Merkel: No Plans Exist For German Nuclear Weapons

Dr. Joseph P. Farrell Ph.D.
February 16, 2017

This particular article was right at the top of the list this past week of articles that people sent in. And it’s worth having a few “record corrections” here. Frau Merkel, it seems, has been rather busy. In short, spokesmen for the Chancellorin have been forced to deny that there are no plans for Germany to acquire nuclear weapons as a component of the “all European army” it has been pushing for. Here’s two versions of the story, one from our friends at Zero Hedge, and the other from the London Times:

Merkel Forced To Deny Plans For European Nuclear Superpower

Merkel forced to deny Germany planning to lead a European nuclear superpower

I scarcely know where to begin on this one, for the disingenuousness of the story – not from the media reporting it, but rather from the track record of Germany since the end of the Second World War – is there for all to see if one knows where to look. William Manchester, in his well-known book, The Arms of Krupp, records that the famous German armaments firm and cannon-maker had completed a functioning reactor in a secret installation in Julich, near the Dutch border, by the end of the 1950s. In that book he records an interview with one of the scientists working at the installation, who rather sheepishly admitted that Germany was closing the entire nuclear fuel cycle. By the 1960s, it had. Then, in 1978, The New York Times Books published an important but regrettably overlooked book by Barbara Rogers and Zdenek Cervenka, titled The Nuclear Axis: The Secret Collaboration Between West Germany and South Africa, a book which I reviewed in my book The Third Way: The Nazi International, European Union, and Corporate Fascism. Rogers and Cervenka make a convincing case that the secret power behind South Africa’s and even Israel’s bomb was West Germany.

As I also noted in my book, Germany played a crucial role during the 1970s and 80s, in Iran’s acquisition of nuclear technologies, including those of isotope enrichment, forming the foundations for Iran’s present nuclear capabilities. It need not be mentioned, of course, that Frau Merkel’s government was instrumental in brokering the controversial deal between Iran and the Obama Administration. Well, of course they were! Iran is a major German trading partner, and some of that trade historically includes… well, you know.

I noted something else in The Third Way, namely, that the pro-Russian website, Global Research, ran an article by Canadian professor Michael Chossudovsky titled “Belgium of Iran, where’s the Nuclear Threat? Europe’s Five Undeclared Nuclear Weapons states” (see See also my The Third Way, pp. 109-111) In that article, Professor Chossudovsky points out an uncomfortable truth:

While Germany is not categorized officially as a nuclear power, it produces nuclear warheads for the French Navy. It stockpiles nuclear warheads (made in America) and it has the capabilities of delivering nuclear weapons. Moreover, The European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company – EADS, a Franco-German-Spanish joint venture, controlled by Deutsche Aerospace and the powerful Daimler Group is Europe’s second largest military producer, supplying France’s M51 nuclear missile.

Germany imports and deploys nuclear warheads from the U.S. It also produced nuclear warheads which are exported to France. Yet it is classified as a non-nuclear state. (The Third Way, p. 110, citing the Global Research website article.)

Now, in case all this technicality is a little too obscure, I also pointed out in the Third Way that France’s M51 missile, which is produced by a Franco-German-Spanish company, which in turn is controlled by Deutsche Aerospace and the Daimler Group, is a submarine launched intercontinental ballistic missile with mirved warheads (which are also produced by Germany) in the 200-300 kiloton range(so we’re told), which means those warheads are strategic warheads, and probably either boosted fission devices or full-up (but small) hydrogen bombs. In short, not only has the infrastructure of a trans-European nuclear deterrent long been in place, organized around the French force de frappe, that organization conveniently allows Germany to dodge the classification as a thermonuclear power (“See? We’re selling all this to the French… we’re not buying it ourselves”), it also conveniently makes France the target of opportunity should things ever actually go “hot.” But any way one slices it, if Mr. Chossudovsky’s revelations are anywhere close to the truth, then the reality is, like it or not, Germany already is a de facto thermonuclear power. This explains a lot, geopolitically, and in point of fact, when one considers Professor Chossudovsky’s article in the context of the Rogers-Cervenka research from the late 1970s, it’s clear that infrastructure has been in place for a very long time. In short, their research corroborates Chossodovsy’s allegations.

