If you have not read “Exploring Biodigital Convergence” yet, I suggest you stop what you’re doing and read it now. Seriously. I’ll wait. . . .
. . . And now that you’re back, I’m sure you’ll agree with me that this is important stuff. Are you ready to talk about it?
OK, let’s dig in.
The first thing to note about this revealing document is that it is an official Government of Canada publication. More specifically, it is from “Policy Horizons Canada,” which describes itself as “a federal government organization that conducts foresight.” Clear as mud? Well, apparently their mandate is “to help the Government of Canada develop future-oriented policy and programs that are more robust and resilient in the face of disruptive change on the horizon,” and they are a government “foresight center,” complete with a “Chief Futurist” and a team of “Foresight Analysts” who work in the Government of Canada’s first “innovation lab” producing regular “MetaScans” on topics of interest to the government, including “behavioural insights and experimentation.”
If that sounds like a lot of federal bureaucratic gobbledygook designed to obfuscate the fact that this is just a government think tank that talks about future trends and developments, then don’t worry. That’s exactly what it is.
The second thing you’ll notice about the document is the smirking face of Kristel Van der Elst, who, we are told, is Director General of Policy Horizons Canada and the erstwhile author of this document’s foreword. Three seconds of searching will reveal that Ms. Van der Elst is the former Head of Strategic Foresight at (you guessed it) the World Economic Forum, whose globalist bingo card is almost as impressive as Dr. Leana Wen’s. In addition to being intimate with the Davos crowd, she’s also a Fulbright Scholar who went to Yale, Special Advisor to European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, and, in addition to heading up Policy Horizons Canada, is also a fellow at the Center for Strategic Foresight of the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Quelle surprise.
So what does Van der Elst say in her foreword?
In the coming years, biodigital technologies could be woven into our lives in the way that digital technologies are now. Biological and digital systems are converging, and could change the way we work, live, and even evolve as a species. More than a technological change, this biodigital convergence may transform the way we understand ourselves and cause us to redefine what we consider human or natural [all emphases in this article are mine].
Guess what, guys? I have just found my go-to synopsis for when I’m asked to explain the great reset and the fourth industrial revolution in a nutshell. Right there in a few short, crisp sentences, is exactly what I’ve been warning about regarding the transhumanist agenda for 13 years now. But in the true spirit of the open conspiracy, since this is a bland admission from a senior government think tank worker it will undoubtedly be viewed as a boring, self-evident truth by the normies who seek to find a way to downplay the coming extinction of the human race.
From there, things only get weirder.
The document goes on to outline “Three ways biodigital convergence is emerging,” namely:
- Full physical integration of biological and digital entities;
- Coevolution of biological and digital technologies; and
- Conceptual convergence of biological and digital systems,
Please re-read that list in case you didn’t grasp its significance the first time. But in case you didn’t catch the importance of those trends, the report then provides some concrete examples of each.
Regarding the “Full physical integration of biological and digital entities,” the document notes:
Robots with biological brains and biological bodies with digital brains already exist, as do human-computer and brain-machine interfaces. The medical use of digital devices in humans, as well as digitally manipulated insects such as drone dragonflies and surveillance locusts, are examples of digital technology being combined with biological entities. By tapping into the nervous system and manipulating neurons, tech can be added to an organism to alter its function and purpose. New human bodies and new senses of identity could arise as the convergence continues.
With regard to the “Coevolution of biological and digital technologies,” we are told that there is “a blurring between what is considered natural or organic and what is digital, engineered, or synthetic.”
For example, biosynthetic vanilla is created using ferulic acid, eugenol, and glucose as substrates, and bacteria, fungi, and yeasts as microbial production hosts. Although it does not come from a vanilla plant, under both U.S. and EU food legislation, its production from “microbial transformations of natural precursors” allows it to be labelled as a “natural flavoring”.
And in elaboration of the “Conceptual convergence of biological and digital systems,” the authors of this report opine that:
As we continue to better understand and control the mechanisms that underlie biology, we could see a shift away from vitalism – the idea that living and nonliving organisms are fundamentally different because they are thought to be governed by different principles. Instead, the idea of biology as having predictable and digitally manageable characteristics may become increasingly common as a result of living in a biodigital age. Any student of biology today will have grown up in a digital world and may consciously or subconsciously apply that frame of reference to bioinformatics and biology generally.
Are you getting a sense of where this is going yet? Do not gloss over this material and do not take it in stride. A government think tank is openly talking about the blurring of the lines between biological and digital systems, between living and nonliving organisms, and how this could lead to “new human bodies” and new senses of human identity. The transhumanist plan to effect the extinction of homo sapiens is being calmly discussed and dissected as if it’s just another technological breakthrough by the scientific boffins.
Do not allow your normalcy bias to take over here. This is insanity.
But wait! It gets even more insane!