If you could merge your current mind and body with technology that would give you superhuman powers and would allow you to live forever, would you do it? This is essentially what the transhumanism movement is seeking to accomplish. Transhumanists envision a day when technology will allow humanity to become so advanced that sickness, disease, poverty and war will essentially be eradicated. They believe that merging with machines will permit us to become trillions of times more intelligent than we are today, and they also believe that radical life extension technologies will make it possible for humanity to actually achieve immortality. Many transhumanists are convinced that such a world can be achieved within their lifetimes. They point to Moore’s Law and to the fact that technology already appears to be growing at an exponential rate. As the technology curve continues to steepen, transhumanists believe that our world will rapidly become transformed into a place that would be unrecognizable to us today. Just a few decades from now, transhumanists believe that superhuman powers and extremely advanced life extension technologies will allow them to essentially become like gods.
The key moment that most transhumanists are looking forward to is known as “the Singularity”. That is the moment when artificial intelligence will actually surpass human intelligence and a massive technological chain reaction will be triggered. At that time, most transhumanists believe that biological intelligence will merge with non-biological intelligence and humanity will become vastly more intelligent than it is today. During this transition, society will be fundamentally transformed…
After the Singularity occurs, it is predicted that vast changes will sweep through society; changes so drastic that they are nearly inconceivable at the present time. Experts in the movement say that after the Singularity, indefinite human life extension will rapidly become the norm. Many scientists working in this field are particularly interested in the concept of achieving immortality.
To most people, the idea of achieving immortality in our decaying physical bodies would sound absolutely ridiculous.
But transhumanists are very serious about this.
One way they are seeking to accomplish this is by searching for a method that will enable them to store the human mind on a computer. If your entire consciousness could be “uploaded” into a computer, it could conceivably later be downloaded into a futuristic avatar of some sort once that technology has been developed.
But that is not the only life extension technology that transhumanists are working on. Some other examples include embedding nanobots in our bodies and brains and eliminating diseases through the process of “genetic reprogramming”…
Other futurists and transhumanists are working toward improving longevity through more biological means, such as growing new organs from stems cells, replacing worn out parts of the body with high-tech updated models, and curing diseases through genetic reprogramming. A third method of achieving a transhuman state of being may come through merging the biological and non biological in equal measure, such as embedding nano robots into the bloodstream and brain; and replacing atoms with nano computers to solve the degeneration that comes with aging.
According to transhumanists, not only will we be able to live much longer, but our quality of life will also be so much better in the future. The following is how one transhumanist envisions what life will be like in the 2050s…
Robots have become an important family acquisition. Ability to replicate self-assembling robot parts in nanofactories, make these machines easily available and affordable. By 2050, technologies advancing at “Moore’s Law” speeds have produced an android-like creature nearly indiscernible from a human.
Programmed with Internet-downloaded software, 2050s household robots cater to our every whim. They also manage the nanorobots that whiz through our veins keeping us healthy 24/7, and monitor our safety when we connect to simulation events that whisk us away in a Star Trek Holodeck-like adventure.
That sounds wonderful doesn’t it?
But how will we earn the money to pay for all of those things?
If robots are so advanced at that point, why would companies even need human workers?
Or will we have to “enhance” ourselves with technology just to be useful in the workforce?
In a recent article by Andrew Smart, he suggests that these “enhancements” could just turn us into “better slaves”…
Could it be that we’ve been tricked into pouring our innovative energy into making ourselves better slaves? If the digital elite achieves its dream of a perfect union with machines, what becomes of the rest of us who either can’t afford cyborgification or who actually enjoy life as a regular human being? Would one Singularitized human be expected to handle the workload of 100 unenhanced workers? Robots will have of course taken the rest of the jobs.
In fact, robots are already taking our jobs at a staggering pace. This is even happening in low wage countries such as China…
Chinese company Hon Hai, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer, has announced it intends to build a robot-making factory and replace 500,000 workers with robots over the next three years.
But transhumanists are not really concerned with such matters. They insist that we will become so intelligent that we will easily figure out the solutions to such social issues.
Yes, most transhumanists concede that there will be bumps on the road to utopia, but they argue that it would be foolish not to “take control of our own evolution”. They believe that we can use science and technology to guide the evolution of society and that this will create a far better world than we have today. The following is what one participant stated at a recent conference about transhumanism and religion…
Transhumanism is a thrust toward transcendence. It is not classical mysticism but seeks a temporal transcendence The driving force behind this is evolution…
What is reality? Reality is evolution. It has a direction from the simple to the complex; the most complex [outcome] is intelligence. Thus evolution is aimed at intelligence.
We should thus have a will to evolve. We have a moral responsibility to increase evolution and do so by continually striving to expand our abilities throughout life by acting in harmony with the evolutionary process…
Science and technology move us toward Utopia. One of the most exciting things about transhumanism is that all will be fixed.
That all sounds so alluring.
After all, who wouldn’t want to live in a “utopia” where everything that is currently wrong with our planet has been “fixed”?
