Thursday, 26 May 2011

Political Letter Writing. David Willetts Reply.

Regarding the political letter writing campaign, to raise Singularity awareness within political spheres (and to increase investment in science and technology), at least two people I'm aware of have received replies from the UK Department for Business Innovation & Skills.

Here's a copy of one reply regarding the English Government's view on the Singularity (published via kind permission from The Rt Hon David Willetts MP)...

You can see there is no need to be frightened by politicians. David Willetts doesn't endorse the Singularity but you can see he and his Government are supportive of science therefore steps have been taken to protect funding for science. David is also sure Singularity issues (biotech, nanotech, AI, Stem Cells) will, "...contribute significantly to the overall scientific wealth...", and he's sure "...they will continue to add to human progress in years to come."

Politicians would be more likely to take Singularity issues seriously if more people started writing letters to their politicians. If more people wrote Singularity-letters then at least politicians would realize increased funding for science and technology is an important issue for voters. You can make a difference. Write a letter today.

David Willetts mentions Ray Kurzweil. Questions for Ray.

David Willetts recognizes Ray Kurzweil's contribution to Singularity-awareness but David is being unjustly dismissive when he states: "this future is based on conjecture".

David Willetts states there's a lack of formal evidence for the Singularity and he claims the Singularity has been criticized by, "...a number of writers and in a number of publications including The Economist." The alleged criticism in The Economist is somewhat refuted by this recent Economist video. Here also is a blog from The Economist, which on the whole doesn't appear critical. Note also this article from The Economist, which is balanced but not critical. The Economist has also published an article regarding how machines could easily outsmart their makers by year 2030, and once again there is no obvious criticism.

Considering the above letter from David Willetts, regarding the reference to Ray Kurzweil, I've asked Ray to comment. Via Ray's personal assistant I put the following questions to Ray:

1. What are Ray's opinions on the issue of the Singularity within the political arena?

2. Does Ray intend to contact David Willetts MP regarding David's dismissal of the Singularity?

3. What are Ray's views regarding the response from David Willetts MP?

Ray is currently traveling overseas but in the near future I hope Ray will explain his ideas about the Singularity in connection with politics. I hope Ray will contact David Willetts to convince The Right Honorable Member of Parliament that the evidence for the Singularity is compelling enough to warrant political acknowledgment.

In my opinion the evidence for the Singularity is sufficient enough to warrant political response. If the Singularity remains an issue outside of the political arena we cannot expect serious support for the Singularity. Approximately 3 million old people die each month therefore immortality associated with the Singularity should be a key political issue. If politicians are unwilling to accept the concept of the Singularity they should surely acknowledge the end of aging is within sight, thus more should be done to accelerate medical immortality.

We need greater investment in science and technology. Nanotech, biotech, and Stem Cell research should be exceedingly prominent political issues deserving of massive funding. 3 million global deaths each month is a shocking degree of mortality therefore politicians should be addressing this atrocious loss of life. These Singularity issues deserve strong political support.

Eternal youth is something all voters can relate to. Nearly all women would rather not have wrinkles; and most men would enjoy being perpetually in their early twenties because erectile dysfunction is predominantly a problem for middle-aged or elderly men. There are many reasons why people want eternal youth. Some reasons for youthful immortality are superficial and some reasons are more serious such as averting heart disease or Alzheimer's disease.

If you haven't yet written a letter to your politician or Government, please consider doing so. If you are unsure about how to express these issues here's a template letter to give you an idea of what to write. You can use the template letter, or modify it to better represent your own words. You can change the world. Write a letter today!

You may see a solitary Facebook share-button below, which relates to an old counting system and I am leaving this old share-button in place because it has a high count, but please use the newer buttons below for sharing.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Praise Almighty Lord God Stem Cell

This is a parody. Here is the definitive description regarding the Singularity-religion. Anyone engaging in online Singularity discussions has probably encountered religious Singularity smearing. Singularity slanderers must be stopped. This is our response to the smears.

We desire rational debate, but instead of logical argument the smear-brigade prefer false accusations of religiosity therefore they relentlessly ignore our logic. Typical Singularity supporters aren't religious or pseudo-religious. From our viewpoint Singularity-perceptions are utterly devoid of religious overtones or undertones.

We are fighting an info-war against the religious-smear-brigade. I wouldn't be surprised if people in the Singularity-smear-brigade are actually Christians, environmentalists, or NWO conspiracy theorists (Singularity-Saboteurs). The defamatory smears must be vigorously countered.

