Do you really believe that immortality is impossible with appropriate technology? Take your time and think about it. Now, probably your answer after your moment of cogitation will be a no. If so why in the world wouldn’t you be an advocate for immortality?Isn’t immortality life’s end goal and promise? Because life without eternity is meaningless.I challenge anyone to tell me to my face that immortality is impossible. I am pretty sure I wouldn’t find anyone who is certain enough to tell me it can’t be done. Death is a natural process therefore; it must have a natural solution. If you are a realist then the next logical consequence or step in your ideological vantage point that you ought to take is immortality. Death is the most unfortunate event in human life. The emotional distress it causes to families in history is ineffable. It really breaks my heart.
Changing the attitude of an obscurant, nihilistic and death obsessed society to bringing about the end of death is an endeavor which requires extreme determination and philanthropy.The human race has been poisoned by various erroneous doctrines throughout history; the mind of men has been hijacked and made to be nescient of nature.Instead of understanding their nature, maintaining its wellbeing and enhancing it; the human race is seen to flounder in empty promises which cannot and do not provide permanent solution and happiness. Humanity is seen to indulge in a self-deception by consoling himself that he is a “chosen animal” in mysticism and part of the whole whether he likes it or not is socialism and a selfish animal in capitalism―when in fact if he manipulated his nature he wouldn’t have a need for socialism, mysticism or capitalism.
Implementing socialism, capitalism and mysticism is not the ultimate solution for humanity and its problems because the solution lies in practically altering human nature for the better. The reason for example that the issues of human rights are neglected in communist states like China is due to the very fact of human bestiality and his negative traits that he inherited like rage, nihilism, turpitude as well as selfishness from his animal ancestors which is becoming problematic in a modern world. Now who is to blame for his evil design and what must be the solution? Can socialism, capitalism and mysticism edit human nature? Are all these three doctrines antidotes for a disordered design? Is there any country including the Scandinavians like Sweden and others which are seen as role models of utopia by the so called “scientific socialists” as material mystics and their cult―a paradise where everything is perfect? If so can “scientific socialism” alter the human genome, eradicate selfishness,and make man a happy public animal? They say that man cannot live in isolation; therefore, he must be forced to join the public. He must be “collectivized” in order to create a utopia. But we are compelled to state that: man cannot live in a public square and share everything as a “collective” including razors and wives. Can man live in a public square sharing everything to the so called“collective”? Is that healthy? Extreme Isolation as in individualistic capitalism on the other hand turns people paranoid and suicidal. Capitalism destroys the environment to the extent of threatening human existence that is supposedly was meant to help. Thus, both socialism and capitalism are defunct doctrines which must leave the throne to transhumanism.
Death is not a destiny but slowly is becoming a choice thanks to the advancement of technology and human intellect. All idealists including supernaturalists and mystics are life extensionist but they don’t even know it; they oppose something that they already support. Consider their policies for example if suicide and abortion are “sins” as they like to call it or immoral in an attempt to preserve life then how in the world could life extension be immoral? The life extension movement is also trying to achieve the same goal of life preservation.
The culture of the present 21stcentury man has been hijacked as I said elsewhere by ancient peasant’s folklore revered into “holy doctrines” that can never be questioned let alone rescinded. This is due to the fact that mystical theories have enjoyed thousands of years of propaganda and promotion despite their mythical nature. It is hard for current philosophies and new visions for humanity like transhumanism to actually take root in the society and get wider acceptance. Even if this is the case transhumanism in just a couple of decades has gained millions of supporters and followers starting from teenagers to mature adults. This progress will continue as time moves forward.
When we get into the pragmatic details of the idea of immortality; we come to realize that there are several routes —the biological life extension or the electro-mechanical amalgamation. Biology has definitely a higher role to play until the electro-mechanical technology takes off in a significant stride. But, unfortunately biology is not sustainable for the long run mechanics is much better. Preserving and maintaining electronics is much easier than complicated and fragile biology. The idea of preserving biological organisms for example in cryonics has only been successful only for single cells like eggs, sperm cells and DNA samples. All cryonics organizations in the world are still in experimental stages. No full mammalian i.e.human has been frozen and resurrectedi.e. thawed back to life. Even if this is the case― I think what cryonics institutions are trying to accomplish is the greatest gift to humanity if it becomes successful. Nobody will lose their loved ones to ailments and accidents. People will be happier and less gloomy.
