Robots and humans always seem to end up at odds, whether it’s battling over pieces of NASA’s budget or literally fighting in science fiction stories such as “The Matrix” and “Battlestar Galactica.”Now a former NASA historian and an American University professor suggest that the future of space exploration could very well depend on a merging of metal and flesh.Their new book “Robots in Space” (2008, The Johns Hopkins University Press) looks at the competing visions for robotic vs. human space exploration, and concludes that neither will get far beyond the solar system without one another.That means humans may need to draw from the Sci-Fi realm yet again and morph into something new, like a cyborg, to head for distant stars.
The idea of the cyborg (cybernetic organism) is an old one in science-fiction and in space science. I remember reading about it in the 1970s when I was in high-school. The idea wasn’t pushed hard in the interplanetary exploration theme because it was always assumed that humans will eventually explore and colonise the Solar System. The apathy that pervades the mainstream space program today didn’t exist then. But when the discussion turned to interstellar exploration, robots and possible joining with them to become something ‘more than human’ wasn’t considered crazy. In fact it made good sense because of the huge distances between stars, the travel times involved and the short human life span. It was, and still is thought today that if human beings are going to settle other extra-solar earth-like worlds, it won’t be humans as we are now, but something different. The analogy often given is when the first stiff-finned fish decided to crawl out of the water onto land to get to the next puddle without being eaten, a stage in biological and social evolution.
Now we have the beginnings of the tools we might need to change ourselves in order to return to another larger, vaster ocean to spread Terran life. Who can deny that nanotechnology, creating artificial bacteria, optical quantum computer chips, improved prosthetics, Google-plex and yes, Second Life can not only be tools on Earth, but can be utilized to help Mankind colonise the Cosmos?
Will our descendents be some form of Cylon, or some other form of ‘damned offspring’?
Let’s hope they don’t inherit our worst traits, like our taste for genocide!
The Outer Limits (1963-1965, Original Series) is a classic in science fiction lore like Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone, tending more toward the science side instead of fantasy. And as the TZ, it scared a whole generation of kids into studying the more fantastic facets of the world around us.
The following is a skit that was originally broadcast on May 4th, 1964, the final episode of the first season. There is supposedly an alternate skit to this called ‘The Unknown’, which was to be a pilot for a show of the same name.
The show also features a young David McCallum, who the following year starred as Ilya Kuriakin in Man From U.N.C.L.E.
This is for you frightened little kiddies who still jump at high pitched sounds and monotone voices…
‘Do not adjust your computer screens…’
The Form of Things UnKnown
While reading Wired.com this a.m., I caught this little item:
The nonprofit Epilepsy Foundation, which runs the forum, briefly closed the site Sunday to purge the offending messages and to boost security.
“We are seeing people affected,” says Ken Lowenberg, senior director of web and print publishing at the Epilepsy Foundation. “It’s fortunately only a handful. It’s possible that people are just not reporting yet — people affected by it may not be coming back to the forum so fast.”
The incident, possibly the first computer attack to inflict physical harm on the victims, began Saturday, March 22, when attackers used a script to post hundreds of messages embedded with flashing animated gifs.
As a fellow sufferer of epilepsy, I find this sort of thing akin to an act of war. It doesn’t matter if these people who are attacking Scientology consider this lady ‘collateral damage’, if it happened to me, I’d find some way by the gods to nuke these bastards!
I take high doses of anti-epileptic meds to stave off my attacks because even in my medicated state, my left-brain still has two areas of hyper-activity, so it wouldn’t take a whole lot to trigger a massive seisure. Thus I have to limit my computer time. And yes, I’m of the 3% who are photo-sensitive.
As computer technology gets exponentially better over the next few years, more and more activity will be done in virtual reality as the mouse and keyboard become increasingly obsolete. ‘People’ like these ‘hackers’ will have to send in their avatars also to wreak their mischief.
I’m going to make sure I carry a huge ‘Thor-Hammer’ to give them an attitude adjustment!
As an aside, I’m not a Scientology apologist. In my opinion L. Ron Hubbard was a side-show scam artist who admitted his ‘religion’ was a way to empty people’s pockets (link).
And he was a lousy science-fiction writer to boot!
As the infamous Bu$hco Mis-administration comes to a merciful close, the huge American Embassy Compound/Fortress that has cost untold billions of dollars and thousands of American lives is left as a foothold in the Middle East. It is a testiment to a philosphy once thought dead, but was resurrected in order to grab a resource that will become more and more irrelavent over time, oil. Thus, a pattern of civilization that has it’s roots in the very culture being decimated is repeated yet again, stealing your neighbor’s stuff when you used all yours up.
Not only does the conqueror gain more resources to maintain their citizen’s lifestyle, they gain another valuable commodity, a chance to spread their genetic material.
