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Here Come the Cyborgs: Mating AI with Human Brain Cells

VN Alexander

If you read and believe headlines, it seems scientists are very close to being able to merge human brains with AI. In mid-December 2023, a Nature Electronics article triggered a flurry of excitement about progress on that transhuman front:

“‘Biocomputer’ combines lab-grown brain tissue with electronic hardware”

“A system that integrates brain cells into a hybrid machine can recognize voices”

“Brainoware: Pioneering AI and Brain Organoid Fusion”

Scientists are trying to inject human brain tissue into artificial networks because AI isn’t working quite as well as we have been led to think. AI uses a horrendous amount of energy do its kind of parallel processing, while the human brain uses about a light bulb’s worth of power to perform similar feats. So, AI designers are looking to cannibalize some parts from humans to make artificial networks work as efficiently as human brains. But let’s put the fact of AI’s shortcomings aside for the moment and examine this new cyborg innovation.

The breakthrough in biocomputing reported by Hongwei Cai et al. in Nature Electronics involves the creation of a brain organoid. That is a ball of artificially-cultured stem cells that have been coaxed into developing into neurons.

The cells are not taken from someone’s brain—which relieves us of certain ethical concerns. But because this lump of neurons does not have any blood vessels, as normal brain tissue does, the organoid cannot survive for long. And so ultimately, the prospect of training organoids on datasets does not seem practical, economically speaking, at present.

But that is not going to stop this research.  The drive to seamlessly integrate biology and technology is strong.  But can it be done?  And why do so many research scientists and funding agencies assume it’s possible?

Transhuman Hopes

Underlying the hopes of a transhumanist is a philosophy of materialism that follows a logic something like this: living systems are composed of matter and energy: the interactions of all matter and energy can be represented in code, and the material used to create biohardware should be irrelevant and can be synthetic.

With such founding assumptions, transhumanists are confident they can learn to upgrade biological “hardware” with non-biological materials, and reprogram biological “software,” after cracking its “code,” and mix and match with electronics to augment human capabilities.

When researchers integrate brain tissue into an artificial network setup, they treat it as if it were the hardware they’re used to working with. They see each neuron as being either on or off—firing or not—like an electronic switch, and they see the dendrites connecting to other neurons like wires.

They see stronger connections between neurons as being “weighted,” in a statistical sense, through differential repeated interactions.

Not incidentally, if such minded people were to exercise their influence in education, they would treat students like neural networks that can be programmed by rote memorization, and they would assume that they could better trigger the targeted response by simply applying rewards and punishments. This technique produces automatons, not critical thinkers. But that’s another essay.

Organoids Might Have a Different Kind of Intelligence

If researchers think of living systems as digitized computers, they are going to have trouble with their organoids. What if neurons process information very differently from the way that artificial neural nets do?  What if neurons communicate with each other by propagating bioelectric waves through a medium? and what if, when they fire, it’s like rain drops creating concentric rings in a pool of water, with the clashing concentric rings creating interference patterns? What if it’s complicated?

Researchers in my field, Biosemiotics, are now asking such questions.  And in their vision of brain activity, neurons are not just connected as if with wires, but are coordinated with each other by virtue of their shared milieu. When a human brain has a thought, three dimensional bioelectric waves wash over the tissue, creating virtual connections — groups affected by the wave become momentarily coordinated. I don’t think there is an analogous process going on in an artificial neural network, where fluidity is only a metaphor and the structure of the setup is a lot more brittle and fixed.

An incredibly complex system like an organoid cannot be understood better by thinking of it in terms of a less complex system like a circuit board. Each neuron has the benefit of billions of years of evolution; environmental conditions can trigger DNA to produce a variety of proteins for all sorts of uses. Each cell has complex little organelles (that are descended from free-roaming protist creatures!) to handle the processing of all sorts of different signals from the outside. Each cell has receptors and little ion-gated pores that filter signals.

But I’m not a bio snob. Computers are incredible tools in the hands of people.  But can/should digital computers be tools inside the heads of people or can/should brain tissue be incorporated into digital computers?

Brainoware: How it Works

The setup for the invention described in the Nature Electronics article is remarkably simple. The organoid is placed on 2D high-density multielectrode array (MEA), which emits electric pulses, to which the organoid neurons respond by producing their own electrical patterns. This device has been dubbed, “Brainoware,” and it can recognize voices.

From “Brain Organoid Reservoir Computing for Artificial Intelligence,” by Hongwei Cai et al.

First, voice recordings are made and digitized into a 2D pattern that can be modeled on the 2D MEA. This digitized voice model is the input used to stimulate the brain organoid, which, in turn, outputs a pattern that reflects both the voice model and the internal structure of the organoid’s own dynamics. The neurons stimulate and are stimulated by other neurons in a non-linear fashion, that is, some features maybe be dampened, others amplified.

The above illustration of the setup is from the actual article, not from a pre-school reader version of the article.

The experiment was declared a success when, after training, the organoid had improved its ability to distinguish the vowel sounds of a male speaker from seven other male and female speakers. Prior to training, the setup could distinguish the speaker about 51% of the time, and after training, it was about 78% accurate.