Singularity-Saboteurs will naturally try their hardest to slow down technological progress, which can be done via making the Singularity seem unpopular, oddball, absurd, nerdy, insane, cultist, crackpot, or nonsensical. Singularity-aspersions are a poor form of debate indicative of intellectual poverty.

To mock the Singularity-smear-brigade I present them with the following witty riposte, which I encourage other people to reference whenever Singularity-Saboteurs insist the Singularity has religious overtones or that we protest too much against religious smearing. It seems Singularity-smearing will never stop therefore hopefully this lampoon will make Singularity-saboteurs happy. Based on insults people have thrown at me I've attempted to capture the way Singularity-saboteurs view some people in the Singularity-movement.

Lampooning the beliefs of religious-Singularity-smear-saboteurs

Welcome to the insanely irrational "God-Squad Singularity-posse". I'm the cult leader, prophet. I'm a megalomaniac, messianic-magic-hippy, High-Priest-Priestess, rapturous-nerd, preaching my utterly preposterous Singularity religion regarding salvation, which entails God utilizing technology to transport us into Heavenly paradise. This wacky salvation via fictitious technology has no factual basis in physics, it is simply mystical miracles by God. This Singularity cult is divinely spiritual. This is an orgasmic God-explosion. I'm a goofy, weird, insane, oddball, kooky, dangerous, psychopathic terrorist with utterly irrational notions and I frequently engage in wishful-magical-thinking. I say devout prayers incessantly. The Singularity from my viewpoint is all about the "Lord God Stem Cell" (praise the Lord).

This is a crackpot religion where we worship the mystic almighty Lord God Stem Cell. People in the know (Secret Handshake Level 3 Omega-Grammaton) realize all science is religious, and medical science is especially religious. Contrary to scientific belief, Stem Cells are not biological phenomena; Stem Cells are actually magical pixies from a special magic realm existing parallel to this dimension. We are the crankiest cranks. We are very absurd. We wiggle our fingers in the air and we wave our arms wildly when we preach on street corners.

Lord God Stem Cell created the internet inside His magical mystic alternate dimension. Lord Stem Cell then made the internet become real via casting spells into the dreams of humans. God whispered deepest religious mumbo jumbo into our ears while we slept; this is how He created the internet. Technologists who think the internet is a complex and rational system of computational electronic circuitry, they are seriously deluded because the internet is actually a religious magic spell created by Lord Stem Cell for all the magic hippies. The internet has no physical presence, it is a religious miracle existing only in our daydreams. Via worshipping Lord Stem Cell we make the internet work more efficiently with extreme rapidity. If you want your connection speed to be quicker you will need to chant a prayer to Lord God Stem Cell, thus His love will shine into your mystical hippie heart, to clean out all the rancid nonsense. This is our occult fantasy from the Evangelical fantasy zone.

Ray Kurzweil is Jesus Christ (the second coming) sent to Earth by God to save our souls. The Singularity is a manifestation of Lord God Stem Cell therefore we are the ultimate religious people. We are more religious than the most religiously religious religions. Lord God Stem Cell gave us life and soon He will give us eternal life. We see signs everywhere. We all suffer from a Narcissistic Christ Complex. Peace and love to all the magic hippies, we are the techno-bohemian-lunatics. We are reincarnated Christian Crusaders, and Islamic fundamentalists too. God regularly speaks to us. On Tuesdays we ascend to Heaven where I and my faithful believers discuss Singularity battle plans with God. We are zany-crackpot religious-fantasists living in a fanatical fantasy world. We are geeky fairies from fairyland. We are magical-voodoo, neo-Luddite, ludicrous-nutcases. The Singularity has been hijacked by the insane-irrational psychotic-God-squad-collective, and you're not having it back. We shall wear our irrational Holy Nano-Burqas with pride. The Singularity is an eccentric religious movement for kooks. Stem Cells are absurdly insane because our God is insane.

Onward Singularitarian soldiers, marching into this Holy info-war! We cannot fail to be triumphant because God fights on our side. We are the biggest joke. The Singularity is our fantasy whimsy, superstitious pie-in-the-sky, pipe dream, religious daydream. We are debunked, babbling, and bonkers. We are the looniest enemies of extropy. This is our Holy Crusade! Our nutty victory in this Holy info-war is inevitable. Victory is preordained because we are true believers of illogicality. Our ideas are profoundly unenlightened and unscientific. Our ideas are completely unhinged from reality. This is our ranting rabid rant. We are extra-temporal (time-exploring) post-Singularity robots. We came back from the future to save you because we believe in the eternal life of Lord God Stem Cell.