In short, what could possibly be wrong with this idea of maximizing human happiness by accepting the possibility of immortality?What is wrong with liberating man from the unfortunate event of death? What could be wrong with research into life extension and the joy that it bestows on families? Isn’t bliss the end that we seek by various means? No one in the world could definitely say that cryonics or other methods of preserving an entire organism will never work; because as long the concept stays material and sticks to exclusively on pure reason then, it is absolutely possible; we must encourage Cryobiologists and other researchers to make this endeavor a reality. It does not matter how long it takes; a decade, century or millennia. Because considering the argument that some ailments like HIV still even after almost more than 50 years of research do not have a cure— but that didn’t deter scientist from sedulity and industriousness to find a cure for the disease. The same also goes to cryonics,and other methods of acquiring immortality; it does not matter how long it takes —the investigation and research must go on to make immortality a reality. Supernaturalists in particular and idealists in general are in a state of the denial of immortality; they are in a state of delirium and arrogance; we hope they recuperate from their misanthropy, obscurancy and the morbid desire of death.
Life exists due to accident and necessity. When Democritus said that “everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity” he was spot on ―because even though quantum physics did not exist at his time he was pointing to the fact that: there were two worlds at existence— the quantum world (microscopic) were all the physical, chemical, and mathematical laws of nature break down to create some sort of madness were uncertainty reigns. And the physical (macroscopic) world which is predictable due to the physical, chemical, and mathematical laws that determines celestial bodies as well as biological organisms. Thus, Democritus was right― manifestations in nature occur due to probability and necessity not due to a “design.” The universe exists due to probability (chance) i.e. big bang and life exists due to necessity i.e. evolution end of story. But the funny thing is that people as well as governments do not like to hear this; due to the fact that they lack control over their destinies or experiences. This lack of control or uncertainty on which the universe operates as I said somewhere else will create a sense of insecurity—which triggers vagary rather than reason. This is where all belief systems and mystical organizations come into existence. If man had a total control over his destiny― there would never have been a need for rituals and a single belief system or irrational cult on earth. Thus, unfortunately for us the universe is both governed by probability and necessity. There is noting we can do for probability but we can manage the macroscopic world of order and laws if we have the motivation and the ample intelligence to make it happen.
At the time of our infancy and even at teenage years when we were shallow and immature we were dragged by our naïve parents and guardians (Note: I do not have anything against parents and guardians I am just pointing out their error in embracing mysticism I love my both parents very much! There is no currency in the world that I could use to repay my debt to my parents who looked after me when I couldn’t and raised me with love that nature instilled upon them) to mystical institutions either to church or the mosque in order to swallow the erroneous doctrines and propaganda of mystics that life is a design, we are from “another dimension” and we are not from this world and so on. But when we grow up, get more matured and sophisticated we start to question these irrational and fallacious propositions which contradict with our daily experiences and our observations as well as commonsense by asking apt questions like: if our origin is really form another dimension why can’t anybody remember anything about the dimension that he supposedly came from? Why can’t we remember the length, width, color and overall nature of this supposedly “another dimension”? Nobody in the world even in all of history including the Pope himself have any memories of another dimension. If this is the case how can we say that life is a “creation” and we are from another dimension? Mystics will be quick to respond by saying “You have the idea of god; which proves you are form another dimension.” Well, I will reply by saying that I have an idea of vampires too— so, does that mean that vampires also exist in heaven? Does the existence of subjects necessitate the existence of objects? Do subjects like vampires, unicorns, dragon, etc. have representative objects in objective reality? Just because I have an idea of them ―so does this means that they must be real? Subjects do not necessitate the existence of objects! Therefore, the argument that life is a design and we came from another dimension is in conflict with reason, commonsense and daily observations. Go on an experiment today in your life and observe your experiences and objective reality —observe the lives of humans as well as other creatures see how they make a living; observe their struggle to survive and finally you will come to the conclusion that life exists due to necessity not due to a gift from a beneficent master. All creatures need to be fit to exist; there exists a struggle for survival on earth which kills the very idea of beneficence or providence. In your experiment you will continue to observe that only the powerful and advanced creatures get to high positions or in other words get to survive and live longer. The strongest or the wisest always sit at the top and the rest are eliminated. Now, ask yourself the question if only the fittest survive in any mammalian colony including humans where the rich and gifted always take their place at the highest order of society; which is also true for other animals in the animal kingdom; then, where is the providence in all of this? Where is your loving father who designed the world for you to live without any strain? How can he set a system of competition and brutality as the natural order in life if he is supposed to be “merciful” and “beneficent”? If life is designed why is there a competition to survive?
