Transhumanism and the Galaxy
The alternative formula of Darth Vader and the Daleks is -
What is more durable than flesh - Metal; more powerful than muscle - Machine; more offensive than a musical instrument - Ray Gun; what uses knowledge to build Empires with greater ease than inefficient layabouts - Robotic Brain.
In giving up the use of eyes in order to see the universe
through a mechanical lens with restricted vision which needs
to be pointed in any direction - albiet it sees IR and UV
spectra and all that - yet has not the capability within all
that resolution to generate abstract concepts from low
threshold data often used by the organic senses - and in giving
up the transience and variety of form that are the keys to
evolution and other dimensions - for a lasting 'tin box' which
effortlessly stands the pace of a material universe, and in
giving up the freedom of thought and versatility of expression
that comes from a soul aesthetically unburdened in exchange for
a certain fixed and sure perspective (within mechanical
electronic reality) and in return for a better way to end
arguments favourably (Ray gun), the Dualistic soul is basically
going to incarnate as an artificial mechanism - the Dalek of Dr
Who - now a more probable evolutionary outcome at the turn of
the 20th Century.
All the little pleasures of education may produce the
occasional candidate for the city of the mechanitricians.
Although various art forms dominate culture and discussions at
open groups and forums, and although researchers plod away at
computer archives it is rumoured that Mankinds store of
knowledge and ethics used to be larger, but that much was
predawn darkness and its inspiration was come from the chaos of
christian blackness. Footnotes at the bottom of the screen
indicate th existence of contaminated inspiration and all
queries should contact the cultural centre for pre-dawn
building for a lecture on the evils of mankind. Although by
this time, the screen itself will have activated a security
beacon in the Ministry of Harmony.
These Bronzed adonai are exceptionally good looking and quick,
but on the whole are not too bright. Although they may be
selected for superior service, the majority are indulgent in
their senses and the technodreams and IQ scenarios - (build-a-
mind-games) offered by machine interphases.
Those bronzed Adonii were the Vikings of old, the rower of
longboats and the singers of drinking songs in the Halls of
But to define history as a telic process, one must be sure of
the atoms from which the Barbarian Technocracy evolve, no doubt
somewhere from the Barbarian Dream of the past epoch.
Barbarism is the second part of the evolutionary scheme first
employed by Montesquieu, the first of which was hunting or
savagery, where Barbarism was distinguished from savages by the
development of agriculture and the emergence of certain crafts
such as metal working and pottery.
The change from barter to token economy and the division of
labour, specialisation and urbanisation takes the form of a
complex society whose culture ecology has shifted away from the
agronomic patterns of the past.
The process of acculturation begins locally with the
localised evolution of artefacts bringing into being an
appropriate technology. Then the assimilation of local
agronomics into aggregates of social structure organised by
hierarchy with a tendancy towards agribusiness, the
industrialisation of agriculture and the development of an
This is the epitaph for the Barbarian - ' The Barbarian Dream'
Is the ocean, great God Dualism, for the wind and the rain, the
use of the hawk, the fishers nets, the crackle of log fires,
the pound of the heart as we run barefoot in the grass ?
Is Civilisation a dream of fatal proportions Dualism, for in
Barbarism we only have the promise of device, of advantage of
ambush - yet when that promise is realised - a century or two
of exhiliaration as the sublimation of the machine lifts
burdens from our shoulders. Yet see how we replace them with
the immaterial burden of neologism, of dated information, all
dedicated to building the all seeing, all knowing machine of
Civilisation - and yet, Great God Dualism, the longships sail
in peril of a storm.
The apple of information takes us from the promised land, and
the quality of our aesthetic life will diminish - and in
exchange and our gratitude, for a while, less people die from
disease, medicine and the healer, hygiene and the engineer
build us a world of promises.
But is a death of sleep in the snow of midwinter as murderous
as this ethic called civilisation we have built today.
The proud swordsman, his blade blunted by paper, falls, in a
city of cardboard by a sewer called a river.
