The title of this year’s True Legends Conference is Transhumanism and the Hybrid Age. For the followers of Steve Quayle, Timothy Alberino and Tom Horn, these might be familiar terms, but the importance of the topic deserves a clear understanding by all. So what exactly is transhumanism? And for that matter, what is a hybrid?
Transhumanism is defined as “the belief or theory that the human race can evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and technology.” Of course, this sounds admirable. Who among us does not want to move toward the goal of eliminating human pain with ever increasing intelligence? But transhumanism is much more than that. With the unending surge in biological know-how, we now have the ability to redefine what it means to be human. Through tools like artificial intelligence, robotics and especially genetics, science is playing a very high-stakes game in the homo sapien sandbox. The end result of this game will have massive implications for future generations.
A quick internet search of the term transhumanism reveals a host of good intentions. Phrases such as “broadening human potential,” “overcoming aging and cognitive shortcomings,” and “eliminating suffering” decorate articles highlighting the possibilities at our fingertips. Breakthroughs like thought-controlled robotic limbs–or even regrowing natural limbs–seem to make the decision to proceed a no-brainer. If we can do it, we must, as long as “we’re careful,” they say. An obligatory word of warning is usually inserted somewhere among the celebratory jargon about how we must never “misuse these technologies”–as if mankind would ever do such a thing? The question is; Are those who rule over us responsible enough to wield such power?
The power of our technology is being concentrated into the hands of the technocratic elite, and there is more at stake than the “Terminator” scenarios portrayed in Hollywood. There are deeper spiritual consequences underlying the transhumanist agenda, consequences that can have eternal ramifications. And this is why Steve Quayle and Timothy Alberino have decided to address the topic of Transhumanism and the Hybrid Age in this year’s True Legends Conference.
This raises another question: What exactly is a hybrid? The official definition reads as follows: “a thing made by combining two different elements; a mixture.” In our current context, would having a robotic arm make you a hybrid? Would this be a bad thing? I would not want to tell people needing a limb that they cannot have it for either their own good or the good of mankind. Nor deny the blind sight, or the diseased a cure via some amazing biotechnological breakthrough. That’s what makes this such a sticky issue. The cryptic phraseology in Genesis concerning Noah being “perfect in his generations” also gives me great pause. How is it that all flesh became corrupt in the pre-flood world? Was the rest of the world’s population a hybrid mix of some kind, an unholy amalgamation of beast, man and tech?
We are fast approaching an irreversible tipping point that will radically change society as we know it, and fundamentally redefine what it means to be a human being.
True Legends 2018 Conference Coordinator