V ANARCHIST MEETING AGAINST THE TECHNO-INDUSTRIAL SYSTEM AND ITS WORLD
During the 27th, 28th and 29th of May will take place the “V Anarchist Meeting against the Technoindustrial System and its world”. A place where we can meet, get to know each other, debate, spread and sharpen our ideas against the technical organization of the world. We intend the meeting to be one more tool to fight the techno-scientific-industrial system, because we think that the field of confrontation should be concentrated in the field of technological progress, since it is and will be what will trace the present and future dynamics of domination over each and every one of the aspects of our lives: social, political, economic and environmental. During the duration of the conference there will be a space for distributors (those who want to set up a distributor in the space are kindly requested to confirm their presence in advance) and 100% vegetarian canteens. In the coming days we will disseminate the full program of the meeting, which this year will be held at PVA Sputnik (C / Gonzalez soto, 21, Vallecas, Madrid).
Historically, the systems of domination have taken advantage of moments of crisis or catastrophe to transform the world, to carry out a metamorphosis of it. In other times this metamorphosis was carried out when capitalism was threatened by the advance of the class struggle or by the need for economic and productive changes to maximize profits. In our time we see how technocracy takes advantage of emergencies, be they energetic, sanitary, economic, climatic… to accelerate the techno-totalitarianism that the machine-world implies. A new “great transformation” is underway, driven by the techno-financial elites, a Great Reset. Restarting life in all its dimensions to impose a new way of life and a new world under the imperatives of the 4th Industrial Revolution, that is, restarting life to submit it to the machine-world that seeks to optimize the human being and all living things to turn them into just another cog in the machine-world. Once nature has been artificialized and controlled, the objective now is the human being.
After two years of ‘health emergency’ and its consequences (‘contactless’ society, sensory deprivation, medicalization…) we are now in a new crisis due to energy emergencies, climatic emergencies, etc. which will also have consequences that will lead us towards technototalitarianism and, in all of them, we can find some form of war. We observe then that the various forms of emergency are used as a new form of domination, to keep the population under the imperatives of technocracy, a new way of creating fear and submission to the population that, deprived of freedom and autonomy, increases its blind faith in the salvation promised by the techno-scientific system. War and emergencies become new forms of domination, after two years of war “against the virus” which has really been a war against the population. On the one hand, through sensory deprivation (technique used during the wars) which meant confinement and social distance, on the other hand, through medicalization in the form of inoculation of cellular reprogramming serums (1) which continue to produce thousands of wounded and killed and finally, it meant the destruction of social relations now commodified and informationalized in the new cybernetic society. The current Ukraine-Russia war, which hides a war between techno-financial elites (2), is causing the acceleration of a series of emergencies: the energy emergency, which drives and accelerates the technocracy’s project of the establishment of so-called “renewable energies” and sustainable, automated and intelligent cities driven by algorithmic patterns, and the economic emergency, after the rupture of the supply chain that leads to the rise in the cost of living and the shortage of certain foods, several projects are accelerated, such as food synthetic biology, transgenics (Spain is the first European country that after this crisis accepts transgenic animal feed that will obviously end up in our bodies), likewise, in this field will accelerate the projects of agriculture 4. 0 and ‘nature-based solutions’ will be accelerated in this field as well. Something similar to what happened after the ‘health emergency’ in which an important part of the population began to accept that animals produced by the food industry were genetically modified to prevent them from catching diseases or transmitting viruses. Likewise, the economic crisis “produced” by the war accelerates the project of digital currencies (Russia together with the rest of the countries that make up the Brics group has already created a virtual currency for the realization of transactions), the automation and robotization of the labor world and others such as the basic income, which will possibly be a ration card adjusted to the behavior of each individual controlled at every moment and at every step by the cybernetic society. This new form of domination totally undoes the difference between war and peace, “peace is the continuation of war by other means” (3), war zones and peace zones are intermingled and confused, war or ’emergency’ is no longer something far from our environment, as in times past, but become part of our daily life, which is surrounded by hundreds of military devices such as internet, geolocation, smart phones, prostheses, drones…which further facilitate the militaristic and securitarian environment.
These ’emergencies’ together with the climatic one lead us to a new way of life where the behavior and conduct of each individual will be regulated on the basis of the health, climatic and economic imperatives set by each ’emergency’. Emergencies that will allow the definitive assault of the industrial society to all spheres of life, will allow a technological acceleration that exceeds the limits known until now, imposing the techno-industrial way of life in the last corner of the planet and in all living things that inhabit the planet, a control of behavior and conduct that brings us closer to the ‘credit system’ existing in China, that is to say, to a hyper-technologized and controlled society. The new ways of regulating and dominating life according to the different emergencies will be accompanied by the project of digital identification. We have seen how the so-called ‘health emergency’ has given rise to the imposition of the ‘Green Pass’, a digital identification (with personal and health data) which, depending on whether or not you accept the new health regulations, allows you to access certain services. This liberticidal and segregationist digital identification project will be extended to the rest of emergencies, we have already seen how in Ukraine to receive the aid given to the population due to the consequences of the war it is necessary to have a digital identification that includes health and biometric data.
The cybernetic society that pursues the disappearance of the physical world and dehumanization is the main proponent of digital identification, from the ID2020 project to IBM’s “digital wallet”. Digital identification means absolute control of our lives, since all our behavioral, movement and biometric data, etc., will be stored in it. The digitization of all dimensions of life is a behaviorist project with the aim of directing our behavior. Emergencies, crises, wars make life and death terrifying, predisposing the population to the dream of a technological victory in an unpredictable world.