But transhumanists don’t just stop there. They believe that eventually we will possess such superhuman powers and will enjoy such radical life extension technologies that we will essentially be like God.
The most famous transhumanist on the globe, Ray Kurzweil, takes 150 vitamin supplements a day in an attempt to extend his life until more advanced life extension technologies can be developed. In chapter 7 of “The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology”, he expresses his belief that evolution and technology are systematically moving us in the direction of becoming more like God…
“Evolution moves toward greater complexity, greater elegance, greater knowledge, greater intelligence, greater beauty, greater creativity, and greater levels of subtle attributes such as love. In every monotheistic tradition God is likewise described as all of these qualities, only without any limitation: infinite knowledge, infinite intelligence, infinite beauty, infinite creativity, infinite love, and so on. Of course, even the accelerating growth of evolution never achieves an infinite level, but as it explodes exponentially it certainly moves rapidly in that direction. So evolution moves inexorably toward this conception of God, although never quite reaching this ideal. We can regard, therefore, the freeing of our thinking from the severe limitations of its biological form to be an essentially spiritual undertaking.”
Transhumanist Mark Pesce is even more extreme. He openly states that he believes that transhumanism will allow us “to become as gods”…
“Men die, planets die, even stars die. We know all this. Because we know it, we seek something more—a transcendence of transience, translation to incorruptible form. An escape if you will, a stop to the wheel. We seek, therefore, to bless ourselves with perfect knowledge and perfect will; To become as gods, take the universe in hand, and transform it in our image—for our own delight. As it is on Earth, so it shall be in the heavens. The inevitable result of incredible improbability, the arrow of evolution is lipping us into the transhuman – an apotheosis to reason, salvation – attained by good works.”
And what transhumanist Dr. Richard Seed has to say about all of this is quite frightening. He warns of “warfare” if anyone tries to prevent him from becoming a god…
If you want to get an idea of where transhumanists want to take us, just check out the YouTube video posted below. It was produced by “the 2045 Initiative”, and as you can see, they believe that the world will be infinitely superior in the year 2045 than it is today…
Recent media events brought the UFO and disclosure story back into the headlines, if only for a very brief moment.
Boiled down it goes something like this: a disgruntled Pentagon employee goes public about a secretive black-budget program that looks at the UFO/alien phenomenon as a potential threat, in the process discloses new UFO footage and other vague details about the government’s experience with ET’s.
Mr. Elizondo, in his resignation letter of Oct. 4, said there was a need for more serious attention to “the many accounts from the Navy and other services of unusual aerial systems interfering with military weapon platforms and displaying beyond-next-generation capabilities.” He expressed his frustration with the limitations placed on the program, telling Mr. Mattis that “there remains a vital need to ascertain capability and intent of these phenomena for the benefit of the armed forces and the nation.” [Source]
The news cycle works in such a way that our perception of the world is greatly influenced by the sudden appearance of news items like this, how these items are framed, and then how quickly they disappear without follow-up. A story hits all the major outlets with gale force, the pundits and spin doctors do their overnight magic, then the story disappears, leaving behind only the imprint, or the feeling it gave us.
This dramatically instructs our worldview on as issue without out ever fully informing us on the issue. Our reaction to it is thus distorted by a distorted picture. It’s called framing.
This is exceptionally relevant to the UFO conversation because the story is framed as threat and as an issue on which our knowledge and experience is limited. It thereby omits broad accounts of contact and communication with alien races through altered and higher states of consciousness, such as telepathy, lucid dreaming, astral projection and astral travel, and meditation, as well as through the use of shamanic plant medicines, DMT and psilocybin containing mushrooms.
Terence McKenna spoke on this while asking the question, ‘are aliens the future us?‘ He explains how entheogens like DMT open up a type of telepathy of the soul, allowing one to transcend space and time and to re-emerge in the here and now with information about our situation on planet earth today.
The vast majority of human encounters with extra-terrestrial intelligences happen in the form of one-to-one communication, often initiated by highly empathic or intuitive people.
Communication in this context often cites alien races like the Plaideans, the Dogons, the Arcturians, and many others. Channelers demonstrate another form of conscious, positive contact, and there are volumes written about Seth, Bashar, Ashtar, and others who transmit wisdom to earthlings who’ve allowed themselves to be conduits.
James Gilliland of the organization Enlightened Contact with ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (ECETI) has been having what he claims is open contact with ET’s for decades. Gilliland trains other to have ET contact, as does researcher Steven Greer, both of whom describe positive and enlightening experiences with extraterrestrials.
The Next Frontier in Human Consciousness
In this light, the extraterrestrial presence here on earth is the next frontier in the exploration of human consciousness.
Intuitive counselor Gigi Young explains how this perspective reframes the whole issue of disclosure, making it one of personal evolution rather than one of government control.
“When will governments disclose?
Like much of our experience here, we want to make disclosure an external event: files revealed, alien beings discussed and advanced tech released. The reality is that these are things that occur authentically **after** we reach a certain level of self awareness and cosmic connection ourselves and not a moment before.
Disclosure is actually a quantum leap of consciousness where in we deeply shift, begin to remember who we are, and then the external world flows with information to match.
