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Post-human or Super-human?

Updated on January 19, 2016
In the 1956 "Forbidden Planet". the Krell had a machine that turned their thoughts into reality
In the 1956 "Forbidden Planet". the Krell had a machine that turned their thoughts into reality

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Research by DARPA, VA and the UPMC have successfully implanted microlectrodes for a mind-controlled prosthetic hand and this bioinspired brain–machine interface is only in it's infancy.

Bio-Augmentation: Biological enhancement, 3-D printed organs. Brain chips providing superhuman abilities - the future is very sci-fi.

Soldiers have less rights than civilians and cannot turn down an order. Vaccines may be considered body enhancement but future plans to enhance soldiers to be capable of super-human feats will fuzz the definitions of what the definition of a 'human' is.

The ability to stay awake for days without eating is one of the projects. Sleep deprivation is a serious problem because although the need for sleep is unclear - the results are poor judgment, misremembering and slower reflexes.

In the book 'Mind Wars: Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century' by Jonathan D. Moreno (May 1, 2012) on page 130 Moreno quotes, "Daniel Langleben has said that "in the long term, I think we will have technologies powerful enough to understand what people are thinking in ways that are unimaginable now. I think in 50 years we will have a way to essentially read minds."

Although gene manipulation to build a stronger soldier is decades away, current investigations by DARPA include the use of increasing the plasticity of the brain as if a young child in order to learn faster and better than the average adult. Neurons that produce gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) inhibit action at receptors in adults. That's why it is so much easier to learn a foreign language as a child than it is when older. Higher levels of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) improves learning skills and the increased levels could mean no skill deterioration that is associated with long periods without sleep or rest. Optogenetics is the phenomenon of able to controlling the brain functions with light best known as 'light therapy" for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Fear based neurotechnologies could make the soldier more bold akin to what the toxoplasma gondii infection in a rat's brain that makes it feel safer and not so afraid when rooting around where cat scat is present. Basically brain hijacking where the term 'zombie' is appropriate just as fungi infection of ant's brains Ophiocordyceps unilateralis makes the dying ants anchor themselves to the tips of leaves in a lock jaw death grip to be eaten in order to start the life cycle anew.

Does Future Evolution Include Genocide?

Maybe aliens live among us unrecognized like that movie "They Live" starring Rowdy Roddy Piper. Of maybe a genus of humans that are calculatingly cold that give rise to the legends of vampires or the Reptilian Agenda of David Icke.

To me the picture reminded me of what I think of the Rapture and that when the angels descends to reap - it's not going to be souls but mostly fat Americans. Why else would MSG, trans-fat, antibiotic-laden meats and GMO's be allowed in America?

They call it the French miracle regarding drinking wine with all that butter laden foods- but in Europe - food is exalted and all those things allowed in USA are banned in Europe.

I'll go with the hidden agenda of (not reptiles), powerful controllers that have been around for a very long time. And humans are the cattle. I'm not mad - I just have issues....

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Insane Premise

Future Evolution

Homo sapiens are the only living species in the Homo genus - or are they? Maybe like the Neanderthals, a more cunning genus of humans will take over.

"Neanderthals coexisted along side our ancestors Homo sapiens, who eventually crowded out the Neanderthals because, "Genocide is one way to better the chances of your own group over competing groups." - Future Evolution

But today it would be the Ewoks Genocide or the slow death of the grain fed cubicle worker with well marbleized meat. So much more tasty than the average human. Or: the above picture about aliens/corporations could be a unofficial eugenic policy to get rid of the undesirables from the human race - a mass culling of Americans that use up most of the resources. A way of extending oil reserves without a massive quick die-off that would bring a economic Armageddon to the world banks.

Silly Know-It-All-Humans!

The Moon is receding from Earth at a rate of about 3.8 centimeters per year.
The Moon is receding from Earth at a rate of about 3.8 centimeters per year.
Mars the Red Planet
Mars the Red Planet

Terraforming Dreaming

Aliens who create conditions of climate change for future colonization is found in several sci-fi stories such as "They Live", "V" and even humans terraforming on other planets called 'shake and bake' in the movie "Aliens".

Some theories state that the Earth was already terraformed in the past. Tweaked for perfect conditions. How else to explain such a large moon so close to a water planet? The dynamics of the tidal rhythmites, also known as tidally laminated sediments are explained as to how it works today but there is no explanation to how the moon evolved from the earth during planet formation. It's one of the reasons for believing that God did the perfect banking 'pool shot' with the moon in order for life to evolve on Earth. Without lunar tides - would we be here?

