July 5, 2022

Killer was fan of transhumanism and reprogenetics

In the wake of the murderous spree by Norwegian right-winger Anders Behring Breivik, bloggers and columnists have been trawling through his 1500-page rant about how to create a Muslim-free Europe to show how deluded Christians, or conservatives, or immigration opponents or [fill in the dots] are. But since much of “2083 – A European Declaration of Independence” was cobbled together from websites, there is something for everyone. Even fans of transhumanism and reprogenetics. Here it is. I cannot bear to comment.

In the wake of the murderous spree by Norwegian
right-winger Anders
Behring Breivik, bloggers and columnists have been trawling
through his 1500-page rant about how to create a Muslim-free Europe to show how
deluded Christians, or conservatives, or immigration opponents or [fill in the
dots] are. But since much of “2083 – A
European Declaration of Independence” was cobbled together from websites, there
is something for everyone. Even fans of transhumanism and reprogenetics. Here
it is, just for the record. I have commented on this madness elsewhere. I cannot bear to do it here.

The never-ending collective pursuit for scientific
evolution and perfection should become the benchmark and essence of our
existence instead of glorifying individuals acquisition of wealth and
“lookism”. There must always be incentives. We should just change what types of
incentives we wish to glorify. This type of civilisational shift is only
possible under a strong ”nationalistic” framework.

The following might seem like science fiction to some
but I believe we should have ambitious and visionary goals:

We should focus on specific goals in this regard;

a.
Developing a brain-computer interface (BCI) which provides a direct path of
communication from an external device to the brain. The goal should be to
create an alternative to educational institutions. Downloading information to
the brain more efficiently can free up 15-30 years of an individual’s life
which normally would have been used for studies. This might take decades to
develop and hundreds of billions spent but imagine how it would revolutionise
our world.

b.
Biological perfection – reprogenetics. The Nazis destroyed the reputation of
“eugenics” by combining it to scientific racism and mass extermination. But
seeking biological perfection is still a logical concept and I don’t see why we
should abandon it. We just have to make sure that we offer it as a voluntary
option to everyone or at least start by legalising it (promotional voluntary
reprogenetics or private reprogenetics). We should legalise reproductive
technologies that will allow parents to create off spring with biological
improvement (reprogenetics). This must be a non-coercive form of biological
improvement which will be predominantly motivated by individual competitiveness
and the desire to create the best opportunities for children.

Michael Cook
Anders Behring Breivik
Norway
reprogenetics
transhumanism