Brilliant scientist/technologist Peter Diamandis has been spreading his “gospel” of transhumanism around the globe for several years now, laying out what he envisions for the future of humanity. Diamandis takes issue with the constant negativity in various publications and media that leans toward making us believe our future is dystopian. As he puts it, “I’m someone who believes we’re headed toward an extraordinary future.”
He sees all forms of life as technology, which is contradictory since all technologies that have ever existed owe that existence to a designer yet Diamandis is an avowed evolutionist, believing that the “technology” he calls life somehow randomly put itself together. Claiming that we’ve gone as far as we can go under biological evolution, Diamandis believes our next moves forward in evolution must be based on electronic technologies so we can become a god-like omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent collective consciousness with the capability of solving any and all problems we encounter, including poverty and sickness. And this is the type of thinking he has persuaded Silicon Valley to embrace.
Mr. Diamandis sounds very convincing, but he is simply giving us the same ol’, same ol’ new world order ideas presented in a different package. When he speaks of a collective “meta-consciousness,” that is the same thing the Antichrist will want when he rises to power. His global governance will require that all people be in agreement with him by taking his mark so “that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name,” (Revelation 13:17). The Antichrist will also want to be like God, most likely using technology “to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed,” (Revelation 13:15).
Whenever someone like Mr. Diamandis works from the premise of promising humankind that their methods will make us like God, true saints should automatically see a red flag that takes us back to what Satan promised in the Garden of Eden–“ye shall be as gods…” (Genesis 3). This is the true spirit behind the transhumanist thinking of Diamandis, whether he knows it or not. It’s also curious that he totally denies man’s biggest problem–his sin nature. This can never be resolved by anything man can conjure up and is always the thing that hinders us from reaching our penultimate aspirations of complete peace, extinction of sicknesses, and extinction of poverty.
Essentially, Diamandis offers us a way for us to be our own lords and saviors which is doomed to fail, just like all those who came before him making the same types of promises. I think I’ll stick with Jehovah’s plan since he’s the one who has proven himself by his fulfilled prophecies, scientific knowledge, and historical accuracy. His way, truth, and life, aka the Lord Jesus, has given me a peace that surpasses all understanding that no other entity–human or otherwise–could ever come close to matching.
Harry A. Gaylord