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David Trombka

The Hamas Massacre Aids Transhumanism

Transhumanism can be loosely defined as the movement to fuse mankind with technology. Genetic engineering, AI, neurochips and other technologies are the harbingers of an encroaching future whereby humanity transforms into a world of cyborgs that in no way can be considered of the same species as Homo sapiens. Along with its sister movement, posthumanism, transhumanism envisions a world that overcomes mankind’s biological and behavioral limitations through the fusing of technology with our brains and our bodies.

Transhumanism is considered by many to be a humanist movement, jettisoning humanity to otherwise unattainable levels of progress. But, underlying this seemingly optimistic approach is a deep and overpowering pessimism about current human potential and our collective ability to make the world safer and more harmonious. If humanity is a wreck without possible redemption, why not transform into a technologically superior form of being? (The assumption of many transhumanists being that computer based rationality and logic will rule the day; other transhumanists admit the possibility of a far more dangerous and reckless future ruled by the whims of AI).

So, the existential question of humanity’s “worthiness” is really at the heart of the debate. And the hopelessness  of the transhumanist view of mankind is pulling us into a cyborg world of post-humanity. Truth be told, mankind has certainly earned this pessimistic self-assessment. Since the dawn of modern technology in the Industrial Revolution, there have been two world wars, countless other wars, genocides across the globe and a slow and creeping destruction of our environment. Slavery still exists and thrives, human engineered pandemics threaten and our cultural battles within each and every country of the West have devolved into primitive, ugly and tyrannical bouts of identity narcissism. Today, our world has been rocked by wars in the Ukraine and in Israel and the blood lusting empires of Iran and North Korea threaten the entire world.

As such, an optimistic view of mankind is essential in countering our run into oblivion; but, is there a good enough reason to try to preserve humanity from this technological onslaught whose goal is to force the human race out of its misery?

The Hamas massacre against Israel was not simply a military campaign, not solely a vent of frustration, not simply an attempt to stop potential alliances of Israel with a growing list of Muslim countries – it was far more than that. The butchery and carnage were demonstrations of the absolute worst humanity has to offer. (It is not important in this article to expound upon those atrocities, as we have all been flooded to the point of despair with the pictures and descriptions.)

The barbarity did not stop there. The taking of hostages and their subsequent brutal handling added volumes to the indignity, while  the world – much of the world – chose to  praise the perpetrators and bare their anti-Semitic fangs once again.

And so, I  sincerely ask our readers, why humanity? What possible gorgeous sunset or helping of a friend in need, of bouts of love and communion with those still unblemished parts of nature, could weigh against the cruelty, the bloodbaths and their justifications by so many people of our species?  In the midst of mankind’s greatest battle – its proverbial ‘to be or not to be’ – in the face of  corporate technological aggression against the preservation of our species – the Hamas massacre has beaten another nail in the coffin of our biological, cultural and spiritual bout with the Transhumanists and Posthumanists. Oh, the humanity…………………….

About the Author
David Trombka lives in Rosh Haayin. He studies and works in the sciences and gives public lectures by invitation dealing with Israeli and Jewish Society, the brain sciences, including sleep and creativity, and Futurism.
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