Magical prayer spell for Lord God Stem Cell

Ohooooo! Oh God, you are so big with a great white Santa Claus beard. I'm a true believer, Amen. Praise your divine holiness the almighty nano-fiber regeneration spheres, and praise your iPad miracles. O Lord we thank you for saving us via your Singularity. We thank you O Lord for creating the internet, quantum computing, and 3D-chip-stacking. Thank you O Lord God Stem Cell for creating our computers via your magic miracles. Thank you Lord for our eternal nano-life. Praise the prophets Bill Gates, Michael Anissimov, Doctor Max More, and last but not least the faithful venerable nerd Jaron Lanier. Praise also to the Holy Disciples Mark Pesce, Giulio Prisco, Natasha Vita-More, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Alex Lightman, and Eric Drexler. Praise the Son of God Ray Kurzweil. O Lord God Stem Cell protect us throughout all our eternal days. Blessed is the fruit of thy internet chat-room. Oh Lord God Stem Cell we praise the motherboard, for thine is the Singularity, the power and the Glory, quad-core, forever and ever. Amen!

Extra Special Super Magic Prayer during times of vast agony.

Holy Nano-Redeemer we kneel faithfully at Thy feet. Thy Singularity come, thy nanobots will be done; in utopia for all eternity! We await your Posthuman embrace. Gracious cybernetic Father, please give us the nanobot-intellectual-capacity to understand your Divine Majesty. Bless the nano-makers, sanctify their 3D-printing. Bless our reformatted Hard-Drives, may Your debugging cleanse the Root Directory. Holy Father, protect our cerebral-files from corruption. Password-protect our souls to enable transcendence of aging. Let your Holy Stem Cells nullify our pains. Forgive our mortality. Fill our faithful hearts with your eternal Heavenly life. Your Stem Cells will protect us. Only You can save us via the techno-Rapture. We say our Singularity prayers because we know utopia is coming. The Lord is with us, blessed art thou microchips. We lift up our processing speeds to God. Hallelujah Heavenly Lord. The Holy Spirit watches over us, radiantly, with love in our hearts, forever. We download your Glorious compassion. You are mighty. Praise be to God. Amen!

Lord God Stem Cell miracle

Resultant from our prayers here follows a recent miracle by the Lord God Stem Cell. Look closely regarding how CNS-cells were created from neural Stem Cells in mice. You will see the face of the Virgin Mary within this research (note the green area of the image). This is compelling evidence to convince all doubters regarding Lord God Stem Cell's reality. The final supernatural days are upon us; the occult signs are everywhere for those who want to see them. Divine nano-miracles will save us. The Rapture is coming.

Reality is a figment of our imaginations

Believers of the Singularity will discover how the entire universe quickly becomes a solipsistic figment of their imaginations. This metaphysical idealism utilizes phenomenological Singularity interpretations of quantum physics, thereby fluidly bending reality into any configuration we desire, which is evidenced via our collective consciousness P-Zombie avatar titled Nick Bostrom. Whenever one of our P-Zombies, such as Nick Bostrom or David Pearce, engages in elucidation of the Simulation Argument, this is when we actively reshape reality in a very specific manner. We utilize various P-Zombie debaters to highlight the solipsistic nature of our reality. The science fiction writer David Brin is another example of our P-Zombie reality manipulation. We rewrite reality via many methods but P-Zombies represent our ultimate superlative paragon regarding our highly entertaining ploys.

Utopian Singularity Baptism

Baptism into this Singularity Religion is very easy. Singularity baptism is available to anyone. To baptise yourself into this cult you will need to simultaneously press the following four keys on any computer keyboard, and whilst pressing the requisite keys you must say: "I love utopia!" The keys to press are: Ctrl, Alt, S, and U.

Upon baptism into our Singularity religion you will discover how the Discordianism religion is an undercover front for the Singularity religion, thus you will automatically become a very high member of Discordianism answerable only the divine absolute leader of Discordianism, Singularity Utopia. Subsequent to your Singularity-baptism you will experience great joy. You will discover how all aspects of our world are either figments of your imagination or figments of Singularity Utopia's imagination. Reality will disintegrate. For example, the whole Discordianism religion (which is not a religion) was created by Singularity Utopia during a particularly weird dreaming cycle. This is our unapologetic psychotic quackery.

Peace and love from the Singularity religion. We are the divine Transhuman cultists waiting for the techno-rapture. I hope this poignant persiflage makes Singularity-saboteurs happy. We don't care about your preposterous smears. Mazel Tov! Let the fun times commence. Praise the Lord God Stem Cell. Amen.


