In recent days, advertising for a company called Victor NeuroTech has begun to pop up everywhere. This company, about which disturbingly little public information is available, is hawking what they call functional body art. That’s fancy marketing b.s. for implanted technology. Imagine someone surgically implanting your smartphone into your body and you get the idea.
Look, we’re not a bunch of Luddites here. We like our smartphones as much as the next person, but we have no desire to become one with them. And that’s the least of what the Victor NeuroTechs of the world have on their agenda. Broadcasting your dreams to YouTube. Backing up your brain to Second Life. Stopping cellular aging. Eradicating death. Head transplants. No, seriously. Check out this article straight out of their Flipboard (it’s an e-zine thing).
Look beyond all this “hey isn’t this cool?” packaging and the questions and concerns quickly mount. Where’s the long-term studies that our bodies can even tolerate this stuff? And don’t even get us started on privacy issues. Or the impact on the planet when death — or what is referred to as the “murder of nature” in this must-see video from the 2045 initiative — is suddenly eradicated.
This is not science fiction. Or just the bizarre rantings of a few that can be chuckled at between our Netflix marathons. Companies like Victor NeuroTech are barreling forward at breakneck speed waving the banner of natural human progression all the while. There’s even a guy running for President of the United States on a transhumanist platform. We need to apply the brakes. Now.
SAViN to the rescue!
That’s where SAViN comes in. We started as a group of Lafayette College students, but quickly discovered that there were a whole lot of professors, professionals and other every day people who were feeling the same way. We have joined together to help repel the advances of the Victor NeuroTechs of the worlds and their plans to transform us all into cyber-frankensteins.
So, hopefully about now you’re asking what can I do?