TOWARDS THE TRANSHUMANIST PROJECT
The ‘health emergency’, and those to come, represent a technological acceleration and an acceleration of the transhumanist project. Transhumanism aims not only to transform the world but also human beings themselves, to optimize, improve and ‘augment’ them in order to adapt them to the machine-world. To improve the human being through hybridizations with the machine or through interventions on its biology, modifying and improving its physical and cognitive aptitudes, converting the human being into something functional, into a machine.
Within this transhumanist project, a great leap has been made through cellular reprogramming serums, hidden under the name of vaccines. It is a leap forward in the new biomedical paradigm that aims to control and improve the vital processes of human beings by means of new techniques to manipulate and artificialize basic processes at the molecular, cellular and genetic levels. Transhumanism sees the body as a manipulable, moldable and mechanizable object, something functional to its needs: genetic engineering, xenotransplantation, personalized medicine tailored to each person’s genotype, stem cell reprogramming, gene therapies, in vitro organ regeneration, etc. open a huge path to the idea of a malleable body. This new biomedical paradigm does not focus on eliminating pathologies like the previous one, but aims to control, manage, modify and redefine our own vital capacities, a step towards the transhuman body, a qualitative increase in the capacity to modify our metabolism, our organs and our brain. Therefore, for us, the importance of this new biomedical paradigm goes beyond the artifact of the “vaccine”, it is the control over biological processes in order to control and artificialize them. The objective, as we were saying, is no longer to cure diseases, but to improve the human being. The different forms of biomedicine, from gene therapy to cellular reprogramming, not only produce a new organ or body, but also a new way of understanding life and of being in the world under the dictates of technocracy.
This control and artificialization of vital processes opens the way to eugenics (recently the complete genome of a fetus was decoded), the advances in genetic sequencing technology will make possible the technical intervention in its organism to mold it on the basis of the health patterns of capitalism. Today it is on the basis of health, tomorrow on the basis of any other pattern of capitalist needs that commodify and instrumentalize bodies. This discovery will obviously enhance the eugenics that is hidden behind the different processes of assisted reproduction through which babies are manufactured, perfected and selected. All this implies the absolute commodification of life and its different processes.
Gene editing by means of the Crispr/cas9 technique (which makes it possible to modify genes with simplicity and precision), cellular reprogramming, artificial organs, etc. are part of the new biomedical paradigm that will be accompanied by the sensorization of the body, through nanosensors and wearable technologies that will monitor our body and direct our behavior once again on the basis of capitalist health patterns.
If the Human Genome Project changed the scientific and medical paradigm, the same will happen when the complete mapping of the human brain takes place, which is the aim of the US Brain project, trying to decipher all the neural networks and their functions by means of new neurotechnologies. Again, controlling organs and modifying them with the end of the biomedical paradigm, already through techniques such as electromagnetism, which have been used to systematically deactivate certain parts of the brain without the need for surgical intervention, deep brain stimulation or optogenetics, which has already managed to control certain behaviors in animals, or the possibility through electrodes of having your brain manage mechanical prostheses placed in the body. All these techniques pursue the control of the brain, a vision of the brain as a machine, like a clock with wheels and gears. For them the mind, like the body, is nothing more than software to be programmed and deprogrammed. To mechanize the human through hybridization with the machine is one of the transhumanist objectives.
The transhumanist project is based on the instrumentalization of people by technology, it aims to improve us virtually or genetically in a way that creates in individuals a new ontological status, redesigning the human condition. The digitalization of life in all dimensions, the Internet of things, people and animals turns us into information, into data, into something measurable and controllable. If every person or object on the face of the earth transmits continuous information about their state, their needs, their emotions, etc., it turns everything in the world into something monitored (in real time) and controlled.
This digitalization, through Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, the internet of things leads us to the complete monitoring of our lives and the prediction of our behavior that will be suggested by algorithmic patterns. Monitored and driven. But from a soft dictatorship that makes us believe we are free, from voluntary servitude to induced happiness, from slavery to happy servitude inside a digital prison, from work will set you free, to digitalization will set you free, never has a society so enslaved, so submissive as today’s one felt so free. We live in a digital prison that gives rise to a context of collective peace, characterized by the total absence of coercion or threats, “there is no reaction or oppression… everything is for the best in the best of all worlds”(4). The cybernetic project is a liberticidal and ecocidal project that shapes our behavior, our emotions, our experience and destroys the planet through its insatiable need for minerals, rare earths, energy?
Now more than ever is the time to reject science, technology and progress that lead us to the abyss, to reject the leftist and postmodernist postulates that seek “salvation” in technology, to reject the artificialization of the world, of our lives and bodies, to project a critique and a praxis towards the techno-scientific system and its rational world, to refuse the mechanization and robotization of our lives today is more necessary than ever before the advent of a techno-totalitarian world. To continue the struggle along its multiple paths and those that remain to be done.
Against all authority, against all harmfulness, for anarchy.
1. Laboratory World: vaccines, passports, sanitary dictatorship.
2. Walter Fomento. In the transition to a new Civilization. The military confrontation in Ukraine, also highlight the text of Pablo Hernandez “The global implementation of communism of the rich, by the rich and for the rich” and “The new world order that is being prepared for us under the pretext of the war in Ukraine”.
3..G. Anders. Philosophy of the situation, The books of the waterfall. 2007
4. Rosa Luxemburg. Reform or Revolution. 1899