Disclaimer. This blog-post (Praise Almighty Lord God Stem Cell) is satire, it is parody. Caricatures in this blog-post should NOT be considered remotely representative of the people (or their views) mentioned in this blog-post. Parody is NOT accurate portrayal. Love the Lord!

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Why are people dead-stupid?

A person recently queried my statement regarding the typical stupidity of humans. The person querying my condemnation of typical human intellectualism highlighted how humans are currently the foremost intelligent species. Our innate intelligence was presented as hypothetical proof regarding how humans are incapable of being stupid. It was suggested a better descriptor would be willful ignorance or foolishness. I am aware of the innate intelligence possessed by humans, and I also consider "willful ignorance" or "foolishness" to be valuable descriptors, but I personally feel "stupidity" is the appropriate descriptor due to the extreme rarity of innate intelligence being expressed.

Poor Intelligence Utilization

The level of cognitive inadequacy exhibited by humans is shockingly severe to an extremely pronounced degree, thus stupidity is a preeminently suitable descriptor. All descriptors fail to encapsulate the monstrous idiocy of humans but "stupidity" comes closest to defining the illogicality of humans. The lack of intellectual acumen exhibited by typical humans is truly pitiful. The atrocious severity regarding human intellectual failure is beyond mere words, but the unambiguous quality of the word "stupidity" is something humans can usually grasp. The word "stupidity" is the direct opposite to intelligence, therefore what I am expressing is the notion of humans being extremely alienated from their intelligence. Humans are exceedingly removed from their intelligence. Due to cultural, social, political, and economic circumstances, humans have become diametrically opposed to intelligence. Humans experience cognitive conflict. Humans are in opposition to their innate intelligence. Cognitive dissonance, estrangement, doublethink, and anomie are good terms to describe some aspects of stupidity but these details are superfluous because it is more than enough to know humans are simply stupid. Humans have created stupidity but via technology humans are also solving the problem of stupidity.

Writing this blog is a monstrously painful burden. Stating the obvious is extremely tiresome. What is obvious to me is sadly not obvious to the majority of people therefore instead of tearfully collapsing in utter despair regarding the stupidity of humans I must write this. My motivation for expressing these sentiments is to explain how our lives are wasted due to stupidity. Many aspects of our world are exceptionally futile because the ability of typical humans to comprehend the logic is severely suppressed. The obvious needs to be explained because for many people obvious things are not obvious. Our time is wasted and people die unnecessarily. Science and technology will create human immortality by year 2045 at the latest. We are approaching an of informational explosion regarding medical and computer science. In the not too distant future ultra-smart people will live forever.

Mortally Stupid Humans

Massive wastage of our lives occurs due to nonsense, pain, futility, and stupidity. People are embroiled in frivolous inanity. Acknowledging the stupidity of humans is the first step to overcoming stupidity. Many examples of pettiness in modern culture illustrate how small-minded things consume our attention and energy. Politicians and businesspeople are masterful examples of how superfluous rules, reports, reviews, regulations, and rituals waste our lives. President Barack Obama spent months filling our minds with a promise to shut the Guantanamo Bay detention camp but his promise was empty nonsense, it was a waste of our time. Politicians frequently break their promises. Due to the life-wasting nonsense of civilization you are not likely to be informed about the Singularity by official Governmental sources or by multinational corporations. There is no grand vision for the human race within political or business arenas. Politicians and businesses are purely interested in short term profits, they only want to secure their big paychecks. The leaders managing our civilization are oblivious regarding the immortal future we are approaching. Our leaders pander to mass human stupidity, but technology transforms average people regardless of what our leaders desire.

The failure of politicians and businesses to explain how we will soon be immortal is an enormous failure. Science and technology by year 2045 at the latest will allow us to reverse the damage caused by aging. We will live forever. Official mainstream spokespeople are failing abysmally to generate awareness; their negligence is almost criminal. People carelessly throw their lives away because they think it's impossible to live forever. People don't realize we are heading towards an immortal future. Stem Cells, nanotechnology, biotech, and genetic engineering will prolong our lives indefinitely. Many people falsely expect old age will one day kill them; but the truth is that immortality is easily within our grasp and with greater publicity we can make immortality happen sooner instead of later. People falsely think death is inevitable. People are mortally stupid: dead-stupid.

Catastrophic Deathly Statistics

On 26th May 2010 the season finale of American Idol was watched by 24 million people, but only a small amount of people support immortality research. Consider how the general public perceives disaster zone deaths. The Haiti 2010 earthquake caused a total of 316,000 deaths, thus U2, Rihanna, and Jay-Z responded by recording a charity song for Haiti. The great Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011 caused approximately 25,000 deaths, thus pop-stars responded with the fund-raising Songs for Japan. Pop-stars sadly don't appear to care about elderly people dying thus at the time of writing this blog no charity pop-songs have been created to help fund immortality research.