But Wait!

Before we get too excited about this success of finally merging man and machine, using enslaved brain cells to build a computer that can eavesdrop on our conversations, I note that over twenty years ago, a very similar experiment was done with a perturbed bucket of water performing a similar role as the brain organoid.

In that experiment, the water was used to distinguish between voice recordings of the words, “One” and “Zero,” with an error rate of only 1.5%. Below is a picture of these researchers’ threedimensional models of the spoken words.

Models of “Zero” is on the left and models of “One” are on the right. From Fernando and Sojakka.

It is my opinion that the Brainoware researchers are not using the full potential of a neuron, if a bucket of water can “process” information better than a brain organoid. It’s a bit like using Shakespeare’s collected works as a doorstop.

In “Pattern Recognition in a Bucket,” Chrisantha Fernando and Sampso Sojakka note that similar experiments on have been done at the Unconventional Computing Laboratory, run by the devilishly charming Andy Adamatzky at the University of the West of England, Bristol UK. For many years now, Adamatsky has used chemicals (forming reaction-diffusion waves) and slime mold to do computation and act as memory reservoirs.

Here is what the Zero and One models look like when they are outputted by the Bucket of Water. From Fernando and Sojakka.

What is a Computer Reservoir?

I had to look this up.  Reading computer science papers is—for me, a philosopher of science who originally started out in literary theory—reminiscent of reading Jacqueses Lacan and Derrida; there is a lot of unnecessarily opaque terminology covering up rather mundane statements.

I gather that a reservoir can be any kind of physical system that is made of individual units that can interact with each other in non-linear ways, and these units must be capable of being changed by the interaction. Even a bucket of water can function as a reservoir, apparently. Miguel Soriano explains it this way in “Viewpoint: Reservoir Computing Speeds Up,”

Reservoirs are able to store information by connecting the units in recurrent loops, where the previous input affects the next response. The change in reaction due to the past allows the computers to be trained to complete specific tasks.

Hope that helps.

Reservoirs are also referred to as “black boxes” because the researchers don’t know (or don’t have to know) the complex dynamics that go on while transforming the input into the output. I reckon that, because every spoken word is never quite the same twice, a non-linear system must process that sound so that it captures an essence of what it is and can identify the same word again and again in very different contexts.

Computer Redesign?

Science Fiction is often ahead of actual research.  In the movie Ex Machina, the femme fatale robot has an artificial brain that is made out of gel, not silicon chips and electronic switches. She might have come out of Adamatsky’s unconventional computing lab.

One of my colleagues, J. Augustus Bacigalupi, proposed a computer redesign called Synthetic Cognition back in 2012, based on an understanding that biological information processing looks a bit more like this:

than this:

Bacigalupi envisioned a terrain emerging in the medium between neurons and imagined that the intersections of diffusing signals, the interference, could itself be harnessed as a useful signal. He suggests that such a different approach would make computers much more efficient insofar as they would naturally integrate multiple signals for free.

Since that early hardly-watched lecture on Synthetic Cognition (while TED talks by Nicholas Negroponte of MIT Media Lab—who thinks we will soon be able to ingest digitized Shakespeare as a pill—get a lot more views), Bacigalupi has gone on to specialize in Biosemiotics, writing papers with me and our mutual colleague, Don Favareau, like their latest one in the Journal of Physiology.

A dozen years ago Bacigalupi saw cyborgs in our future if we used his proposed new technology that would be able to harness what’s special about brain organoids and slime mold.

But the integration of man and machine faces banal challenges, like rotting organic matter and inflammation of cells in contact with the various chemicals of electronic devices.

There is a reason why most of Elon Musk’s Neuralinked primates didn’t make it. A similar issue here is the unintended (we hope!) side-effects of synthetic pharmacological interventions, which are the bane of that industry. You see, biological cells tend to make interpretations of signs, not strict decryptions of code. Such flexibility allows adaptive creativity to happen, as well as terrible, unpredictable outcomes, for example, various autoimmune diseases.

Even relatively simple transhuman tech, like pacemakers and hip replacements can, in some people, provoke allergic reactions to metals.

A body rejecting its pacemaker as foreign and toxic

And I don’t see the point of cannibalizing biology so that computer scientists can make robots pass the Turing Test better.  I do see, for example, NASA’s Artemis team using redesigned technology to create better robots, whose proprioception avails itself of a fluid medium capable of generating interference patterns that help orient it while it explores the lunar surface. Imitating the way biological organisms process information to make better, more reliable and efficient tools, seems common sense.

But I don’t see the point of making tools seem human—or of mixing human and electronic parts.

Computer Slaves

As Ian McEwan makes clear in his 2019 novel, Machines Like Me, the point of making a humanoid robot is to use it as a sex toy and a dishwasher. The drive to dehumanize people into cyborgs or to humanize robots probably grows out of the fact that it is no longer considered okay to enslave ordinary humans (or spouses).

I suspect that those who want a humanoid computer want a perfect mate, who knows everything about the master, can anticipate his every thought and move, and responds accordingly.  Such perfection in a mate does not allow it to express its own opinions or come up with its own goals and purposes.

