I WATCHED a terrifying video the other day about birthing pods. These artificial wombs created in a laboratory to gestate human embryos are expected to be fully functional within 30 years. They are designed inside clumps of human tissue like a sausage casing and will contain all of the essential nutrients to ensure your baby is well looked after whilst you go about your daily activities without the terrible inconvenience of a pregnancy.
As you might expect China is leading the way in such technology to tackle its chronically low birth rates (although common sense would dictate this should exacerbate the problem causing births to plummet as people contemplate their children being born from a synthetic chamber). But if that isn’t evil enough, these robo-nannies will be able to monitor foetuses for defects and presumably correct undesirable genetic traits for those who wish to achieve those perfect designer babies.
The fact that this is even on the menu, anywhere in the world, attests to how low we have sunk as a species. Perhaps these new AI wombs could gestate human beings who’d be impervious to low temperatures, leave zero carbon footprint and subsist on eco-friendly nourishment such as insects or asphalt. They could even be designed with built-in battery packs to charge all the electric vehicles we’ll be driving around after petrol and diesel cars are banned from 2030.
Parallels with the Matrix movies aside, as applied in the current geopolitical environment this raises the question of whether complete control of the human form from pre-cradle to the grave will now be assumed by AI systems invested with powers not only to microchip every single individual before birth but install features to ensure they are fully monitored over their entire lifespan.
Such an architectural design would doubtless be advocated by the likes of Yuval Noel Harari, the high prophet of our new Fourth Industrial Revolution (also known as Industry 4.0). Certainly any new software upgrades, such as security features and improvements (including at genetic levels) could be incorporated into constantly evolving technology for fully programmable human slaves.
It’s important in this context to distinguish subjects from slaves. We the people of the United Kingdom are subjects of His Majesty and (mostly) willingly so. We now sing ‘God Save the King’. Following the Queen’s death hundreds of thousands of us queued in the cold overnight to file respectfully past her coffin at Westminster Hall. Contrast such an outpouring of loyalty to a monarch, heralded as ‘a triumph of Britishness’, with the creepy neo-pagan death cult formed by lines of people outside Covid vaccination centres, or the eco-fascists occupying public space, including someone in Canada who protested about climate change by gluing themselves to a financial institution. Apparently he is no longer legally permitted to possess an adhesive substance. As someone who has worked in several City banks I can tell you that is absolutely the last place I’d willingly affix my person to.
The fact is there are two camps now in this world, with the lines drawn ever more clearly. Those who recognise and respect the divine within all of us and embrace truth and goodness, versus the cold, faceless bureaucrats driving an anti-human, fascist agenda. The latter form part of a sub-group within a neo-pagan death cult who are obsessed with such things as masks, mRNA shots, banning fossil fuels, zero carbon targets and tampering with nature to produce artificial freaks.
I know which club I’d rather belong to.