“War Room” contributor Joe Allen talks to Steve Bannon about “transhumanism” on a regular basis. Today he talked about his new article in American Thinker entitled “Elon Musk’s Crusade to Save You — By Destroying Your Humanity.”
“The article basically digs into Elon Musk’s autistic dreamworld, the world which he envisions for our future. It’s a world in which artificial intelligence far surpasses human intellect. He has often times warned that artificial intelligence actually poses the greatest existential threat that humanity has, but at the same time he seems to believe that it is inevitable. … His response to this is the development of the neural link brain implant… The brain implant basically functions by drilling a hole in the skull, inserting the chip, interweaving hundreds of hair-thin electrodes into regions of the brain, taking that brain’s neurological activity, transferring that into digital information, and allowing human beings basically to interface directly with computers.”
Elon Musk’s Crusade to Save You — By Destroying Your Humanity
Elon Musk seems like the sort of transhumanist you can trust. Sure, he wants to jam Neuralink chips into our brains so we can keep pace with the AI systems his programmers are creating. And yes, his cozy relationship with the Chinese Communist Party raises thorny questions about his true loyalty to U.S. citizens.
“China rocks in my opinion,” Musk told the Daily Drive last summer, “whereas I see in the United States increasingly much more complacency and entitlement.” So much for national solidarity.
Still, when you hear him chat with Joe Rogan about the value of fatherhood, American liberty, domestic manufacturing, free speech, and cool cars, you can’t help but wonder if Musk — the Transhumanist Bro — might actually have your back.
On The Joe Rogan Experience #1470, the first thing Musk discussed was his newborn baby boy, affectionately named X Æ A-Xii. At first, you get the sense that the richest man in the world really does care about the future generation — at least his own portion of it. But when Rogan asked him about the joy of watching his children from a previous marriage reach adulthood, the autism that Musk publicly embraces began to break through.
“It’s great,” Musk said, “but babies are awesome. Also, I’ve spent a lot of time on AI and neural nets so you can sort of see the brain develop. An AI neural net is trying to simulate what a brain does, basically. You can sort of see it learning very quickly. You know, it’s just — wow.”
“You’re talking about the neural net,” Rogan clarified, as confused as any other normal human being listening. “You’re not talking about an actual baby.”
“I’m talking about an actual baby.”
From there, we learn about the ideal world that only an autist would dream up. It’s a world where artificial general intelligence far surpasses human intellect, forcing us to upgrade our brains in order to stay competitive. Musk famously warned that out of control AI is an existential threat to human beings. But he also seems to believe its development is inevitable. In fact, Tesla is a frontrunner in its creation, from the hyper-observant neural networks that power his autonomous vehicles to the proposed humanoid robots he plans to put into sufficiently wealthy households.
By Joe Allen