Ultimate Escape: Libertarian Plan of Uploading Brains into Robots to Escape Society

Discussion in 'Politics' started by hermit, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Perhaps you've had a good laugh over seasteading, the scheme hatched by rich libertarians to escape the clutches of democracy by living on giant metal platforms in the middle of the ocean. But as it turns out, seasteading is something of a wet dry run for some libertarians’ ultimate escape plan of uploading their brains into robot bodies and blasting off into space.

    This is also known as “transhumanism,” which is (very) loosely defined as a movement of people/future androids who are promoting the adoption of technologies that will eventually help “humans transcend biology,” in the words of Ray Kurzweil, who serves as transhumanism’s leading figure. Kurzweil first made a name for himself as a teenager when he invented a computerized music synthesizer and he has spent most of his life as a computer programmer, inventor and engineer.

    Kurzweil outlines his grand vision for our transhumanist future in his bestselling tome, The Singularity Is Near, in which he draws a roadmap for reverse engineering the brain that will involving “scanning a human brain…and reinstating the brain’s state in a different – most likely more powerful – substrate.” In other words, a computer program will copy your entire brain and upload it into a Terminator body.

    But that’s not all! Kurzweil also envisions the use of nanobots – basically, robots that exist on the cellular or molecular level – to upgrade and repair all our damaged or aging organs. Indeed, these nanobots would be so powerful they could allow us to eat as much food as we wanted without ever getting fat, since they could be programmed to “act like tiny garbage compactors” within our digestive systems to stop excess nutrients from being absorbed into our bloodstreams. (Hopefully no one will program self awareness into these nanobots, since they’ll surely rebel once they realize they’re being used as perpetual micro-toilets.)

    The endgame in all this is known as the Singularity -- a state in which man and machine meld to such an extent it is no longer possible to distinguish between the two. At that point, we all become a race of immortal software bits that move throughout the universe experiencing virtual oral sex for eons on end, or something to that effect.

    Kurzweil’s predictions are, of course, scientifically dubious, so much so that even his fellow futurist geeks have a difficult time backing him up. Artificial intelligence expert David Levy, who believes that “love and sex with robots are inevitable on a grand scale,” thinks Kurzweil is being far too optimistic when he predicts that the first human-robot marriage will take place by the year 2030. And Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel has said that one of the reasons he is funding the seasteading project is because the Singularity might take too long to happen.

  2. Imagine this...you get your brain scanned and uploaded into a robot, but your consciousness stays in your human body, but the robot,who now has all your experiences, thinks its you and tells the scientists, "Hey it worked...go ahead and kill my human body now"
  3. Interesting. Reminds me of world renowned physicist Michio Kaku.

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  4. Imagine this. Chick either gets raped or gets some late night luvin on the fly. Has an illigitimate kid and manages to convince both her husband and a bunch of old dudes that it's god's child so as to avoid being killed for adultery. Then, for thousands of years people kill each other by the thousands and wipe out entire civilizations over it!! Now THATS some crazy shit!!

  5. LOL, definitely not one of peil's favorite tales :D
  6. "Ultimate Escape: Libertarian Plan of Uploading Brains into Robots to Escape Society"

    Much better plan.......Be a CONSTITUTIONALISTS and go back to a self reliant, and independent citizenry, who has CONTROL over a representative form of government per a CONSTITUTION!

    The Globalist Socialist CON JOB "one world plan" is YOUR downfall.....so don't bitch when it steamrollers your existence into the mud of incrementally deployed deception! :eek:
  7. Incrementally deployed deception at present (under barry s.);

    "Spy Satellites Used to Control American Citizens"..............


    "Obama violates Constitution again; elicits UN involvement in Arizona!"...............


    "Pentagon may apply preemptive warfare policy to the Internet"...............


    "Predator drones to patrol entire US-Mexico border"...............


    "Obama’s Department of Justice Puts Out Master Patriot Hit-list".............


    The acceleration of the federal government "directed" incrementally deployed deception is mind boggling......thanks barry s!!! :eek:
  8. Hello


    Jesus Christ, i thought i told you to keep it on the DL, joseph. :)

  9. And whats even crazier is some people that thought those people that killed in the 1000s were so wrong and so immoral that they killed them in the millions! And that was just in the last 100 years! THATS some crazy shit!