Sunday, September 26, 2010

PART 16 -- Forbidden Gates: How Genetics, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Synthetic Biology, Nanotechnology, & Human Enhancement Herald the Dawn of Techno-Dimensional Spiritual Warfare

Editor's note: All notations will be cited in the final report. The information is based on research contained in Tom and Nita Horn's upcoming new book:



PUTTING THE "HELL" IN THE "HELL SCENARIO"

Beyond how human augmentation and biological reinvention would spread into the wider culture following 2012 (the same date former counter-terrorism czar, Richard Clark, in his book, Breakpoint, predicted serious Grin rollout), the government report in the last entry (The National Science Foundation and the United States Department of Commerce report "Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance) detailed the especially important global and economic aspects of genetically superior humans acting in superior ways, offering how, as a result of Grin leading to techno-sapien dna upgrading, brain-to-brain interaction, human-machine interfaces, personal sensory device interfaces, and biological war fighting systems, “The twenty-first century could end in world peace, universal prosperity, and evolution to a higher level [as] humanity become[s] like a single, transcendent nervous system, an interconnected ‘brain’ based in new core pathways of society.” The first version of the government’s report asserted that the only real roadblock to this “heaven scenario” would be the “catastrophe” that would be unleashed if society fails to employ the technological opportunities available to us now. “We may not have the luxury of delay, because the remarkable economic, political and even violent turmoil of recent years implies that the world system is unstable. If we fail to chart the direction of change boldly, we may become the victims of unpredictable catastrophe.”[i] This argument parallels what is currently echoed in military corridors, where sentiments hold that failure to commit resources to develop Grin as the next step in human and technological evolution will only lead to others doing so ahead of us and using it for global domination.

Not everybody likes the “heaven scenario” imperative, and from the dreamy fantasies of Star Trek to the dismal vision of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, some have come to believe there are demons hiding inside transhumanism’s mystical (or mythical?) “Shangri-la.”

“Many of the writers [of the government report cited above] share a faith in technology which borders on religiosity, boasting of miracles once thought to be the province of the Almighty,” write the editors of The New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology and Society. “[But] without any serious reflection about the hazards of technically manipulating our brains and our consciousness...a different sort of catastrophe is nearer at hand. Without honestly and seriously assessing the consequences associated with these powerful new [Grin] technologies, we are certain, in our enthusiasm and fantasy and pride, to rush headlong into disaster.”[ii]

Few people would be more qualified than computer scientist Bill Joy to annunciate these dangers, or to outline the “hell scenario” that could unfold as a result of Grin. Yet it must have come as a real surprise to some of those who remembered him as the level-headed Silicon Valley scientist and co-founder of Sun Microsystems (sm) when, as chief scientist for the corporation, he released a vast and now-famous essay, “Why the Future Doesn’t Need Us,” arguing how Grin would threaten in the very near future to obliterate mankind. What was extraordinary about Joy’s prophecy was how he saw himself—and people like him—as responsible for building the very machines that “will enable the construction of the technology that may replace our species.”

“From the very moment I became involved in the creation of new technologies, their ethical dimensions have concerned me,” he begins. But it was not until the autumn of 1998 that he became “anxiously aware of how great are the dangers facing us in the twenty-first century.” Joy dates his “awakening” to a chance meeting with Ray Kurzweil, whom he talked with in a hotel bar during a conference at which they both spoke. Kurzweil was finishing his manuscript for The Age of Spiritual Machines and the powerful descriptions of sentient robots and near-term enhanced humans left Joy taken aback, “especially given Ray’s proven ability to imagine and create the future,” Joy wrote. “I already knew that new technologies like genetic engineering and nanotechnology were giving us the power to remake the world, but a realistic and imminent scenario for intelligent robots surprised me.”

