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Mark II Humanity
Genetic upgrading will bring increased intelligence and, with it, increased intuition and creativity. Mark II humans will be far more aware of their transfinite nature ... that is, in old terms, their spirituality. This new awareness will not be of some extraneous God but of their oneness with the absolute. Awareness of transfinity is consciously experienced now by about one in one thousand but nearly all mark-twos will experience it as the primary aspect of their lives. Their transfinite sight will see everything differently. They will be and feel at one with all things. Importantly, their powers of creativity will be enormously enhanced. In terms of the mathematician Cantor, they will be operating in the field of aleph-plus powers, which transcend the finite-physical. What we are saying is that mark-twos will be a super race.
Our evolutionary beginnings have been bestial, and our development has relied upon brutal physical conflict, of a bloody and horrific nature. However, genetic science will now enable our race to evolve without natural selection based on brutal conflict. Mark-twos will not be restricted as to living space, for they have the whole universe as their dwelling place. They will live very long lives, by present standards, and their numbers will become vast, as compared with Earth's present population and, beyond this, they will create upon the void endlessly, as they will.
In transfinite life, there will be no physical coercion: all mark-two life will be voluntary. Each mark-two will choose freely what he or she wishes to do and, in old terms, mark-two life will be heavenly. But transfinite life is far from static: it is highly creative for most. Certainly, some will choose luxury and idleness, but most will be active, venturesome, and happy in the expression of their unlimited powers. They will view their Earthly history as a passage of birthing and fledgling struggles, and as a necessary first phase of their species' development ... and, transfinitely, they will participate in the creation of their past. Could all this have been accomplished in some less horrific manner? No, the early 'survival of the fittest' regime was necessary in order to develop the genetic provenance of the super race which was to come.
In transfinite life, communication and travel are instantaneous: transfinite life is not subject to any physical or finite limitations. Time and space, which are so restricting physically, may be used for expression but they don't provide constraints transfinitely. With genetic upgrading, our species will actualise its transfinite potential ... and the vastness of the time-space universe will shrink in perception. Instead of seeing mankind as insignificant in an immense universe, our future selves will see mankind as the creator of all that is and all that is to be.
We will now consider the aspects of ethics and morality. It may be asked why an absolute and self-creating species should choose animal origins. The selfimposed imperatives of the absolute are:
It is important to note that, as absolute beings, we are one, not only with our allies, but also with our enemies. The absolute divides itself and opposes itself in order to best achieve its will. We need enemies, for they are the dialectical antithesis by which we strengthen and progress. We should bear in mind that, as a self-creating species, we create our own barriers, challenges and enemies. In gentler and more subtle forms, dialectical progression will be continued by mark-two humanity.
Any discussion of evolutionary dialectic would be incomplete without consideration of the role of Id. Id is the raw primeval will to survive, and it manifests whenever survival is threatened. Id is all fight, courage and determination: it taps into absolute power, and it can be truly awesome. There is no sophistication or morality about Id, and it is well to remember that it is an essential aspect of our species, as to its past, present and future. So, where do ethics and morality fit into the saga of human development?
It is very important to realise that, at each moment of its history, humanity creates past, present and future ... for we are an absolute and transfinite species. It is for each generation to decide its ethics and morality: and now, with genetic engineering becoming available to us, we have some upcoming important decisions to make. When we upgrade personality, do we place more emphasis on traits such as compassion, kindness, tolerance, conscientiousness, mental health, and sociability? ... or do we emphasise traits such as self-sufficiency, selfishness, aggression, and 'thick-skin' parmia?
Within the bounds of effective societal law, it will be for the individual to decide, probably after consultation with his/her geneticist, marital partner, relatives or friends. In so far as most will opt for improved mental health, genetic upgrading will be positive for social ethics and morality. In competitive societies, greater intelligence, capability, self-sufficiency and ruggedness will no doubt be frequently requested by clients of geneticists.
Improved mental health will be of major importance in the future of our species. Bear in mind that approximately one-third of our present world population suffers mental illness to a greater or lesser degree ... and this sub-normal mental health accounts for much of the world's lawlessness, violence, crime and wars. The author believes that the genetic upgrading of mental health will be an outstanding feature of mark-two humanity, along with the upgrading of intelligence, intuition, empathy, and general ability. Mark-two humanity will be a super-race from all points of view.
With the passage of time, mark-twos will become more and more qualitative. Qualities don't need a rationale: they are substantive and need no justification and no objectifying. For instance, faith does not need to be faith in someone or something. The essence of faith is faith itself, for its own sake. Certain qualities will be natural to mark-twos, such as:
As mark-twos will be aware that the absolute is wholly in each, they will have respect, tolerance and consideration for each other. They will also know the value of opposition and, accordingly, they will respect their opponents. Will mark-twos be like so many peas in a pod? Not at all: the spontaneous variation of our species will always continue, for it is not possible for this characteristic to be engineered out of our genes: spontaneous variation is a self-imposed imperative of the absolute. It remains for us to mention 'hosting', as this becomes very important as the diaspora proceeds. Five thousand years hence, there will be many human individuals who will have the capabilities and the will to pioneer and develop new universes. These leader-creators will be joined, voluntarily, by people of like spirit and like mind. It is not for us to conceive and create what they will conceive and create ... but countless other universes will be created by and for the future hosts.
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