“Dataism” is the New Religion of AI and Transhumanism: Those Who Own and Control the Data Control Life
February 16, 2023
Comments by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News
Yuval Noah Harari is an Israeli professor in the Department of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
He is one of the leading technocrats today who promotes Artificial Intelligence (AI) and makes techno-prophecies about the future, claiming that AI is advancing so rapidly, that we are the last generation of homo sapiens, because transhumans will soon replace us.
Harari makes it clear that “dataism” is the new religion that fuels AI, and he claims:
We are probably one of the last generations of homo sapiens. Within a century or two earth will be dominated by entities that are more different from us than we are different from neanderthals or from chimpanzees.
Because in the coming generations, we will learn how to engineer bodies and brains and minds. Now how exactly will the future masters of the planet look like?
This will be decided by the people who own the data. Those who control the data control the future, not just of humanity, but the future of life itself, because data is the most important asset in the world.
Yuval Noah Harari believes that one day we will be able to “hack humans”, because he believes that the human mind is no different than a computer, and our thoughts are simply “biochemical algorithms.”
This is a religion, not science. It is based on a Darwinian biological view of life, which sees reality as simply the observations of the physical world, ignoring the human soul and spirit.
In this new religion called “dataism,” you must surrender your data to the network, whether you want to or not, because refusing to share all the personal data of your life is “a sin.”
We mustn’t leave any part of the universe disconnected from the great web of life. Conversely, the greatest sin is to block the data flow. What is death, if not a situation when information doesn’t flow? Hence Dataism upholds the freedom of information as the greatest good of all. (Quote from “Homo Deius, A brief History of Tomorrow” – section on The Data Religion.)
These technocrats view the universe as a closed system, and therefore they believe it is just a matter of time before all the data of the universe can be cataloged and be put into one large digital database. This view believes that the “data” is finite, and obtainable by man to catalog and digitize for AI.
This contradicts the teaching of the Ancient Scriptures, which views man as the creation of God, where God also created the universe, and exists outside of the creation.
The teachings of the Ancient Scriptures, or the Bible, state that only God contains all the data, because the data accessible to God is infinite, not finite. It is beyond the reach of man to be able to access all the data in the universe.
Great is our Lord, and mighty in power. His understanding is infinite.(Psalms 147:5)
Haven’t you known? Haven’t you heard? The everlasting God, Yahweh, The Creator of the ends of the earth, doesn’t faint. He isn’t weary. His understanding is unsearchable. (Isaiah 40:28)
Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past tracing out! (Romans 11:33)
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. (Psalms 139:14-18)
I came across an excellent article today that does a deep dive into the teachings of Yuval Noah Harari and “dataism.” It was written last year.
The author is Zechariah Lynch, who is an Orthodox Christian and an Orthodox priest. Unlike Catholic priests, Zechariah Lynch is married and has a family.
This is my first exposure to his writings, and I want to republish this particular article, because like myself, he understands that the real danger to the technocrats are not their false prophecies about AI, but their desire to control the data for the purpose of enslaving us.
by Zechariah Lynch
The Inkless Pen
In 1957 Julian Huxley, brother of Aldous Huxley, coined the term “Transhuman.”
Julian was a staunch evolutionist, eugenicist, and globalist; he was also the grandson of T.H. Huxley, a contemporary and proponent of Darwin and his theory of evolution. In basic, Julian believed that up until the modern area, humanity had hitherto naturally evolved by chance.
Yet now before modern man stood the opportunity to take the reins from “natural selection,” humanity could guide its own evolutionary process. Of course, not all of humanity, only those who have been chosen by history to do so.
This idea was not unique to Mr. Huxley. Others such as Jonas Salk, to name but one, also spoken in similar terms in his book “Survival of the Wisest.”
It seems very plausible that the “mystic” evolutionist, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (himself a Jesuit priest), brought a certain religious aspect to the Transhuman ideology.
It is certain that Transhumanism, as we know it, is religious in its application and intent, as will be made clear in this article.
Vital to Transhumanism is Evolutionism, or Darwinism. Mr. Teilhard himself states,
“Is evolution a theory, a system, or a hypothesis? It is much more – it is a general postulation to which all theories, all hypotheses, all systems must henceforth bow and which they must satisfy in order to be thinkable and true. Evolution is a light which illuminates all facts, a trajectory which all lines of thought must follow – this is what evolution is” (Genesis, Creation, and Early Man, the Orthodox Christian Vision. Platina, CA. pg. 582).
Although he did not coin the term “Transhuman,” he speaks in such terms,
“May the world’s energies, mastered by us, bow down before us and accept the yoke of our power. May the race of men, grown to fuller consciousness and great strength, become grouped into rich and happy organisms in which life shall be put to better use and bring a hundredfold return” (Ibid. pg. 585).
It is worth noting that Julian Huxley wrote the introduction to a book by Teilhard, The Phenomenon of Man.
Early Transhumanists looked more to social institutions to mold the “new” man, yet as technology advanced rapidly over the 20th and 21st centuries, it was soon recognized as the most potent tool in the Transhumanist desire to remake man and the world.
Central to the Transhumanist dogma is Artificial Intelligence (AI).
It is very important to comprehend that most of the current “elites” are Transhumanists.
Read the full article at The Inkless Pen.