Yuval Noah Harari – Hackable Humans as The Transhuman Goal

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Below you can watch two videos featuring “futurist” Yuval Noah Harari and his enthusiasm for hacking the human being. The first is a distillation of his talk at The World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda 2018 meeting. You can watch his entire address here. The second is an interview he gave at an unknown (at least to this writer) time.

His ideas, sub-human and filled to breaking with unchecked arrogance are, to say the least, horrifying.

When you hear “World Economic Forum” you should immediately think of C.S. Lewis’ National Institute of Coordinated Experiments from his That Hideous Strength. Lewis saw it all coming and he managed to show us in advance not only the future but the actual driving forces at the WEF. Give it a read if you haven’t. Give it another read if you haven’t read it lately.

Here’s a sample from the book – a conversation being held by members of N.I.C.E (named Frost and Mark) about their plans (“aims) to re-engineer humanity:

“What do you mean by our own aims?”

 “Well-I suppose-the scientific reconstruction of the human race-the elimination of war and poverty-a fuller exploitation of nature-the preservation and extension of our species, in fact.”

“I do not think this pseudo-scientific language really modifies the essentially subjective and instinctive basis of the ethics you are describing.”

“Surely,” said Mark, ” one requires a large population for the full exploitation of nature, if for nothing else ? And surely war is disgenic and reduces efficiency?”

“That idea is a survival from conditions which are rapidly being altered. A few centuries ago, a large agricultural population was essential; and war destroyed types which were then useful. But every advance in industry and agriculture reduces the number of work-people required. A large, unintelligent population is now a dead-weight. The importance of scientific war is that scientists have to be reserved. It was not the great technocrats of Koenigsberg or Moscow who supplied the casualties in the siege of Stalingrad. The effect of modern war is to eliminate retrogressive types, while sparing the technocracy and increasing its hold upon public affairs. In the new age, what has hitherto been merely the intellectual nucleus of the race is to become, by gradual stages, the race itself. You are to conceive the species as an animal which has discovered how to simplify nutrition and locomotion to such a point that the old complex organs and the large body which contained them are no longer necessary. The masses are therefore to disappear. The body is to become all head. The human race is to become all Technocracy.”

“I see,” said Mark. “I had thought that the intelligent nucleus would be extended by education.”

“That is a pure chimera. The great majority of the human race cannot be educated. Even if they could, the day for a large population has passed. It has served its function as a kind of cocoon for Technocratic and Objective Man. Now, the macrobes, and the selected humans who co-operate with them, have no further use for it.”

“The last two wars, then, were not disasters in your view?

“On the contrary, they were simply the first two of the sixteen major wars which are scheduled to take place in this century.”

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