Let’s face it, conquerors not only get to write the history, they get the women as well. Why do you think the American government is letting rival militias kill each other? That’s right, to get rid of the more aggressive males of the group. Soon, a large gap of a generation of men will be gone, leaving older girls and women without men to marry. Then the occupying forces will benefit from the genocide of the indiginous population.
This is a repeat of what occurred during the first Crusades a thousand years ago. According to scientists of the Genographic Project, there has been a previous ‘infusion’ of Western Culture in the Middle East:
The team says it found a particular DNA signature which recently appeared in Lebanon and is probably linked to the crusades…
The researchers found that some Christian men in Lebanon carry a DNA signature hailing from Western Europe.
Thousands of men from England, France, Germany and Italy came through Lebanon on four Crusades between the 11th and 13th Centuries. Many stayed to build castles and settlements, mixing with the local populations.
If the huge American Embassy is anything, it’s a modern ‘castle’. The article goes on to state that Lebanon also has genetic markers left by Arabs of the 7th and 8th centuries during the Islamic Expansions into the area.
With this in mind, one should take notice of China’s One Child policy that has been in force for about a generation. Most of the children born in this cycle are boys, because Chinese culture is severely patriarchal in nature. Baby girls are usually ‘disappeared’ or given up for adoption. Ever notice that most of the children adopted from overseas now-a-days are Chinese baby girls?
So how is this growing generation of Chinese males going to find girls to be mates?
Maybe there’s a cautionary tale here.
Many things have caught my eye and curiosity lately. One of which is that Ufology is starting to divert from the classical ‘nuts and bolts’ advanced technology that UFO aliens are supposed to have to a more ‘metaphysical’ approach advocated by researchers and writers such as Jacques Vallee, Nick Redfern, Greg Bishop, Nick Pope, and Jeremy Vaeni. The reason being that the UFO/alien experience is interpreted differently by different people. Examples such as the UFOs suddenly disappearing, excessive-radical flight maneuvers and shape changing characteristics are noted, odd since these things are supposedly ‘solid’ objects. Same thing with the ‘grays’, some are experienced as aliens, other people interpret them as religious figures such as Christ, Mohammed, Gabriel, Mother Mary, Lucifer and assorted demons and angels.
Author Mac Tonnies has an interesting theory that an advanced race of super-intelligent beings he dubs ‘crypto-terrestrials’ who are either native to Earth, or had colonized millions of years are controlling our perceptions of reality for whatever purpose they deem appropriate.
We forage the forest..we scan the skies to no avail. Ensnared by a quest for proof, we assume a naturalist stance in a new variation of spontaneous generation. Skunk Apes come from swamps, anomalous craft come from outside our atmosphere, because it must be so. So onward we slog, ridiculed, prone to infighting and self referential prophecies that lead back to a deep rooted desire to fill in the blanks. Which story do you prefer?
Trick or Treat. We are in the midst of a supra terrestrial race who don the guise most appropriate to the observer. Our ancestors were taught by the fish men. Dragons breathed fire that illuminated the clouds in the night sky as they flew toward some presumed lair. We several centuries later are taunted by the Norwegians, The Greys, the Dwarf Gnomes, Homid Apes…name your choice in a circumstantial game of antidotes. We share this terrestrial location with a superior race of chimeras.
They fractionate consensus with a flick of the wrist. They can deconstruct our sciences by mere appearance. They have us gabbing in self referential circles.
He goes on to say that ‘they’ must have great patience with us humans because even as we destroy their habitats, they haven’t done the same to us. Yet.
The other side of this debate in my view is that there’s been waaayyy too much physical circumstantial evidence indicating that Bigfoot and his various incarnations are actual material animals. The African Mountain Gorilla was a myth for centuries until a body was brought back. But my point is that Bigfoot doesn’t have to be a metaphysical creature who hides in a folded dimension right under our noses. Forest animals have an uncanny knack for camaflage and hiding ability. As an experienced wild game hunter (until my health stopped me), I can tell you even the largest creature can roll themselves into a ball so small and lay like the dead under a non-descript bush for hours until the scent of human leaves the area. A supposed sasquatch could be right behind a six inch diameter tree within a couple of feet of a hunter and the human would never know it!
But in this wonderful Universe of ours where the weird science of quantum physics rule the micro-world, anything is possible.
Even hairy crypto-terrestrials who fly strange vehicles!
Here is the final part to Project Camelot’s interview of Benjamin Fulford’s Ultimatum. Fulford is extremely optomistic and hopeful about the outcome. Surprise: The Pentagon as a force for world rebuilding and good?
I may not be from Missouri, but in this case I’ll pretend to be; Show me!
Part 3 – Fulford Interview
Note: An alert commentor informed me that Part Two was pulled from YouTube, this video might be as well. If they are, download the links at the Project Camelot site. Also be aware they have been under attack recently when some important posts came up deleted. We are dealing with dangerous forces and cyberattacks are real.
