According to The Telegraph:
"Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.
Yuval Noah Harari, a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, said the amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ since the emergence of life four billion years ago.
Prof Harari, who has written a landmark book charting the history of humanity, said mankind would evolve to become like gods with the power over death, and be as different from humans of today as we are from chimpanzees.
He argued that humans as a race were driven by dissatisfaction and that we would not be able to resist the temptation to ‘upgrade’ ourselves, whether by genetic engineering or technology.
“We are programmed to be dissatisfied, “ said Prof Harari. “Even when humans gain pleasure and achievements it is not enough. They want more and more.“I think it is likely in the next 200 years or so homo sapiens will upgrade themselves into some idea of a divine being, either through biological manipulation or genetic engineering of by the creation of cyborgs, part organic part non-organic.
“It will be the greatest evolution in biology since the appearance of life. Nothing really has changed in four billion years biologically speaking. But we will be as different from today’s humans as chimps are now from us."
The article goes on to say:
Prof Harari said humans had become such a dominant species because of our ability to invent ‘fictions’ which held society together, such as religion, money and the idea of fundamental human rights, which have no basis in nature.
“God is extremely important because without religious myth you can’t create society . Religion is the most important invention of humans. As long as humans believed they relied more and more on these gods they were controllable.
“But what we see in the last few centuries is humans becoming more powerful and they no longer need the crutches of the Gods. Now we are saying we do not need God just technology.
“The most interesting place in the world from a religious perspective is not the Middle East, it’s Silicon Valley where they are developing a techno-religion. They believe even death is just a technological problem to be solved."
Well....could that indeed be the plan and not just something that will be possible? Imagine if you will an entire class of wealthy, educated citizens from various countries in the world opting for various cyber improvements to their human bodies that make them actual super men and women. These people would, no doubt, slowly separate themselves from the rest of us rabble and most likely create a break away civilization. They would either leave us here and move out into space or worse - decide to stay and genocide the rest of us out of existence. They could then run the world with servile robots and enjoy it free of the common folk that currently clutter the streets of the planet. It has been the dream of the wealthier classes of people for centuries. To have the earth without us and to themselves would be heaven and it would be eternal as long as replacement parts did not run out. And let's face it, only these people would consider giving up the very things that make them human to achieve this final purpose. They already think they are gods. This could just seal the deal for them.
I don't think it will work, but I'm all for letting them try. Anything that is computerized can be hacked and reprogrammed. Perhaps in the ensuing years of struggle before they reach their goal, we could program them all to give away everything they own and then self destruct. I am liking it already.
Imagine a world with no Rothchilds, no Gates, no Koch brothers, no Windsors, no Bushs, and no Clintons. It's easy if you try. Now that I think about it, why hasn't some terror group already started the eradication of this problematic myasmatic cabal? It's a question worth asking. If you really think you can change the world with such methods as terror, why not use it on the source of the problem and quit taking out innocent folks in Syria, Egypt, Libya, Yemen and Baltimore?
Just thinking out loud here with no real intention to do harm, but really...
Where does the blame for the world's injustice and economic disparity really lie? You tell me. But if Prof Harai is right, we may be able to come up with a way to literally shut those folks off as they transition to their godlike machine status. Now is the time to start thinking about how. I suddenly feel so optimistic about the future. An "off" switch. What an excellent idea.