What does all this mean? Well, in terms of Frau Merkel’s “denials” and “reassurances”, it means simply that she’s lying. But I suspect most people already suspected that. More importantly, it means that should the EU break apart, then that whole infrastructure will have to come out into the open, and that the pressures on Germany to openly rearm to ensure the security of Eastern Europe – as the Times article suggests – will be enormous. Germany and France will continue to collaborate militarily, and announce “changes” to that collaboration to reflect “new European realities.” One might even go so far as to say that the French will allow the Germans to test their own thermonuclear warheads in the French test sites in the Pacific just to make it all “official”.

Then again, why bother with any tests? After all, the French have already tested those German SLBMs and warheads… OTRAG, anyone?

…and then there’s Japan…

See you on the flip side…

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Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.

The Great Robotic Downsizing Cometh…To Government?

Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
February 15, 2017

Finally someone has said it; we all knew it was coming, but finally someone has said it: one of the first areas up for “downsizing” as robots move to replace humans is (drum roll), government bureaucracies, as outlined by this article in Zero Hedge that was shared by Mr. V.T.:

Most Government Workers Could Be Replaced By Robots, New Study Finds

Imagine the consequences: no more having to deal with a heartless human bureaucrat, and, if you’re one of those mindless drones lucky enough to have been born into the political class in the West – one thinks of the Pelosis, the Feinsteins, the McCains, Grahams, Camerons, Sarkozies, Hollandes, Merkels &c -this is truly a God-sent deus ex machina, for no more would one have to worry about the heartless human bureaucrat waking up and on occasion succumbing to a bout of real humanity, thus messing up the smooth functioning of goobernment.  One can even imagine modifications of Isaac Asimov’s famous three principle laws of robotics: Thou shalt never do anything harmful to Goobernment nor to any of its human officers.

And it would save money.

Want to drain the swamp? “Hire” robots.

It would save money.

Want to solve the “immigration/illegal alien” problem? “Hire” robots.

It would save money.

Want to make sure the Common Core lesson plans are followed rigorously and to the letter, and right on time? Want to make sure those individually adapted personalized computerized standardized tests are administered without muss and fuss from human teachers? “Hire” robots.

It would save money.

Want to make sure those commodities and bonds and stocks purchases placed by grandma at your local brokerage house get placed and executed in time? Want to cut down on the overhead that bank tellers and security guards and cleaning staff require? “Hire” robots.

It would save money.

Want to make sure your pizza/Big Mac/ and drinks order is carried out to the customers’ direction? Want to make absolutely certain the employees at your local franchise convenience store aren’t dipping into the till? Want to cut down on time at breaks for your blackjack tables and roulette tables and craps tables in your casino that human employees take up? Want to cut down on labor overhead costs to man three shifts per day in said casinos? “Hire” robots.

It would save money.

Want to cut down on the bothersome business of maintaining large parliamentary buildings and keeping them clean? Why even bother hiring robots? Allow your local MPs and congressmen and senators and what not to just stay on the golf course with their robot caddies, and conduct all votes by internet and ipads, logging in for votes with an appropriate avatar.

It would save even more money.

Want to make sure the disenfranchised humans you’ve just fired behave, especially when their unemployment runs out? “Hire” robots for your police and security forces. It will keep them in line.

And it will save money.

… At least, that’s the way all of this will be promoted and sold.

See you on the flip side….

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Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.

Mayor Of Ankara: Earthquake Weapons Are Being Tested On Turkey

Dr. Joseph P. Farrell Ph.D.
February 13, 2017

Mr. N.R. and Mr. P.K. both noticed this story, and since it’s a topic that we’re interested in on this website, I decided to blog about this. The topic in question is geoengineering and tectonic technologies, which could be used for that purpose, or as weapons of mass destruction. As I’ve noted in previous blogs on this website, former Secretary of Defense in the Clinton Administration, Mr. William Cohen, admitted their existence and even opined that terrorist organizations may be in possession of them. (See

and see:

Note what the Yahoo version of this story claims:

Ankara’s outspoken mayor on Tuesday warned that outside forces could be using sophisticated technology to try to trigger a manmade earthquake in a deliberate bid to harm Turkey’s fragile economy.

