think about him and vice versa. What I think will be known by all the people. There is no more individual consciousness, only the will of mankind as a whole.

Some transhumanists believe that the human mind and computer hardware are compatible, with the theoretical implication that human consciousness may one day be transferred to alternative media (a speculative technique commonly known as “mind uploading”).

“Mind uploading” means the “speculative process of whole brain emulation in which a brain scan is used to completely emulate the mental state of the individual in a digital computer. The computer would then run a simulation of the brain’s information processing, such that it would respond in essentially the same way as the original brain and experience having a sentient conscious mind.”[2]

It happens that many transhumanists are atheists [those who reject the belief that God exists], agnostics [those who believe that nothing is known about the existence of God], and/or secular humanists [those who give more importance to reason rather than to God].

And it happens that many critics of transhumanism are conservatives and Christians. Because this is a spiritual battle between good and evil, between Christians and anti-Christians.

Among distinctive currents of transhumanism one finds “immortalism”, that is, a moral ideology based on the belief that radical life extension and technological immortality are both possible and desirable, and that research and development should be pursued to ensure their realization.

When it comes to the transhumanism concept weaved into the Covid-19 fabric, one must ask: “Are they injecting children with injections, so to lead to the cessation of procreation of humanity, in favour of the technological AI interface which leads to some sort of cyborg immortality?

The Elite and their transhumanist supporters seem to hold the worldview that humanity is the sum of the memories one has accumulated, without a soul, without a sense of identity, without any notion of free will, as Yuval Harari, of the WEF, has stated.

This means that their plan is to turn humans into puppets, turned into a chemical electronically connected formula that long to be plugged into the cloud of a cyborg reality by the technological god.

Will the AI interface lead to this sort of cyborg immortality?

Unless we the sentient, vibrant humans offer a more perfect picture, the incumbency will overwhelm humanity. We need to put humanity back into humans and offer a beautiful compelling alternative because if we sit back and allow those who are currently controlling the narrative to succeed in this plan, then the results of world domination by AI would be strange, abnormal, and ghostly in a world where science is becoming a divinity cult, recreating humanity via transhumanism.



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