Is a Transhumanist Future Occurring Right Now?

Can you imagine a future where parents can pick the eye color, hair color, skin color and height of their new baby? Does that sound like some wild dream of the future? Well, the future is now. One Los Angeles fertility clinic is now offering to design babies to the exact specifications of the parents.

The Fertility Institute is calling this new technology “cosmetic medicine”. Do you want your daughter to look like Barbie? Done. Just order up a tall, light-skinned, green-eyed, daughter with blonde hair and the clinic will do the rest.

This technology is based on something called “pre-implantation genetic diagnosis”, or PGD, which doctors have been using the last few years to identify potentially deadly diseases in embryos. The technology has become so advanced that now doctors can not just spot potential diseases, but they can actually get enough information from an embryonic cell that they can identify thousands of characteristics of a single embryo.

Well, this day has finally arrived. Genetically engineered human beings and designer children born to parents who can afford to pay the fees.

And make no bones about it, this will happen.

The next question is; “Will this new technology be made available to the masses?”

What do you think?

New L.A. clinic lets parents genetically design their new baby

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In a related note, Technological Singularity advocate Michael Anissimov’s blog Accelerating Future has a recent post in which a commentor mentions ectogenesis; The growing of a fetus in an artificial womb outside of a biological body.

This poses an ethical question that if the technology becomes economically viable, will abortions due to unwanted children become illegal again?

And if the reasons for abortion become moot, who, or what will raise these children if the parent(s) refuse to raise them?

Who pays the cost of growing the fetus to maturation, the State/taxpayers, or the unwilling parent(s)?

These issues, like the designer children, are already here.

Witness the Octo-Mom media spectacle/circus/carnival and the results so far.

Response to Wesley J. Smith on the IEET Conference

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One of the main reasons I started this blog originally was to discuss Transhumanism and the ramifications for society.

I have strayed from that over the past 22 months because I found other subjects that seemed more important at the time. And issues of the NWO, esoteric symbolism, UFOs and alternate history will continue to draw my attention.

But needless to say, I still consider myself a transhumanist in an offhand kind of way because I’m still living and breathing due to technologies that were once considered impossible 30 short years ago. There were no ghosts, evil spirits, grey aliens, tricksters, possessions, priests, ministers or exorcisms involved in keeping me alive.

Just good old fashioned human research and tech.

And maybe a little luck.

Now according to the Multiverse Theory, we inhabit many parallel Universes at once, in fact, infinite.

Many possibilities exist at the same time, all it takes is for an event to be witnessed/measured in order to make it “real.” And just that very act alone causes an infinite number of “branches/possibilities” to come about.

Could there be an untold amount of parallel “Universes” in which I didn’t survive the operation?

According to many quantum theorists, yes.

Is this “woo-woo” mysticism writ large? A secular religion? Impossible?

Or just plain bullshit to calm the sheeple who couldn’t understand it anyway?

Many other theorists say yes to that.

If there really is such a thing as Transhumanism, perhaps these fundemental questions of existence can be answered.

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33 responses

  1. “What do you think?”

    Yeegads harumph! It’s like always, when I think of the absolute worst scenario it turns out to be just a watered down version of reality. Transhumans running around the planet that would put Dr. Seuss’s creations to shame. Like the survivalist’s version might have the legs of an ostrich, the fur of a llama, and the brain of Tesla. Mother nature isn’t going to condone this meddling with evolution at all… 😎

  2. There’s a scenario that goes like : Give a Chimp a Loaded shotgun.
    Or, look around at the world : do you think the beings that created our current situation are adequate to perceive the qualities necessary for enhanced viability ?

  3. Onward to Utopia or Dystopia that is the question…?!

    Seemingly the emergent globalist paradigm is experiencing stormy weather due to inherent flaws in the monetary system. Deregulation, Reaganomics, the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act of the 30’s and the passage of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act which released the dogs of avarice and greed upon the world have managed to set back the controllers agenda in a big way or has it…?

    Aldous Huxley (deceased) wrote a book “Brave New World” written and published in the early thirties that lays out a societal paradigm around a transhumanist society. Surely most of dad’s readers have read this work, but if not, then I recommend you do so. It was themed around a time in the 26th century, an era that they refer to as A.F. (after Ford) in the novel.

    At one time transhumanism would have seemed over the top, but with recent advances in gestational engineering it’s not farfetched at all and will surely come to pass if the shadowy planetary controllers can dispense with an “untidy”personal monetary system where individuals have direct access to specie (now fiat currency) which gives them a medium to assert their individuality.