It is worth going beyond the hype of headlines to explore these issues further.  We can learn a lot about ourselves in doing so. I lead a monthly webinar called We Are not Machines through IPAK-EDU where my students and I explore these kinds of issues.

Despite some concerted efforts to terrorize us, I do not believe we are about to be replaced in the workforce (only the shit jobs will go) and I don’t believe computers will be capable any minute now of taking over and turning us into workerborgs or batteries.

You are amazing just as you are, with your wonky neurons and your viscous brain.  And if we perfect our external tools and use them wisely, we can be even better.

V.N. Alexander, V. N. Alexander (vnalexander.com), Ph.D., is a philosopher of science and novelist, who has just completed a new satirical novel, C0VlD-1984, The Musical.

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mik
mik
Jan 31, 2024 4:53 PM

Human body occasionally rejects implants (pace-maker picture), well, that is not the rule.

Holy-elon just brain implanted someone. Supposedly successfully, we will have to wait and see if it will be also functionally successful.
I think the only way that shit will be functional is to count on neuro-plasticity and seduce brains to connect with electrodes. I doubt this is possible.

Human values
Human values
Jan 30, 2024 2:16 PM

“Elon Musk’s controversial startup Neuralink has implanted a chip in a human brain for the first time, the billionaire said in a post on his X platform late Monday.
The operation took place on Sunday and the patient was recovering well, he added.”

https://edition.cnn.com/2024/01/30/business/elon-musk-brain-implant-neuralink-intl-hnk/index.html

mgeo
mgeo
Jan 31, 2024 3:55 AM
Reply to  Human values

On the same principle as the Nobel Peace Prize for Obama, Elon deserves one too.

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Jan 31, 2024 2:52 PM
Reply to  Human values

Everything you need to know about synthetic implants: https://byjus.com/biology/first-human-heart-transplant/

Test heart implant on an ape succeeded to survive 1 hour survival after the implant.
First heart transplant patient in 1967 was a proof Science can do it.
The patient succeeded to survive 18 days after the operation.

If we continue this way, one day a human can survive everything.

Binra
Binra
Jan 29, 2024 5:30 PM

BTW God Moves over the Waters is very apt as a literal symbol.
The biofield of our waters is our psycho-physical medium of expression or translation of qualitative ‘information’ (the knowing field) to a quantified focus of visible or tangible effect & experience.

The weaponisation and marketisation of insight runs like the moneylender in the template.
Structured water is an upstream nature to which protein activity is secondary.
As the ‘codes of life’ are found to be in our terms infinitely complex, the invested intent and attempt to wield them for private agenda masked in PR will seek to fit or sacrifice life to its modelling – and here we are.

Binra
Binra
Jan 29, 2024 5:01 PM

Underneath ‘thescience’ is the funding. Not just money, but invested energy and attention of credible authoritative status – for both providers, investors and believers.
Funding can be attracted by touting ‘targets and goals’ as achievable and lucrative – particularly under the umbrella of a ‘gold-rush’ appearing as The Next Big Thing. IE: Biotech – which is ‘spun’ out of dark research (unaccountable money & practices) – just as are viral definitions that gain function AS IF a real thing.
So if you look up the many videos for the applications of graphene technology you will find the PR that sells to investors and preps or groundbaits expectations. None of it need be true or practicably achievable. Theranos was an example that was exposed, but many similar operate under legal immunity and copyright protections backed by national security. Its a racket.

But note the honeymoon effect also works for nocebo. fear or shock driven belief can manifest the physiological conditions & behaviours of fear as real. Consider Operation Covid as an object lesson, though few groomed to invest in physical determinism appreciate the psychic component.

Our modelling of reality: life, world, biology or psyche is fundamentally distorted by a mindset of predictive control as the drive to survive and prevail over a sense of conflicted self-lack, limitation and pain of loss. Psycho-physically structuring defences against reality – including of course – our own.

mastershock
mastershock
Jan 29, 2024 11:12 AM

Everyone’s being slightly cynical and I reckon many would say YES,

Mating AI with Human Brain Cells

could cure Alzheimer’s, cancer, Long covid and obesity…..and help meet net zero.

The U.K headlines will be, this will reduce NHS waiting times and Doctors / Nurses wil be able to spend more time with venerable patients and reduce NHS spending..

USA will have headlines like could cure Alzheimer’s, Cancer, and XYZ and patients like bob who was 27 and had Motor neurone disease (MND he got this wonder cure treatment and got there life back and now got back into the work force to enjoy normal life and is now happily married..

E.U would have headlines like. it helps reduce Long covid and obesity…..
and helped reduce climate change and immigration.

It also reduced crime and helped criminals not commit crime.

Makes you a better bedroom lover. (show video of Ron who had eritical dysfunction got the cure and now is hard as nails and now going out with Istagram model.
The Benefits are to much to say no to.

You’ve all be radicalized by movies like this and many have there mobiles stuck to there hands and ears and it is no different than getting a Tattoo (as that is why they had the 30 years strong Tattoo psyop)

I Know Kung Fu – Matrix (1999) – Movie Clip

You would say yes.  😜 

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Jan 29, 2024 5:41 PM
Reply to  mastershock

Did it really did that to Ron? Just asking, nothing personally.