Melih Gokcek, who has been mayor of the Turkish capital since 1994, made the outlandish claims on Twitter where he regularly updates his more than 3.7 million followers, often writing in capital letters.

His comments were made after two quakes hit the western Canakkale province on Monday and Tuesday morning, measuring 5.3 and 5.2 magnitude respectively, the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said.

In these tweets, Gokcek shared a video which claimed there were tools for causing manmade quakes, and he called all submarines and ships with large equipment to be taken under control of the authorities.

Gokcek said he had “researched” the two quakes and suggested they could have been caused by possible foreign interference.

“There was a ship conducting seismic research nearby. What this ship was researching and what country it belongs to must be solved,” he wrote. (Emphases added)

Now, apparently when a US Secretary of Defense makes similar claims, they are not “outlandish”, but when the Mayor of the capital of Turkey does, they are. As I suggested in the previous articles on this website, there is a context in which such assertions must be entertained: is there a political context in which an earthquake or other such tectonic disaster, such as a tsunami, would appear to be a little too coincidental. In this respect, I have suggested that the political climate prior to the Indonesian-Malaysian tsunami was a little too coincidental: Catherine Austin Fitts has pointed out her consternation in the sudden and inexplicable trades in sovereign securities that began a week prior to this event; then the event occurred, and a reason was provided for the financial activity. And that meant a technology was involved. And it was nothing new: in World War Two the Allies studied methods of producing tsunamis on Japan prior to, and in aid of, the planned invasion of the home islands, a plan that was, of course, rendered moot by the a-bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Similarly, I pointed out that the Haiti earthquake, followed so quickly by strong earthquakes in the region of Paral, Chile, might have been shots in an “earthquake war.” In this instance there were even warnings of tsunamis from the Paral earthquake throughout the Pacific, especially in Hawaii, but… when the “tsunami” hit, it was barely three feet. That, to my high octane speculative mind implied, again, a technology. After all, if one can create such events, it also implies a technology to damp them. And again, prior to the German reunification – and this is a little-remembered series of incidents – there were a number of severe earthquakes in Soviet Georgia mere weeks prior to the reunification. Georgia was the home of the then Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shervarnadze. When Chancellor Kohl pressed the reunification – really the annexation – of East Germany, there was scarcely, and unusually, a peep from Moscow.

So to my high octane speculative mind, Mayor Gokcek may have good reasons to suspect something is up. It seems clear that the mayor of Turkey’s capital would not simply “spout off” on Twitter without the approval of higher ups. What is of interest here is that Mr. Gokcek is pointing to ships conducting seismic experiments in the region, and this to me suggests he has seen intelligence on the matter. This raises the question of why the origin of the ships is not mentioned. There are two scenarios, granting the proposition for the sake of argument that Mr. Gokcek is correct. The first is that Turkish intelligence simply does not know, for whatever reason. The ships may be flying the flag of a particular country and Turkey may suspect that their real origin lies elsewhere, and thus is not known; or, Turkish intelligence does know, and for the moment, is keeping quiet about it. But in either case, Mr. Gokcek appears to be the “unofficial” mouthpiece of the moment, being used to air a suspicion, but keeping the Turkish government itself out of the picture in the old “plausible deniability” two-step.

There is another clue, however, in the article as to the origin of the ships: Mr. Gokcek wants the ships “to be taken under control of the authorities.” This implies that the ships are not suspected to belong to any major power; after all, if Turkish authorities were to “take them under control”, there would be immediate and perhaps serious repercussions. And that implies that the “foreign interference” that he alleges might be coming from somewhere else. And that brings up Secretary of Defense William Cohen’s non-outlandish remarks to the fore once again, for recall, he maintained the technologies existed, and could be in the hands of “terrorists.” And somehow, I just don’t see ISIS (or whatever name it’s going by at the moment) has the technological competence nor infrastructure to create and sustain the deployment of it. And that implies someone else may be on the seen.

See you on the flip side…

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Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.

