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4th August 2011, 17:01

you can find the other 18 parts here

Technocalyps is an intriguing three-part documentary on the notion of transhumanism by Belgian visual artist and filmmaker Frank Theys. The latest findings in genetics, robotics, artificial intelligence, bionics and nanotechnology appear in the media every day, but with no analysis of their common aim: that of exceeding human limitations. The director conducts his enquiry into the scientific, ethical and metaphysical dimensions of technological development. The film includes interviews by top experts and thinkers on the subject worldwide, including Marvin Minsky, Terence McKenna, Hans Moravec, Bruce Sterling, Robert Anton Wilson, Richard Seed, Margareth Wertheim, Kirkpatrick Sale, Ralph C. Merkle, Mark Pesce, Ray Kurzweil, Rabbi Youssouf Kazen, Rael and many others.

4th August 2011, 18:01
Tom Horn is always running material on this topic and I don't remember ever seeing his name or site posted here.

He does have a "religious slant" and perhaps that is why ... but despite that some of his material is worth a look.


Holly Lindin
21st August 2011, 04:21
I'm in the process of watching this film here: AdzepK-LVtU It's pretty disgusting, how the global elite is pushing its agenda to "upgrade" us. A really sick idea! <3

Omni connexae!
21st August 2011, 05:59
Could it be seen as a useful way to create yet more division? Classes are divided enough as it is today, imagine if that class division was something physical? Posthumans and normal humans: a frightening thought. We see how effective division is when trying to control a population, as displayed with something like religion or politics.

People are more then ever becoming dis-illusioned with the "credit system", is it plausable to think that "they" are working on the new forms of control?

But more down to earth: we are clearly being conditioned by media (intentionaly or not), and the like, to accept ideas like transhumanism more and more, specificaly young people. In subtle and not so subtle ways. Here's an intresting article (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/sciencenotfiction/2011/05/14/the-hidden-message-in-pixars-films/) about pixar in this context, and I've noticed many examples myself. For instance, just take a look at this short animation by one of Pixar's top animators:


If looked at symbolically, in a transhumanist sense (you'll likely see what I mean), considering what's happening today, the message is quite chilling.