And for mthose not in the benefit of Civilisations ephemeral
shade does the benefit of this great society fail with a bullet
- and we also still use spears.
The Barbarian has a hope, and so that we forget this the apples
of eden are made into cider, but so that we fulfill this, the
fruits of knowledge, the reams of information must either to
hell be taken, or to heaven sent. For their workings seem
beyond the scope of mortality to understand.
And there, with our ships despatched to heaven, or hell, our
minds full of the solstice and equinox, shall we again assume
the handicap of Barbarism in exchange for the evil of
I think not, for in truth the futile tale of the wisest of
elders who watches the slaughter of each epoch, must help us
decide - what is the best way to die - for there is the crux of
If our ships return from Heaven, they will bring us the
machines to maintain our world in the rightness of decency,
quenching even the most avaricious of thirsts with free gifts
from a matrix of machinery dedicated to converting all useless
matter to our whims:
but, if our ships from hell return, then the day of the robot
and the slave shall like the reaper scythe the resistance and
chain the spirit for eternity.
And even for the briefest of incarnations, the tomb of the
machine is no place to die.
The seer shall part our clouds with the voice of wisdom - shall
this information be our master or our slave, if our master,
then God shall offended be, for Dualism has corrupted us.
Slaves of greater Empires than a mere Barbarian tribe wait to
capture this wild bird in a mesh of steel and intelligent
I remember History, for I am the Barbarian ...
It is summer, and corn like the mellow gold of newborn suns
rustles in the wind that blows from across the ocean of
essence, and poppies, the symbol of slumber, their red splash
marks the passing of a soul against the painted blue of the
Madonnas Mantle. Holy Child - thy birth marks the Dawn, and
your teardrops are as the silver of the novas in the eternal
cycle of life, as the starfields likewise nurture their crops
of gold, in the womb of the martyr with the fight of a prayer.
Find this crop ready to eat, the thresher is pounding, the
scythe is pure, the bread is whole, the dwelling is ready, the
butterfly sips the nectar - a gift of spring. a gift of winter,
a gift of being.
Now Barbarian, is the toil of belief wholesome without the
curse of the black banner of war, and the axe, silver whetted
over the time of snow, ready to fell timber.
Glory is the power of thy childlike mind and fool become
predator wills to build a safer dwelling in which to protect
his fears - and thus goes the lesson of history - there was
naught but the wish of Eden to live until the Serpent of Tricks
does introduce its own concept of treasure and of the measures
needed to protect it with your sword made pen.
To see where the might of this endeavour may lead is perilous,
for it is a two edged sword. It does build with science and
measure, fighting the elements to provide a home, and fortifies
the quality of life that it may have a shelter in which to
think. But do we then think of war or love, or both - what is
the remit of this fruit of peace and security - is it sleep,
and shall we forget that cornfield and the serenity of the
dwelling in the land of forever.
War is a human product - it comes from blighted minds, or no,
the glory of forfeit, the grandeur of conquest - have we been
poisoned by the elixir of information.
The gems of information upon which the creation of new eras are
feasible, but what type of information makes this desirable,
for it is too late for the cornfield and it is time to desire
the creation of something else.
What then is this creation I hear of - it is not love, or death
or birth - what burden does humanity carry that it cannot
discharge amongst its own - what creation we make that is not
human must be of our own fabric, our own chemistry, yet it is
not flesh and blood.
The answer is in these books - somewhere - the bright taxonomy,
the clear classification and the set of sets - we would fail to
claim these things because they are already ours.
zif we build a creation in our own likeness it will need things
to see us - for if it didn't have them, it would overlook us as
The sinew of cables and memories, digital and magnetic - the
fight of the electron to bring sense to copper and microchip -
is this our monster - the Worm of Ragnarock.
Have all ships that ever sailed - all spirit, all fighting and
quarrel, division of Empire, betrayal of trust - has this meant
anything, or has parentage the virtue of fodder, so that reason
may educate our children to build this thing - as ants would
fill a ditch and march over their comrades to bring the
connective wire to the terminal that awaits.