Over the weeks and months following the hotel conversation, Joy puzzled over Kurzweil’s vision of the future until finally it dawned on him that genetic engineering, robotics, artificial intelligence, and nanotechnology posed “a different threat than the technologies that have come before. Specifically, robots, engineered organisms, and nanobots share a dangerous amplifying factor: They can self-replicate. A bomb is blown up only once—but one bot can become many, and quickly get out of control.” The unprecedented threat of self-replication particularly burdened Joy because, as a computer scientist, he thoroughly understood the concept of out-of-control replication or viruses leading to machine systems or computer networks being disabled. Uncontrolled self-replication of nanobots or engineered organisms would run “a much greater risk of substantial damage in the physical world,” Joy concluded before adding his deeper fear:

What was different in the twentieth century? Certainly, the technologies underlying the weapons of mass destruction (wmd)—nuclear, biological, and chemical (nbc)—were powerful, and the weapons an enormous threat. But building nuclear weapons required...highly protected information; biological and chemical weapons programs also tended to require large-scale activities.

The twenty-first-century technologies—genetics, nanotechnology, and robotics...are so powerful that they can spawn whole new classes of accidents and abuses. Most dangerously, for the first time, these accidents and abuses are widely within the reach of individuals or small groups. They will not require large facilities or rare raw materials. Knowledge alone will enable the use of them.

Thus we have the possibility not just of weapons of mass destruction but of knowledge-enabled mass destruction (kmd), this destructiveness hugely amplified by the power of self-replication.

I think it is no exaggeration to say we are on the cusp of the further perfection of extreme evil, an evil whose possibility spreads well beyond that which weapons of mass destruction bequeathed to the nation states, on to a surprising and terrible empowerment.[iii]

Joy’s prophecy about self-replicating “extreme evil” as an imminent and enormous transformative power that threatens to rewrite the laws of nature and permanently alter the course of life as we know it was frighteningly revived this year in the creation of Venter’s “self-replicating” Synthia species (Venter’s description). Parasites such as the mycoplasma mycoides that Venter modified to create Synthia can be resistant to antibiotics and acquire and smuggle dna from one species to another, causing a variety of diseases. The dangers represented by Synthia’s self-replicating parasitism has thus refueled Joy’s opus and given experts in the field of counter-terrorism sleepless nights over how extremists could use open-source information to create a Frankenstein version of Synthia in fulfillment of Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot, which Joy quoted as, “the first moment in the history of our planet when any species, by its own voluntary actions, has become a danger to itself.” As a dire example of the possibilities this represents, a genetically modified version of mouse pox was created not long ago that immediately reached 100 percent lethality. If such pathogens were unleashed into population centers, the results would be catastrophic. This is why Joy and others were hoping a few years ago that a universal moratorium or voluntary relinquishment of Grin developments would be initiated by national laboratories and governments. But the genie is so far out of the bottle today that even college students are attending annual synthetic biology contests (such as the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition, or igem) where nature-altering witches’ brews are being concocted by the scores, splicing and dicing dna into task-fulfilling living entities. For instance, the igem 2009 winners built “E. chromi”—a programmable version of the bacteria that often leads to food poisoning, Escherichia coli (commonly abbreviated E. coli). A growing list of similar dna sequences are readily available over the Internet, exasperating security experts who see the absence of universal rules for controlling what is increasingly available through information networks as threatening to unleash a “runaway sorcerer’s apprentice” with unavoidable biological fallout. Venter and his collaborators say they recognize this danger—that self-replicating biological systems like the ones they are building—hold peril as well as hope, and they have joined in calling on Congress to enact laws to attempt to control the flow of information and synthetic “recipes” that could provide lethal new pathogens for terrorists. The problem, as always, is getting all of the governments in the world to voluntarily follow a firm set of ethics or rules. This is wishful thinking at best. It is far more likely the world is racing toward what Joel Garreau was first to call the “hell scenario”—a moment in which human-driven Grin technologies place earth and all its inhabitants on course to self-eradication.

