(11-10-14) Transcendence: The Anti-Human Agenda of the Singularity Cult
At a TED-like techno-geek symposium in the 2014 film Transcendence, Artificial Intelligence guru Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is asked by an audience member, “So you want to create your own god?” And he answers, “Isn’t that what man has always done?”
This smarmy remark is indicative of the hubris and arrogance of scientism, the belief that science can solve all the problems on this planet, while scientists can have fun playing god at the same time.
It could also have been the answer of Real-Life Techno-Wizard Ray Kurzweil, Google’s Director of Engineering, whose book The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology (2005), is ever so popular with scientific materialists who neither have the capacity nor the desire for spiritual evolution, but have a fervent belief that the shotgun marriage of man and machine is not only “normal” but something to be ardently pursued.
Simply put Kurzweil’s sociopathic quest for digital immortality is based on his fear of death.