Fusion News: Commercial Fusion Reactors Now (Really!) In Sight, And…

Dr. Joseph P. Farrell Ph.D.
February 7, 2017

There has been a steady increase of the trickle of news coming out about new energy technologies. Last week, for example, you’ll recall that I blogged about the Harvard creation of metallic hydrogen, a superconductive form of the element, and what its potential might possibly be for space propulsion. And of course, there were the stories about successful tests of the EM drive by China. Last year we also saw the Rockefeller interests divesting themselves of petroleum investments, so clearly, something is up, and the world is in the cusp of a major shift in energy, and therefore, in financial, paradigms and institutions.

This week two people shared some very important articles that deserve your consideration and thought. Mr. E.W. shared this story:

Could we have LIMITLESS energy in 13 years? Doughnut-shaped device to ‘put fusion power into the grid’ by 2030

And Mr. J.C. shared this:

Airbus Continues Engagement in Cold Fusion, Files Patents for ‘Fusion Reactor’ and ‘Fusing Ultra-Dense Hydrogen’

Let’s concentrate on the first article about a commercial fusion reactor first. I’m one of those people who took an interest in fusion reaction at an early age, in junior high school in fact (for those of you too young to remember, that’s what they used to call middle school). In fact, I was such a nerd, I read the library’s copies of Scientific American, and fusion stories were always at the top of my list. Back then in the 1970s, tokomak hot plasma containment designs were the hope of the future. They had been built, but they had not, back then, sustained any reactions for very long. Fusion power was theoretically possible, but sustained reactions, not to mention commercial applications, were a long way off. In fact, if you have been following the fusion story for a long time, it’s been rather like watching the latest predictions of the Rapture: it’s just around the corner, but the time and predicted date comes, and nothing happens.

But in this case, something has apparently happened, and it’s such a big step I’m surprised it hasn’t made any dent in the addled minds of the lamestream corporate controlled media (after all, they’re too focused on Ashley Judd, Meryl Streep, and the mis-named Madonna). In fact, it didn’t even make a ripple in the major alternative media sites. Consider this:

Tokamak Energy plans to start operating its fusion reactor this spring, and claims that its first commercial prototype will be built by 2025.

At a fraction of the size of other nuclear reactors, Tokamak’s device uses a ‘spherical tokamak’, which the firm describes as the ‘fast route to fusion.’

The bold claims come from David Kingham, chief executive of Tokamak Energy, who was speaking at the International Energy Agency meeting last week.

Oxfordshire-based Tokamak Energy’s technology revolves around high temperature superconducting (HTS) magnets, which allow for relatively low-power and small-size devices, but high performance.

In 2015, the world’s first tokamak with HTS magnets – Tokamak Energy’s second reactor – demonstrated 29 hours of continuous plasma, which was a world record.(Emphasis added)

Back when I first started following this issue in junior high school, such sustained reactions were simply a dream. We were nowhere close.

Now it is a reality. And long-term sustainable reactions are a necessary step in the technology tree toward commercial viability.

To put it country simple: commercial viability now appears to be in sight. And as I’ve mentioned in previous blogs about this subject, I strongly suspect there are hidden space-related motivations for the push to develop the technology.

And that consideration leads us to the second article: Europe’s Airbus Industries’ patents, the first on LENR (low energy nuclear reactions, or “cold fusion”), and ultra-dense hydrogen. After outlining its patent for the creation of materials for LENR, the article goes on to note:

The second application is for “Method and Apparatus for Generating and for Fusing Ultra-dense Hydrogen


“A method for generating and for fusing ultra-dense hydrogen in which molecular hydrogen is fed into at least one cavity and catalyzed, where the splitting and subsequent condensation of the molecular hydrogen is initiated on a catalyst of the cavity to form an ultra-dense hydrogen. The ultra-dense hydrogen is exposed to pressure or electromagnetic radiation to initiate fusion of the ultra-dense hydrogen in the at least one cavity and the reaction heat is led out from the at least one cavity. The pressure as mechanical resonance or the electromagnetic radiation as electromagnetic resonance amplifies the field and therefore the effect. Also, an apparatus for carrying out the method is disclosed.”