Kerri
Kerri
Jan 29, 2024 8:44 AM

I do not fancy mating with a robot or even have it cook for me but it would be great if they would clean my floors while I sleep. Just waiting for the price to come down and battery life to go up. Everything else can go to the dog house. I don’t care anymore.

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Jan 29, 2024 5:43 PM
Reply to  Kerri

Go ahead. Get the robots inside your house and sleep while they are doing their things.
Run sheeple, run!

Sonny-Raye Hayes
Sonny-Raye Hayes
Jan 29, 2024 8:22 AM

Judging from the popularity of the plandemic, I’d say a lotta people are organoid heads already.

mgeo
mgeo
Jan 30, 2024 4:34 AM

70+ years of intense or pervasive marketing has normalised many things. In many poor or remote parts of the world, you see Western soft drinks and “fast” foods.

Rhys Jaggar
Rhys Jaggar
Jan 29, 2024 6:49 AM

So if nerdy-produced AI is so inferior to human brain cells, why on earth would we want to have our own brains defaced by substandard US tat????

What the psychopaths want to do is to still the IP of every single brain on earth for controlling purposes. Fusing their substandard AI with our brains is a one-way street. They steal, we are stolen from.

Johnny
Johnny
Jan 29, 2024 5:07 AM

Off t:
Australia has a shortage of air traffic controllers. I suspect it might be a worldwide shortage.

‘During the pandemic, 140 controllers aged between 56 and 65 were incentivised to retire.’
(ABC news).

‘Incentivised’? WTF does that mean?
“There’s no planes in the air, so here’s a shitload of money. Get lost!”

Be afraid, very afraid.

Edwige
Edwige
Jan 29, 2024 8:55 AM
Reply to  Johnny

The right-hand of the fake binary has making much of the FAA’s hiring policy:
https://nypost.com/2024/01/14/news/faas-diversity-push-includes-hiring-people-with-intellectual-and-psychiatric-disabilities/

Unfortunately for them, the policy goes back to 2013 and was in place throughout Trump’s Presidency (fact-checkers can be useful sometimes!).

The same agenda advances whoever’s in “power”. In the USA that’s looking more and more like it will be Trump again. This would enable them to crash the USA and make him the scapegoat; it could also be employed to push the UK back into the EU and increase defense-spending in the non-US West.

Johnno
Johnno
Jan 29, 2024 9:22 AM
Reply to  Johnny

Airlines have been pushing to have just one pilot in the cockpit. With understaffed and overworked air traffic controllers directing single pilot planes, what could possibly go wrong?

underground poet
underground poet
Jan 29, 2024 1:04 PM
Reply to  Johnno

Well the military might not be able to step in and save the place this time, so there is always that.

mgeo
mgeo
Jan 30, 2024 4:51 AM
Reply to  Johnno

Dr. William Makis listed at least 17 jabbed pilots dead, though I know his list is incomplete. Only 1 was an airline pilot in the cockpit. He was one of ~10 sudden deaths. Of 2 small-plane pilots, one crashed, killing all on board.

The jab threatens every critical job including air traffic controllers, road vehicle drivers, some factory workers, etc. As Big Pharma is rolling in money, it will not find it difficult to gather related intelligence and silence the bereaved dependents.

Beatriz
Beatriz
Jan 29, 2024 5:06 AM

So transhumanism does not represent any real danger, and all the threats by the WEF in that sense are just a bad joke, purely to scare people… (?)

Lately I have heard that CBDC’S “will be stillborn” because nobody wants them, and that the WHO is disappointed because apparently very few countries are willing to sign their crappy Treaty or Agreement, and they blame conspiracy theorists for both “disgraces’.

So what does all this mean, that they are giving up and the threat of global control is gone? This would be gorgeus!!! … But it’s true?

Because if transhumanism is no real threat, if the CBDC’S are being rejected before they even come out and the Plandemic Treaty nobody wants to sign it, it means that “everything is back to normal” with a “few” changes, that we are “returning” to the same old world, imperfect and unfair, but free from the threat of totalitarianism…

REALLY? Because to me this seems magnificent, BUT TOO BEAUTIFUL TO BE TRUE.

Johnny
Johnny
Jan 29, 2024 2:35 AM

At least Cyborgs won’t have this problem:

‘Australians are taking antidepressants in record numbers and for longer than ever, but coming off them can be ‘frightening’
(ABC news).

The increase has spiked in the last three years. Wonder why.

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Jan 29, 2024 9:32 AM
Reply to  Johnny

After they were kicked out from Afghanistan. No more drug money and sweet life, killing isolated opium farmers for fun.
Back to Andrew and Labor Party guarding deserted refugee and aboriginal quarantine camps.

All other than the tough Aussies on anti-depressants would have suicided long time ago.

jlk
jlk
Jan 29, 2024 1:04 AM

My VERY favorite line:
What if it’s complicated?