Ironically, some advocates of posthumanity are now using the same threat scenario to advocate for transhumanism as the best way to deal with the inevitable extinction of mankind via Grin. At the global interdisciplinary institute Metanexus (www.metanexus.net/), Mark Walker, assistant professor at New Mexico State University (who holds the Richard L. Hedden of Advanced Philosophical Studies Chair) concludes like Bill Joy that “technological advances mean that there is a high probability that a human-only future will end in extinction.” From this he makes a paradoxical argument:

In a nutshell, the argument is that even though creating posthumans may be a very dangerous social experiment, it is even more dangerous not to attempt it....

I suspect that those who think the transhumanist future is risky often have something like the following reasoning in mind: (1) If we alter human nature then we will be conducting an experiment whose outcome we cannot be sure of. (2) We should not conduct experiments of great magnitude if we do not know the outcome. (3) We do not know the outcome of the transhumanist experiment. (4) So, we ought not to alter human nature.

The problem with the argument is.... Because genetic engineering is already with us, and it has the potential to destroy civilization and create posthumans, we are already entering uncharted waters, so we must experiment. The question is not whether to experiment, but only the residual question of which social experiment will we conduct. Will we try relinquishment? This would be an unparalleled social experiment to eradicate knowledge and technology. Will it be the steady-as-she-goes experiment where for the first time governments, organizations and private citizens will have access to knowledge and technology that (accidently or intentionally) could be turned to civilization ending purposes? Or finally, will it be the transhumanist social experiment where we attempt to make beings brighter and more virtuous to deal with these powerful technologies?

I have tried to make at least a prima facie case that transhumanism promises the safest passage through twenty-first-century technologies.[iv]

The authors of this book believe the “brighter and more virtuous beings” Professor Walker and others are arguing for possess supernatural elements and that the spirit behind the transhumanist nightmare may put the “hell” in the “hell scenario” sooner than most comprehend.

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10 comments:

  1. Dear God, help us! I have been following you and your writings for some time now, Tom, and this installment and the sheer insanity is, to put it simply, taking my breath away! Calling good evil and evil good...we can, so we must, because we would be worse if we stopped this train wreck? All I can say is that the majority of what is commonly known as "Christendom" is NOT ready for this impending evil. Some are still not sure there is a "devil"! Some think this is only the stuff of movies and it could never materialize into reality...! Are we living in the calm before the storm? Why do I sense in my spirit daily an uneasiness that is hard to explain or shake? I am sad I must wait until November 1 to get your book. I hope that in the course of this blog you will give us your perspective on how to prepare for this unprecedented spiritual warfare.

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  2. Speaking of a Blue Dot event as a futre thing is thousands of years too late, don't you think? That moment happened in Eden when Eve and Adam first disobeyed and ate the forbidden fruit. Since then, apart from Jesus, it has been downhill from there.

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  3. Some days it's good being a worm...

    YOU ROCK TOM!

    Pay attention family, almost [ALL] "vaccines" are manufactured with animal genetics...

    WHICH MEANS TO ACCEPT THIS, IS TO LITERALLY ACCEPT BEAST GENETICS...

    I hope you'll pray on that.

    Less than 18 years and a wake-up!

    Remember you rapturists, the MESSIAH ONLY RETUNS ONCE.

    (or have you forgotten the only question the Lord ever asked YOU??)

    ("When I return, will I find faith?")


    This is howard, reminding "YOU-ALL" that the Lord JUDGES HIS HOUSE FIRST.

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  4. Someone correct me if I'm mistaken.

    Was it Moses who constructed and erected an entwined serpant staff among his tribe to protect against "plague"? I believe it was made of copper or maybe bronze(?). Could this have been the ancient symbol of Enki the Anunnaki 2nd in command? Or did the metals merely kill the airborne bacteria?
    These "plagues" or poisons imposed on mankind have somthing in common. Before these calamities occured. Historians had also documented comets and strange lights over affected areas.
    As late as 1100-1200 AD. The "plagues" that swept Europe were preceded by "comets". Could this be mere coincidence? Eye witness accounts of "men" in dark robes lurking in wheat fields striking the foliage were documented. This is, by the way, how the image of the Grim Reaper was concocted.
    Could it be that these "Grim Reapers" were "aliens" or Anunnaki? Here we have "comets" and strange lights in the skies and then massive die-offs.
    Could the Anunnaki be the one's still seeking to control man through biological terroism?
    We know from biblical history that these "gods" unleashed "plagues" and nuclear weapons on mankind.
    Have they returned to offer a "new" dose of domination?

