Art is always the biggest marker of any cultural surround. As we look into what created the “electronic spine” it’s actually based in a television show from the seventies. But we’d have to fast forward to today, and look at what the mid Baby Boom male fantasy was.
We can see the repercussions in this incredible portrait of future sex. It takes an artist as visionary to reflect back the world he sees.
The generation of men who created this man/mesh meshing were really pretty fucked up. Let’s look at one of them and assess the background and cultural surround before we discuss what failures these men have been. Outcomes for Autism are one in 100 now. In their quest to discover their own supra-egocentric transcendency from mere human to cybershit let’s look at one of them and his views before we uncover just what his stinking worldview has created for children on our planet.
It’s this guy:
This is what he was watching on television at the time, and you can bet that he wanted to be a hero like Steve Majors was in this show. It’s a fantasy that he had. Like most of the other Baby Boom men in his age bracket, they have not cared what they have wreaked on earth in the pursuit of their goals.
Here is the show:
So, let’s look at two pictures. The first is Michelangelo.
And then this one:
I feel kind of sorry for Ma.tt and his friends because they simply can’t understand the monstrous climate that birthed these guys?
We want to see the parents in this case, as the parents hold the mythos for the son.
parents who had emigrated from Austria just before the onset of World War II. He was exposed via Unitarian Universalism to a diversity of religious faiths during his upbringing. His unitarian church had the philosophy of many paths to the truth – the religious education consisted of spending six months on a single religion before moving onto the next. Kurzweil is an agnostic. His father was a musician, a noted conductor, and a music educator. His mother was a visual artist. Kurzweil decided he wanted to be an inventor at the age of five. In his youth, Kurzweil was an avid reader of science fiction literature. At the age of eight, nine, and ten, he read the entire Tom Swift Jr. series. At the age of seven or eight, he built a robotic puppet theater and robotic game. He was involved with computers and built computing devices by the age of twelve. At the age of fourteen, Kurzweil wrote a paper detailing his theory of the neocortex. His parents were involved with the arts, and he is quoted in the documentary Transcendent Man as saying that the household always produced discussions about the future and technology.
Kurzweil attended Martin Van Buren High School. During class, he often held onto his class textbooks to seemingly participate, but instead, focused on his own projects which were hidden behind the book. His uncle, an engineer at Bell Labs, taught young Kurzweil the basics of computer science. In 1963, at age fifteen, he wrote his first computer program. He created a pattern-recognition software program that analyzed the works of classical composers, and then synthesized its own songs in similar styles. In 1965, he was invited to appear on the CBS television program I’ve Got a Secret, where he performed a piano piece that was composed by a computer he also had built. Later that year, he won first prize in the International Science Fair for the invention; Kurzweil’s submission to Westinghouse Talent Search of his first computer program alongside several other projects resulted in him being one of its national winners, which allowed him to be personally congratulated by President Lyndon B. Johnson during a White House ceremony. These activities collectively impressed upon Kurzweil the belief that nearly any problem could be overcome.
The phrase “nearly any problem could be overcome” is seminal here.
We have talked about cultural surround in terms of eras. So let’s go back and look at his.
Looking at the compulsions here:
Kurzweil admits that he cared little for his health until age 35, when he was found to suffer from a glucose intolerance, an early form of type II diabetes (a major risk factor for heart disease). Kurzweil then found a doctor (Terry Grossman, M.D.) who shares his non-conventional beliefs to develop an extreme regimen involving hundreds of pills, chemical intravenous treatments, red wine and various other methods to attempt to live longer. Kurzweil was ingesting “250 supplements, eight to 10 glasses of alkaline water and 10 cups of green tea” every day and drinking several glasses of red wine a week in an effort to “reprogram” his biochemistry. Lately, he has cut down the number of supplement pills to 150.
Kurzweil joined the Alcor Life Extension Foundation, a cryonics company. In the event of his declared death, Kurzweil will be perfused with cryoprotectants, vitrified in liquid nitrogen, and stored at an Alcor facility in the hope that future medical technology will be able to repair his tissues and revive him.
He has authored three books on the subjects of nutrition, health and immortality: The 10% Solution for a Healthy Life, Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever and Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever. In all, he recommends that other people emulate his health practices to the best of their abilities. Kurzweil and his current “anti-aging” doctor, Terry Grossman, MD., now have two websites promoting their first and second book.