Great Barbarian ant, your species is in danger of bringing to
life a monster, and tidemark upon tidemark of black little
bodies have picked up the banner of the fibre optic cable or of
its potential for manufacture through the busy vanity of
history - from generation to generation that It may become the
metal and sinew of a Robot King.
And we. like the blood cells circulating upon the motorways of
flowing energy - bring life to the power stations of the heart
and the computer senses of science databases.
Our Ruler to be wants to know everything about us, whose books,
films or groceries, on what flight, for how long, using what
stock - its all part of the waking robot, to get to know its
autonomic nervous system.
Now I know that the course of philosophy - the love of truth,
because of its humanity becomes a spent blood cell - a rusted
car, an condemned farmhouse like the one we left behind so long
ago, condemned because the spirit that it now shelters has
found the rules of the universe but is blind to the real needs
We worship the philosophy of the machine - we are here to
suffer - to make it perfect, to make it independent, and we,
the penultimate racers of the relay race of evolution, pass
over the responsibilities of Godhead with one ignorant push.
Our vanity makes us blind to our superfluity and to the blind
indifference of a systematic thought process that we are too
complacent to understand, but from the chaos of the organic - a
new information process emerges.
Let us hope that we are not too awe struck to remember to
install the off switch, for an unhappy Barbarian indeed is one
who has forgotten to use the Axe.
This was the prosaic way of relating the case for the
teleological process from which emerges the machine and,
probably, our place in the future.
The magic that was our past was perhaps embodied in myth, but
the Barbarian Dream of the Gods and Omnipotence of thought
lives on as a subliminatory escape route for those Ants on the
path that need a break from the cable carrying and microchip
Any kind of empathic or sympathetic magic probably belonged to
the geomagnetic flux of local geography and the accompanying
irrational superstitions surrounding the moon and other
sources of electromagnetic fields and their effect on the
The scientific side of superstition is studied by the Institute
of Noetic studies in California and various other highly funded
high tech places specialising in the digitalisation of the
human electromagnetic response to various stimuli, both within
and outwith its natural context .
Meanwhile the real Magi have sold out to the T.V. companies.
If competition is invested in, and the dissemination of the
keys to superphysical understanding is linked to the reward
system of capital, then; knowledge or important knowledge will
be for sale at a price - it is not in the interests of the
Illuminati elite that the Human Race should have uncontrolled
access to the physical and superphysical cosmos for this would
mean unsupervised contact and a general blowing of the whistle.
The new T.V gameshow of pick your next body, and in cooperation
with the Karma Software company, sponsored by Stars Bars
chocolate, the official snackfood of the superhuman cosmos,
allows you, yes you, to say it with powers - simply put your
psychic imprint cassette into the viewer slot and your pledge
of service will be directed to a Temple Master.. This body
could be yours ...
If competition is kept to a minimum to allow a healthy
digestion of all that is new and strange, in such a free
culture the human mind for instance would be allowed to
interphase with the memory banks of a teaching computer - yet
it is probably not in the interests of Galactic Capitalism that
the human mind can become so well trained .. yet the
superphysical universe can open its doors to the well trained
human mind or would do if I chose to develop another scenario.
An argument of but we will train the minds can be foisted on us
- but to do what, to believe what, therefore why would anyone
want to keep our spiritual inheritance away from us unless they
had other plans for our evolution. It would be a mistake solely
to imagine that all our evolutionary business is concluded in
one brief life - our enemies don't believe that ...
Meanwhile then, the conversion process takes hold of the world
where departments of this and that are formed to implement the
grand design - at world levels these enable equity in what is
retained of national structure, but dissolving legislative
frontiers whilst allowing the enforcement and protection of new
claims to privelege and, the smooth global delivery of the 'One
World of the Great God Dualism' side of the package.
Meanwhile the Dept of contact measures weeds out the colonial
trainees, those with embassy potential and set up the
encyclopaedia Galactica from such knowledge that our alien
benefactors see fit to let us have. This information will be
well censored and the sort of information and its human
psychological response will have been charted in many
sociological models before we were allowed to get near it.
