Transhumanism and Our Frankenstein Future

By Dwight LONGENECKER

“Male is autonomous, and each person has the ability to determine his own selfhood and fate. This is a provided,” said Dr. Agrippa. “The primary step is to invite the client to assert his own volition and ego dominance. Once he has repudiated any other power or force, he is ready for the routine we call the summons.”

Today, we are now expected to celebrate “gender adjustment,” and a current YouTube video included a British male who had undergone eighteen surgical treatments to emerge as a “non-binary Korean individual,” complete with facial eyelid surgical treatment so he could “be who he always understood himself to be.”

Is trans-species adjustment the next step? This fictional discussion hypothesizes on the Frankensteinian Future …

The scene is the lobby of The Frankenstein Biological Technologies Center. Set in a minimalistic parkland, the chrome and smoked glass center is the latest in modern, modernistic architecture.

Worn a white lab coat, Dr. Victoria Frankenstein strides forward to welcome a visitor to her clinic, the eminent German philosopher Cornelius Agrippa. With blonde hair drew back into a tight bun, she is slim, elegant and fantastically professional. With a shaved head and cut beard, Dr. Agrippa remains in his late sixties, with the physique of a former unique forces soldier.

Frankenstein: Dr. Agrippa, what a great honor. I am such a fan of your work. Invite to FBT! I hope you’ll join us for lunch.

When she says “lunch,” a menu appears on a flat screen embedded in the wall and a computerized voice says, “Take a moment to view today’s lunch menu. Remember at FBT we are here to help you have it your method.”

Agrippa: Thank you. I have actually currently eaten, however maybe after our tour a little treat will suffice. Not much. An apple possibly?

F: Of course, obviously. No problem at all. Prior to we begin our trip, may I ask the reason for your visit?

A: Your work incorporating organic expert system systems with human biology has been genuinely excellent, however I wish to speak to you about the next phase of development and introduce you to a few of our innovations.

F: Yes, certainly. Let’s begin our trip. You are aware, I think of my great-great grandfather’s pioneering operate in human restoration and resuscitation?

A: Indeed. Dr. Frankenstein was an authentic leader in human biological innovation. If I may modestly explain, he knew my work from an earlier age.

F: I had heard your name mentioned in grandpa’s diaries, however we are referring to a forefather of yours am I remedy? The original Cornelius Agrippa was a sixteenth-century theorist of the occult, was he not?

A: Yes. That is proper. He too was a pioneer of the possible. He explored the covert ways of the ancient wisdom of Babylon, Egypt, the Far East … his true discovery was that all the religions and philosophies of the previous lead in the very same instructions. They all lead humanity to worship the same Grand Master … the Great Designer if you like.

F: I like that idea … that we are climbing the very same mountain, however by different paths.

A: That is one way of putting it. The real concern, naturally, is a philosophical one. The reason the different religions are similar is because they all result in the same empty location. This insight we can learn from the Buddha. Accepting the terrific negation– to learn the profundity of deep space– the excellent darkness. That is true wisdom.

F: How very intriguing! I like approach. So fascinating, but you understand our work here is more about making people happy. We are pro-choice. Giving people power over their own lives is why I trained as a physician. In the beginning, I operated in reproductive health care offering choice for females, however then I understood that I wished to practice plastic surgery to offer people an even broader variety of choice.

A: You are referring to plastic surgeries? Surely this is no more than an exercise in vanity?

F: Too often that is the public understanding. All they seem to be interested in is the facelifts that have actually failed for celebrities. This is unreasonable. We have now refined the treatments. The majority of the surgeries are automated and low level– Rhinoplasties, orthodontics, facial line erasure, botox, collagen injections. These procedures are now so commonplace that most of them are performed by our latest robotic medical professionals and nurses.

Frankenstein and Agrippa go through double doors into a big space with casket like devices lined up on either side. Tubes and wires extend from the makers and are plumbed into the walls. There is a low hum, and Dr. Frankenstein states in a hushed tone …

F: This is our automatic cosmetic zone.The patient simply chooses from the touch screen which treatments he desires, and within a couple of hours he is out, bandaged up nicely and prepared to be relocated to the facilitated recovery rooms where the injuries are heat-treated and chemically recovered. By the afternoon he is out in the street with his reconditioned face!

