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The World Economic Forum Takes a Page From Empirical Data on Consciousness after Death to become Gods

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There is a plentitude of empirical, scientific, peer-reviewed data on Near Death Documented Consciousness. Although I opted for using “Near Death” rather than “After Death,” much of this data documents consciousness while someone is dead. For the sake of this discussion, we are uninterested in “experiences” that someone had while dead that cannot be empirically verified. What is scientific or empirical verification? That a person has knowledge of happenings, events, or conversations while her EEG read “dead” or while there is zero brain activity (= death) that they could not have had otherwise, and subsequent to her resuscitation, she reports it and someone, often more disinterested that not, verifies whether it is true or not. There are a host of after death or near-death experiences that people have, a firsthand account of what he saw while dead. They are of no empirical or scientific value because there is no way to falsify a firsthand account that is locked away inside someone’s mind or perceptions. Even Scripture states that every word should be validated by “two or three witnesses” and thus we should leave those out of conversation here. There is a myriad of peer reviewed, empirically verifiable data on Near or After Death Consciousness, from “during death consciousness” to documented “out of body knowledge” to “the non-locality and immateriality” of the quantum or molecular universe. At the end of the article, I have put up a few links to show this empirical data’s existence if someone wants to begin exploring it. Let’s not lose sight, however, of the point of this article; it is not about whether you think the data for after death consciousness is compelling or not but about how the World Economic Forum’s ideology builds on the notion of after death consciousness.

Notably, the WEF’s interest is in disembodied digitized consciousness, and we experience the WEF’s interest through cultural influence campaigns the likes of the Amazon series, “Upload.” Although it is usually psychologists, psychiatrists, and spiritual-vocation persons, that express and incite interest in near and after death consciousness, we have a new massively powerful group entering this conversation: the global elite, the WEF, who we might just call “dehumanizing digital futurists.” They shockingly bridge the gap between atheist and new religion; one of their chief spokespersons, Yuval Harari, arguing that this is one of the new 21st century religions. The shear fact that these digital futurists have found a potential way (if they can actualize it) to propose a new atheistic religion is no small feat. Who would have thought that computer programmers would form a main vector in advancing knowledge on near/after death consciousness or disembodied consciousness? Big issues that are caused to be readdress because of this new intellectual movement include “what is death,” “what does it mean to be human,” “what is the nature of information,” “what is the body as it relates to being human,” “is there a spirit in each person,” “would you want to exist in a disembodied space,” “what about the knowledge of what is lost if/when you become digitized,” “is what is gained better than all that is lost in becoming a disembodied consciousness.”

An oddity is the makeup of the WEF: that it sits on the cutting edge of technology and science. Historically, science is viewed as at odds with religion, theism, or any non-naturalistic or non-materialistic views of the world. Said differently, science as an ideology (sometimes called scientism) and worldview is usually metaphysical naturalism or philosophical materialism. The exact definitions of all these are unimportant here; the point is that ‘humans’ from a mainstream scientific view is either viewed as nothing but its physical materiality (the body, brain, finger, toes, etc.) or all that humanity is derives itself from strictly natural processes — hence Darwinism, evolution, adaptation, etc. The WEF is, based on their dismissal of any God-ward worldview, presumably naturalists of one type or another, yet they bring in traditional concepts from religion like “intelligent design,” “disembodied consciousness,” “eternal life,” and “gods.” There is certainly an apotheosis in their worldview, which is traditionally put in the category of mythology, religion, or paganism, yet here we are. Should we call this WEF worldview apotheotic naturalism? What the WEF is trying to do here — in creating a new worldview and issuing a call for eugenicide on biological humanity — must be recognized as ambitious in the extreme. Perhaps it is delusions of grandeur, perhaps it is reckless, or perhaps there is something more sinister at play.

The proposition that human consciousness could be digitized so that the “mind” goes on while the “brain” dies would call for a redefining of both “life” and “death.” Similarly, if this could be done, the debate about dualism, about whether the mind is different from the brain, might finally be settled. Much research and debate has gone into precisely what the brain is: at least one version of this takes the brain as a receptor and sender of human consciousness. Could human consciousness be facilitated without the brain as the WEF proposes? Would we still call it human consciousness if so or would it be synthetic post human consciousness? When I first thought about these things it sounded much like science fiction, yet Elon Musk’s neural-link and Syncron’s computer-controlling human body parts makes this futurist “fiction” look much closer on the horizon. Do not hear me wrong: I am only preliminarily reflecting on this new technology and the WEF’s post-human proposals, but I find it discomforting, immoral, and just a bad idea all around. Next time, I will get into the 1st and 2nd Laws of Thermodynamics (entropy) as to why the WEF’s vision of digital apotheosis is so misguided.

In summary, we might say that the WEF wants to forge a world with consciousness apart from the human body. The empirical data from the field of after death documented consciousness provides the WEF with a scientific data set that shows that the proposition, “Consciousness without the body is possible,” is true. The WEF seems to be trying to make a counter argument to the spiritual and religious people, who have for millennia claimed that humanity survives the death of their body. The WEF might say, as Harari has intimated on more than one occasion, it is not some metaphysical spirit or soul that continues on, but it is consciousness as an electrical and data-bit set. In this way, it might be possible for the WEF to advance a narrative of their new digital religion while staying true to metaphysical naturalism, staying true to a universe that does not involve God or gods, well, at least no gods other than themselves.