Finally, you will come to the conclusion that our existence on this tiny blue speck is marred by selfishness and competition because you are not designed but adapted and evolved due to necessity in an enabling environment due to the existence of all necessary elements for life like a molten core which enables earth to have a magnetic shield to foster life; a perfect mass to create enough gravity to hold on to atmosphere; a perfect distance from its perfect star to possess a large volume of liquid water as an incubator for life.
So the last question after all your observation that might come to your mind might be: should we take advantage of the rise of life by promoting life extension, self-enhancement, and self-sufficiency or should we continue on our path of self-deception and mummery thinking that life is a design and we just need to be embrace one of the belief systems on the planet and go extinct? A wise man will always choose the former; because it is sapient to always follow your commonsense, verifiable as well as verified data rather than cajole yourself with a system of hope ―it does not matter whether it is supernatural or natural because systems of hope cannot solve practical issues and explain practical observations. They just suspend people in a state of delirium.
I therefore, think that we need not be afraid of nature and our evolution we need to take advantage of probability that created the universe and positioned our planet in the perfect spot for us to evolve. Our anxiety over lack of control over our experiences should not depress and motivate us to establish mystical systems. We can at least manage the macroscopic world governed by mathematical and physicals laws by understanding how it works. As the wise saying states—understanding nature is the beginning of all wisdom. And true salvation could only come from the utilization of this wisdom to ameliorate our conditions on earth to relieve ourselves from any challenge posed by blind nature. which we can apply to maximize our quality of life and make ourselves live longer, travel faster and further in space-time, develop other worlds, and most importantly change our nature to evolve in to a higher form to create blissful experiences in objective reality anywhere in the multiverse.
“Oh! Believer thou moste take advantage of evolution in order to save thyself from extinction.”
Q: What are the branches of mysticism?
A: It basically has two branches supernatural mysticism and natural mysticism.
Q: What creates mysticism?
A: The abhorable design of man who is a mixture of mediocre intelligence and savage beast. This fact will create the limitations of the human brain capacity which is responsible for all complains. This in this process most often even if people get their metaphysics right they will get their epistemology wrong. As an example we can see supernatural mysticism which is both terribly wrong in metaphysics as well as epistemology but natural mysticism is at least metaphysically right because they embrace natural absolutism; but their method engaging with nature is wrong. Hence, natural mysticism can be tolerated but should never be encouraged.
Q: What is the right metaphysical and epistemological direction?
A: Pure reason (manner of engaging with nature) and naturalism (the manner of reality)
Q: What fosters mysticism?
A: Naivety, ignorance and the limited human cortex.
Q: What is the long term and short term threats of mysticism?
A: In general, mysticism is a degrading force; it destroys all branches of hedonism leading to self-extinction rather than self-existence.
Q:What is the solution for eradicating all branches of mysticism?
A: I think on solution can be redesigning the human species purely on rational grounds without any emotive and bestial nature with a higher cognitive capability which reduces the need for metaphysical as well as epistemological digressions.
Q: Do you think there is a free will?
A: All creatures behave in accordance with their design. Their design determines their behavior; thus, free will is does not exist. All creatures are determined by their physio-chemistry.
Q: Many mystics nowadays think that mysticism is necessary either to establish order, morality, and consolation in a society. What do you say to that argument?
A: The only thing mysticism is good at establishing is nothing but disorder in people’s mental, emotional, physical, social and economic wellbeing.I have already mention why mysticism can never be the source of morality —a creature with canines and balls is not designed to be ethical he is designed to a beast thus clothing him with opulent spiritual attire can never make him moral or the model of the ideal character.Consolation comes after calamity and all calamities occur due to man’s limitations― that mysticism sustains and obstructs from been purged. So mysticism sustains the perpetual cycle between limitation and calamity.
Q: If this is so what is the cure for humanity is general?
A: Self-existence by means of pure reason.