F: A few of the body transformations still require a longer treatment. Breast improvement and reduction, liposuction, posterior implants, leg lengthening, genital improvement, and height adjustment have yet to be entirely automated.

A: Do you find your services to be increasing in popularity?

F: The automated treatments are ending up being as commonplace as a visit to the dental professional utilized to be, however we are most interested in the more extensive changes. We believe each individual must have the ability to decide not only who he is however who he wishes to be.

A: Again, if you do not mind me pointing it out, this is a philosophical matter. It is summed up in the ancient motto, “Do what you will, however harm no one.” Male is autonomous, and everyone is able to identify his own selfhood and fate. This is an offered.

F: It was really your work on the recognition of existential self-individuation that assisted us carry on from regular cosmetic surgeries to customized surgery.

F: Yes. As you are aware, with the use of hormonal agent treatment and gender reassignment surgery we are currently able to transform so-called males and females to the opposite sex, however we now also provide complete ethno-racial conversion.

F: Let us state the patient is a biological, negroid male. Through skin bleaching, rhinoplasty, labial-reduction hormone treatment, hair transplantation, and genital modification he can end up being a Caucasian woman. Similarly, utilizing facial surgery, mastectomy, lip augmentation, skin dye, and genital restoration an oriental woman can be changed to an African-American male.

A: Impressive, however don’t you agree that this individuation procedure is time consuming and pricey? Why not simply eliminate the binary gender and different racial distinguishing functions entirely?

F: We are certainly discovering that with increased racial diversity and fifty-three gender options the surgical treatment and therapy options are made complex. What do you recommend?

A: Move procreation to the laboratories. The old-fashioned technique of conception, pregnancy and childbirth is painful, unpleasant, and awkward for everybody. Modify the hereditary series to produce one homogenized human race with features from all the significant racial groups.

Then, rather, of diverse gender and racial shifts just have one uncomplicated treatment. Give everyone the same balance of hormonal agents to create a neuter person. The surgery would be simple. Just get rid of the male external genitalia and female reproductive organs– which are frustrating anyway– and streamline the entire procedure. Make the area smooth with just a functional orifice for waste removal. The procedure is called binary neutralization.

F: This is a brilliant concept, and so much easier! In reality, with the proper legislation and the assistance of the sexual non-binary lobby we could make this compulsory for all kids at birth!

A: When you believe further about this innovation, it would also solve various social issues. Misogyny, racism, white supremacy would all vanish. The outcome will be, if you like, one human family. By equaling every one will have their individuality completely verified.

F: What a fascinating paradox! I’m so thrilled with your see, Dr. Cornelius! Now, if you don’t mind, I really need to reveal you a few of the revolutionary programs we are working on.

They go to an elevator and descend to the basement level. They emerge into a clean medical environment with large cages along the walls.

F: This is our Therian Transmogrification System. You are familiar with therian people?

A: Ah. Yes. Individuals in a body who recognize as different non-human types.

F: A lot of therians accept their human physiology however acknowledge their true identity as another type of animal. Transmogrification is the capability to assume that other form physically along with emotionally.

A: I am very familiar with transmogrification from occult custom. Ancient mythical tradition dealt with the so called were-wolf or vampire bat, but these are no more than Hollywood horror tales. In our own occult practice, we have witnesses real cases of porcine or simian transmogrification.

F: I had heard of such things, but considered them no more than superstitious notion. Here we are discovering how to achieve transmogrification using contemporary innovation. After cautious counseling we ended up being persuaded that some of our clients truly, really identified as various types of animal. They thought they had been born in the incorrect bodies, and our psychiatrists conducted comprehensive research studies with hypnosis and psychotropic pharmaceuticals to explore the depths of what appeared in the beginning to be a personality disorder identified as species dysphoria.

A: I have constantly been against such categories. They are so judgmental. Who can make a judgement on the so-called psychological health of another individual?

