Beyond Machine Man Quotes
Happily presenting the second collection 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 most perplexing conclusions reached in The Ten Theses Beyond Machine Man.
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…
Ultimately, transhumanism is just an empty promise by people who are mortally afraid of dying.
Anomalies essentially prove that the impossible is indeed possible.
There simply is no randomness in intelligent achievements, and neither are they just hallucinations of assorted user illusions created by capricious brains.
What is not allowed to be true, cannot be true, even though it is. Or, “He who has the gold and pays the scientists makes the rules.
Despite their complete lack of knowledge and understanding about the very basics of consciousness, Machine Man still insists with a religious fervor that is cloaked in the mantle of science that consciousness can only arise out of particles that have no consciousness.
Not even one of all these psychotropic medications came about as the result of deliberate rational drug design based on existing scientific insights or cutting-edge research.
Fake it until you make it only works if you can convincingly lie to yourself.
And likewise, cryogenically frozen brains, with or without their bodies still attached, a favorite insurance policy play of the very wealthy and desperately hopeful, are still dead too. Just like the frozen steaks in your freezer department (or frozen tofu, for vegans). They will never ever turn into a living and grazing cow again (or sprouting soybean), no matter the hyped and hoped for technology to be.
The day pharmaceutical companies can willfully design and make drugs that are totally free of any and all negative side effects is the time we can trust that they truly know what they are doing.
Homo Digitalis hates the very idea of a God, but loves to play God by creating algorithms they hope will turn into a God to first serve then rule us all.
From bit to it (information to matter) however is only partially true.
The continually proclaimed and therefore very widely believed story about a chemical imbalance in the brain that needs to be corrected is pure fiction; there is no scientific basis or factual evidence at all. Actually, the very opposite is true: these drugs are causing an imbalance of neurotransmitters in the brain.
Why should I have to pay my speeding tickets when the culprits were unknown twitches of my brain and its hallucinating user illusion that made the car go faster than some other user illusions deemed to be the maximum speed limit?
Limiting our minds makes the possible impossible.
So what is it, nature or nurture? In short, it is both and neither.
All quotes may be freely republished provided they are left unchanged and full credit is given.
To read some more selected quotes, see Volume 1, Volume 3 and Volume 4.
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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