Here’s a trailer for the film starring Johnny Depp called Transcendence. It’s more or less about the concept of uploading one’s mind into an artificial construct (A.I.) and what will happen when humanity crosses the threshold of the ‘Singularity’- the point that A.I. will out perform a human brain. This concept of the Singularity was brought forth by futurist Ray Kurzweil, who was recently (well, 2012 actually) brought into Google as the Director of Engineering. Kurzweil has a strong desire to push this Transhumanism movement, and has even claimed that he’d like to bring his father back to life digitally via an avatar.
All of this plays into this weird dystopic future we’re looking at since there doesn’t seem to be a way around Moore’s Law and Kurzweil’s observations of the Law of Accelerating Returns, which both say the same thing; the robots are gonna take over.
An analysis of the history of technology shows that technological change is exponential, contrary to the common-sense “intuitive linear” view. So we won’t experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century — it will be more like 20,000 years of progress (at today’s rate). The “returns,” such as chip speed and cost-effectiveness, also increase exponentially. There’s even exponential growth in the rate of exponential growth. Within a few decades, machine intelligence will surpass human intelligence, leading to The Singularity — technological change so rapid and profound it represents a rupture in the fabric of human history. The implications include the merger of biological and nonbiological intelligence, immortal software-based humans, and ultra-high levels of intelligence that expand outward in the universe at the speed of light.
So this film appears to either be warning us of the dangers of this transhumanism movement (which wouldn’t make sense if you wanted to take the paranoid viewpoint), or it’s showing us how we should react when it happens; with fear instead of rationality. There is what appears to be some kind of ‘rebel’ group that won’t partake of this technology transformation (aka accepting the mark of the Beast) which I’m claiming because you see a guy being taken down that has a tattoo that says ‘Unplug’. So perhaps the battling, fear, and rebellion is all the kind of actions we’re supposed to take in order for the Illuminati elites to make some kind of sick profit as they usher in this new age of man that allows the robots to take over.
Not to mention that Illuminati front man Johnny Depp is the star of this film:
And we see the All Seeing Eye in the trailer:
I’ve got a whole bunch about this transhumanism concept broken down in my book A Grand Unified Conspiracy Theory: The Illuminati, Ancient Aliens, and Pop Culture:
Chapter 5- Worship of Serpents, Dragons, Shape Shifting Reptiles and Transhumanism
Gnostic Archons, Serpent Worship, Shape Shifters hijacking energy, Red Dragons, Rihanna vs. Rhiannon, Transhumanism Eugenics, Artificial Intelligence in a Facebook Virtual Reality, Bee Worship, Princess Diana’s ‘Unlawful Killing’ documentary review
Also, here is a very recent episode of Coast to Coast from Feb. 25th, 2014 with the future of the mind:
Future of the Mind:
In the first half of Tuesday’s show, Dr. Michio Kaku discussed the astonishing scientific research on the mind being done in top laboratories, based on the latest advancements in neuroscience and physics. Our mind is the most complex object, perhaps in the known universe, and now some of its mysteries are being revealed as we are able to peer directly into the thinking brain, he marveled. The brain is different from a computer– it’s a learning machine, a neural network that rewires itself after learning a new task, he explained, and a large portion of it is devoted to unconscious thoughts and emotions which gives us often useful involuntary responses. In the coming years, more people will have chips that connect their brains to computers to augment their abilities (currently used for paralyzed people), he detailed.
We can now insert a memory into a mouse, next will be primates, and then people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, and eventually we may be able to upload information directly into our hippocampus (the region of the brain associated with memory). A ‘smart pill’ to enhance our cognition or enable photographic memory will likely be developed, and people will have chip implants that will, for example, telepathically control lights in their home, or direct their car to a specific destination, in a future world where computers will be “everywhere and nowhere,” he posited. Kaku also described a recent experiment involving an MRI scan of the brain of a sleeping person, which revealed images of what the person was actually dreaming about.