Aliens Cause Global Warming: A Caltech Lecture by Michael Crichton

Uncertainties so great that probabilities could never be known with certainty about climate change.

In the 1970's, TIME magazine had a cover about the coming global cooling, now it's global warming by man. We can't model our own planet that we live on yet people are talking about terraforming Mars.

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Aztec Calendar, Milankovitch Cycles & Global Warming

Milankovitch Cycles are used to calculate very long term climate changes. The current trends should be making the Earth colder according to USDA Climate Change Resource Center.

Read more on the mesoamerican calendar.

Medieval Mini Ice Age

Now we have this problem, what we call ‘jelly-fish babies’. These babies are born like jellyfish. They have no eyes. They have no heads. They have no arms. They have no legs. They do not shape like human beings at all. –  Marshal Islands
Now we have this problem, what we call ‘jelly-fish babies’. These babies are born like jellyfish. They have no eyes. They have no heads. They have no arms. They have no legs. They do not shape like human beings at all. – Marshal Islands
Pu'u Poli 'Ahu on Hawai'i
Pu'u Poli 'Ahu on Hawai'i

Facetious! Terraforming! Earth!

Somebody is going to have to take a hit for the team.

Will there be a terraforming attempt on the Earth by humans? The Mount Pinatubo eruption in 1991 dropped the average world's temperature down by a half a degree Celsius afterwards.

But it would have to be a huge explosion so it would last for decades instead of years. Can't keep nuking the mouths of volcanoes repeatedly all over the world without huge protest.

Political entanglement with government funding will result in the scientific consensus that the best location would be the most remote site and yet still be sitting above a shifting tectonic plate hot spot. The shifting plate is ideal for 'taking the pan off the stove' to avoid an ever super-erupting ashes creating another ice age.

The ideal location for such a explosion to release the power forces of Earth are even more appealing if the displaced refugees are a small political power similar to the Micronesians during the 1950's nuclear blasts.

That would result in only one place, the Big Island of Hawai'i.

Why Mauna Kea?

Pu'u Poli 'Ahu is a dormant (not extinct) volcano that is above the cloud cover at 13,631 feet elevation for greater dispersal of sun-blocking ash into the troposphere.

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Could this worst case doomsday scenario ever happen? Are political environmentalists today contemplating this despicable act of genocide?

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And That's Just The Start!

Next, I'll destroy the minds of all the dolphins, turning them INSANE with RAGE with the PUPPY BOMB!

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  • ptosis profile image

    ptosis 21 months ago from Arizona

    Thanks Tamara - But I'm sure it would be military uses first like the sniper's eye.... :(:(:(:(:(

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    Tamara Wilhite 21 months ago from Fort Worth, Texas

    My elementary aged son asked when cybernetics could make him able to do stuff like he saw in a TV show.

    I explained that we'd see cyborgs soon enough, but it won't be to make healthy people better but sick people healthy. For example, a friend of his with type 1 diabetes will become a cyborg via an artificial pancreas. You'll see millions of people blinded by diabetes get partial vision back with artificial eyes long before they take out anyone's healthy eyes to get super-vision, and you'll see millions with artificial kidneys to repair that ruined by alcoholism or diabetes before you see advanced organs to give someone various "super" powers.

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    Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

    The funny thing is, they now know that most of us in the west are in fact part homo sapien and part neandertal, and people who live at the top of mountains such as the hymalayas are in fact part Denisovans! cool eh?

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    ptosis 5 years ago from Arizona

    'Neanderthal breeding idea doubted' - "shared ancestry than interbreeding" - perhaps it's just not PC to acknowledge the genocide of Neanderthals by homo sapiens. -

    ""Homo sapiens and Homo neanderthalensis last shared a common ancestor approximately 700,000 years ago ... European human and Neanderthal interbreeding occurred as recently as 30,000 years " -

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    ptosis 5 years ago from Arizona

    Thanks CloudExplorer- I get silly sometimes - think weird thoughts.

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    Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

    LOL this was a pretty funny hub here, I liked it even if I don't care for the whole alien concept or reptilian thing.

    I did like the parts of your hub dealing with the horrible food supply in the US, and the whole terraforming parts you mentioned here, Oh and the polls were also pretty funny.

    Cool hub voted up on a few levels for me.