Wetware to Hardware?


I’m amazed, flabbergasted, flummoxed…and frightened! I realize the breakthrough that this is; and the scientists who achieved this feat absolutely and without question should all receive Nobels for this. 
I however also see the absolutely terrifying implications of this. For one, the barrier that indelibly separated the organic and inorganic has not just been breached, but torn asunder. The question then goes to the spiritual where we ask whether this is a division that we should have crossed or was it ever meant to be crossed? Most would stop there and concentrate on that question alone. But that isn’t the only question that we should consider. We must consider the Human element to these implications. Was it simply hubris?  As most naysayers to the above question might conclude. Or, do we posit that the mere fact that we did achieve this feat is in itself the answer to the question. That it wasn’t hubris at all and that it wasn’t against some greater and unknowable plan. But instead that the achievement of this, as a sign of our collective sentience, was what was intended all along. That it’s even the natural flow of evolution. Through our species’ evolution what gave us the ability to be at the top, as the most apex predator of all the life on Earth, was and is our sentience. And perhaps this is just a natural progression of Humanity, a continual climb up the evolutionary mountain. But then we must acknowledge the ethical dilemma that is whether we can handle this knowledge, this new skill, responsibly? We may be at the summit of life on Earth but that does not mean that we are the only life on Earth. Since this concept of “noblesse oblige” has been lost on us,  and especially on those in power, what pain and destruction have we irreparably wrought upon the life on this world including ourselves? The signs are everywhere and yet there are still those that have the arrogance, and dare I say, hubris to deny that any damage has been made and continue to perpetuate the suicidal belief that we have divine mandate to be masters of this world. But before I digress too much I must come back to my point in that we must consider whether we are capable of handling this power over organic, and potentially, inorganic life. And that is exactly what this achievement portends, hence my fear. 

However, as a Transhumanist, I am also in awe and amazement of this achievement and also hope that it could represent an ability to finally cross the “Wetware-to-Hardware” barrier. ‘Have to look for the silver lining. 

My Inner Pain

I’m Gay, and I was cut as an infant. My partner was left intact. We’ve not been intimate for a few years, but for other reasons. I also have that inferiority when I see an intact man. I feel like I obsess about it or that’s how I’m treated. I’ve never really found anyone who is supportive of how I feel. My partner says that he doesn’t understand what the big deal is for me. Luckily he said that he would never get cut. I used to panic any time he went to the doctor because I was afraid that they might con him into getting cut. When I tell him that he should be proud of being intact, he just said that it is what it is. Everywhere I express how I feel, how much mental anguish I have. It’s like having PTSD without remembering the exact event. Additionally, I recently found out that I have Borderline Personality Disorder, which is caused by an Attachment Trauma. I firmly feel that the first attachment trauma that I had was being cut. Luckily, my French-Canadian therapist agreed. But it’s this awful self hatred and loathing, and I am restoring, but to me, it doesn’t take away the pain, it just reminds me of how flawed I now am. But normally, anyone I mention my feelings to either minimizes it or Gaslights me (makes it that I’m the one who’s wrong), which just deepens my self-loathing and also makes me feel more isolated. I truly hate being American, if only for this one reason. I’m sorry guys if my post is a real downer, but for me, it’s the truth, it’s my truth. 

Brutality of circumcision in boys – unseen psychological bruises

The Male Factor

Connections to sadomasochistic behavior & child-hood injuries has been noted in psychology. Common elements of S-M behavior & circumcision include pain, struggling, bondage, & a loosely, originally unwanted, associated sexual context.

Boys' circumcision During circumcision an infant’s eyes remain tightly closed. Infants tremble, cry vigorously, & in some cases become mildly cyanotic.

I do not wish to cause misery to other males by this article. This is strictly educational. This is regarding a sensitive subject, the realities of male genital mutilation, generally hidden & continued to be accepted.

A study by a cognitive psychologist from the University of Southern California & co-author of a paper featuring some of it’s findings in the Oct. 6, 2010 issue of the Journal Neuro Report found that when men under stress saw angry faces, they seemed to not want to engage. There’s that masculine rational fear deemed by mass society as “bad” or some kind…

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Male circumcision and male suicide, is there a link?

I can attest that for me this is absolutely true.

STOP MALE SUICIDE

A paper on male circumcision and male suicide, written by Glen Poole of the Stop Male Suicide project, will be presented at the 14th International Symposium on Genital Autonomy this week. This article is published in memory of Jonathon Conte and includes some extracts from the talk, for the benefit ofthose who cannot attend the event.

On Monday May 9 2016, the prominent, American anti-circumcision campaigner, Jonathon Conte, died by suicide. As one of his fellow campaigners, Jonathan Friedman, wrote at the time:

“For those who knew him personally, he was a bright and friendly person. But on the inside, he was tormented by many things, and circumcision was near or at the top of this list of grievances.”

Most of us will be aware that there is a global drive to end the practice of, what used to be called, “female circumcision” and is now most commonly referred to…

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