Aug 2, 2012
With the overt disclosure of the 2045 program, a scientific advancement process intended to ultimately lead to ‘immortality’ via an artificial body and mind, a startlingly clear picture of what was once thought of as a science fiction fantasy is forming into reality in a profound way.
The 2045 strategic social initiative is an explicit display of a plan for what is touted as human immortality — first available to the wealthy elite of the world. Also called the avatar project, this effort puts a face to the underlying attempts of transhumanists to use genetics, robotics, artificial intelligence and nanotechnology to create a technologically advanced grade of “humans” with abilities and lifespan far beyond that of the average man.
Trans-humanism (or H+), is a growing movement that asserts claims and ambitions that ultimately seek to debase the position of natural man, and ultimately replace him with a wholly superior “H+” counterpart. A view largely held by many secular scientists, these individuals also will be instrumental in bringing forth what they deem as in an inevitable progression in the evolution of humankind.
The 2045 project essentially aims to create a holographic ‘avatar’ as well as artificial bodies that a human can have his consciousness transferred to when his mortal body fails. Should this technology work, then theoretically this would mean that a person can live forever and ‘choose’ their time to die.
Although it looks appealing in theory, there are serious implications and issues with this altogether.
Being advocates of natural health and believing the human body has its own intricate design, an attempt to become a synthetic avatar would potentially erase all of the aspects of humanity that define our character and being.
This technology at its fruition would also attempt to delve into realms of reality no scientist has ever been able to grasp within a natural, human viewpoint of comprehension. Theoretical physicists are beginning to admit that our universe is a shadow of a larger reality, and the natural man can scarcely understand it with his own devices. Like it or not, this universe is far more complex than what we have observed.
Despite this, there are parameters in place that define the experience of a human being, including three dimensions, senses, emotions, free will, conscience, morality, accountability and ultimately death.
An attempt to abdicate all of these aspects of humanity, regardless of any of the assumed benefits is something so mind boggling and even hubris filled that it lends itself to a science fiction script, and yet there are people attempting to make this a reality.
This particular project is being pushed as a nonprofit, and asking for the financial aid of many high profile elites, giving them premium access to the technology at its fruition. Giving supposed immortality to these malevolent figures to continue their rule throughout all of ‘eternity’ is literally the playbook out of an evil mastermind’s hand.
Whether or not this technology (and others like it) succeeds, its concept and implications have been a longstanding threat to humanity, and would replace it with something that may be too absurd, destructive, and even hellish to consider a reality.
And yet the roots of the quest for godhood have been established long before today in a book written thousands of years ago:
“And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”
This post first appeared at Natural Society