But when one investigates the reasons the way the world has turned, and not for the best, sometimes the payoff is worth the risk!
The following is part two of Project Camelot’s interview with Benjamin Fulford.
Kerry Cassidy tries to tie in Dan Burisch, MJ-12 and the relationship to the Order. Fulford’s response is interesting.
Part 2 – Fulford Interview
Benjamin Fulford is very familiar with the elitists who run the planet. His grandfather was a financier who died under mysterious circumstances (Jeff Rense interview 7/26/07). His crime? He was going to back Nicola Tesla financially, particularly one device that could suck electricity out of the atmosphere and then transfer the energy from one station to another without wires, cables or any material at all. Power would be literally ‘broadcast’ much like radio and television is (not for much longer).
As we all know, history didn’t turn out that way. The One World Order was in operation even back in those days and Tesla’s device, if it was mass produced, would have freed people forever from the oil, automobile and utility companies. And we couldn’t have that, could we?
But other than that axe to grind, Fulford has claimed to have given the Order (Rothschilds and Rockefellers) an ultimatum; Cease the Order’s iron grip on world politics and the viscious cycle of wars, famines, genocide, economic ruin, religious confusion and destruction of the planet’s ecology. Or be assassinated. As far as I can tell, their plan to reduce the world’s population by 2/3s is still in effect. Since I have been investigating Mr. Fulford for a few months and the Ultimatum (click on the Rense link) , I have been waiting for some results. The only thing I can see so far is that Iran still survives and that Russia is still closing various military and industrial deals with the Revolutionary Council.
Is this a hopeful sign, or would it have happened on its own? I lack the data to make a firm conclusion. Fulford himself says it’ll take time.
Here’s part one of a recent interview with Fulford by Kerry Cassidy and Bill Ryan of Project Camelot. See for yourselves if this guy can really do what he claims, save the world.
Part 1 – Fulford Interview
Simcha Jacobovici and James Cameron co-produced and broadcast on the History Channel on December 7, 2007 a little piece entitled The Exodus Decoded. The premise is that the Hebrew Exodus was actually the Hyksos Expulsion, which occurred around 1550 B.C.
Mainstream archeologists and biblical scholars have traditionally dated the Exodus around 1250 B.C., a full 300 years later, about the time of Pharaoh Ramsses II rule. If any of you readers are familiar with biblical history (I know you are Highway, but others might not), Moses and the Hebrews were fleeing Pharaoh’s wrath, mainly because of the death of the ‘first born’ Egyptian boys and other ‘plagues’ Moses called down upon the Egyptians from God. The Hebrew males were spared because the angel of the Lord told the Hebrews to paint blood over the doorways of their dwellings. Thus the Angel of Death could tell who to spare. This is the origin of the Jewish holiday of Passover, because the Angel “Passed” over them.
The Hyksos Expulsion however is explained as a rebellion by Egyptian King Ahmose against the Hyksos ruler at the time. The Hyksos are described as Asiatic/Semitic in origin and are considered the founders of the 15th, 16th and 17th Dynasties of Egypt. The legend goes that Ahmose was successful at throwing the Hyksos out finally.
Was Moses actually the last Hyksos ruler of Egypt? Even Biblical references called him ‘A Prince of Egypt’ (although he was adopted they say). What caused the Plagues and the Parting of the ‘Red Sea’? Was it God? Or was it natural? And what does the destruction of the volcanic island of Santorini in the Mediterranean Sea have in any of these tales?
So for your holiday edification I offer the episode of The Exodus Decoded as put forward by Simcha Jacobovici and James Cameron.
Ol’ dad2059 is taking the weekend off to enjoy the spring equinox holiday, by whatever name you choose to put to it. May you enjoy the same. Peace.
With all of the recent talk of ‘disclosure’ about UFOs, ETs and the references to Arthur C. Clarke’s 1956 novel ‘Childhood’s End’, I’d thought some video clips about Nibiru were in order.
The corporate mainstream media recently has been going through a crash program of shoving the possibility of life on Mars, or on the moons of Jupiter and Saturn onto the delirious world public, especially Americans who ‘revel’ in their holy ignorance. Add that to science programs on television touting the possibility of large planetary ‘bodies’ in the outer Solar System area dubbed the ‘Kuiper Belt’ (where Pluto and its moon Charon got banished to recently), you have the makings of the biggest mass meme immersion since Bu$hco sold the Iraq War (he’s still trying to sell it).
Will it work? Well, according to some people like Michael Salla, we have until the 2013/2017 time frame. If nothing of any significance takes place by then, the ETs will pull an ‘Independence Day’ style massive mothership parking spot maneuver over a few major cities. Shock treatment.
Does Nibiru figure into this? Maybe. If anything, it’s a distraction.
Nemesis, Nibiru & 2012