Old Thinker News By Daniel Taylor
An arrogant scientific elite has divorced themselves from common sense, morality, and the rest of the human species in their quest for full spectrum scientific domination. While the vast majority of the population is consuming endless supplies of entertainment, a revolution is taking place right under their noses. The very genetic code of the planetâ€™s biosphere is being tampered with; The ultimate goal being the ability to manipulate and program at will - as if working with a word processor â€“ the biological processes of life.
This issue is the issue of our time. If the Scientific Dictatorship is allowed to continue its operations without debate, the survival of the human species is at risk. The very individuals developing the technologies admit as much.
In the societal divide that will inevitably ensue over the development of these technologies, Fred Charles Ikle, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy under President Reagan, sees a possibility of â€œAnnihilation from Within.â€ â€œThe prospect is that in the decades ahead, biotechnology â€“ together with other sciences â€“ may fundamentally change the human species and thus pose an elemental threat to democracy, the world order, and indeed to all civilizations,â€ writes Ikle.
Here are a few examples highlighting the mental framework of this faction of scientific elites:
Tom Knight, professor at MITâ€™s Artificial Intelligence Lab says that â€œThe genetic code is 3.6 billion years old. Itâ€™s time for a rewrite.â€
Top A.I. researcher Hugo de Garis explains in the following clip that the development of super-intelligent A.I. may lead to a devastating world war that could kill billions of people. He adds that he is more than willing to take the risk, saying, â€œAs a brain builder myself, am I prepared to risk the extinction of the human species for the sake of building an artilect? â€¦ yep.â€
Video, clip here: http://www.oldthinkernews.com/?p=2038