A lot of people canâ€™t believe that well-connected technocrats dream of turning every human on earth into a hyperproductive biomachine. At the very least, they donâ€™t wantÂ to believe it. For doubters, theÂ transhumanist movementÂ is like a flying saucer or the elusive Sasquatchâ€”it makes for a good campfire story, but what are the chances that Bigfoot and E.T. are conspiring to jab a Neuralink chip into your kidâ€™s head?
The chances are better than youâ€™d think.
Unlike other mythical monsters, techno-globalists donâ€™t creep through the woods or sneak around the dark side of the moon. If you followÂ Wired,Â Gizmodo,Â Bloomberg,Â The Economist,Â Forbes,Â theÂ New York Times,Â or the World Economic Forumâ€™sÂ own newsfeed, you know theyâ€™re not even hiding in plain sight. The corporate media just refuse to call them out for what they are.
Renegade journalist Whitney Webb is uninhibited by such career-conscious taboos. Her recent article atÂ Unlimited Hangoutâ€”â€œA â€˜Leapâ€™ Toward Humanityâ€™s Destructionâ€â€”may sound like an 80â€™s sci-fi story, but her facts are thoroughly sourced and her overall argument is sound:
An implicit transhumanist agenda has risen to prominence, but it can only advance if we allow it to.
Webbâ€™s work shines a lone spotlight on the UK-based Wellcome Trust and their biomedical initiative,Â Wellcome Leap. This top-tier NGO oversees projects that include making fresh livers from scratch with 3D printers and using transcranial stimulation to soothe your dystopic woes. Another scheme is to fit 3 month-old infants with wearable sensors to track their neurological development into early childhood.
The latter endeavor, dubbed â€œThe First 1000 Days,â€ is a proposal to scan every baby brain they can get their hands on. Their purpose is to create detailed computer simulations of cognitive development. Webb writes:
â€œThe program description [states] that artificial neural networks, a form of AI, â€˜have demonstrated the viability of modeling network pruning process and the acquisition of complex behaviours in much the same way as a developing brain,â€™ while improvements in machine learning…can now be used to extract â€˜meaningful signalsâ€™ from the brains of infants and young children. These algorithms can then be used to develop â€˜interventionsâ€™ for young children deemed…to be in danger of having underdeveloped brain function.â€
In other words, once neuroscientists uncover the ideal pathways to optimal cognitive performance, they can actively improve future generations from the dendrites on down.
Itâ€™s like sending your kids to an elite preschool run by eugenic dentists who use neuro-braces to straighten their crooked brains. And really, what kind of unfit mother doesnâ€™t want her child to grow up to be a supergenius with a perfect smile?
Spinning A Classic Whitney Web
TranshumanismÂ isnâ€™t some fringe techno-cult. Not anymore. Itâ€™s a well articulated spiritual system that values technology as the ultimate solution to the human condition. After decades on the edge of polite society, this general belief now pervades some of the worldâ€™s most powerful organizations.
Whitney Webbâ€™s obsessive reporting traces various threads from Wellcome Leapâ€™s bio-engineering projects to the World Economic Forum, prime movers in Silicon Valley, and a super-powered genomics company with the provocative titleÂ Illumina.
In an effort to put a face to this movement, Webb sketches a detailed profile of Wellcome Leapâ€™s current leader, Regina Dugan, among other notable figures. Over the course of her career, the leather-clad Dugan hopped across multiple pyramidsâ€”from DARPA to Google to Facebookâ€”finally arriving at the Wellcome Trust. Again, from Webbâ€™s article:
â€œAt Google, Dugan oversaw several projects [including] the use of a â€˜digital tattooâ€™ to unlock smartphones [and] the creation of a â€˜digital authentication pill.â€™Â According to Dugan, when the pill is swallowed, â€˜your entire body becomes your authentication tokenâ€™… to fix â€˜the mechanical mismatch between humans and electronics.â€™â€
Itâ€™s for your own good. Besides, what kind of deviant doesnâ€™t want to be tagged, tracked, and herded toward optimal productivity? Only aÂ criminalÂ would prefer to remain outside the dominant social system.
Webb may tend toward guilt by association in her effort to connect dots, but even so, the powerful individuals she singles out have a lot to answer for. In Webbâ€™s estimation, the Wellcome Trust was â€œsecond only to Bill Gates in its ability to influence events during the COVID-19 crisis,â€ yet somehow sheâ€™s basically the first journalist to utter the name aloud.
