A modern version of my childhood's propaganda from the USSR
The new thing is popular because people haven't learned to appreciate what they have, like living on our green Earth vs chasing greener grass that has to be grown in a lab on Mars.
I remember the first Test Tube Baby. They said it couldn't be done up to that point. I don't laugh at any of these lab-grown entities any more. Covid, ChatGPT - all laboratory manufactured. I am more worried about what entities they are not telling us about.
“Bullshit maintenance is an energy intensive effort”
Best line of the day!
Thank you Tessa
Follow the money and see who is funding those expensive labs and “scientists”.
Around 97% of today’s scientists cannot think, they just follow the protocols and formulate biochemical contortions “thinking” that life is a biochemical fluid, so can be engineered in a lab.
Dr. John Ioannidis words apply here also: “… science itself may have become a threat to overall population health……”
Synthetic humans will definitely win the race to rip more taxpayers‘ money off us all. Is it fake? Can’t be anything else. How do we know it? Simply go back to your primary school physics lessons.
According to the “acknowledged” “science”, we live in an ocean of electromagnetic fields. There are many of them, and they are commonly represented by the electromagnetic spectrum image, like this one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:EM_Spectrum_Properties_edit.svg
We have reasonably good access to the visible world, where we can play around as much as we want. Hmmm, almost... Anything beyond the visible world is pure fantasy, mostly based on convoluted theories (debunked now and then by the same scientists who proposed them earlier) and highly dependent upon complex maths, absurd hypotheses (like “dimensions”), and intimidating peer pressure. We can build some instruments, measure some-thing, but all these non-visible realms are in fact beyond our grasp. Guesswork or approximation, at best.
In short, we can not approach the non-visible. We can be in tune or out of tune with it, which is translated through a number of substitute mechanisms, like anger, attraction, liking, smell or intuition. If you can be sensitive enough, you can recognise and react to these subtle forces (see feng shui), with some of them you can even interplay.
But we are not able to create them and bully them around just because we want to suck more juice from the stock exchange. Which is why “out of the blue” projects are truly huge magnets to money, providing that they will never come to fruition. In other words, if you want a hefty perpetuum mobile, make people believe that you can go to space, “see” nano-organisms with electron microscope (which cannot see anything live), or... build a living organism. The money pump will be highly efficient, as long as you are daring enough to produce more and more distant and unrealistic “milestones”.
The arrogance of scientists reaches far beyond this visible world. We can (hardly) function in this tangible and visible world, but we have no idea what is the innermost energy (energies?) that generates our world AND lets us be in it. These smart inventors pretend to know a lot about a lot, but they fail to make their marriage last as initially intended, they invest more energy in jealousy and hatred than into their fields of research, and they so badly want to be SOMEBODY... or something. Anything but a down-to-earth, normal human being, feeling, sharing feelings, and being honest, straightforward and truthful.
They are the exact models of the synthetic human - the shell is there, it can even mimic human beings, it can speak, negotiate, argument or destroy, it can join other shells to form associations, societies, companies, concerns or holdings (all these names expressing its longing and loneliness), it can even simulate freedom of choice and speech. But inside the shell there is nothing. An abyss of the lost humanity that was given to it at the starting point. So few of us keep this gift and cultivate it.
Not related but Tessa, please help get this word out. This is scheduled for JULY. https://brownstone.org/articles/united-states-fifty-little-dictatorships/
“...bulls**t maintenance is an energy-intensive effort...” Yes!!! I keep thinking these people are holding up so many false and bald-faced ridiculous lies, eventually it’ll just be too hard to hold or make any sense of.
==> The book was titled, “You Will Live During Communism.”
And now you ARE living during Communism!
More of the let’s find another way to help reach human potential but really for money making, control, and trying to make human obsolete. We still haven’t learned just because we can doesn’t mean we should. There is no restraint in the arrogance of Man.
I wonder if the Moscow artist Artyom Galeev also read "You Will Live During Communism", because he created a series of detailed illustrations imagining what a Soviet Sci-fi world would look like. If my memory serves me, he was hoping it could be made into a film, but somehow his ideas came to the attention of the game developer Mundfish. Based on Artyom's vision, they created a big budget game called "Atomic Heart" that was released in Feb 2023. (Because of the Ukraine conflict and the games Russian connection there was a failed attempt to cancel the game) The game depicts an alternative USSR future where the vision of "You Will Live During Communism" becomes fully realised. The game has clear influences from the gaming classics Bioshock and Fallout. The game had a successful reception both in the West and in Russia. Western players are encouraged to use the Russian audio with sub-titles.
In the game you play as Agent P-3, a WWII veteran with memory problems. Agent P-3 is loyal to the system but becomes red-pilled when all the AI robots in the world go rogue P3 is tasked with the mission of rescuing the situation. He starts to uncover the source of the chaos unleashed and interestingly discovers hideous human "Frankenstein experiments" such as described in the Guardian article. The game has many interactive terminals when you can explore the motives and trans-humanist thinking of the scientists doing these experiments. In some ways the game is also a homage to Soviet art, architecture and culture and the game was praised by critics for it's artistic accomplishment and aesthetic.
I played the game myself and thought it was sexy, humorous and a lot of fun, with a good mixture of FPS and puzzle solving. I appreciated the originality of the world they created. I might play it again sometime with the Russian audio.
My feeling is that Frankenstein experiments conducted by warped scientists who disguise their motives is such a common theme in popular culture, that most people are inoculated against it and won't buy into it.
While trying to find out about Artyom Galeev's motivation for this game I was absolutely astonished to discover an organization I never heard of: the Politsturm International Marxist-Leninist organization. This organization it seems, were highly offended by the message of Atomic Heart and someone in this group created a very lengthy and detailed review of the the game arguing that the game misrepresents Soviet society and accused it of being anti-Soviet propaganda. As well as reviewing the game, they also do a detailed analysis of the motivations of the video game industry and how it fits into the capitalist system. I don't identify with communist ideology but I was impressed by the intelligence and passion of the review. It was a major undertaking to create all the footage for the script. I wonder where they get their funding from to make these extremely well produced videos. I don't imagine it comes from youtube monetising. That video only had 3.7 K views. The channel as a whole has 12 K subscribers.
Atomic Heart: Futuristic USSR or Anti-Soviet Propaganda?
As someone who has experienced living in the communist system, I would love to hear Tessa's take on this apologetic for the Soviet system. Are they right about the games intent?
Politicians are hypnotised by power, money and scientism and ever more megalomaniac projects are on their way. On a charitable reading they confuse brute power with effectiveness - as Trump did when pouring money into Warp-Speed. I believe he thought if you just showed the political will and poured the dollars in that you had shown yourself to be effective. There is a terrible lack of grounding in today’s political class.
The fall of the tyrants will end the bull💩.
My first swear word at age 2 was 💩. Dad hit his thumb with a hammer doing carpentry, and taught me accidentally, while his thumb was throbbing. 😁
Tessa, your words are always very healing -- honest, compassionate, wise, and thought-provoking. Thank you for all you give to us.
isn't bullshit maintenance the #1 cause of global warming...i mean climate change?
Laughing out loud many times
So good! So very good!
It's there 🥰