Recall that last week I noted that Harvard has successfully created the first instance of metallic hydrogen, and I cannot help but to speculate that these two stories are deeply related, for after all, metallic hydrogen is superconductive, and in most so-called cold fusion apparatus, electricity forms a crucial component of the apparatus. The implications of metallic forms of hydrogen, particularly if isotopic the forms deuterium and tritium could be metalicized, is rather obvious. And the implications for space exploitation and new propulsion systems are equally clear. The fact that Airbus is heavily invested in this research, particularly with the now looming commercial possibilities of fusion, and its paradigm changing nature for human energy, productivity, and financial systems, is yet another indicator that we’re on the cusp of huge changes.

But again, the real thing to remember here is how much we’re not being told. After all, it was the Nazi scientist Ronald Richter who, in the 1950s, outlined for his US Air Force interrogators, his theories of what was, in effect, cold fusion, during which he spoke of lattices in space-time, from which plasmas under certain conditions of electromagnetic stress, could transduce zero point energy.

That was the 1950s… and with enough secret money over enough time in secret projects… you get the idea.

See you on the flip side…

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Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.

Metallic Hydrogen, Time Crystals & Hyper-Dimensional Speculation

Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
January 31, 2017

First off, a caveat: by hyper-dimensional speculation I mean something far beyond our usual “high octane” speculation, and perhaps bordering on “sheer fantasy”, but falling just short of it. In any case, this has been one of those weeks where I truly do wish I had a staff that could blog about all the stories I wanted to blog about, because there are so many. Alas, I am only one person, and have to make my selections, but these two stories were at the very top of my list, not only for what they say, but also for their implications, and the context in which they occurred.

Let’s look at the first article that began to flood my email in box about a new type of matter which has just been confirmed: time crystals:

Scientists have confirmed a brand new form of matter: time crystals

So, in addition to the usual states of matter – solid, liquid, gas, plasma – we may now add a fifth, the time crystal, or to be more precise: non-equilibrium matter, a form of matter which in its ground state, oscillates, in other words, a regular lattice structure repeated not only in space such as an ordinary crystal like carborundum or diamond, but also in time as well, and this structure apparently exists without the consumption of energy to create motion:

First predicted by Nobel-Prize winning theoretical physicist Frank Wilczek back in 2012, time crystals are structures that appear to have movement even at their lowest energy state, known as a ground state.

Usually when a material is in ground state, also known as the zero-point energy of a system, it means movement should theoretically be impossible, because that would require it to expend energy.

But Wilczek predicted that this might not actually be the case for time crystals.

Normal crystals have an atomic structure that repeats in space – just like the carbon lattice of a diamond. But, just like a ruby or a diamond, they’re motionless because they’re in equilibrium in their ground state.

But time crystals have a structure that repeats in time, not just in space. And it keep oscillating in its ground state.

Imagine it like jelly – when you tap it, it repeatedly jiggles. The same thing happens in time crystals, but the big difference here is that the motion occurs without any energy.

A time crystal is like constantly oscillating jelly in its natural, ground state, and that’s what makes it a whole new form of matter – non-equilibrium matter. It’s incapable of sitting still.

To put it country simple, a non-equilibrium ground state of matter – a time crystal – is a kind of exotic matter, the quest for which we’ve been hearing about in recent years, though usually in conjunction with the so called “dark matter.”

The quest was initiated by a paper by Norman Yao which demonstrated their theoretical existence and provided a map by which to actually create them:

Yao and his team have now come up with a detailed blueprint that describes exactly how to make and measure the properties of a time crystal, and even predict what the various phases surrounding the time crystals should be – which means they’ve mapped out the equivalent of the solid, liquid, and gas phases for the new form of matter.

Published in Physical Review Letters, Yao calls the paper “the bridge between the theoretical idea and the experimental implementation”.

The technique is simplicity itself, and, let it be noted, relies in some part on the idea of entanglement, with all its allusions to non-locality:

The University of Maryland’s time crystals were created by taking a conga line of 10 ytterbium ions, all with entangled electron spins.