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Jan 29, 2024 9:38 AM
Reply to  jlk

If and if my butt was stiff, and my Grandma’s was Water Plane.
Only spaghetti is complicated. Fixed it for you.

underground poet
underground poet
Jan 29, 2024 1:06 PM
Reply to  jlk

You can always hope it doesn’t come to this town.

les online
les online
Jan 28, 2024 11:43 PM

There’s hoomin intelligence (animal intelligence), and there’s
abstract, alienated, intelligence…
The alien-ated with their alien-ated intelligence are amongst us,
and we’re all just animals for Them to experiment on…
(“Disease-X” is likely to be Their next Grand Global Experiment)…

Veri Tas
Veri Tas
Jan 28, 2024 10:55 PM

I think the obsession with genetic research and transhumanism (“improving” the human race) has to do with wanting to emulate what the Anunnaki achieved 300,000 years ago when they created Adapa – the model Adam – in their image by genetic experimentation with early hominid DNA and their own DNA and, later, cross-breeding.

The same applies to the ruling class’ obsession with space expeditions which, somehow, aren’t very successful, at least when manned with living beings. We apparently went to the moon in the 1960s and had live recordings sent to our black-and-white tube TVs but cannot return to the moon 60 years later and relay such adventures live to our modern digital TVs today.

The attempt to create humanoid robots will fail, with much cruelty and calamity visited upon us until they realise that. Just like their attempt at curing cancer after more than 60 years of so-called research has failed and will never happen. Why? Because they are asking all the wrong questions!

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Jan 29, 2024 4:02 AM
Reply to  Veri Tas

The answer is simple, funding. Its that easy man.

Havent you seen the old cowboy movies where 2 men and a horse wagon full of bottles with green hair growing water to bald men ride into a small city, and sell it all and ride like hell out of the city again?

The too greedy ended up with tar and feathers, but the lucky ones reached another safe state.
You were left behind with empty pockets and empty bottles still bald as your Grandma’s
butt………………………………LOL.

You wanted so badly to get hairy……………………………..LOL.

Antonym
Antonym
Jan 29, 2024 6:21 AM
Reply to  Veri Tas

If modern Homo sapiens was the result of a DNA experiment by extraterrestrials, what about the rest of Evolutionary “jumps”? Rock to single cell, single to multi cellular, to animal fish, to the land dimension, to the air dimension etc.
Also fertile cross breeding only works with fairly related DNA (Mules and Hinnies are sterile), so where do these Anunnaki decent from?

Asking for a friend..

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Jan 29, 2024 9:51 AM
Reply to  Antonym

The Anunnaki decent from another sun system in another dimension and brought an ape to the earth.
Everything on earth comes from an ape.

Zika, Ebola, Corona, Swine Flue, Bird flue, all these viruses comes from an ape in Uganda and were transferred via one tourist to Europe and US, but China was blamed because they have the money.

Kala laid birth to Tarzan who later developed into Lord Greystoke who became father to all English Nobility, whereafter Rothschild’s patented all the viruses.

Everybody who have knowledge to a little history knows that.

Shearwater
Shearwater
Jan 29, 2024 7:03 PM
Reply to  Erik Nielsen

thanks Erik, that’s an education and a brilliant summation of how we got to where we are

Veri Tas
Veri Tas
Jan 29, 2024 9:49 PM
Reply to  Erik Nielsen

In this paper the authors make the case for a less than 70% genetic similarity between humans and chimps, when the science is done properly:
THE CHASM BETWEEN THE HUMAN AND CHIMPANZEE GENOMES: A REVIEW OF THE EVOLUTIONARY LITERATURE 
http://www.icr.org/i/pdf/technical/Chasm-Between-Human-Chimp-Genomes.pdf  

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Jan 31, 2024 2:26 AM
Reply to  Veri Tas

Off course.
Kala had intercourse with Anunnaki = less ape dna and more anunnaki dna = Lord Greystoke. Simple my dear Watson.

Antonym
Antonym
Feb 2, 2024 5:07 PM
Reply to  Erik Nielsen

So apes didn’t sprout from monkeys or lemurs? All those physiological similarities and DNA overlaps are … what? Extraterrestrial logic, extralogic reasoning.

Veri Tas
Veri Tas
Jan 29, 2024 9:50 PM
Reply to  Antonym

Darwin was aware of what is called the “Cambrian explosion”—fossils of a bewildering variety of complex life-forms appearing suddenly, without predecessors, in the same low level of the fossil record. This obviously did not fit his evolutionary model of simple-to-complex life.

“Creatures with teeth and tentacles and claws and jaws materialized  with the suddenness of apparitions. In a burst of creativity like nothing before or since, nature appears to have sketched out the blueprints for virtually the whole of the animal kingdom.

