Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Transhumanism debunked: Why drinking the Kurzweil Kool-Aid will only make you dead, not immortal

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
In this article, I'm going to reveal how transhumanism is a dangerous, irrational death cult shrouded in the language of geeky cybernetics. In fact, the entire idea that you can "upload your mind to a computer" is complete junk science quackery, as you'll soon see.
In case you're new to the term, "transhumanism" means uploading your mind to a machine, discarding your body, then achieving immortality by living forever through machines and robots. Google's director of engineering, Ray Kurzweil, has been pushing this cult for many years, and just recently he promised that by 2045, humanity would achieve what he calls the "singularity," where our minds can be uploaded to computers. (Click here for the source of this claim.) In less than a century, Kurzweil says, we could all discard our "fragile" human bodies and inhabit advanced robotic systems as our new immortal selves.
Kurzweil's cult is so bizarre and dangerous that following it can only lead to a lunatrocity of mass death and deception. Kurzweil's sci-fi cybernetic mind-meld theories are so outlandish that they make Scientology's galactic narratives sound like Christian Sunday school…..To Read More…..
My Take - As I have said in the past; I think most of Mike's thoughts are a bit loony, but I keep following his commentaries for two reasons. One, it keeps me updated on the loony all natural crowd, and secondly, he really hits a home run every once in a while. This is one of them.
One more thing!  The human brain works at speeds computer manufacturers only dream of, and at normal body temperatures.  The highest speed computers in the world don’t even come close and yet generate so much heat in the process that the components would melt if these computers weren't working in an atmosphere of frozen gasses. Does anyone really think that one problem alone is going to be overcome in a few decades? And that is the least technical problem they will have to overcome in order to create a computer brain that would in effect be capable of Artificial Intelligence (AI). In order to house human intelligence and all the capacity and components of the human brain would require a computer brain that is capable of all those abilities.  Size, speed, heat, capacity, intellect, emotions….etc….well you get the picture.  Disabuse yourself in thinking about all this claptrap about AI being just on the horizon. These claims are no more credible than the claims by geneticists about having 'broken' the human genome, maybe even less credible.  It's all hype for funding.   Once again; Scientific Integrity is an oxymoron!

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