    It is imperative to their agenda to dispense with the concept of the individual relative to their global, statist goals for transhumanism and an engineered society to function with any measure of efficiency. I suspect the current international monetary crisis did not simply occur happenstance and they may try to sell governments of the world with the idea of dispensing with currency as we know of it and force people to use their new digital money system which would give them total and absolute control over outcomes from a nationalal down to the individual level. Accounts, both credits and debits could be both plumped and erased with simply a keystroke leaving people at the mercy of the system for their very sustenance and ability to operate unless they obey the rules. This possibly all to come from their engineered wreckage of the current “barbaric” system of specie, now simply fiat currency. Opposition to massive societal changes would become mute due to the fact that troublemakers could be ciphered out of the sytem to become simply renegades to be either exiled or systematically purged.

    With this type of control, all outcomes are possible since the cost of anything from individual to government level outlays will simply become an abstraction; ie., digital monetary units. Inflation and recessions will be be a thing of the past because each individual and even governments will be rewarded or punished as a function of the world central banking cabal. The individual, as well former nation states will be mean nothing to them as they force their one world government and totally engineered transhumanist society upon the planet’s burgeoning population through their ultimate control of the monetary system.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brave_New_World

    There will be a rigid class system with each individual rewarded as a function of the same. The engineered human spawn will be reared in such a way that they will not question such a system or will they be dissatisfied because their needs will be met as a function of their engineered abilities.

    Carl Nemo **==

  4. The Highwayman | Reply

    Ordering up kids like a Bacon n’ Egger at A&W, shows there’s no limits to what man aspires to, in his headlong rush to try and put the Almighty out of business.

    Hell, even Jurassic Park sounds wholesome next to that clinic!

  5. Like I pointed out in the Octo-mom post, we are seeing a test case of how the State will deal with “seeded” children and the ramifications thereof.

    The corpo-media has focused on the mother mainly, but what about the doctor?

    The grandmother claims to have told the doctor not to seed her daughter with the embryos, yet he did anyway.

    Most of these research scientists work for companies that happen to use esoteric symbolism in their corporate logos. Take for example Aubrey DeGrey’s Methuselah Foundation; http://methuselahfoundation.org/ , uses the Holy Grail icon according to Red Ice Creations; http://www.redicecreations.com/article.php?id=1816

    Dr. Michael Kamrava, Octo-mom’s doctor, has his fertility clinic in Beverly Hills.

    Hollywood stars and all that.

    Was this a planned media circus from the start?

  6. The State certainly would be interested in selective genetics. Breeding super-soldiers has been the dream of world governments since Stalin, if not earlier.

    As for myself, I’d like a remade liver and pancreas, but I doubt I could pay the asking price.

  7. Ordering up kids like a Bacon n’ Egger at A&W…

    Hey Highwaypreacher, howya’ been you ol’ criminal!!

    Things ain’t lookin’ so sweet down in the Lower 48 lately, but I’ve read that Saskachewan is pulling in lots of work, is that true?

  8. “Give a Chimp a Loaded shotgun”

    Yup, we’ve seen the results of that scenario, a chump uhh chimp, with less perception than when it was handed to him. A degenerate that can neither see nor be, let alone understand the symbiotic relationship of perception and being. Luckily Papa Bush didn’t have anything to do with his genetic make-up… or did he? 😎

  9. Yup, we sure got a good dose of a chimp with a loaded shotgun, eh Geez?

    Did you know that Sasquatch Barb got a new pig valve for her evil ol’ ticker?

    I’m surprised she didn’t use a human sacrifice actually… 8)

  10. Pig seems appropriate.

  11. Pig seems appropriate.

    Kind of an insult to the porcine species in general, but I get the drift J. 8)

  12. My wife kept a couple of Vietnamese pot bellies – I found them quite assertive of their wishes, to the extent of occasional violence when in a fit of pique. When you’re dealing with people who live in that mindframe as a matter of course, you have the kind of activity that threatens many
    http://www.campaignforliberty.com/blog.php?view=12671

  13. True J, I guess you had the evidence at ham…er…hand. 😆

    Needless to say, the old witch got the pig!

  14. Heh. No need to speak evil of the dead…not that I haven’t.
    I posted the link at Care2 and Current – I do get around – as I consider it an expansion of Big Pharma’s agenda into Monsanto’s territory. There are really strange stories circulating about ‘justice’ and that company internationally – now including the U.S.
    Think about it : seeds from the makers of Agent Orange and fertilizer from I.G. Farben – maker of poison pellets for the gas chambers. No wonder we get parannoyed.
    I noticed one of the links I was copying bombed. I got them at
    http://www.campaignforliberty.com/

  15. opit

    Food police? cough cough ): I almost chocked on that tidbit. Needless to mention I would like to do a post on it ,but have a little catching up to do. Looks like the NWO would rather see us starving than in a position where we can grow our own natural food etc. I’ve had a dim view on the FDA and all that, but this leaves me rather slack jawed.

