The Real Threats to Humanity

By Mark Antony Rossi

While we are in the midst of worrying about chemical and nuclear weapons used by rogue regimes I say our greatest threats stem from transhumanism, artificial intelligence and genetic modifications.

Transhumanism is gaining traction in the world community as a philosophy supporting the artificial enhancement of the humanity condition through technological means. The experimentation of computer chips in the brain, wireless limbs and pharmaceutical-induced performance accelerators are frightening reminders on how little humanity is viewed by the scientific community.

Add to these horrid developments the creeping social apathy to artificial intelligence and you have a recipe for future upheaval and further erosion of individual rights and perhaps individualism as an acceptable norm. It is not an accident that the biggest movements of fascism Nazi Germany, Communist Russia and Chinese Communism have also been the worse offenders of human alteration and experimentation.

Transhumanism, artificial intelligence and genetic modified organisms are dependent on curbing individual rights in order to force their wicked ways into our lives. GMO’s are still highly controversial plants and foods that may be trading higher harvest yields and insect defense with poisonous reorganization of our environment. The results in Mexico show even the best efforts on compartmentalization of GMO corn fields resulted in nature spreading the GMO to non-supervised fields nearby.

Unlike transhumanism or AI, there has been a public backlash to genetically modified organisms and more products are labeled Non GMO than ever before. Which goes to prove with an informed public conscious, individuals can register their dissent on methods and machines that literally threaten humanity more than all the fanatical terrorists combined.

I have writing on these futurist subjects for nearly twenty years. And to the knee-jerk know nothings I say this categorically: I love science and I practice religion. Yet both these forces unchecked by an unthinking society hold the potential to enslave us and ultimately remove what makes us most human — our free will.

If you follow a religion or a science that constantly puts down your human status you should reconsider association. It is our humanity unmolested by undemocratic actors that will protect the present and guarantee a future of liberty and common sensical sobriety. Take heed.

About the Author: Mark Antony Rossi is a poet, playwright and author of the bioethics volume “Dark Tech” now available from Amazon. His most recent plays have been produced in Liverpool and New York.

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2 Comments

  1. John Smallshaw says:

    An interesting and thought provoking read.

  2. Thanks so much John for your readership.

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