Beyond Machine Man Quotes
Happily presenting a short compendium of quotes from my latest book, Beyond Machine Man: Who we really are and why Transhumanism is just an empty promise!
By necessity, every quote is taken out of context and may therefore not always make much sense. There is no particular order and not all chapters and topics are represented in this small selection. Nor are the rather astounding conclusions reached in The Ten Theses Beyond Machine Man.
Some of the snippets may very well sound a bit outlandish at first, especially to readers who are deeply attached to the predominant narratives of Machine Man (or Homo Machina). Nevertheless, I hope that they will still be able to stimulate some deep thoughts, encourage further research, and perhaps even inspire the actual reading of the book.
Please note that while talking about transhumanism, we mainly focus on its primary goals like solving the problem of our mortality, curing all disease, augmenting our bodies, uploading our minds, and so on. These days, many quite popular writers seem to confuse transhumanism with other agendas like eugenics and population control or technocratic authoritarianism and the ever-expanding surveillance state.
Sure, some proponents of the latter nefarious agendas are also pursuing transhumanist objectives. But only for themselves! The typical normal transhumanist however is simply an enthusiastic, usually well-intentioned and perhaps a bit desperate technophile wanting to live forever. Happily and healthily. They may be naive dreamers, but surely are not psychopathic control freaks (like the others).
The only common denominator of all of the above agendas is that they are all inherent and therefore inevitable consequences of the currently still prevailing Machine Man dogma…
Transhumanism after all is a project of the elite continuing the ancient occult pursuit of becoming immortal gods and rule happily ever after.
Non-reductive physicalism is the very widespread philosophical view that mind and consciousness cannot be reduced to matter but are still caused by matter; essentially it is Machine Man believing in magic without admitting it.
The placebo and nocebo effect proves both optimists and pessimists right.
Sadly, the schizophrenic belief in a non-existent unconscious has turned many people into confused schizophrenics, and will likely continue to do so.
But of course, it is perfectly fine with me if Machine Man scientists want to consider themselves to be just slow and hallucinating user illusions, as long as they only speak for themselves.
Just because something cannot be explained or measured does not mean that it does not happen or exist.
Which of course would raise the hypothetical question of who would really be in charge of it all: the magically suddenly conscious machine or the essence of the billionaire whose body (and brain) has died?
Well, maybe they would take turns in some kind of futuristic marriage arrangement. Till death do them part. Or rather, something else like the repeated failure to pay their mutual electricity bills or ordering crucial spare parts in time.
Or maybe it is their endless posthuman squabbling about differing romantic needs, choices of food or political preferences that will lead to a literally messy divorce or some gory domestic violence that may very well prove fatal. Who knows.
The failure to locate physical traces of memory should also not be all that surprising upon considering the fundamental reality of Molecular Turnover.
Real science is never really settled even though nowadays it is claimed to be by basically corrupt politicians controlled by selfish billionaires for nefarious political and economic purposes; they just love to parade their personal selection of questionable scientists in public while completely ignoring or outright censoring the many real experts who say otherwise.
We all have the power to decide what we think and believe or how we feel and act at any given moment in our lives; it is probably best to never ever give away this power to anyone, for any reasons.
But that whimsical and supposedly scientific experiment is being used to state with the full magnitude and absolute authority of science that there is no free will. Incredible but true.
Sadly, a human-hating attitude is widely shared among equally self-hating elitists who mistake their ruthlessness for intelligence.
Homo Digitalis [the transhumanist subspecies of Machine Man] believes that they are the most rational people ever. They claim to only believe in what science says. Yet amazingly, most actually don't seem to know what neuroscience really says about who they are.
The same mental health experts also say that we should “fake it until you make it.” It is one of their attempts to reprogram what does not exist, to foolishly fool a supposedly foolish unconscious or subconscious mind.
If we really were only a hallucinating user illusion, a conscious mind that has nothing to say and can only observe the machinations of the subconscious mind, both supposedly being the creations of the brain, why would we want to transfer the brain's illusions anyway?
All quotes may be freely republished provided they are left unchanged and full credit is given. To delve a bit deeper into the book, check out Arne’s feature article on GrahamHancock.com
Beyond Machine Man is widely available in Hardcover, Paperback or as an Ebook. E.g. in the USA from Barnes & Noble, Amazon or Kobo, Booktopia in Australia, Waterstones in the UK, and Hugendubel in Germany.
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