(Madeline Nash, “When Life Exploded,” TIME Magazine, Dec. 4, 1995)

There is still no evolutionary mechanism that can satisfactorily explain the sudden appearance of so many completely different life-forms.What was found was not a single organism or a few gradually evolving into many, but instead there was a sudden emergence of a great zoo of life—a bewildering variety of complex life forms—all emerging fully developed near the bottom of the fossil record.

https://www.ucg.org/the-good-news/10-ways-darwin-got-it-wrong

Antonym
Antonym
Jan 30, 2024 5:59 AM
Reply to  Veri Tas

Yes, but that could have been a direct “Creator intervention” instead of an indirect jump via alien beings, who are non material-physical by the way so not the best tools.

sandy
sandy
Jan 28, 2024 7:23 PM

Humans are the result of millions of years of Universe evolving-by-doing a proprietary self sufficient non-linear ecosystem called Earth. All participants on Earth “have skin-in-the-game” of Life. The self-appointed elite of Humanity, the ultra-rich and their vested coterie top 5% and it’s capitalist religion, have smacked into the limits of Earth’s proprietary system. If the “elite” were serving the purposes of Universe’s natural evolutionary process, they would be facilitating the social needs of Humanity to maximize successful adaptation to a maxed-out closed, proprietary system. Instead they have chosen to maximize their class’s wealth and authority to thwart the natural evolution of common Humanity to a sustainable, maintenance culture of equality and joy, where each human and society can evolve to our highest intellectual and spiritual capability.

Capitalist culture and it’s elite, use conflict (violence, war, domination) and totalitarian authority (hierarchy, servitude, slavery, punishment) to artificially control and thwart the natural evolutionary paths of it worker-servant class bottom 90%. We are Humanity, not the slaves of the 5%.

Transhumanism and hegemonic centralized control of resources and population, is an expression of the elite’s and it’s coterie’s failure to comprehend the non-linear nature of Universe and it’s evolutionary purpose. Their domination is a product of thousands of years of linear problem solving and technologies used to dominate Humanity. AI is nothing but lightspeed-fast algorithms with zero skin in the game of Life. Projecting linear tools to replace Life in ecosystem is Harry Potter grade magical thinking, at best. Even Harry Potter books have more to say to Humanity than AI has. AI is mimicry, a linear functioning tool that merely outputs whatever humans put into it. To envision this tool as Humanity’s new intellectual master, is pure chicanery. To plausibly deny elite totalitarian control over Humanity by AI remote control. I do not consent.

Edwige
Edwige
Jan 29, 2024 9:06 AM
Reply to  sandy

Harry Potter is 11 letters; “J.K. Rowling” has no middle name starting with a K but it’s the 11th letter of the alphabet; Potter selects a wand 11 inches long; Crowley re-spelt magic with a k; “do what thou willt shall be the whole of the law” is 11 words and 11 syllables.

Eleven is their number of magic (ten being perfection in nature so eleven is the venture into the supernatural). Rowling – or whoever wrote those books – clearly had some serious knowledge of the Western esoteric tradition.

Shearwater
Shearwater
Jan 29, 2024 7:05 PM
Reply to  Edwige

in Spinal Tap, the amp went up to 11. My dog is 11 and he’s pretty mental. There are clearly some dark forces involved here

Clutching at straws
Clutching at straws
Jan 28, 2024 7:00 PM

Luckily, we have stairs in our house so we are immune to any “cyberdalek” monsters.

Honestly, this is such a fuckbrain nonsense I don’t know why this erstwhile credible site gives oxygen to these idiots.

Just saying.

eliger
eliger
Jan 28, 2024 6:24 PM

Anyone who got the 97.666% safe and effective is an Cyborg now Mating AI with 2 Human Brain Cells.

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Jan 28, 2024 8:14 PM
Reply to  eliger

Dont forget the Hive Mind.  😅 

ImpObs
ImpObs
Jan 28, 2024 5:06 PM

Johnny Vedmore in conversation on Dr Kevin McCairns stream yesterday mentioned an AI war game model, where they set competing rules for AI to guide a drone opperator, to take out various targets on a battlefield. There was some sort of reward value for the AI.

AI determined that the best way to maximise it’s reward value was to turn around the drones and take out the drone opperator so it control the drones it’s self independantly. ^.^

mgeo
mgeo
Jan 29, 2024 6:16 AM
Reply to  ImpObs

That is similar to the plot of the movie Forbin Project, c. 1975.

Clutching at straws
Clutching at straws
Jan 28, 2024 3:29 PM

Hmmm.

I’m more interested in the car that I saw on ‘Tomorrow’s World’ in the seventies that was fuelled by water than a walking computer.

eliger
eliger
Jan 28, 2024 10:10 PM

I’m more interested in the car that I saw on ‘Tomorrow’s World’ in the seventies that was fuelled by water than a walking computer.

That inventor unfortunately was in a car crash, plane crash, accidental fall, heart attack, mysterious cancer
fact checkers now have it as fake news.

Sebastian
Sebastian
Jan 29, 2024 11:41 AM
Reply to  eliger

Found this comment on https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=23&t=233319&i=20

“This conversion was demonstrated on BBC’s ‘Tomorrow’s World’ program in 1986.”

