reply to post by eMachine
What most people do not realize is that technology is littered our in the mainstream as science fiction when the technology is being developed or even
after it has been developed in order to indoctrinate and inculcate the mass populace into seeing it in the future tense as long term before it comes
into fruition, but in reality people are being mislead purposely because it is literally around the corner and will be knocking on their door a lot
sooner than they are comfortable with. A few examples from the not too distant past are necessary in order to show the procedure from past to present
before I go back to the future of the relative present of tomorrow.
Gene Roddenberry of Star Trek fame was a visionary in his exploration of space with James T. Kirk, Spock, and Bones traveling when no man had gone
before but what most people miss being right in front of their very noses is the technology that he influenced. No, I am not referencing the photon
torpedo or the warp drive systems coming online, yet, although the Hadron Collider sure seems a potential for being the latter, I am however speaking
of instead Kirk’s communicator that he flips open, which sure is reminiscent of your current and modern flip-phone, as well as even the bridge doors
to the U.S.S. Enterprise which open without pushing a button reminding one of the electronic eye which opens when you walk into the senior citizen
greeter of Wal-Mart.
Mere coincidence? I think not.
I could rattle of continuous examples of sci-fi becoming reality from the rather corny cult classic as well as numerous other television shows,
movies, or even comic books, but that is rather unnecessary as well as I want to come back to transhumanism, postgenderism, and since I brought it up
in an earlier post, cloning. I brought up my avatar, from the video game for a reason, not because of the youth frothing at the mouth on the X-Box and
then continued on the X-Box 360, but because of the description within the science fiction books (that very few youth apparently know exists) that
describe in detail the processes your thread so lightly touches on, albeit where I delved even deeper into the potential for it being a lot closer to
In the book Halo : The Fall of
the author Eric Nylund delves into the future setting (500 years or so from now) with the prequel to the video game (the book about the
actual game is Halo : The
) which started the gamer revolution. The prologue of the book introduces us to the character Spartan 117, the Master Chief, and his fellow
Spartan’s in a dire and heroic battle against 1,000 Grunts. The first chapter and onward however is where it delves into the scary potential for
reality based future where a scientist connected to military intelligence working for the U.N.S.C.
Nations Space Command, along with a Navy officer approach youth that have been pre-selected and pre-determined to fit a certain profile of genetic
markers for the perfect launch platform for a super soldier program, the problem herein lies with how they “recruit” these youth however.
It is not through the a simple matter of discussing with each child’s parents, both male and female, that are “selected”, but in that they
snatch and conscripted all the children around age seven and blame it on insurrectionists selling false propaganda to their parents. This is where the
“transhumanism” comes into play here within this book series. After being flash-cloned, these youth are subjected to “alterations” where they
are in essence “upgraded”. The clones, the fakes of the original children are then returned to unsuspecting parents, while the original children
are put through Navy Boot Camp. After eight years of rigid military training, they were conscripted at age seven and are now approximately fifteen or
so, they receive “augmentation” through the following “modifications” or “upgrades” as the terms would be used :
1) Carbide Ceramic Ossification : Advanced material grafting onto skeletal structures to make bones virtually indestructible.
2) Muscular Enhancement Injections : Protein complex is injected intramuscularly to increase tissue density and decrease lactase recovery time.
3) Catalytic Thyroid Implant : Platinum pellet containing growth hormone catalyst (steroids and vitamins) is implanted in the thyroid to boost growth
of skeletal and muscular tissues.
4) Occipital Capillary Reversal : Submergence and boosted blood vessel flow beneath the rod and cones of subjects retina. Produces a marked visual
5) Superconducting Fibrication of Neural Dendrites : Alteration of bioelectrical nerve transduction to shielded electronic transduction . Three
hundred percent increase of subject reflexes.
This sure sounds to me like “transhumanism”, but wait, there’s more.
Later on there is a procedure where the main character has inserted into the back of his head what they refer to as a neural interface, in essence
being able to “jack-in” to receive information like Johnny Mneunonic or Neo from The Matrix, albeit in this instance in the book he receives an
A.I., or Artificial Intelligence, which takes up residence within his brain, basically making him “wet-wired”, the A.I. is able to communicate
with him and enhance the Mjolnir Armor, but not control him or it completely.
As “sci-fi” as this sounds, it is a lot closer to reality than most people think and is being tested in many civilian applications and implemented
in various stages and degrees, usually under the guise of assisting the handicapped, but as we all know the military is lurking nearby to reap the
rewards of this type of study.