A historian says genetically modifying and controlling all human beings is a necessity–and is coming soon
Are you still human?
In the near future, such a question may become very relevant.
According to Yuval Noah Harari, an Israeli historian and best-selling author of “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind,” “Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow,” and other books, your being merely human will one day become a big problem.
As an exclusively biological-based lifeform, humans may be on the verge of becoming “totally useless” to society, unable to adapt to the post-human world that’s soon to be brought forth.
A New AI Age Of Transhumanism
Human beings, we’re now told by Harari via the very best, most informative, and up-to-date talk forums, such as TED Talks and others, just won’t cut it in the coming age of artificial intelligence (AI), genetic engineering, and transhumanism.
In the next stage of evolution, the next generation of human beings, Harari says with cold certainty, won’t be solely created biologically or even be fully human.
Homo Sapiens 2.0 will be man-made. And mind you, we humans won’t have a choice in the matter. We will, as the old survival of the fittest adage goes, “adapt or die.”
The gist of Harari’s vision of the imminent humanity paradigm shift is that people will need to cease being “just people.” Instead, we’ll need to “evolve.”
By “evolve,” Harari means that humans must and will become digitally enhanced, genetically modified creatures with neural links to the internet. These “improvements” will result in the complete monitoring and even control of our lives, down to what we do and think—and even what we dream.
I might add that Harari presented his words of warning with a strange sense of glee when he said that “we are the last generation of homo sapiens.”
From Human Beings To Homo Sapiens
As an aside, “homo sapiens” is Harari’s preferred term for human beings, and I think I know why. In evolutionary terms, homo sapiens is just one more link in the chain of human evolution over the millennia.
This “scientific” nomenclature has the intended effect of degrading humans to nothing more than just one more incidental step in evolution’s natural selection processes. As nothing more than products of evolution, humans have no right or claim to divine rights or to possessing any intrinsic value simply because of their humanity.
It makes it easier to treat people like cattle if you think that’s all they’re worth, which Harari apparently does.
“Humans are hackable animals,” Harari has said in various interviews. That sounds quite bad no matter how you look at it.
Ultimately, his dystopian evolutionary description of our soon-to-be-reality reflects his own atheistic, anti-religion (particularly Christianity), evolutionary, and transhumanism fanaticism.
Here are just a few examples of Harari’s projections of the new reality, which he said is already here and is just waiting to be implemented:
“We will control your thoughts and actions.”