As with the World Economic Forum, the Wellcome Trustâ€™s impacts are felt all around us. But by and large, their inescapably â€œinclusiveâ€ programs are being enacted just beyond the mainstream mediaâ€™s radar. Itâ€™s a total betrayal of the publicâ€™s trust. Their mad quest to guide human evolution through better gadgetry should be a matter of intense debate, not an esoteric mystery.
COVID-19 As Global Initiation Rite
Webb may be a touch paranoid, but sheâ€™s not wrong. Big changes are underway.
As aÂ lab-born coronavirusÂ spread across the planet, the far-flung transhumanist movement emerged from its secluded cocoon and climbed the Swiss Alps to take flight from the World Economic Forum. Prominent voices in the organization have steadily cultivated the belief that science and technology will overcome humanityâ€™s biggest problems. Many of its members are animated by pure Scientism.
From this spiritual standpoint, the traumatic Covid lockdowns and subsequent digitization of organic culture amount to a worldwide initiation rite. Having undergone the trials of Zoom funerals, drone surveillance, and soulless mating algorithms, humankind took a great leap forward on the path to global technocracy.
This broad transformation wasnâ€™t some secret plot, though. The World Economic Forumâ€™s current chairman, Klaus Schwab, openly celebrated this prime opportunity in hisÂ 2020 techno-manifestoÂ COVID-19: The Great Reset.Â In January of 2021, his â€œGreat Resetâ€ catchphrase was popularized by a fawningÂ TIME MagazineÂ issueÂ by the same name.
â€œ[A]lmost instantly,â€ Schwab gloated in the book, â€œmost things became â€˜e-thingsâ€™: e-learning, e-commerce, e-gaming, e-books, e-attendance.â€ You might call it a New Normal. â€œ[M]any of the tech behaviours that we were forced to adopt during confinement will through familiarity become more natural.â€
While the world got swabbed by faceless humanoids in hazmat suits, the WEF chairman sounded a synthesized trumpet:
â€œAI is now all around us, from drones and voice recognition to virtual assistants and translation software. Our mobile devices have become a permanent and integral part of our personal and professional lives…anticipating our needs, listening to us and locating us, even when not asked to do so.Â Automation and robots are reconfiguring the way businesses operate with staggering speed. … Innovation in genetics, with synthetic biology now on the horizon, is also exciting, paving the way for developments in healthcare that are groundbreaking. …
â€œWith the pandemic, the â€˜digital transformationâ€™ that so many analysts have been referring to for years, without being exactly sure what it meant, has found its catalyst. One major effect of confinement will be the expansion and progression of the digital world in a decisive and often permanent manner.â€
This isnâ€™t some cybernetic redneck tapping out gabs in a hi-tech survivalist bunker. The World Economic Forum is the corporate super-stateâ€™s trendiest scene, and Klaus Schwab is the life of the party.
The organizationâ€™sÂ annual meetingsÂ in Davos, Switzerland are attended by every cosmopolitan leader on earthâ€”big names likeÂ BillÂ andÂ Hillary Clinton,Â Bill Gates,Â Justin Trudeau,Â Donald Trump,Â Xi Jinping, Googleâ€™sÂ Eric Schmidt, Facebookâ€™sÂ Mark Zuckerberg, the androidÂ Greta Thunberg, and transhumanismâ€™s impish doomsayer,Â Yuval Noah Harari. Through star power alone, the WEF wields enormous influence on global policy.
The implications of their current motto may be unpalatable, but you donâ€™t have to don a tinfoil hat to see where â€œBuild Back Betterâ€ is going. Human nature is up for a dramatic reconfiguration. We are literally beingÂ rewiredÂ for the future.
As a mother, Whitney Webb is obviously freaked out by that prospect. But why should any of us trust the talking heads on top of the totem pole?
Itâ€™s obvious why so few journalists have the guts to cover the social engineering schemes implemented by elite institutions with any seriousness. To do so will earn you the label â€œconspiracy theorist.â€ As a result, most people equate warnings about the transhumanist agenda with UFO cults or cryptozoology.
Itâ€™d be nice to make believe that tech-obsessed philanthropists have the publicâ€™s best interests at heart. Or even better, that their thinking machines could actually solve all our problems.
That would be swell, but Iâ€™d sooner believe in unicorns. Given current advances in gene-editing, theyâ€™ll probably exist one day.