F: Now, here in this restricting system is Wilbur who is going through the porcine transmogrification procedure. For six months he has actually been getting porcine genetic injections. These have actually supplemented his neural DNA microsurgery. Among the very first changes we saw was Wilbur’s loss of linguistic functions. He still communicates effectively with grunts and screeches, but is a growing number of content with his brand-new home and condition. His skin and hair are roughing up out perfectly, and you’ll see that his nose has expanded, and his legs are currently much shorter.

Frankenstein whistles, and a German Shepherd pet dog bounds up, tail wagging and grumbling with delight.

F: And here is William … our most effective cyanthropy project. Billy was quite into canine video games which outgrew a sexual bondage neighborhood. From this he ended up being significantly convinced that his true identity was canine. Down, William, down! This gorgeous German Shepherd dog you see prior to you was formerly William Kiser. You see how happy he is?

A: This therapy is truly liberating for your clients. What a magnificent work you are doing! Inform me, have you had objections to your work?

F: Oh yes, of course. Particular spiritual fundamentalists protest, but we have a really proactive education department.

A: I see, and what do they say to those who object?

F: We engage the objectors in dialogue. We ask if any of them or their kids have ever had orthodontics. Have they had dental implants? Have their parents or grandparents had a heart pacemaker, hip or knee replacements or hearing aids? We ask them if they object to organ transplants which have actually saved the lives of many. Do they object to restorative surgery after a mishap? Cosmetic surgery to assist burn victims? No. All of these medical innovations have improved the lives of millions, so why do they object to more medical advances?

A: At Cornelius Enterprises we are pressing even further forward, and this is what I wished to talk about with you, Dr. Frankenstein. The most recent frontier is metaphysical transhumanism. Some are exploring the user interfaces between artificial intelligence and the human brain, however in our labs, we are moving beyond the simply mechanical.

F: I recognize with intercranial messaging which supplies direct brain connection to the internet through cranium implants … downloading details directly into the brain. Nevertheless, the technology is far from ideal and definitely not all set for prevalent applications.

A: At Cornelius Enterprises we are encouraged that the mechanical solutions are too troublesome. Metaphysical transhumanism is the answer. This includes what we call the “personal volition principle.” As you say, “Have it your method.” If a private selects to take part in our program, we promise his own individual choices will be honored by his esoteric visitor.

A: This is a partner in the psychological world who the patient invites to end up being a resident issue solver. Some ancient peoples referred to the esoteric visitor as a “spirit guide.” This mythological language is sometimes beneficial, but we choose to understand the metaphysical visitor as a non-organic character that, as soon as welcomed, is completely woven into the host’s psychic infrastructure.

F: How interesting! And this esoteric guest, as you call it, assists to fix the inner concerns of the person going through transformation?

A: That is appropriate. We find it to be really efficient in soothing the individual and bringing any staying unruly behaviors under control. The client is certified and able to obey orders with 100% effectiveness and seeming contentedness. Their change is complete, and they remain in a state of serene happiness.

If you permit me to hypothesize rather, you will recognize with the ancient religious theory of the so-called human “soul”?

F: Naturally. It is a superstitious notion. No such thing exists.

A: Yes, however it might exist. The capability is there for the human character to achieve immortality. Nevertheless, if there is no soul there is no immortality. What if we were to inject a soul– to use a medical metaphor.

F: I do not quite follow.

A: If a never-ceasing character from the metaphysical measurement were to be confessed to the individual’s psyche that individual would then have a soul. Think of it as a character transplant. An immortal measurement being implanted into the individual’s mind consequently creating for him a “soul.” I believe the concept is genius.

F: How does this work? What does one need to do?

A: The initial step is to welcome the client to assert his own volition and ego supremacy. As soon as he has actually repudiated any other power or force, he is ready for the ritual we call the summons. At that point he recites certain conventional incantations to summon the esoteric guest into his mind.

It is easy. Easy at all. In fact, Dr. Frankenstein, if you have actually never invited an esoteric visitor, you may like to take the action. I might assist you with the procedure if you like. In reality, I pick up that a person of the esoteric visitors named Behemoth is in the waiting room.

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