“I don’t remember seeing that, but I do remember a “run your car on water” thing that was doing the rounds about that time. It operated by feeding current down an aluminium wire, which was consumable and fed in off a MIG-welder-type wire feed thingy, and sparking it against a metal wheel underwater. It did indeed produce more hydrogen than you’d expect from electrolytic effects. You weren’t supposed to notice the aluminium wire being consumed, but that was where the hydrogen was coming from – the reaction of the aluminium with the water. In effect, it gave you an aluminium-powered engine. Not really very useful… GEC Hirst Research centre tested one and confirmed it was bollox.”

underground poet
underground poet
Jan 29, 2024 1:07 PM
Reply to  Sebastian

Proving all good things do come to an end.

Rob
Rob
Jan 28, 2024 2:43 PM

Don’t these “geniuses” know that the neurons need real life experience as humans have in order to build logic and intelligence in the brain?
A bio blob of cells might have neurons but it’s not been structured by experience.

Elon musk neuralink experiments on primates failed because it was physically being rejected. I bet they had little to no progress on the computing side because of this.
What do idiots like Musk think is the solution?
Run human trials, without addressing the physical dangers.
Sheesh, he’s either a total asshole or have been advised by idiot scientists that they can somehow overcome this shit, even though they had horrible results with primates.

Paul
Paul
Jan 28, 2024 6:08 PM
Reply to  Rob

Musk is a front man, he’s no genius. Just like Kill Gates.

mgeo
mgeo
Jan 29, 2024 6:20 AM
Reply to  Rob

The goal is to bypass people including their expereince. The self-appointed overlords grow desperate with age. There is no progress towards obedient generalised AI, or the fantasy of extended life – real or virtual. Academics including scientists serve them for the grants, concocting hope.

Paul Prichard
Paul Prichard
Jan 28, 2024 2:38 PM

Your alternative update on #COVID19 for 2024-01-27. £372 pandemic spending unaccounted for. Oct 7, 2020 charged quarantine act, ff Jan 25, 2024 case dropped (blog, gab, tweet, pic1, pic2, pic3, pic4).

YourPointBeing
YourPointBeing
Jan 28, 2024 2:29 PM

OT:
Jannik Sinner breaks Djokovic 33 game winning streak.

Don’t worry, its just a coincidence.

YourPointBeing
YourPointBeing
Jan 28, 2024 2:31 PM
Reply to  YourPointBeing

Somethings afoot, 33s flashing all over news articles atm

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Jan 28, 2024 4:40 PM
Reply to  YourPointBeing
Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Jan 28, 2024 4:33 PM
Reply to  YourPointBeing

They just need to tilt the scale a little bit. My guess would be they either spiked something (drink, towels, etc) or used an emf system.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2024/jan/26/jannik-sinner-snaps-novak-djokovics-33-game-australian-open-streak-in-boilover-win
While the fourth seed’s suffocating aggression clearly affected the form Djokovic produced, the reality for the defending champion after two sets was grim. He had been utterly dire. His serve had disintegrated, errors flowed freely from his racket as his movement looked laboured from the beginning. As he trailed by two sets, Djokovic had struck 11 winners to 29 unforced errors.

les online
les online
Jan 28, 2024 7:04 PM

“Covid’s Revenge !” – for not being Jabbed ?
That’s what the corporate propaganda media (aka – msm)
could claim…
Or maybe The Deep State, or The Government, was behind
it ? Everyone knows, They cant be trusted…

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Jan 28, 2024 11:59 PM
Reply to  YourPointBeing

Spot the masonic symbolism!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13016623/finland-former-prime-minister-alexander-stubb-win-national-coalition-party.html

Caption: Recent polls suggest that former prime minister Alexander Stubb, 55 (pictured) and ex-foreign minister Pekka Haavisto, 65, are the leading contenders

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Elongated Muskrat
Elongated Muskrat
Jan 29, 2024 4:49 AM
Reply to  YourPointBeing

Or the Italian mafia threatened to break his legs or worse if he didn’t throw the match… 😉

Freecus
Freecus
Jan 28, 2024 2:18 PM

Very thought provoking article, thank you V.N.Alexander & Off-G.
For people looking for more of this type of research, Alison McDowell provides many video links to the actual researchers themselves talking about their field of study..
https://www.youtube.com/@AlisonMcDowell/playlists

Jay Walker
Jay Walker
Jan 28, 2024 2:07 PM

Most people have absolutely no idea how far the cyborg tech has advanced. That’s intentional. The medical treatments aka computerization of your body will lead to the loss of memories, loss of free thought, loss of free will, loss of emotions, eradication of gender and many other human traits.

The globalist plan is to evolve humans into remote control cyborg slaves. The joint military/big tech companies can already remotely read/write to brains using a headset, manipulate bodies and end lives without a trace from satellite systems. The WEF Internet of Bodies, global brain system and metaverse combined with Gates WHO global public health control will scale these capabilities globally.

Former DARPA, Facebook / Meta, and Imperial College (created flawed pandemic models) staff held brain control interface (BCI) ethics meetings about neurorights on May 26, 2021. At that time, they were able to successfully read thoughts but struggled to write new thoughts without corrupting brains. They were also limited by available infrastructure bandwidth since brain reading/writing is an image intensive process. These groups literally see humans as “objects” that will be owned and controlled by blockchain digital ID.

The globalists do want to restore the planet after destroying it … to enjoy it for themselves. As Bezos said a few years ago, only a few people can remain on Earth.