The key to turning that set-up into a time crystal was to keep the ions out of equilibrium, and to do that the researchers alternately hit them with two lasers. One laser created a magnetic field and the second laser partially flipped the spins of the atoms.

Because the spins of all the atoms were entangled, the atoms settled into a stable, repetitive pattern of spin flipping that defines a crystal.

That was normal enough, but to become a time crystal, the system had to break time symmetry. And observing the ytterbium atom conga line, the researchers noticed it was doing something odd.

The two lasers that were periodically nudging the ytterbium atoms were producing a repetition in the system at twice the period of the nudges, something that couldn’t occur in a normal system.

“Wouldn’t it be super weird if you jiggled the Jell-O and found that somehow it responded at a different period?” said Yao.

“But that is the essence of the time crystal. You have some periodic driver that has a period ‘T’, but the system somehow synchronises so that you observe the system oscillating with a period that is larger than ‘T’.”

Let that settle in for a moment: one inputs a periodicity of T, and out pops Tn, where Tn>T. If one has really been paying attention to various “odd details” I’ve chronicled in my books, one can imagine that the late Dr. Nikolai Kozyrev might be elated that this is a demonstration of his idea of “time as a force” and with a “density”, a density that could be quantified by this time-lattice structure or periodicity. One might also suspect that a certain Dr. Ronald Richter would also be elated that this outlines ideas he was getting at in the 1950s(see my The Philosophers’ Stone and The Nazi International respectively). Tuck all this in the back of your mind as you now contemplate that they’ve also not only successfully created these time crystals at Harvard, but that Harvard has also successfully synthesized metallic hydrogen, i.e., hydrogen not as a gas, but a metal:

It’s real: Metallic hydrogen has been created for the first time

I’ll leave it to the reader to read the whole article, but I want to point out this paragraph:

Most importantly, physicists think that metallic hydrogen could be a room-temperature superconductor, which would mean the material could conduct electricity with zero resistance – and without having to be cooled to crazy temperatures first.

We know of many superconducting materials already – we use them to create the powerful magnetic fields in our MRI machines and in maglev trains – but they’re only capable of achieving superconductivity at temperatures below –269 degrees Celsius (–452.2 degrees Fahrenheit), which makes them expensive and non-practical for many purposes.

If scientists could achieve that same superconductivity at room temperature, it would be huge, because it means we could create things like power lines that don’t lose any electricity between the power plant and your home. Right now, the grid loses as much as 15 percent of its energy as heat, due to resistance.

The material could also be the most powerful rocket propellant ever discovered, with incredible energy stored up in its bonds capable of blasting us to distant worlds.

Note, that by synthesizing metallic hydrogen for the first time ever, the first step in that technology tree outlined in the above quotation has been taken. Which brings us to the fourth line of that outline: “The material could also be the most powerful rocket propellant ever discovered, with incredible energy stored up in its bonds capable of blasting us to distant worlds.” Metallic hydrogen in its isotopic forms – deuterium and tritium – if those could be synthesized, could then perhaps be used as fusion fuel for such propulsion systems “blasting us to distant worlds,” a kind of “thermonuclear rocket.”

But really, why bother with all that? Recall the experiments of Evgenny Podkletnov with circular superconductors that appeared to take on contrabaric (antigravity) properties. Now, instead of having to supercool those superconductors, simply make them of metallic hydrogen, in big enough rings, and oh, say, stack two of them upon the same axis of rotation, and counter-rotate those superconducting currents (which would have to be appropriately massive), and what do you get?

Well, before you think this rings a bell (and it does to some degree), recall NASA’s proof of concept experiments in space warp technologies, being led by Dr. Harold “Sonny” White, who, you’ll recall, reworked the metric of Miguel Alcubierre’s paper on space warps to a smaller mass-energy conversion, and you have the NASA drawings of Dr. White’s warp drive space ships with their clearly evident rings or “engines” that produce the warp. (See? I told you this would be hyper-dimensional speculation just on the fringe of fantasy.)