Each day approximately 100,000 elderly people die. Weekly geriatric
global deaths are more than double the total deaths from the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Approximately 1.4 million elderly people die every fortnight, which means 3 million elderly people die each month. Old age causes a shocking amount of deaths. Geriatric deaths easily exceed the death toll from any natural disaster or terrorist attack, but pop-stars, politicians, and businesses ignore the disaster of geriatric mortality. Deaths due to old age constitute the biggest natural disaster in human history. We should be at war-readiness in the fight against geriatric death. Our munitions in this battle to abolish "geriatric-mortality" should entail heavy funding for nanotechnology and Stem Cell research. We need total effort, unwavering dedication, total commitment. In addition to taxes already paid, each person in the developed world should be contributing at least one US dollar per week for funding into the relevant areas of longevity. We need to throw as much money as possible at the problem of geriatric-mortality. If every person of working age (in developed countries) paid only one US dollar extra every week, regarding an "immortality tax", this could easily raise two billion US dollars every month for immortality research. We need greater awareness of Singularity issues.

The most severe catastrophic threat for humans is a lack of positive awareness regarding the utopian benefits of the Singularity.
Our failure to focus on the positives regarding our forthcoming immortality is the biggest pitfall regarding the future. Via being aware of the pleasures of the future this will counteract the dangers. Ignorance regarding our utopian future must stop. 100,000 dead people everyday, think about it.

Proving Our Enhanced Intelligence

I want you to prove to me humans can transcend their stupidity. Many silly aspects of culture become very popular but we must prove intellectual issues can compete with human silliness. My challenge to you is regarding the number of times people have shared this blog-post. I want you to help me acquire more total shares than the daily death toll for elderly people. We are therefore aiming for more than 100,000 shares. Now is the time for us to show how a significant amount of people can become aware of worthwhile intellectual futurism. We can counteract the stupidity. We can raise awareness regarding our forthcoming brainy immortality.

On 4th of May 2011 only 64 people had shared this whole Singularity Utopia blog (via an old sharing system I am not using anymore, and in Novemeber 2012 the shares reached 72 just before I removed the old share button).

You can make a difference. You can share this whole blog on Facebook via the options in th right-hand-side option and via the share options at the bottom of the post below you can share this individual post, "Why are people dead-stupid?" - Let's see if we can get more than 100,000 shares... (LOL)

Popular examples of frivolous Facebook "like" figures from 4th May 2011:

694,818  people like: Can this Pickle get more fans than Twilight?

382,936  people like: Can this Goat get more fans than Barack Obama?

178,722  people like: Can this Hobo get more Fans than The Jonas Brothers?

215,941  people like: Pippa Middleton Ass Appreciation Society

Twilight is a fictional story regarding immortal Vampires who kill people. On 4th May 2011 there were 20 million Facebook "likes" for Twilight. Fictional nonsense regarding murderous immortal Vampires is unsurprisingly more popular than real the immortality Stem Cells will create. In our stupid world there is minimal awareness of how regenerative medicine will create immortality no later than year 2045. Everyone occasionally enjoys escapism, and I'm sure Twilight is enjoyable, but if your awareness only encompasses fictional immortality instead of the prospect of real Stem Cell immortality and genetic rejuvenation therapies then this is a problem we need to solve.

You can change the world

We must focus on utopia. Utopia is coming! Pure pleasure without any dangers! There are no negatives when we focus on the positives. We can defeat the negatives by addressing the positives. Unawareness of the positives is very negative. The biggest negative is a lack awareness regarding the positive aspects of the Singularity. "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself". Liberate yourself from the destructive nature of fear! You can be supremely intelligent. You can change the world. We will live forever in eternal youth.

The purpose of our civilization is to make the world a better place. The idea of being civilized is to eliminate pain, suffering, and cruelty. We enhance our minds via our culture, thus utopia is the ultimate goal. Utopia is a perfect sociopolitical system. You can make our world less stupid. You can make utopia happen sooner instead of later. Lack of information is the biggest cause of stupidity but each day technology provides people with increasing amounts of information; we are approaching and explosion of knowledge; we are approaching an intelligence explosion. We are reordering our minds, we are becoming empowered.

1. Tell your friends and family about Stem Cells, regenerative medicine.
2. Write a letter to your politician, to raise political awareness.
3. Discuss the idea of an "immortality tax" with friends, family, and colleagues.
4. Support longevity organizations such as:


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