The more that we clamour for governments to release files and “tell the truth” (Soft disclosure! Full disclosure! Medium disclosure! ) the more energy they can harvest from us and the more leverage they have to control the narrative. This includes aspects of the government that are actively pushing their distraction narratives in the New Age and Ufology, by the way.
These stories from the government/military/whistleblowers become crooked because there is no inner truth to hold them accountable; our intense external focus indicates that we are not looking inward and connecting with our own cosmic consciousness and capacity to remember.
We don’t need disclosure, we don’t need to be told who we are, we need to remember who we are. We need to play with our own capacities to journey beyond this world. We need to continue waking up and releasing dependancy on people to tell us who we are and what we are capable of.” ~ Gigi Young
Beings of Feeling
Humans are beings of feeling. We abandon our senses when emotional. Intuition is our guide when logic and reasoning come up short, and even the cutting edges of scientific endeavor are guided by that ‘gut feeling,’ a form of innate curiosity.
We also abandon ourselves to fear, which is the main currency of government control. And while it would be naive to presume that all alien beings were friendly, a continually evolving body of experience suggests that there are indeed benevolent extraterrestrials positively influencing the human race.
About the Author
Dylan Charles is the editor of Waking Times and co-host of Redesigning Reality, both dedicated to ideas of personal transformation, societal awakening, and planetary renewal. His personal journey is deeply inspired by shamanic plant medicines and the arts of Kung Fu, Qi Gong and Yoga. After seven years of living in Costa Rica, he now lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where he practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and enjoys spending time with family. He has written hundreds of articles, reaching and inspiring millions of people around the world.
Gamma radiation can travel a long distance, and can potentially prove harmful under the right conditions, but its longevity means that it gives us the opportunity to learn more about distant star systems, and the enormous explosions that take may place within massive stars as they turn into supernovas or bubble away into black holes.
As exciting as these events are to observe, one MIT astronomer by the name of John A Ball has an even more intriguing theory as to what these gamma bursts are caused by. In a paper entitled Gamma Ray Bursts The ETI [extraterrestrial intelligence] Hypothesis, Ball suggests that the explosions that trigger gamma bursts might actually be communications from across the stars.
According to Ball, gamma radiation could contain 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 bits of information in a tiny two-microsecond burst, which would be “comparable to the estimated total information content of Earth’s biosystem-genes and memes and including all libraries and computer media”.
As far-fetched as this idea might sound, it does make a certain amount of sense.
Plus, if humanity had the power to blow up a star in order to issue an enormous message to the universe, we’d definitely try communicating through gamma radiation – especially considering everything we know about how these signals could last endlessly as they travel across the stars.
Indeed, other celestial anomalies that we spot across the stars could be aliens’ attempts to communicate with other species. Blinking lights in space have been observed, and these do match up to a certain extent with our own species’ attempts to communicate with extraterrestrial life. Heck, even a comet that behaves strangely could be an alien race’s odd way of trying to make friends.
There is, though, one big challenge standing in the way of proving Ball’s theory: in order to figure out whether aliens are actually trying to communicate with us, we’ll need to decipher their code.
This is no easy ask-first off, we don’t know which, if any, of the gamma bursts that we spot across the night’s sky might contain hidden messages from aliens.
Then we have the challenge of actually trying to spot patterns in otherwise random data. It’s easy to jump to conclusions when seeing a repeating pattern and assume that this is part of a message, but it could just as easily be caused by a dust cloud or a large planet obscuring our view of a natural burst of light whenever it reaches a certain point in its orbit.
For now, there’s not enough concrete proof to help decide whether or not Ball’s theory holds up, but this doesn’t mean that it isn’t worthwhile.
It’s entirely possible that any strange data burst that reaches us from another star system might well be the result of aliens trying to contact us. At present, though, it’s just not possible to predict what form such a communication might take.
The Pentagon recently authorized the release of footage of a Navy pilots close encounter with an unidentified flying object. This was presented along with the implied announcement that the U.S. government has set up a secretive military program to identify and monitor extraterrestrial threats, the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program. The program only ran from 2012 to 2017, they say, which is a short five years in the longer timeline of U.S. government investigations into UFO activity, going back the Roswell incident in 1947.
Rather than fully disclosing the contents of the U/S. government’s knowledge of ET’s and UFO’s, the recent announcements can be seen as psyop to confuse and misdirect the UFO research community away from other important pieces of this timeline. This type of obfuscation offers cover to black budget programs while subtly announcing the presence of a war plan against extraterrestrials.
Absent from the current conversation about UFO’s is the broad body of investigation into alien activity around nuclear missile facilities, and a number of credible reports indicating that UFO’s have been able to disarm ICBM’s and other components of the nuclear arsenal.
This story is told in detail in a documentary film entitled UFO’s and Nukes: the Secret ink Revealed. This story has a much greater significance to our world than the slow drip of information on UFO sightings and a propaganda campaign to hijack the narrative on UFO’s.
The preview can be seen here, and a full version of the film is temporarily available on YouTube, below.