This new music video has the standard pyramid symbolism and Will.i.am’s expected transhumanism images. You can also see the i-limb ultra hand, which is actually a cool modernized prosthetic hand, but it combines software with the body part, which is pretty much the definition of a cyborg. Combine this with the other million images Will.i.am has for cyborgs and transhumanism stuff and you’ll get the point. Pushing the subconscious to accept that we should combine electronics and machinery with our biology to improve ourselves makes us more comfortable with the idea that we can be our own gods. I’m not opposed to ALL of this, I’m happy that we’re getting the technology together to improve people’s lives, but we need to keep this in the back of our mind as we push towards Ray Kurzweil’s Singularity. The human being may indeed be revolutionized and become an extinct idea as the robot and computer take over.
There’s also a three dimensional printing of Will.i.am’s head, make of that what you will. It reminds me of the philosophical argument of the brain in a box where you can apply inputs to a brain (in a box, obviously; not a dick though-lol) and it wouldn’t know whether it was a human being or not.
Here’s the pics with the video at the end.