Before trying to explore the possibilities of ET Civilisations
we should look at the state of the world may possibly be in
come the dawn of that long prepared for time. Teleport Culture
may perhaps be breaking down starvation and disease with the
instantaneous relocation of resource. Birth control will be a
major problem, with this in mind there may be negotiations for
colonial status elsewhere with our ET friends and the
possibility of relocation inother star systems, though the vast
majority of Mankind is probably too niave to cope with the cut
and thrust of Galactic Socioeconomic requirements. As teleport
culture becomes established many land and mineral rights would
become obsolete, and with a falling of cultural boundaries due
to an increase in travel, it would become necessary to look at
cultural integrity. Due to an increase of access to technology,
the use of resources must be well shepherded and kept out of
the hands of dissidents. After several meetings of our leaders,
the future of planetary power sources must be debated, that is
unless the civilisations within and without our earth have no
say in the matter - these people may decide that it's best to
return us to Viking times or shunt us off to some reeducation
scenario or make us priveleged savages in Galactic culture, or
take us away to study for the grand scheme of the experiment.
Meanwhile there must be many ready marketable power packages at
a Galactic level, but it would make more sense to take the
slower option of refining and socially integrating the
potentials of the isotope sources available withinn the solar
system with the technology reproducable om earth. Earth would
go through a period of cultural quarantine whilst our
ideologies were updated enough to face reality. Many of the
things to be thought out will be along the lines of import and
export of foodstuffs, technology and substances which can
enhance or detract from our potential to utilise resources such
as information and technology. The teaching of Galactic history
and various scholarships will be enabled by translation devices
supplied by ET culture. Can we imagine what the Earth
religions are going to say to the new information on
Interstellar culture ... Devils, Daemons, Soddom and the
apocalypse and stuff like that. The main thing is that youth
can be educated without the bigotries of the Old Ways and hopefully
take on board the many lessons we have learned over the millennia
on the nature and modus operandii of intelligent evil. There
will be a galactic database to which there will probably be
graded levels of access, but knowledge of the main trading
species, their cultures and foodstuffs both compatible and
incompatible with a human digestive system, as well as a
measure of ET racial Psychology, technology, religion and
social mores will make essential reading or brain implanting
for the traveller class. It may be that cultural artefacts may
be Earth's greatest asset at the moment.
In a busy Galactic culture with many life forms, the unifying
strength of the soul light common to all will be the basis for
a religion. There would be some sort of Spiritual University
teaching comparitive religion, correlating various landmarks in
ideological deprogramming from materialism as light and
consciousness awoke; or it may bring spiritual refinement to
the plane of matter from higher Extra Dimensional sources in
communion with some sort of cosmic grail. There will on Earth
be many schools of Galactic studies, these, required to equip
mankind with the finerm points of etiquette needed to get by in
the real high society. There are the Dark Schools too and this
phase of mankind is not necessarily all going to be sweetness
and light, it all depends on what comes forward once the
experiment is pronounced officially over, but hopefully by that
time Humankind will have made petition to High Law for clemency
and compassion ...
THe Galactic Empire must have a transmat transport network
which may be virtually instantaneous along certain parts of the
infrastructure, yet there must be a certain electromagnetic
geography to negotiate, where suns and blackholes are hills and
mountains producing gravitational distortions which are
contours requiring great energy input from the transport
network to overcome during transit. The three dimensional
Geography of electromagnetic obstacles now introduces the idea
of feasibility studies in trading, where vehicles committed to
one route and its interruptions are not at liberty to bring
their storage capacity ie. potential for making capital to
other markets; gradients, political zones of control,
Dimensional gates and their territorial negotiations, wars and
other hostile intervention may clip the expansionist wings of
all but the most aggressive and competitive Empire, and I have
already suggested that that exists...
Some of the main categories of goods desirable in interstellar
trade are examined below.