    I hope that Sasquatch barbie got a pig valve, but here I am thinking the worst again. I’m atraid to even check this one out out… 🙄

  16. Food police? ): I almost chocked on that one…G:

  17. thought police? ): I almost chocked on that one. Where will i hide my heirloom tomatoe starts… 🙄

  18. ….zzzZZZ* hmm, food police? pig valves, Sasquatch barbies?

    I’m taking a nap………zzzzzzZZZZZZ

  19. re wordgeezer: Post 16

    : )) …!

    Nemo **==

  20. Food police? ): I almost chocked on that one…G:

    Ah, not so far-fetched Geez, check this out; http://www.codexalimentarius.net/web/index_en.jsp

    Codex Alimentarius is just Latin for “Book of Food” or “Food Book.”

    The quasi-pharaohs just give it an ominous name to spook and amaze the sheeple.

    It works too.

  21. The use of Latin for medical mumbo-jumbo is well established. Until late 19th century there was international use of it and French in diplomacy : mother tongue of the old empire still commonly being used in bits and pieces and having a long tradition of users in the Roman Catholic church ( I floundered miserably with it briefly in school ). Despite the generation of Esperanto, English has roots as an evolved trading patois
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_English_language. It’s getting a proper workout.

  22. Opit, check out upthread, I did a post about The Codex, should interest everyone here because we all garden to a certain extent.^^^

  23. ….zzzZZZZ* Thanks for the update Dad, and for the new post. Now I won’t have to use the googleplex. Found some of the videos on Youtube by Dr. Rima Laibow that might help get me up to speed. 🙄

  24. Opit, That food cop link hit me right in the monsanto. I was getting better, but I got over it… 😎

  25. Monsanto the Monster is up to its genetically engineered alimentary orifice with The Codex Geez, they want a monopoly on the seeds.

    Heirloom seeds are their enemy.

  26. http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Factory_Farming/Meat_You_Eat.html

    http://ergosphere.blogspot.com/2006_11_01_archive.html
    http://www.strandedwind.org/node/4115
    More fun links.

    Monopoly ? Shit dad. They destroyed Mesopotamia’s irreplaceable genetic heritage. Seeds are gone – in India too.
    Codex. I take it you’re referring to Illuminati Conspiracy.
    I’m not really into that as much as I expect I will be – as I’ve joined Care2 and note they had a big Illuminati discussion April 26,2007 : 459 participants. Certainly a big group with eyes on our survival is going to pick up on the many organized ongoing threats to same.

  27. The Codex is an actual book of regulations used by the UN, no conspiracy about it.

    If you have time J, go ahead and Google it up, or link here. Geez is going to do just that.

    I’m all for safe food, but folks should have the right to grow their own herbs and food for their own use if they want, with no government interference.

  28. Good links opit, there’s a lot of meat in the first article. I’m doing the best i can to digest it, but I’m only shuman…G:

  29. Here’s another in similar vein enabling unhindered harm to all : http://thepanelist.com/General/General/Bush%92s_Final_Legacy%3A_Stealth_Tort_Reform_200810151229/
    ‘shuman’ – that anything like shaman ?

  30. Sure hard to keep up with the corporate gubmint. I heard about the executive immunity, but didn’t know about pre-emptive stealth.
    So Bu$hco has stolen our future in addition to everything else? It’s enough to make me have a Mike Malloy moment…G:

  31. This is a truly amazing accomplishment, and I’m certain it will not take long for something like this to reach the masses of people,It will surely be a hit, seeing as how every thing we do as human beings is nothing more then an attempt to control the world around us. Since we are so preoccupied with the way we appear to others and ourselves,(I’m 16, so I know this better then anyone) this “reprogenetic technology” will be HUGE.

    One question I must ask everyone here, this applys to anyone, whom like myself, just want the best for mankind. I ask everyone here: Are we mature enough and wise enough as a species to properly utilize this fantastic new technology to the best of its ability, to a state where it will serve us more then hinder us?

    I’d like to point out to everyone here that we have a terrible tendency as a civilization to not see the equality in everyone. Even the America of 2010 still falters in it’s statements made in the document of 1776. “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, and are endowed by their creator certain unalienable rights…” Now please don’t think that by quoting the Declaration of Independence I am attempting to call this technology unconstitutional or immoral, I am merely trying to point out that we have a terrible tendency to not live up to this statement.Now… in Earth of 2010, I ask everyone, CAN we?

  32. We must be wise in using the expanding technology we are using. That means that all tech that seems favorable for quick solutions for a given problem be tested extensively before it’s used and not used against people who are defenseless and can’t speak for themselves.

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