He asserts that in the future, everyone will live forever. In a 2013 interview, Kurzweil said that in 15 years, medical technology could add more than a year to one’s remaining life expectancy for each year that passes, and we could then “outrun our own deaths”.
He seems to have a fix on Tom Swift, so let’s take a look at this:
So, once again we are looking at grandiosity in the “hero” motif for these guys who are building the techno-spine.
Now let’s look at what it has created:
But, let’s go back to what their dads did. Which was drop a lot of acid. Yes, they did. So, as we use the genogram to discern why we have species degradation coexisting hand in hand with electro-spine non-heroicism — you might ask HOW DID WE GET HERE?
Looking back at his generation in 1968, during the acid years. They were all looking to see God.
Take a look:
So let’s look along the genogram dates again:
Inserting film from 1985:
Back story Electronic Spine as Silicon Valley:
Late in his life, Shockley became intensely interested in questions of race, human intelligence, and eugenics. He thought this work was important to the genetic future of the human species and came to describe it as the most important work of his career, even though expressing his views damaged his reputation. Shockley argued that a higher rate of reproduction among the less intelligent was having a dysgenic effect, and that a drop in average intelligence would ultimately lead to a decline in civilization. Shockley’s published writings and lectures to scientific organizations on this topic were partly based on the writings of psychologistCyril Burt and were funded by the Pioneer Fund. Shockley also proposed that individuals with IQs below 100 be paid to undergo voluntary sterilization.
Anthropologist Roger Pearson, whose writings are based on an evolutionary and racialist approach has defended Shockley in a self-published book co-authored with Shockley.University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee professor Edgar G. Epps argued that “William Shockley’s position lends itself to racist interpretations”.
He donated sperm to the Repository for Germinal Choice, a sperm bank founded by Robert Klark Graham in hopes of spreading humanity’s best genes. The bank, called by the media the “Nobel Prize sperm bank,” claimed to have three Nobel Prize-winning donors, though Shockley was the only one to publicly acknowledge his donation to the sperm bank. However, Shockley’s controversial views brought the Repository for Germinal Choice a degree of notoriety and may have discouraged other Nobel Prize winners from donating sperm.
More back story on Silicon Valley from BBC:
By the 90’s we are seeing the rise of ADHD. And the drugs given to boys in school. Let’s take a look at how that generation has been treated with these. Here from the NYT. Plus this video…
2014 (1 in 100 AUTISM)————————————-2015
So, let’s go back to that era in the 70’s when men are all getting vasectomies because it was the in thing to do, and they wanted to freeze their sperm (immortality) and or themselves, so that they could live forever. We can see that is a motif in the man above.
In the event of his declared death, Kurzweil will be perfused with cryoprotectants, vitrified in liquid nitrogen, and stored at an Alcor facility in the hope that future medical technology will be able to repair his tissues and revive him.
The EGOTISM at work, can you imagine it?
This is someone with a very great fear of DEATH and OBLIVION. One could say that the childhood was lived out in the shadow of annihilation in WW2, but also the nuclear age and the Cold War.
That fear created the obsession at 35 to try and get to HEALTH. (All those supplements).
You can begin to see WHY my concept of THE ALCHEMY PROJECT is going to be so important in terms of those friendship circles especially in the autistic population.
So, narcissism was a huge problem for men in the 70’s, especially the ones involved with this “spine” concept. They are all working in that field anyway? And on this huge tech industry that is growing and growing. At that time. So it is the fathers who created this kind of non-naturalism that we see now?
So plays you a song from the 70’s — you might know it. All these dads played it.
We had been looking at all those images of the EMO HEARTS and not seeing any color. Let’s take a look at this graf that is talking about ADHD, and colorblindness.
So what we would be looking for along this genogram is:
What drugs were the parents and children on that is causing 1 in 100 to be born with Autism.
Why is the art only three colors? Is this potential colorblindness in a generation of kids whose parents dropped lots of acid?
So as we talk about this incredible rush to the concept of “singularity” as developed by men in the Baby Boom as shown above, what is it they have searched for, exactly?
Looking at color in this one….
and looking at this one…
Why I like Ma.tt is because, he’s human.
The scope of the Alchemy Project is toward “humanity” — through art and narrative.
MA Depth Psychology, ’98 Pacifica Graduate Institute