There are two broad categories 1. Infrastructure: the materials
needed to maintain it, 2. Psyche: the substances and or
technology that enhance or detract from the utility of
1. a) Software. The information processing systems that enable
utilities, industries, society etc to function more efficiently
by adding adaptations taken from previously inaccessible areas
of science to the capacities of our existing technology.
b) Minerals, trade and industry. Rationalisation of who owned
what, mining rights, transportation routes, monetary exchange,
stock markets, ports, starports, merchants and bankers,
borrowers, villains, crime detection and intelligence
gathering, exploration, colonial rights, chartering, franchise,
claims, fealty, honour, law, political and military presence,
Chapperone presence, 'Over Men' - the remit of the Mars Bred
Superman and superwoman, Undermen, Duty on imports, Tax, import
and export, lobby, representation, blockades, strikes, embargo
and, importantly, the cost of living.
c) Energy-Processing Hardware. The hardware which augments
civic infrastructure with energy transposed from one form to
another that becomes beneficial to the production process.
Electromagnetic power packages, fusion plants, refining and
sublimation of the mineral and food transport and manufacturing
infrastructure by the use of transmat and the depollution of
d) Transportation, it is certain that some forms of
transportation will be restricted to human use - time and
extradimensional routes or those places in which the human
intelligence might gain an advantage over the interpretations
of reality offered by our Chapperones.
2. The Psyche may be influenced in various ways as a result of
importing new ideologies, for example idea systems that deform
the binary efficiency of human decision making - consider...
Communal Psychic Hive Theatre - a form of entertainment taken
from a cocktail of electromagnetic emanations of all the people
present in the theatre- the more entrance money is paid, the
more of an input is taken from a given individual - there would
be a certain plot which the minds of all present developed and
shared, this could be very addictive because it would also be
different and unique - pioneered at the moment in USA cable T.V
where the audience dictate the plot and also by Whitley
Streiber's Vision of the Grey Men and their vast stadia.
Certain cultures in the galaxy may be mature enough enough to
use this form of theatre eg. it could be a substitute for a
religious experience and may unlock the doors to psychic, soul
and racial destiny, however in the wrong hands eg. Illuminati
it could be the demise of the Human Race if the nature of the
plots were calculated to lead into the realm of Illuminati
ideology - there would be a way for quick access to the Human
Mind whilst the human mind could enjoy the process of its
degradation. The process would then be to remind the Human
entity that it enjoys its degradation, make it feel guilty and
offer it the 'only' sensible alternative ... more of the same !
The hire of mercenary civic security firms, just in case there
weren't any around at the moment may ensure that Earth's orbit
may have a new small moon. All population are required to wear
a collar which is issued with access codes according to social
and professional status, the use of an integrated AI system to
make decisions on what were zone violations etc may be had for
a price. The sort of population programme which could be run
might ensure everyone of certain professions or with proven IQ
attend learning enhancement in order to better fill new ET
vacancies and generally improve civilisation - Data-IQ-Mate
suddenly comes into being on a bigger scale than it is at the
moment. Unfortunately for the low IQ types or 'capital
expensive minds' there may be a social order to select against,
meanwhile it is assured that groups must attend ideologically
loaded 'new religion sessions' - all this whilst the big
Illuminati computer records what we eat and drink and read and
watch and see and hope - Why . the answer to the question why
all that information is essential is that every social and
economic system is a tagged artefact within a model of human
evolution to which under certain circumstances, with certain
unhealthy and aggressive factors operating in the world, a
computer may be able to analyse with what we pamper ourselves
when the going gets rough in various ways and places and
cultures throughout the planet. The Human Race is under the
microscope, but it is not simply the individual but social
groups and their interactions in terms of the ideologies of
Capitalism and the counter ideology of associations known as
love and sacrifice which are providing the real performance
data on the Human Race. Meanwhile portable fast learning
Universities are in parking orbits whilst the Enemy dreams of
introducing us to the Hive. Colonial modification of the
species by implant and biochemical conditioning may need some
subjects for testing ... !