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  5. Anon #1 ~ This is precisely why I have been preaching against vaccinations, all vaccinations, for nearly 28 years! I knew way back then that one of the major repercussions was the alteration of the DNA via vaccination, the introduction of foreign/animal DNA that reconfigures the human DNA. Folks called me crazy for years, but, Tom is now confirming with overwhelming evidence that I as "on to something"!
    The other point that needs to be made is that much of this is occurring through voluntary cooperation through ignorance! The H1N1 vaccine of last year and its counterpart for this year, is made of a reconstituted version of the Spanish Flu Epidemic victims DNA and genetically altered other materials. When one takes this vaccine, one is literally volunteering for the type of experimentation that the Nazis were condemned for when they perpetrated this type of abomination on the unsuspecting, non-volunteering "lab rats" of the era. This is the plague of this era. And, yet, many folks in Christendom condemn heartily those of us that denounce and refrain from participating in this sort of abomination! Vaccination = Abomination!

    I agree that judgment begins at the household of Yah and I pray that I am found faithful!

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  6. (NOTE the previous mail I seen here is now deleted... and that is what I respond to below mine might be delated as well... I don't care what i can tell you is I've had great difficulty trying to get this on, if that means anything and it should)

    starting to agree with above
    Been following along myself...

    It's a scam was thinking about the 'new book' but like the above I bought a recent publication from you melodramatic Hollywood stuff.

    Really to be quite honest about my own interest I’ve been following along ‘the entire time’ to find out how to kill these things. That’s really all I want to know how to kill them.

    There are some of us (a few out there) that are actually aware of far more then what your revealing here. And how I know that is confirmed by what your writing about, I already know and in greater detail, what I don’t know is how to kill them what you’ve actually done in a way here is emphasise highlight to myself a solution to my own question. Which is coming together not from anything you’ve written but greater trust in myself about what I already know or aware of, how to kill them.
    It’s actually a Trinitarian solution. And sadly you can’t learn it you either have it or you don’t you either want it or your to lazy. And like anything of value there will be a cost but the cost will be win – win. I’m not telling you because ‘I can’t (or won’t) tell you’ I’m telling you because I can not tell you. It’s a gift, it’s fruit. It is (will be) part of you. Not imposed on you but offered in unspeakable gentleness and charity. You’ll only know what that means when you receive the gift and the fruit.

    To kill them involves a marriage union with God that will strike down and annihilate this enemy, utilising in perfect union, your soul first, your mind second and the use of your body third; with weapons of violence (but I can’t yet define in detail that part precisely a bit like my own revelation and understanding of all writen about here by TOM). But you will need a weapon. What Tom describes when the creature is let loose, is not solely spiritual warfare (It is, but it isn’t) to kill them will require a physical action but separated from the above will fail without fail.

    Another nutter…? what he’s written about so far, the entire bulk of it says I’m not. It confirms all I’ve actually written to you desperados, I don’t welcome this battle but I do welcome my total reliance on Christ. And for the first time in my life I might actually finally commit my total and absolute trust in him … that I wish to welcome, totally.

    Christ have mercy on us.
    JIM B

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  7. Tom..."They" have already released this:

    ... "the creation of Venter’s “self-replicating” Synthia species (Venter’s description). Parasites such as the mycoplasma mycoides that Venter modified to create Synthia can be resistant to antibiotics and acquire and smuggle dna from one species to another..."...

    into the Gulf of Mexico. Many of us have been watching it "grow" and mutate at 5000 feet....they have already done it...it is already here. One giant secret petri dish spat up from hell. And the PTB snicker as people die.

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