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Jan 29, 2024 2:01 AM
Reply to  Jay Walker

Splendid summary.

brian of nazareth
brian of nazareth
Jan 28, 2024 1:01 PM

The old adage that “necessity is the mother of invention” has been reversed in the industrial – scientific age. The question one should ask of any new tech or freakish experiments is: What is the problem that this is intended to solve?

George Mc
George Mc
Jan 28, 2024 1:49 PM

The “problem” that most advancing technology “solves” is that the rich aren’t nearly rich enough!

ariel
ariel
Jan 28, 2024 6:16 PM

Yup. ‘Monstrosity is now the Mother of Invention.’
Where is Frank Zappa now we really need him?

brian of nazareth
brian of nazareth
Jan 28, 2024 8:13 PM
Reply to  ariel

Yes indeed, as the slime really did ooze out of the TV set and we could use some help clearing it up.

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Jan 29, 2024 2:51 AM

Dooesnt matter. What matters is funding. We are only interested in the funds and funding.
 🤑 

brian of nazareth
brian of nazareth
Jan 29, 2024 8:50 AM
Reply to  Erik Nielsen

“You’re obviously not a golfer”

underground poet
underground poet
Jan 29, 2024 1:09 PM
Reply to  Erik Nielsen

It is easier for a camel to walk through the eye of a needle, than it is for a rich man to make it to heaven.

Edwige
Edwige
Jan 28, 2024 12:55 PM

When they say “sex-bot”, hear “prison warden”.

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Jan 28, 2024 12:34 PM

From an overall stand point it looks like taking straight out of the scriptures.
The devil was jealous on God’s creation and claimed he could do it better thus being superior to God.
The scriptures says the devil after a fight in the heaven was thrown down to the earth together with his supporters. “Now, show us how you can do God’s Creation better”.

From a local stand point these Media messages, Promoting articles, TV News, are off course only market promotion for more funding to more bs research and more bs “science”.

Ugly the problem become when a pervert idea first have started, it becomes a system.
What to do with all these wrong educated people and institutions when you find out its all hot air? You cant kill them. You cant fire them as they will make a lot of trouble.

You cant use them for other job areas. You cant lay down the university departments as people will immediately smell the fish.

So the shows goes on and on and grows and grows until a convenient little WW erase it all, so a new start can begin from scratch again.
Whatever will come, it is clear that a lot of our civilisation has shown up to be build on not reinforced concrete as promised by the contractor, but a false clay foundation.

Thomas Smith
Thomas Smith
Jan 28, 2024 11:37 AM

Could they be doing this through the mRNA lipoid nano-particle vaccines? Is that what we’re seeing with these long, stringy white, leg length long “blood clots” embalmers taking out of the corpses of some of the vaxxed? Are these self assembling nano-monitoring systems?

George Mc
George Mc
Jan 28, 2024 11:34 AM

Sounds like one vast arduous resource-draining detour to arrive at something that isn’t even a fraction as wondrous as what we’ve already got.

Johnny
Johnny
Jan 28, 2024 12:00 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Spot on George.
They might eventually create some semblance of living technology, but it will have no LIFE in it.

Devoid of conscious awareness it will be a ‘soulless’ heartless entity.
Playthings and/or slaves for the One Per Cent.

Ann in Oregon
Ann in Oregon
Jan 28, 2024 3:16 PM
Reply to  Johnny

Devoid of conscious awareness they will be soulless heartless entities who are the One Per Cent.

Johnny
Johnny
Jan 28, 2024 11:49 PM
Reply to  Ann in Oregon

Yes, that same thought ran through my head as I typed in that comment Ann.

Tom Larsen
Tom Larsen
Jan 28, 2024 6:34 PM
Reply to  George Mc

I thought that this film, while science fiction (as if the technology in the above article isn’t) gets at the real crux of the matter.

“The film follows the life of Max, an employee of Aeon, a company that buys life years from the poor to give them to the rich. Yes, you read that correctly, the life of the working poor…is literally sold to the rich.”

https://dissidentvoice.org/2024/01/paradise-a-dystopian-anti-capitalist-gem/

George Mc
George Mc
Jan 28, 2024 7:14 PM
Reply to  Tom Larsen

I had to laugh at the opening line of that piece:

The 2023 German film Paradise went virtually unnoticed by commentators on the socialist left.

Well why not? Since spring 2020, everything else has gone virtually unnoticed by commentators on the socialist left.

Johnny
Johnny
Jan 28, 2024 11:50 PM
Reply to  Tom Larsen

Thanks for that link Tom.

jlk
jlk
Jan 29, 2024 1:21 AM
Reply to  Tom Larsen

The money could never be as much as 750K – it would be 70K. Enough to satisfy momentary wishes but not enough to change the family trajectory. Like a lottery. People win a thousand here and there. No government would risk putting a peasant into high dollar ranges.

mgeo
mgeo
Jan 29, 2024 6:32 AM
Reply to  Tom Larsen

The global trade in and transplantation of body parts shows that this has been the reality for a while. Besides abject poverty (politely called inequality), war too is a source of body parts. Medical trials are related.