While all this is hyper-dimensional-speculation-just-this-side-of-fantasy, I have to wonder if it really is that, for what it appears we’re being shown are the first steps in a technology tree that could lead from fantasy to reality, and in that respect, I cannot help but recall both DARPA’s stated goal for the USA to become “warp capable” in a mere century, and to recall that what we’re shown usually lags behind – often far behind – what we’re not being shown. And I can’t help recall in the context of all this hyper-dimensional-speculation-just-this-side-of-fantasy, the alleged statements of Ben Rich, that “we” had found “an error in the equations” (shades of Dr. White reworking Alcubierre’s equations), and that we now could “take ET home.” I cannot also help but recall President Trump’s strange connection to Nikola Tesla via his MIT physicist uncle, Dr. John Trump, and the President’s statements on making space a national priority.

I don’t know about you, but I suspect something is definitely “up”…

See you on the flip side…

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Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.

The Transhumanist Scrapbook: (Hideous) Method In The EU…

Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
January 27, 2017

This story was another one that seemed to have attracted a lot of people’s attention this past week: an EU parliament committee – a completely powerless “legislative” body – has voted to give robots “rights”, along with a kill switch:

EU Parliament Committee Votes To Give Robots Rights (And A Kill Switch)

I’ve blogged previously about the sneaky jurisprudence implied in such efforts, but this one spells it all out plainly; none of my usual high octane speculation is needed:

Foreseeing a rapidly approaching age of autonomous artificial intelligence, a European Parliament committee has voted to legally bestow electronic personhood to robots. The status includes a detailed list of rights, responsibilities, regulations, and a “kill switch.”

The committee voted by 17 votes to two, with two abstentions, to approve a draft report written by Luxembourg MEP Mady Delvaux, who believes “robots, bots, androids and other manifestations of artificial intelligence” will spawn a new industrial revolution. She wants to establish a European Agency to develop rules for how to govern AI behavior. Specifically, Delvaux writes about how increased levels of autonomy in robot entities will make usual manufacturing liability laws insufficient. It will become necessary, the report states, to be able to hold robots and their manufacturers legally responsible for their acts.

Sounding at times like a governmental whisper of Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics, the report states, A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.”

The rules will also affect AI developers, who, according to the report, will have to engineer robots in such a way that they can be controlled. This includes a “kill switch,” a mechanism by which rogue robots can be terminated or shut down remotely. (Emphases in the original)

Now, if you’re like me, you’re seeing or sensing a huge danger here, and it makes me wonder if the water supply in Europe is being doped with anti-sanity and anti-reason drugs, for observe the implicit and explicit logical argument here:

(1) humans are persons;

(2) persons have special rights, and with them come special responsibilities (one shudders to think what “rights” mean to a Eurocrat, but we’ll assume the best and move on);

(3) human consciousness and “personhood” can be produced by machines, and artificial intelligence should constitute “electronic personhood” just like corporations are “corporate persons”

(Of course, this is now all getting to be a little fuzzy, and as I’ve said many times, all this corporate personhood stuff is based in a theological confusion of massive proportions. But, hey, relax, because we’re modern trendy predominantly secularized Europeans and we needn’t bother with the niceties of mediaeval metaphysics, even if those niceties have issued in a horribly screwed up notion like “corporations are persons” while “unborn babies are not” but robots are For my part, the silliness of corporate personhood resides in the old adage “I’ll believe corporations are persons when the State of Texas executes one of them.” Heck, forget about murder, I’d settle for manslaughter and a long prison sentence for a few of them, but I digress.

(4) But we need to protect humanity from the possibility that robots might go rogue and do something like found a corporation (a corporate electronic person, presumably) whose corporate charter says that its corporate electronic personhood function is to kill other persons (presumably of either the human biological sort, or the robotic electronic sort). Thus, we need a

(5) “kill switch” to “terminate the program/robot/electronic person”.

Well, in today’s wonderful transhumanist “cashless” world, why not a “kill switch” in your friendly implant when you start having “unacceptable thoughts” like using cash, or questioning the latest “narrative from Brussels.” If it’s good enough for “electronic persons” then one be quite certain that some insane Eurocrat, somewhere, will propose the same thing for human persons by parity of reasoning…

…a parity of reasoning that will not, of course, extend to corporations.

See you on the flip side…

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About Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.